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600MHz Wireless Mic Info 

RECENT ARTICLE: The 600 MHz Transition Has Begun

See if your wireless mic is eligible for Shure rebates:


Sennheiser 600MHz rebate:




This particular wireless microphone device operates in portions of the 617-652 MHz or 663-698 MHz frequencies. Beginning in 2017, these frequencies are being transitioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the 600 MHz service to meet increasing demand for wireless broadband services. Users of this device must cease operating on these frequencies no later than July 13, 2020. In addition, users of this device may be required to cease operations earlier than that date if their operations could cause harmful interference to a 600 MHz service licensee's wireless operations on these frequencies. For more information, visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/wireless-microphones-guide or call the FCC at 1- 888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC).





Wireless Scanning Now Available

With the pending FCC 2016 Q1 auction of 600Mhz bandwidth, many of us are up in the air as to the next steps for the wireless microphones that many of we rely on. One thing that is known is that the available "space" for our mics to fit in will be reduced to be used for mobile/cell phone use. Effective Immediately:  We recommend purchasing wireless units that are <600Mhz.  After the auction there will be a 39 month transition period for you to comply with the new requirements- we will know more details after the auction.

In light of these events and the increase of wireless usage, we have invested in a RF Scanner, computer, and software that allows us to use all of the available tools to learn how to best provide an interference free event and system. Let us know if you wish to schedule some time to analyze your setup. Service@msmsystemsinc.com



600MHz wireless auction

The FCC is in the process of auctioning the 600MHz to 700MHz frequency band 🔗

As many know, the FCC already eliminated the use of wireless microphones above 700MHz.  

Basically we have been using wireless and IEM in between TV channels. In this new plan they will shrink the amount of space for over the air TV and sell those frequency bands in an auction to be used mainly for Broadband internet etc.  People are using less over the air TV and want more, faster broadband, wireless is the cheapest infrastructure to accomplish this. So we will less space for our wireless technology.  As it currently stands there will be 6Mhz bands available above and below Channel 37 (608-614MHz) that is NOT currently occupied by a TV station.  ✪