FCC Consumer Alert on Wireless Microphone Issues

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As of February 28, 2010, we are required to post the following announcement to every single page of our website where wireless microphones are for sale.  We've complied with that request delivered to us via U.S. Mail as of February 25, 2010.

You might want to take a look at the notice.  Of course, you'll see it on every page of the site where wireless products are for sale.  Take a minute to read the notice and if you have questions, please feel free to call us.

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CONSUMER ALERT

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

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What does this mean?  In a nutshell, it means that if your wireless microphone (any unlicensed wireless microphone) may not interfere with anyone else's licensed wireless microphone or other radio system and that, as an unlicensed user, you have no assurance of reliable wireless microphone performance.

That said, today's wireless microphone systems are the most advanced and best sounding systems ever made.  They are reliable and will work well for you in the current radio climate.  You can expect good performance.  If you have 700MHZ wireless systems, it's time to get new ones.  The FCC has ruled that all units operating between 698-806MHZ be phased out effective June 12, 2010.

We can help you make the best decision for new wireless microphones going forward - whether or not you have existing microphones that need to be replaced.