FCC adopted an order immediately prohibiting the further distribution
and sale of devices that operate in the 700 MHz frequency.
Devices in this frequency may continue to be used until June 12th,
2010, at which point their use become unauthorizeed as well.
This has several immediate effects on the entertainment industry:
Lectrosonics devices on Blocks 28, & 29 and all devices
operating on frequencies between 698 and 806 MHz
will no longer be carried by
Gotham for sale or rent.
can still be sold on consignment, but only overseas
FCC has set up a site for wireless microphones that will help
determine which equipment falls under these guidelines.
Some equipment can be re-blocked to use new frequencies. Please
call or e-mail us if you
have any questions about your specific equipment.
Also, the FCC formally acknowledged that there is a large group of
unlicensed (“Part 15”) wireless microphone users, and
that these unlicensed users will be restricted to 50mW of RF output
power. They are also working on a disclosure statement that would be
distributed, “at the point of sale or lease,” to explain
the rules. We therefore are recommending that any individuals or
organizations eligible for a license under Part 74 apply for it. We
will be documenting the steps we are taking in our application to
assist others prepare their own.