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Some info from the government. Dont shoot the messenger.

Post by joel hamilton » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:08 pm

Here is some info from the FCC. Enjoy.



Wireless microphones currently operate in a variety of different
frequency bands, including many frequencies outside of the 700 MHz
band. Only those wireless microphones using the 700 MHz band must
cease operating. Some wireless microphones that operate in the 700
MHz band can be successfully retuned to operate in frequencies other
than 700 MHz. If the wireless microphone operates only in the 700 MHz
frequency band, it will need to be replaced.



Links to Helpful Information



We are providing you with many useful links to information available
on the FCC?s website. We ask that you forward this email to all of
your member groups.



This email includes a link to the FCC?s website dedicated exclusively
to providing consumers with important information on 700 MHz wireless
microphones. That link can be found at
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones/.



We also provide links to other consumer information including
?Frequently Asked Questions? (FAQs), the ?Consumer Fact Sheet,? the
?Consumer Advisory,? and the FCC?s wireless microphones press release,
that can be found at the following web link:

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones/Pubs.html



A table can be found at
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicropho ... urers.html that may
be useful in determining whether the wireless microphones your groups
use operate within the 700 MHz band and will need to be replaced or
retuned. We recommend contacting your wireless microphone?s
manufacturer to answer any technical questions you may have. Links to
many manufacturers can be found on this same FCC website as well.



A link to the FCC decision itself can be reviewed at
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/a ... 0-16A1.pdf and



http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/wi ... sheet.html



Also, see attachments.



If there is any additional information that would be helpful or if you
have further questions, please contact us at the FCC Consumer Hotline
at 1-888-CALL-FCC.




Samuel Rodriguez Jr.
Management Analyst
Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554

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Post by LazarusLong » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:12 pm

*bang*
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Post by JGriffin » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:23 pm

Thanks Joel. I was just checking into this the other day. Thankfully I don't have to replace my wireless mics...yet. Eventually the Feds will sell even more frequencies to the phone companies but for now I'm OK.
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Post by ott0bot » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:46 pm

Good info....didn't it take effect last June?

Just wondering because I heard about this in class last year, and as a result the school was going to replace it's entire wireless system. Needless to say, my live sound teacher, who was the a/v guy on campus, was pretty peeved.

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Post by joel hamilton » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:08 pm

It seems pretty crazy to me.
I am going to keep my mouth shut on this one...
suffice it to say I am not a huge fan of the FCC and the recent rulings on low wattage transmitters.

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Post by Rolsen » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:29 pm

F the Fcc - remember 'Pump Up the Volume' with Christian Slater? Yeah, that's right.....

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Post by Justin Foley » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:06 pm

I can see why people might be pissed about this, but there is a silver lining. I used to do live sound for Britney Spears and she is religious about only using an AKG WMS 950. She is very superstitious about it (I saw three people kicked off tour regarding an incident when one wasn't immediately available and only one of them had anything to do with it). And, guess what? It's on the list. I am not kidding - this will probably put her off touring for a year.

= Justin

PS - Actually, none of that is true but it would be cool if it was, right?

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Post by joel hamilton » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:16 pm

Hopefully its cool now that I am using an SM7 with a wire to broadcast old NYC hardcore 7"'s to my neighborhood with a 5 watt transmitter on the roof of a warehouse in fort green, brooklyn.....
Its not at 700Mhz though.
Should I smash my cordless phone? is it a national security threat that I am using channel 9 on my airport base station? oh my god!?!?!? what do i do?!?!?! WHAT DO I DO!?!?!?!?!?!?! quick!!!!! someone govern me!!!

okay.

like I said: I will keep my mouth shut.

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Post by wren » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:47 pm

Justin Foley wrote:I can see why people might be pissed about this, but there is a silver lining. I used to do live sound for Britney Spears and she is religious about only using an AKG WMS 950. She is very superstitious about it (I saw three people kicked off tour regarding an incident when one wasn't immediately available and only one of them had anything to do with it). And, guess what? It's on the list. I am not kidding - this will probably put her off touring for a year.

= Justin

PS - Actually, none of that is true but it would be cool if it was, right?
If it were true, would it even make a difference? Just hand her the same mic and leave the receiver at home; it's not like you ever unmuted it before anyway.
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Post by JGriffin » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:11 pm

ott0bot wrote:Good info....didn't it take effect last June?

Just wondering because I heard about this in class last year, and as a result the school was going to replace it's entire wireless system. Needless to say, my live sound teacher, who was the a/v guy on campus, was pretty peeved.
The cutoff, as announced by the FCC, is June 12, 2010.

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones/
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Post by joel hamilton » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:51 pm

I am going to have a 700mhz PARTY on the 11th of june.
There is going to be so much 700Mhz that day!!!...
um anyway.
yeah.
um,
yeah,

um...
yeah.

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Post by AstroDan » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:17 pm

So this means my Garth Brooks wireless headset mic is going to be picking up police dispatch calls about people getting too drunk at my Garth Brooks tribute shows?
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Post by emrr » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:26 pm

I think reality is that most people in most places will continue to use them, but with risk of signal disruption. When a competing signal moves into your area, your shit will just break, and it would be very unlikely that you would interfere with anyone's official signal, given the small output power of wireless mics. Very doubtful that anyone would get in trouble in most places. Don't quote me if you kill your local ambulance service! Joel in NYC; probably not gonna work.
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Post by joel hamilton » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:26 pm

emrr wrote:I think reality is that most people in most places will continue to use them, but with risk of signal disruption. When a competing signal moves into your area, your shit will just break, and it would be very unlikely that you would interfere with anyone's official signal, given the small output power of wireless mics. Very doubtful that anyone would get in trouble in most places. Don't quote me if you kill your local ambulance service! Joel in NYC; probably not gonna work.
Damn. I just had a sweet Air wolf replica helmet with wireless 700mhz mic to use on my ducati riding around times square making announcements.
Okay.
done.

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Post by Jim Williams » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:17 am

Consider this a guideline rather than a law. Laws require enforcement, enforcement requires officers, officers require funds. As usual, the feds pass more toothless laws without a funded enforcement provision.

They will get around to enforcing that as soon as the round up all the illegal aliens, close Guantanamo Bay, pull out of Iraq, jail all those robo home phone call violators (I sign up to the "do not call" list every year) prosecute all those corrupt congressmen under investigation, pass health care reform, fix the roads and dams, educate your kids, etc, etc, etc.

In other words, never.
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