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Tip #1397: Shure Requests Dedicated Wireless Mic Channel

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Shure asks FCC to reconsider & dedicate channel to wireless mics.

The Shure BLX14R/B98 wireless system.

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Shure Inc. has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to reverse its decision and guarantee that at least one 6 MHz UHF channel in each market be reserved for wireless mic use.

The company told the FCC that now more than ever wireless mic users need clear spectrum. On one hand, reallocation of 600 MHz spectrum for mobile phones and the repack of stations into 500 MHz spectrum has reduced available spectrum. On the other, continued growth of broadcast, performance and sports production is requiring more wireless mic channels than ever, Shure said.

Without clear spectrum for wireless mic use, the integrity of a variety of productions, ranging from professional sports and concerts to live TV and theater, will suffer, Shure said.

More information is available on the Shure website.


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