FM Wireless Microphones capable of operations in the 700 MHz frequency range become illegal to use, in the United States, in just less than two weeks.
For years, I have been advising clients to stop using FM wireless microphones in their Boardrooms and at off-site meetings. Eavesdropping on their transmissions is just too easy.
A new generation of digital and encrypted wireless microphones are available to replace them. "Now" is an excellent time to justify the switch.
The FCC says... "To see if your wireless microphone operates on the 700 MHz band, simply click on the name of the manufacturer and see if your model is listed. (chart)
- If your model is listed on the table, it is a 700 MHz wireless microphone and can not be used after June 12, 2010.
- If you can find your manufacturer’s name and your equipment is not listed, then you may continue using your wireless microphone because it does not operate in the 700 MHz Band. (Due to the eavesdropping risk, Murray Associates does not recommend this option.)
If your manufacturer is not listed, please contact the FCC for additional assistance to determine if your wireless microphone operates on the 700 MHz Band."
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