FCC & Spectrum Updates

Spectrum Auction Update

The final Channel Reassignment Public Notice was posted by the FCC in April, 2018. TV stations must either go off the air or move to their new assigned channels. This process started in July, 2018 and will proceed in 10 “phases” until October 2020. Once the new wireless services begin operation in a particular city on their assigned channel, wireless operation in that channel must cease. Thus, the changeover will be different for every city. Check the links below for more detailed information about your city.

As we have in the past, we are happy to offer re-blocking service for any eligible affected units, at approximately 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of new. Please consult the re-blocking price list for further details. For any questions about re-blocking or to schedule your products for this service, please contact us at 800-821-1121 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will continue to update this page as news from the FCC is published.

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Lectrosonics is very concerned about these issues, and we hope to do everything possible to make you aware of what is happening and help you with the transition. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


CONSUMER ALERT

The following statement is applicable to wireless transmitters that operate on Bands B1, C1 and Blocks 23 and up.

This particular wireless microphone device operates in portions of the 617-652 MHz or 663-698 MHz frequencies. Beginning in 2017, these frequencies are being transitioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the 600 MHz service to meet increasing demand for wireless broadband services. Users of this device must cease operating on these frequencies no later than July 13, 2020. In addition, users of this device may be required to cease operations earlier than that date if their operations could cause harmful interference to a 600 MHz service licensee’s wireless operations on these frequencies. For more information, visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/wireless-microphones-guide or call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC).