Updated November 2012
From 31st December 2012 wireless systems working on channel 69
(854 - 862 MHz) will no longer be usable, and will in fact be
illegal to use. Please read on for more information.
What's this all about?
Basically, Ofcom decided to sell some wireless frequency bands
for mobile internet 4G use. The problem is that these
frequencies were previously being used by wireless microphones
and in-ear monitors across the UK. From 31st December 2012 it
will become illegal to use these frequencies, and old wireless
systems operating on channel 69 will become unusable unless you
can re-tune them to channel 70.
Which frequencies are affected?
Wireless systems which use channel 61-69 (790-862MHz) will start
to experience interference. Channel 69 (854-862 MHz) is the most
affected, as 80% of wireless microphone systems used this
channel. It will actually become illegal to use them as this
bandwidth will be licensed to someone else rather than being
free for public use.
If your equipment allows, you can retune it to channel 70
(863-865 MHz) but if not you will no longer be able to use it.
What's available now and what should I buy?
Channel 70 (frequency range 863-865 MHz) systems can be used by
the public with no need for an annual licence. The down-side is
that you can only get four wireless systems working together in
the same place at the same time as there is a limited bandwidth
to work within. Click here for an example of these microphones
in our online shop.
Channel 38 (frequency range 606-614 MHz) microphones are also
available but they require an annual UK Wireless Microphone
Licence. The up-side is that you can get professional systems
with many more microphones working together at the same time
within the wider bandwidth range. Please call us for some
Channel 38 microphone examples and prices, they're not
All of the systems on our website are channel 70 unless
otherwise stated - we will recommend channel 38 systems to you
if you need more than 4 wireless systems working together at the
same time in the same location or for some professional systems
which only come in channel 38.
If you buy a Channel 38 system you will need to buy an annual
licence or it will be illegal to use it. Please visit this
website www.jfmg.co.uk and register and buy online or you can
call them on 020 7299 8660 for more information about what you
need to do.
If you have questions about the wireless products sold by us
please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to