FCC Microphone Retirement Rebate Available

We told you in April that the FCC is retiring the use of wireless microphones and personal monitor systems in the 600 MHz Band. This means that any wireless technology operating in the 600 MHz frequency range will need to be retired by law. The “600 MHz Band” refers to frequency ranges 616–653 MHz and 663–698 MHz. More about that in a previous blog.

Shure Incorporated recently announced a rebate program of up to $500 per channel on the purchase of new Shure wireless microphones and personal monitor systems accompanied by the trade-in of wireless systems operating in the 600 MHz frequency band (614-698 MHz). Products from Shure and from other wireless manufacturers are eligible for the trade-in program. The rebate is effective until April 30, 2018.

Who could be affected?

If you have wireless microphones or in-ear monitors (IEMs), you have a few months to find replacement technology or to retire your equipment entirely. You can find out if your technology is affected by visiting the Shure website.

Churches, schools, and event centers will likely be most-impacted because of their number of wireless microphones. Shure has a great video to explain it further.

What does that mean for you?

By contacting Cory’s Audio Visual for a new system, your business can get started with the rebate program as soon as possible. The rebate program is only available until April 30, 2018, but many of the wireless technology will need to be replaced before then.

Still have questions? We are happy to help! Beat the deadline and contact our team today.

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