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Old August 16th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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801.875 MHz?

My Samson operates at a 801.875 frequency; yet it still shows up as a banned mike via FCC.gov's website. BHPhoto.com still sells a number of the affected mikes. If the 700 MHz frequency is the broadcast frequency, why are the 800 MHx mikes affected?
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Old August 16th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #2
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I believe the ban goes up to something like 805 mhz. I can't tell you why B&H is selling mics with the ban, but perhaps they will only ship out of the country.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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"frequencies between 698 and 806 MHz (the 700 MHz Band)"
Operation of Wireless Mics in 700 MHz Band
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Old August 16th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #4
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My Samson operates at a 801.875 frequency; yet it still shows up as a banned mike via FCC.gov's website. BHPhoto.com still sells a number of the affected mikes. If the 700 MHz frequency is the broadcast frequency, why are the 800 MHx mikes affected?
It's not a single frequency, ie "700 mHz." It's the 700 mHz band which starts at 700mHz and extends to 800 mHz. Because the bands defined in the regulations don't necessarily start and end at exactly the frequency that gives them their name, the actual affected frequencies range from 698 up to 806, thereabouts. All mics operating at any frequency in that range are affected by the ban..
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Old August 17th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #5
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The language of the ban talks about the 700 MHz band, but in truth, the ban goes even higher than that. For all intents and purposes, don't bother with anything between 698 and 900. This covers all of the European frequencies that have a tendency to make it over to the US on occasion. Those have been illegal for awhile, but you still see them pop up.

In terms of US-made mics, the entire 700 MHz band as described by previous posts in this thread is off limits.

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