ABB SSAC B-KON Flashers have proven their reliability through years of use on Communication Towers, Smoke Stacks, Cooling Towers, Tall Buildings, Bridges and Utility Towers. The highest quality components are encapsulated in a rugged plastic housing with a molded-in heat transfer plate. The flash rate, ratio, and fail-safe design meet FAA regulations. Zero voltage switching can increase lamp life up to ten times.
Beginning in March of 2016, the FCC has been working to reallocate and auction another significant portion of the UHF spectrum (approximately 566MHz to 698MHz) that we have all been using, license free, for our wireless microphone systems, com systems, IEM systems, etc.
Over the course of the past year, we have seen the FCC reducing the amount of spectrum within this auction due to a failure to meet minimum sale requirements and continue to reduce the amount of spectrum available for bid. As of December 2016 , going in to round 4 of the auction, we now anticipate only 84MHz of the originally proposed 132MHz will be available for bid. This is good news for existing wireless UHF systems owners and operators, and allows manufacturers to continue to produce systems previously expected to be rendered obsolete. Which brings us to the legal talk.....
|FCC Consumer Alert|
Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website.
All this being said, if you intend to purchase wireless systems in the UHF spectrum anytime in the near future, your safest bet is to stay below the 600MHz range until we actually have an outcome. If you are planning on purchasing or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
-Tim LaPrade, Account Manager, ProAudio.com