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Unlicensed Wireless Microphones

White Space Database Administrators
Administrator Name
Contact Information
Approval Status
Spectrum Bridge, Inc.
Peter Stanforth
1064 Greenwood Blvd, Lake Mary, FL 32746
peter@spectrumbridge.com
Approved
Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
John P. Malyar
1 Telcordia Dr., Piscataway, NJ 08854
jmalyar@telcordia.com
Approved
Airity, Inc. (formerly WSdb LLC)
Adam Drobot
2M Companies, 3401 Armstrong Ave., Dallas, TX 75205-3545

Channel # Frequency Band (MHz)
7 174-180
8 180-186
9 186-192
10 192-198
11 198-204
12 204-210
13 210-216
14 470-476
15 476-482
16 482-488
17 488-494
18 494-500
19 500-506
20 506-512
21 512-518
22 518-524
23 524-530
24 530-536
25 536-542
26 542-548
27 548-554
28 554-560
29 560-566
30 566-572
31 572-578
32 578-584
33 584-590
34 590-596
35 596-602
36 602-608
37 608-614 (Not available to wireless mics)
38 614-620
39 620-626
40 626-632
41 632-638
42 638-644
43 644-650
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Glossary of Terms for Unlicensed LPAD (Including Wireless Microphone) Registrations

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This article provides a glossary of terms related to low power auxiliary device (LPAD) registrations. The registration process for unlicensed LPADS including wireless microphones provides interference protection from TV white space devices. Large venues that cannot accommodate all of their wireless microphones and other low power auxiliary devices on channels that have been set aside for wireless microphone use can register for protection on additional channels.

FAQs for Unlicensed LPAD (Including Wireless Microphone) Registrations

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This article provides a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to unlicensed low power auxiliary device (LPAD) registration which includes unlicensed wireless microphones. The registration process for these devices provides interference protection from TV white space devices. Large venues that cannot accommodate all of their unlicensed LPADs including wireless microphones on channels that have been set aside for LPAD use can register for protection on additional channels.

Steps to Register Unlicensed LPADs (Including Wireless Microphones) in the Universal Licensing System (ULS)

Universal Licensing System - Help

This article provides information on the steps to register low power auxiliary devices (LPADs) including unlicensed wireless microphones. The registration process for unlicensed LPADs provides interference protection from TV white space devices. Large venues that cannot accommodate all of their wireless microphones and other low power auxiliary devices on channels that have been set aside for this type of use can register for protection on additional channels.

A request to register unlicensed LPADs including wireless microphones must be received at least 30 days prior to the operation of the devices. You will need to provide information regarding the:

  • Use of the two reserved channels and other TV channels where TV white spaces devices are not allowed to operate (other available TV channels)
  • Registrant and contact information
  • Venue
  • Number of additional TV channels needed
  • Schedule for unlicensed LPAD use (up to one year)

The process to register an unlicensed LPADs including wireless microphone involves three parts:

Part 1 - Determine If You Qualify

To register unlicensed LPADs, registrants must demonstrate that they will be using more unlicensed wireless microphones and other low power auxiliary devices than can be accommodated on the reserved and other available channels. To do this they must:

Overview of Unlicensed LPAD (Including Wireless Microphone) Registrations

Universal Licensing System - Help

This article provides background on the unlicensed wireless microphone registration process which covers all unlicensed low power auxiliary devices (LPADs). The registration process for unlicensed LPADs including wireless microphones provides interference protection from TV white space devices. Large venues that cannot accommodate all of their wireless microphones on channels that have been set aside for wireless microphone and other LPAD use can register for protection on additional channels.

You can view other help articles about unlicensed wireless microphone registrations on the right side of this page.

Background

FCC rules provide that certain unlicensed radio transmitters (TV White Space Devices) can operate on broadcast television spectrum when that spectrum is not used by a licensed service (TV white spaces).  Since LPADs including wireless microphones also operate on broadcast television spectrum, they can receive interference from these unlicensed TV white space devices. The FCC has set aside channels that can be used by LPADs including wireless microphones and established a process for registration of these devices to prevent interference from TV white space devices. 

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