Hey y’all. As we wind down summer, a little tidbit came across the desk of one of our engineers, Steve Lund. He was pursuing some info put out by James Stoffo of Radio Active Designs. James does a lot of work coordinating wireless gear for things like the Super Bowl, the CMAs, and pretty much every major award show. I actually met him at the CMAs a few years back. Great dude.
Anyway, shared this map that came from Professional Wireless Systems. This shows the counties that T-Mobile is planning on lighting up starting November 1. Of this year. 2017. So if you happen to live in one of the little green squares, and you have a wireless mic or IEM running above 617 MHz, you’re going to need to shut it down after Nov. 1.
Remember, it’s not a matter of interference. By law, once the new owners of the spectrum start testing, every other operator needs to cease using it. Could you get away with it? Maybe. Should you? No.
There’s a little early Christmas gift for you. Time to order up those new wireless units, or better yet, wire everything you can. This isn’t going to get easier going forward…
UPDATE: I’ve been asked about a larger map. Can’t find a larger map, but I did find this spreadsheet of counties that presumably generated the map in question. So, there you go.