After a great Olympics and Paralympics in London this year the final stages draw of the Digital Dividend Review (DDR) conclude.
What is the DDR and how will it affect the use of wireless microphones?
The DDR was launched by OFCOM and the UK government to decide how to manage and then sell off parts of the radio spectrum for use with the Digital Switch Over (DSO) for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and Mobile Data Services for the 4G Spectrum.
The key area for concern for Radio Microphone users is the sell off of Channel 69. The frequency range for this part of the spectrum is 854-862 MHz. If you are operating a radio mic in this frequency range you are likely to experience interference as the 4G network rolls out. This is not a UK only issue. All European territories work on the same frequency range so the roll-out of the 4G networks are happening at similar times. In the UK you should contact OFCOM for further details. For other European areas you should refer to your own National Frequency Control organisations.