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Information about Radio Microphone Frequencies

Updated April 2019

OFCOM regulate microphone frequencies and decide who can use what, where and at what time.

There are 3 license types you need to be aware of:

License Exempt
Shared License
Coordinated License

License Exempt
FREQUENCY: 863.100 – 864.900 MHz
MAX DEVICES: 4

Anyone can use this frequency, without paying anything to anyone, it is shared and may be subject to interference if other people are using it.

Shared License
FREQUENCY: 606.500 – 613.500 MHz
MAX DEVICES: 12

FREQUENCY: 823.000 – 832.000 MHz
MAX DEVICES: 12

FREQUENCY: 1785.000 – 1805.000 MHz
MAX DEVICES: 12

To use these frequencies, you have to have a shared licence. At JnS we have one of these so you don’t have to worry about it. We pay an annual fee so that we can legally use these shared frequencies. They are shared however so in very densely populated areas they may be subject to interference.  We have no equipment that operates on 1785.000 – 1805.000 MHz.

Coordinated License
FREQUENCY: 470.000 – 606.000 MHz
FREQUENCY: 614.000 – 694.000 MHz
MAX DEVICES: 1000+

To use these frequencies you need to apply for a license from OFCOM. Without a license for these frequencies, using them is illegal. They are coordinated in a way to minimise interference, and OFCOM will support you should you experience any interference on a channel.