Status of the Current FCC Incentive Auction
The “Clearing Target,” which was reduced to 84 MHz, will encompass the entire available UHF spectrum above UHF TV Channel 37 (reserved for Radio Astronomy) and below 698 MHz.
In terms of Lectrosonics ‘blocks,’ all of Block 23 and lower will have been spared, allowing Primary Licensees (TV stations), Secondary Licensees (Part 74 License holders and UHF repeaters) and unlicensed wireless microphone users access to the spectrum, in that order of priority. Note that in each market where a UHF TV station or stations have opted to relocate, they will be relocated below Channel 37, making the 6 MHz band for each relocated station unusable for wireless microphone use.
Jay Patterson CAS
Vice President, Local 695
Co-chair, Technical Trends Committee