The FCC has auctioned off a portion of the 600MHz band (614–698MHz) that many wireless microphone manufacturers, including Samson, have used in their products. The 600MHz spectrum will be repurposed in the future for consumer wireless broadband services, and that repurposed spectrum will not continue to be available for use with wireless microphones that operate in that frequency range.
What does this mean to me?
On July 13, 2020, after the transition is complete, all wireless systems that operate in the 600MHz band (including Samson “N Channel” or “C Band”) will be illegal to use. Between now and then, you should transition your 600MHz wireless systems to other wireless systems that are not in this spectrum. Samson Technologies currently manufactures a variety of wireless systems that operate outside of the 600MHz spectrum.
Wait - I just purchased one of these products!
If you purchased a Samson wireless system that operates in the 600 MHz spectrum after January 1, 2017, please contact Samson Technologies directly via phone at 800-3SAMSON (800-372-6766) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your system replaced at no charge.
If you have a wireless system that operates in the above-stated Channels or Bands (614–698MHz Frequency) that was purchased before January 1, 2017, or any wireless system from any manufacturer operating in the 614–698MHz frequency range, Samson has a plan in place to offer rebates to customers that purchase new Samson systems to replace wireless systems they own in the 600MHz band.
Samson Rebate Offer
If you purchase a new Samson wireless system (refer to system list below) between May 1, 2017, and March 31, 2019, to replace your older Samson 600 MHz wireless system you are eligible to receive a rebate from Samson according to the list below.
For purchasers of a Samson wireless system to replace their 600MHz wireless system during the period of May 1, 2017, through March 31, 2019, please follow these steps to redeem your rebate: