Radio spectrum for programme making and entertainment
JFMG is the dedicated band manager for programme-making, entertainment, special events and related activities.
We co-ordinate the use of spectrum and issue licences for applications including wireless microphones, wireless cameras, programme links and communications.
JFMG – working hard to support DSO
Everyone knows that Digital Switchover is slowly travelling the country, region by region. But what you may not know is the work JFMG has to do to keep track of the changes to the Digital Network in order to protect television reception and support our PMSE customers.
As regions switch to Digital the television channels they use change in number and/or power and this affects wireless microphone frequencies in that area.
DSO gets underway in the North-West of England in November/December 2009 and affects an area with a population of around 7 million; this includes some significant PMSE users. Over recent weeks we’ve been working hard to ensure all TV services are protected during the transition. This will prevent wireless microphone use interfering with TV reception, but will also ensure that PMSE users are not allocated frequencies which could receive interference from the new TV signals.
To facilitate this users may find that our online bookings and look-up tool show reduced availability of frequencies for wireless microphones in the Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire areas during the transition.
Moving out of Ch69 - Join the discussion
On 30 June 2009
Ofcom confirmed that it has decided to clear the
800MHz band including Ch69. PMSE
will need to move out but Ch69 will remain available
until at least 1st January 2012.
Also now confirmed is that Ch38 will be awarded to the PMSE band manager on the same terms as for Ch69. The intention is that PMSE use in Ch69 will be moved into Ch38.
With this in mind we have developed our ‘Moving out of Ch69’ topic pages to discuss Ch38 access with users and manufacturers in anticipation of Ofcom’s consultation on the topic.
We have identified a number of potential ‘Licensing options’ and want to encourage users to let us know if they would prefer Ch38’s licensing arrangements to be the same as the current Ch69 system or whether there is an opportunity to improve on the current licensing regime.
Our ‘Moving in to Ch38’ page shows our thoughts on a potential channel plan for Ch38. This plan could become part of a ‘Shared’ licence or used as an advisory resource depending on the licensing option preferred.
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Wireless Microphone Spectrum - 2012
- Introducing - Paddy's blog
- JFMG - working hard to support DSO
- New Spectrum Information Sheet
- JFMG’s unique perspective on Ofcom’s Band Manager proposals
- Funding proposals for the move from Ch69 to Ch38 revealed
- Online tools - Now Mac compatible!
- On the road with JFMG
- JFMG provides feedback on the London 2012 Draft Spectrum plan
- Moving out of Ch69 - Join the discussion
- Channel 38 confirmed as replacement for 69