600 MHz Incentive Auction Resource Center

The Anchor Audio 600 MHz Upgrade Program has now ended.

Do you still own an Anchor Audio sound system that has been affected by the FCC’s 600 MHz Incentive Auction?
Complete the form below to discuss options about your affected sound systems.

The 600 MHz wireless frequency was auctioned off by the FCC in early 2016, which is resulting in the loss of that range to many users. This spectrum was auctioned off to make more spectrum available for broadband wireless devices. T-Mobile won more of the spectrum than any other company and has already began laying the foundation for its nationwide coverage in over 36 states. Wireless microphones and equipment that feature wireless microphone receivers have already started becoming obsolete and crowded. Much of the equipment operating in that spectrum will not only become congested and lack a clear signal, but it will also become illegal to operate in that spectrum.

Many users of wireless microphones for voice amplification rely on a reliable wireless connection with intelligible audio that does not have any interference for a flawless, uninterrupted performance. The discontinuation of certain wireless microphones due to the FCC’s Incentive Auction has had ripple affects across many different industries. It is important that consumers stay informed and ahead of the ball, especially if they have tight budgets. Create a list of priorities for equipment and purchase new (or used) equipment when the budget is open and ready to avoid being stuck with useless wireless products.

In response to the FCC’s Incentive Auction of the UHF spectrum, Anchor Audio offered a 600 MHz Upgrade Program from June 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 in order to help customers during this transitional period. Nick Craig, Director of Sales at Anchor Audio, stated that, "We wanted to provide a solution for our dealers and customers with systems that were affected by the 600 MHz auction, so the Upgrade Program was introduced to allow a simple upgrade of the internal components without the trouble of having to purchase a totally new system. We feel strongly that our customers should have the opportunity to use and enjoy their Anchor Audio portable sound systems for years to come."

With that program now at an end, Anchor Audio is continuing to work with customers affected by the 600 MHz Incentive Auction to help provide them a solution. If you are also looking for a solution or assistance, please complete the form above.

Please note: Units with the 500 MHz frequency are unaffected by the FCC Incentive Auction.