Industry Comments on Media Reform Green Paper

The executive committee developed a submission to the Media Form Green Paper proposals in which could affect the operation of some wireless audio devices, (Eg: wireless microphones (handheld, lapel and headset mics), wireless guitar and instrument systems, and wireless in-ear listening/hearing systems). While these are not specifically mentioned in the green paper, most of these systems operate under the current Low Interference Potential Devices Class Licence (LIPD) utilising spectrum in the 520 – 694 MHz as secondary users to Free to Air TV services, which is the primary focus of the Green Paper.  The submission urges the department to consider these systems and ensure allowances are made to support their operation within any new framework that is proposed. The viability of these systems is reliant on continued availability of sufficient interference-free spectrum in the UHF TV broadcast band.