10 Questions About the Shure 600 MHz Wireless Rebate

If you need to replace wireless microphones or personal monitor systems that operate in the 600 MHz band as a result of the FCC Incentive Auction, the Shure 600 MHz Wireless Rebate can help you save money. Here are answers to the top 10 questions we’ve received about the rebate.

For complete rebate offer details, please visit the Terms & Conditions page of the rebate site.

1) When I send in a 600 MHz system for the rebate, can I keep the microphone cartridge?

Yes. To be eligible for the rebate, you do not have to send us the removable microphone cartridges (for example, the SM58® “head” on a handheld transmitter), lavalier microphones, or headworn microphones in your wireless systems.

2) If I return one receiver with two transmitters (for example, one bodypack and one handheld), does this count as one channel or two?

It depends on the number of channels your receiver includes. If your system includes a single-channel receiver, then one receiver plus any number of transmitters counts as only one channel. If your system includes a multi-channel receiver, and you pair each of your two transmitters with a receiver channel, then it counts as two channels.

3) If I send in a wireless mic transmitter and receiver that operate in the 600 MHz band, can I purchase a PSM system and be eligible for the rebate?

Yes. You also could send in a PSM transmitter and receiver that operate in the 600 MHz band and purchase an eligible wireless microphone transmitter and receiver.

4) How does the rebate work if I send in a ULX® Standard system and purchase a ULX-D® system?

The rebate amount is based on the system purchased, not the system returned. For example, if you purchased a new ULX-D system with a single-channel receiver, then you would be eligible for a $250 rebate regardless of what type of wireless system you returned.

5) If I purchase a UHF-R® system, do I qualify for the rebate?

No. Purchases of UHF-R systems are not eligible for the rebate.

6) Can I return wireless systems that operate in the 700 MHz band?

No. You can return only wireless microphone and personal monitor systems designed and enabled to operate on frequencies 616–653 MHz inclusive or 663–698 MHz inclusive (the “600 MHz Band”). To view Eligible Trade-In Products and Eligible Shure Products, please visit wirelessrebate.shure.com.

7) How long will it take to receive the rebate?

It will take 8–10 weeks from the date Shure receives your returned product and new Shure product package labels.

8) Will the rebate program be extended?

The rebate period began April 17, 2017, and ends October 31, 2018. We think that one year is sufficient for users to determine whether their current equipment is affected by the auction and purchase new equipment.

9) Are Canadian customers who choose to replace their wireless systems eligible for the rebate?

No. This rebate offer is for US customers only. Customers must purchase their replacement products from Shure-authorized dealers in the United States. Please refer to wirelessrebate.shure.com/terms for more information.

10) What will happen to all the wireless systems returned during the rebate? Do you just dump them in a landfill?

No. We send returned products to an electronics recycling facility that shreds and separates them into streams of metal, plastic, and glass, which are then recycled.

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Davida Rochman

Davida Rochman

A Shure associate since 1979, Davida Rochman graduated with a degree in Speech Communications and never imagined that her first post-college job would result in a lifelong career that had her marketing microphones rather than speaking into them. Today, Davida is a Corporate Public Relations Manager, responsible for public relations activities, sponsorships, and donation programs that intersect with Shure at the corporate and industry level.

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  • Bob Medema says:

    Any rebates available for antenna distribution units and antennas for the 600 range?

    • Webmaster says:

      Hey, Bob. Thanks for the question. Antenna distribution units (like the UA844, UA845, etc.), antenna combiners, and antennas are not affected by the updated FCC rules because they do not transmit any signal themselves. Although they may pass through a signal that is in the 600 MHz band, they may be continue to be used with non-600 MHz wireless systems. Therefore, they are not included in the rebate program.

  • Dan Irish says:

    When returning old 600 MHz gear (SLX) for rebate, do I really need to cut the cardboard packaging of my new gear (QLX-D) to return the serial number labels? Using a hair dryer, the labels came right off. I want to keep the nice packaging that my new QLX-D systems came in.

    • Webmaster says:

      Hey, Dan! The terms and conditions of the rebate do require you to send in the cardboard that the labels are attached to.

  • Alec Theora says:

    Okay now…. for small businesses and independent contractors .. IF you have a wireless system that includes the 600 and/or 700 Mhz bands but that also allows you to fine tune into some few frequencies that are still permitted to operate (they left a few gaps in the restricted frequencies), AND your wireless equipment allows you to pick those **specific frequencies… THEN.. can you continue to safely use that 600/700 Mhz band wireless equipment? For this case I found the following specific information (which, I might add, is VERY hard to find exactly).

    ** Frequencies that fall below 608 MHz
    Certain frequencies in the 600 MHz guard band: 614-616 MHz
    Certain frequencies in the 600 MHz duplex gap: 657-663 MHz for
    unlicensed use.

  • Dan Bickel says:

    Anything available for 177.6 MHZ? What else is on those old stage 22 and stage 33 frequencies now?

    • Webmaster says:

      Hi, Dan. Thanks for the question! The VHF TV band – including TV channel 7, which spans 174-180 MHz — is still used for TV broadcasting in many areas. Like the UHF TV band, the specific channels that are assigned to TV stations in a particular area varies. You can easily check the current status of TV channels in your area using the Shure online Frequency Finder. To find out if any TV stations will be moving to VHF channels during the post-auction transition period which is now in progress, you need to download the FCC document titled Post-Auction Technical Parameters which can be found at https://data.fcc.gov/download/incentive-auctions/Current_Transition_Files/Post_Auction_Parameters_041317.xlsx. Unlicensed wireless microphones are permitted to use the VHF TV band, and Shure offers the QLX-D and ULX-D Digital Wireless Systems in that band as well as in the UHF TV band.

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