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Matthew Manville

The 600 block, when is it getting chopped?

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I've been curious about buying some new radio mics, how quickly will the 600 block become illegal? Would I be able to get at least a year or two out of the equipment or would I be lucky to get a few months? 

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It was my understanding that 39 months after end of auction is the timeframe before it becomes illegal to operate in, but that the telcos can start firing up and using their purchased spectrum well within then.

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The TV stations need to be "repacked" before the telcos can use the freqs they're on.  Typical for government's great ideas -- which, of course, work great in theory -- the reality may be more problematic due to a number of factors.

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