Aims of the initiative

  • Users of wireless microphones require a sufficiently broad, high-quality spectrum for a wide range of applications. No preference should be given to mobile network operators when allocating frequencies.
  • In the future, it must continue to be possible to produce large-scale, stage-managed performances and broadcast live shows on television using state-of-the-art event technology.
  • Reporters must be free to work with radio microphones from any location with no restrictions and without the need to obtain permission beforehand.
  • In the future, wireless microphones must be able to continue to be used, at any time, to reach large numbers of people at low cost and without any technical know-how. This includes talks and lectures at colleges, seminars and conferences, political party conferences and meetings and performances in schools and nurseries. Microphones with cables do not offer the same level of flexibility and involve significantly greater preparation and cost.
  • Wireless microphones must also be able to continue to be used at private events, by DJs or amateur pop groups, at weddings, birthday parties, etc. The use of radio microphones must not be reserved for professionals!

Both users and manufacturers need a degree of certainty to help them plan. They need to know that the spectrum allocated to them can be used long term and will not be plagued by interference.

The “SOS – Save Our Spectrum” initiative is campaigning to ensure that the use of radio microphones will not be further restricted and that additional spectrum will be allocated for the exclusive use of wireless production facilities. In order not to be continually pushed aside by mobile communications, the initiative is calling for wireless production facilities to be given primary user status, or at least upgraded to co-primary user. The initiative is intended to inform decision-makers in politics and official bodies, as well as the general public, about wireless production facilities and their need for a suitable frequency spectrum.