Today, the airwaves are full of transmissions - and wireless microphone transmissions can suffer from interference.

Due to the incompetence and lack of forsight of our Australian Government, equipment suppliers have had difficulty finding safe frequencies for wireless equipment - and as a result wireless gear is prone to reliabilty issues. So if you can, use cables - and only use wireless if you have too.

The frequencies between 694MHz-820MHz (the digital dividend) was sold off for 4G services. From 1 January 2015, it became illegal to use wireless microphones or transmitters operating in the digital dividend. The new frequency range for legal use of wireless devices will be between 520MHz-694MHz and 1790MHz-1800MHz.

Available frequencies we can use varies from suburb to suburb!

To find a frequency that may be available, use this Channel Finder:

http://channelfinder.acma.gov.au/

Or these Charts for Western Australia...

pdfPerth Frequencies.pdf

pdfRegional and Remote Western Australia Frequencies

Wireless Devices Frequency List:

Frequency charts for some of the gear we use..

pdfShure_Wireless_Frequencies.pdf

pdfJTS IN64 Wireless Frequency Chart.pdf

pdfJTS KA10 Channel Frequencies.pdf

 

Shure's Safe Frequency Finder:

  • Shure Frequencey finder (Tip: use the Suggest tool).
  • Recommended: Use the Shure Wireless Workbench - Free Download - Needs a PC - Has TV frequencies to avoid.

pdfShure_Wireless_Australian_Radio_Frequency_Brochure.pdf

Shure Common Frequency Bands...

G4: 470-494 MHz (SLX) - (Outside of legal range)

G5:494-518 MHz (SLX) - (Outside of legal range)

H5 / H8: 518-542 MHz (SLX / BLX)

H9: 512-542 MHz (BLX)

H10: 542-572 Mhx (BLX)

J3: 572-596 MHz (SLX)

J10: 584-608 MHz (BLX)

K12 / K14: 614-638 MHz (BLX)

L4: 638-662 MHz (SLX)

M15 / M17: 662-686 MHz (BLX)

P4: 702-726 MHz

Q4: 740-752 MHz

JB: 806-810 MHz (Digital Dividend - illegal to use in Australia)

R5:800-820 MHz (Digital Dividend - illegal to use in Australia)

S6: 838-865 MHz - (Outside of legal range)

 

Shure Bands to AVOID for 100km around Perth...

K12 / K14: 614-638 MHz (BLX)

M15 / M17: 662-686 MHz (BLX)

JB: 806-810 MHz (Digital Dividend - illegal to use in Australia)

R5:800-820 MHz (Digital Dividend - illegal to use in Australia)

Wireless Workbench Plots

Western Australia - Perth, Armadale, Mandurah, Joondalup, Albany, Balingup and Margaret River

Note: J10, H5 and H8 seems to be the best for most areas from Perth to Albany.

Note: J3 is the best for around Perth (+ Joondalup, Mandurah and Albany). It is not good for Balingup.

Note: H9 goes below the authorised 520MHz - so it might not be legal in Australia.

Perth Armadale Albany Ballingup Mandurah Joondalup

Perth City

J3 and H5 are great. A lot of the L4 bandwidth is not available, but might work for a few channels.

Perth

Armadale

Joondalup

J3 is best. A lot of the L4 and H5 bandwidth is not available, but might work for a few channels.

Joondalup

Albany

J3 and H5 is good. A lot of the L4 is not available, but might work for a few channels.

Albany

Mandurah

J3 and H5 is good. A lot of the L4 is not available, but might work for a few channels.

Mandurah

Balingup

J3 will not work. Really bad for most bands. A lot of the H5 and L4 bandwidth is not available, but might work for a few channels.

Balingup

OTHER GEAR...

Available Bands for Perth CBD, Armadale, Kelmscott, Roleystone, WA:  

Band JTS IN64 KA10
520 - 554 MHz  -  -
561 - 610 MHz  -  -
645 - 652 MHz

A5 - A10
B8 - B12 
C8 - C10
D6 - D12

 4 - 9
687 - 694 MHz - -

Available Bands for Mandurah, WA:  

Band JTS IN64 KA10
520 - 540 MHz  -  -
596 - 603 MHz  -  -
645 - 694 MHz

A5 - A16
B8 - B16 
C8 - C16
D6 - D16

 4 - F

From ACMA Channel Finder

Perth Suburbs last updated 24th March 2014

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YES Available for wireless microphone use.
LIKELY This frequency is likely to be available for wireless microphone use. However, it is possible that you may receive interference from distant television and radio services in some areas. Seek advice from your supplier to determine whether this frequency is suitable for your needs.
POSSIBLE This frequency is possibly available for wireless microphone use. However, many locations will be prone to receiving interference from television and radio services or causing interference especially when using the wireless microphone outdoors. Seek advice from your supplier to determine whether this frequency is suitable for your needs.
NO Not available for wireless microphone use.
    Band VHF UHF
    TV channel 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 27 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51
    Frequency (MHz) 174–230 520–526 526–568 568–610 610–652 652–694
    SHURE Band   H5 H5 J3 L4 L4
Alexander Heights - Koondoola NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Anketell - Wandi NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY NO
Applecross - Ardross NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Armadale - Wungong - Brookdale NO YES NO YES NO NO
Ashendon - Lesley NO YES YES YES NO LIKELY
Avon Valley National Park NO YES YES YES YES YES
Balcatta - Hamersley NO YES YES YES YES NO
Balga - Mirrabooka NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Ballajura NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Banjup NO YES LIKELY LIKELY LIKELY NO
Bassendean - Eden Hill - Ashfield NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Bateman NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Bayswater - Embleton - Bedford NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Beckenham - Kenwick - Langford NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Beechboro NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Beeliar NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Belmont - Ascot - Redcliffe NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Bentley - Wilson - St James NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Bertram - Wellard (West) NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY LIKELY
Bibra Industrial NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Bibra Lake NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Bicton - Palmyra NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Booragoon NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Bull Creek NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Bullsbrook NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Butler - Merriwa - Ridgewood NO YES NO YES YES LIKELY
Calista NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY LIKELY
Camillo - Champion Lakes NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Canning Vale - East NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Canning Vale - West NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Canning Vale Commercial NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Cannington - Queens Park NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Carramar NO YES NO YES YES NO
Casuarina - Wellard (East) NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY NO
Chittering NO YES LIKELY NO YES NO
City Beach NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Claremont (WA) NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Clarkson NO YES NO YES YES LIKELY
Como NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Coogee NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Coolbellup NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Cooloongup NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY LIKELY
Cottesloe NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Craigie - Beldon NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Currambine - Kinross NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Dawesville - Bouvard NO YES NO NO NO YES
Dianella NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Duncraig NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
East Fremantle NO YES YES YES YES NO
East Victoria Park - Carlisle NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Falcon - Wannanup NO YES NO NO NO YES
Floreat NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters NO YES NO YES NO NO
Forrestfield - Wattle Grove NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Fremantle NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Fremantle - South NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Gidgegannup NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Girrawheen NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Glen Forrest - Darlington NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Gosnells NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Greenfields NO YES NO NO NO LIKELY
Greenwood - Warwick NO YES YES YES YES NO
Halls Head - Erskine NO YES NO NO NO YES
Hamilton Hill NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Hazelmere - South Guildford NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Heathridge - Connolly NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Helena Valley - Koongamia NO YES YES YES YES NO
Henderson NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Herdsman NO YES YES YES YES NO
High Wycombe NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Hillarys NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Hope Valley - Postans NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY NO
Huntingdale - Southern River NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Iluka - Burns Beach NO YES LIKELY YES YES LIKELY
Innaloo - Doubleview NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Jandakot NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Jandakot Airport NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Joondalup - Edgewater NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Kalamunda - Maida Vale - Gooseberry Hill NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Karrinyup - Gwelup - Carine NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Kelmscott NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Kewdale Commercial NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Kings Park (WA) NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Kingsley NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Leeming NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Lesmurdie - Bickley - Carmel NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Lockridge - Kiara NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Maddington - Orange Grove - Martin NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Madeley - Darch - Landsdale NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Malaga NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Malmalling - Reservoir NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY LIKELY
Manning - Waterford NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Marangaroo NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Maylands NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Melaleuca - Lexia NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Melville NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Middle Swan - Herne Hill NO YES YES YES YES NO
Midland - Guildford NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Mindarie - Quinns Rocks - Jindalee NO YES NO YES YES LIKELY
Morley NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Mosman Park - Peppermint Grove NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Mount Hawthorn - Leederville NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Mount Lawley - Inglewood NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Mount Nasura - Mount Richon - Bedfordale NO YES YES YES NO NO
Mullaloo - Kallaroo NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Murdoch - Kardinya NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Murray NO YES NO LIKELY NO LIKELY
Nedlands - Dalkeith - Crawley NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Neerabup National Park NO YES NO YES YES NO
Nollamara - Westminster NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Noranda NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
North Coogee NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
North Perth NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Ocean Reef NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
O'Connor (WA) NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Osborne Park Industrial NO YES YES YES YES NO
Padbury NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Parkwood - Ferndale - Lynwood NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Parmelia - Orelia NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY NO
Perth Airport NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Perth City NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Port Kennedy NO YES NO NO NO LIKELY
Riverton - Shelley - Rossmoyne NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Rivervale - Kewdale - Cloverdale NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Roleystone NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Safety Bay - Shoalwater NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY NO
Scarborough NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Seville Grove NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Singleton - Golden Bay - Secret Harbour NO YES NO NO NO LIKELY
Sorrento - Marmion NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
South Lake - Cockburn Central NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
South Perth - Kensington NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Spearwood NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Stirling - Osborne Park NO YES YES YES YES NO
Stratton - Jane Brook NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Subiaco - Shenton Park NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Success - Hammond Park NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Swan View - Greenmount - Midvale NO YES YES YES YES NO
Swanbourne - Mount Claremont NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Tapping - Ashby - Sinagra NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Thornlie NO YES LIKELY YES NO NO
Trigg - North Beach - Watermans Bay NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Tuart Hill - Joondanna NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Victoria Park - Lathlain - Burswood NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Waikiki NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY LIKELY
Walyunga National Park NO YES YES YES YES NO
Wanneroo NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Warnbro NO YES NO LIKELY LIKELY LIKELY
Wattleup NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Welshpool NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Wembley - West Leederville - Glendalough NO YES YES YES LIKELY NO
Wembley Downs - Churchlands - Woodlands NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Willagee NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Willetton NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Winthrop NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Woodvale NO YES LIKELY YES YES NO
Yangebup NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY NO
Yokine - Coolbinia - Menora NO YES LIKELY YES LIKELY LIKELY

The 800MHz band

Some wireless guitar transmiters work in the 860-880 MHz range. They will compete with Cordless Phones and Land Mobile.

806-824MHz is a piece of spectrum known as public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) and it has been harmonised across the South-East Asia region. This is kept aside for emergency radio.

824MHz to 869MHz is occupied by mobile operators. The rest is being used by Government and commercial two-way radio.

 

800 Band

MOBILE PHONE BANDS

700 MHz 4G  Telstra, Optus 
850 MHz 3G/4G Telstra, Vodafone
900 MHz 4G Telstra, Optus, Vodafone
1800 MHz 4G Telstra, Optus
2100 MHz 3G/4G Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

 

WIFI FREQUENCIES

900MHz 915-928MHz 802.11ah AU
2.4G 2400-2495 MHz 802.11 b/g/n AU
3.6G 3655-3696 MHz USA only USA
4.9G 4950-4990 MHz   USA
5G 5150-5725 MHz 802.11 a/h/j/n/ac/ax AU