What about wireless microphones for theatre groups and the like?

Trantec Racked 'n' Ready wireless microphone systems have lots of advantages for theatre groups, businesses, schools, musical societies and bands, indeed for anyone who uses four or more wireless mics together at the same time.

  • View the whole range in a new windowSturdy ABS plastic carry case for ease of storage and transportation

  • Nothing for you to do except plug it in and turn it on - it's ready rack-mounted and the channels are ready to use

  • Antenna distributor included so you have fewer aerials to get in the way

  • Operating on Channel 38 so you can use more than 4 microphones together

  • Microphones available in a mix'n'match choice of handheld, headset, aerobic headset, lapel or ear-worn

  • Low battery microphone consumption - a single 9V battery gives approximately 10 hours of quality performance with a range of up to 100 metres

Racked 'n' Ready kits are available in the following combinations (click to view in shop) and all can be ordered with any combination of handheld/headset/lapel microphones:

What's the difference between the three Series? The full specs of each of the systems are in our online shop, but in a nutshell the differences are as follows:

What's the difference between Channel 38 and Channel 70?

Channel 70 is the public bandwidth which is free to use. It's quite constricted because Ofcom sold off a huge chunk of it to the Mobile Telephone networks in 2012. All of our standard wireless microphone systems operate on Channel 70 and are all vying for use of a very small bandwidth from 863-865MHz so there can often be interference on these systems (causing signal drop-out or noise interference) and you cannot run more than four wireless microphones together at the same time in the same location.

Channel 38 occupies the much wider bandwidth 502-960 MHz, so there is more room to use multiple systems alongside each other without interference. You sign up and register for a Shared Channel 38 licence with JFMG, the Spectrum Management Company at website www.jfmg.co.uk and register online or you can call them on 020 7299 8660 for more information about what you need to do to use your Channel 38 microphones legally.

You will most likely set your microphones up within the range of 606.500 - 613.500 (see http://www.jfmg.co.uk/pages/equip/Radiomics/shared.htm)  and fees are approx. 75 a year if you register for a 2 year licence (see http://www.jfmg.co.uk/pages/equip/Radiomics/fees.htm Prices as at 31/01/2013).