The Church Nerds was founded in 2010 out of a need for churches and non-profits with low budgets to be able to afford and purchase brand name gear. The Church Nerds is owned by Barry Carter II, a licensed minister with an IT background who has been in the private consulting business for churches  for over 10 years. We're here to help you present the gospel through technology in your style. Everything we do and the equipment we sell is all based on winning souls to Jesus, that is our mission. Let us help you be digital disciples. 

680 Central Ave., Unit 166

Barboursville, WV 25504

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We are giving an instant 10% off on all wireless systems on all sales and you still get your full manufactures rebate. Contact us today for more details. 

If your system operates in between
614 MHz and 698 MHz, you either must trade them in or discontinue use by July 13, 2020.

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How do I find the frequencies where my wireless system is operating?

All wireless systems display the frequency band on the receiving unit or on the mic or body pack, so check there to see what frequencies your wireless systems operate on. Here’s where to look.

Many wireless mic systems operating in the 600 MHz band will be prohibited from use by July 13, 2020, though the changeover may be necessary much sooner. Will yours be illegal? It depends on the precise operating frequency of your equipment. For example, 617 to 652 MHz and 663 to 698 MHz will be treated with "No Trespassing" rules to wireless microphone users.

Sennheiser is offering a trade-in program until March 31, 2019. So, if you've been eyeing its line of wireless products, here's what you'll need to do. Start by finding the operating frequency of your current system. If it falls neatly in the range of 470 to 608 MHz, you can continue using your gear without worry of breaking the law! However, if the operating frequency is above 608 MHz, you must pursue a trade. Upon confirming that your equipment must be turned in, the next step is to harness some purchasing power. Pick up a new qualified Sennheiser wireless system that operates in an FCC-approved frequency range. Finally, ship your eligible old system—Sennheiser accepts units from any manufacturer—with the requisite forms and UPCs. As expected, you must pay attention to the company's specific instructions (e.g. send original UPC codes, not copies) and wait six to eight weeks for the processing of the trade-in and the mailing of the rebate check. (Click the Sennheiser logo below to go directly to there trade-in page)​

Shure's trade-in program runs until October 31, 2018, and grants rebates on eligible products from Shure and many other manufacturers. Be sure to follow these recommended steps outlined on Shure's website. Use the Eligibility Tool to find out if your devices qualify for a trade-in. That's crucial! Next, review the terms and conditions—the fine print matters. After that, put a "Sold!" sign on a new eligible Shure wireless system, then fill out the required paperwork and include it when you ship your old system to Shure. Following eight to ten weeks for delivery time, you'll have your rebate check and a thicker wallet. (Click the Shure logo below to go directly to there trade-in page)​

Audio-Technica is offering a "Trade-In on Your Terms" program until July 13, 2020. It allows you to have new components while continuing to use your existing system. Once you make the switch and send your old system to Audio-Technica, you'll get your rebate on a qualified single- or dual-channel system. The steps are straightforward. First, verify that your system (from any manufacturer) operates in the 600 MHz band. Next, purchase a qualified Audio-Technica wireless system and register it online. Finally, send in your old system along with the required documentation to receive your rebate. Of course, there are many variables concerning qualified units and rebate values. Audio-Technica has all relevant information for trade-ins accessible on the Web. (Click the Audio-Technica logo below to go directly to there trade-in page)​

 

In short, going down the trade-in path isn't about exercising options, it's about following the law and ensuring proper operation for your system now and in the future. As churches, we always want to make sure you are on the up and up when it comes to any legalities on operating any technology within your church and/or ministry. There is much information to digest. Thankfully, wireless system manufacturers are doing everything they can to simplify and expedite the procedure. Just remember the basics. If your system operates in between 614 MHz and 698 MHz, you must do this! Check manufacturer-provided resources to determine if your model qualifies for trade-in, then pick out a new eligible system. Proceed with necessary paperwork, ship your old devices, then wait for money. Don't get left behind!