Thanks for your responses.
Portable wireless transmitters for mikes, instruments etc are of my interest.
Yes, the band was formerly the exclusive domain of TV but the digital movement took over big parts of the spectrum. At least in Europe.
My Icom RX7 does mono FM Wide in all the bands, AFAIK, but I am continuously on the lookout for a better scanner for this specific purpose:
One wanted feature is `Stereo FM Wide`.
Also better selectivity and perhaps resistance against GSM noises are welcome.
What gear could I use to improve?
The band still is almost the exclusive domain of TV! Some SAB/PMSE is allowed in the 'gaps' between TV channels. Here in the UK those sorts of uses are controlled by my employer!
Im almost certain that the only receivers you will find for those are the dedicated receivers that go with the mics.
As K9YLI says, roll your own! Stereo broadcast receivers are easily available, even professional ones. Build a down converter for the frequencies your interested in. This might not be easy, as your into quite critical techniques up in UHF.
Or, try an RTL SDR dongle! Im playing with one and using free software you can easily receive these frequencies, and in stereo! For about 7-8 euro, you get one of these little DVB-T R820T dongles, plug it into a laptop and away you go! I would advise modifying it with a filter on the front end for just the bands you need, and some good shielding, but its a very low cost way to do what your after
(K9YLI - love the callsign, reminds me of my regiment - KOYY(LI) )