Skip to comments.FCC Ban Silences Preachers
Posted on 06/10/2010 10:03:11 AM PDT by H8LIBERALS
If you're hoping to hear the Word of God being preached from the pulpit next time you go to church, you might want to brush-up on your lip reading skills.
A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that goes in to effect on June 12 mandates that anyone or organization that uses a wireless microphone operating in the 700 MHz band must cease and desist. Countless ministers across the nation will likely be struggling to amplify their voices for their congregations to hear this weekend.
Do not be alarmed if your church minister is suddenly arrested by federal agents during Sunday service. He or she has been warned by the FCC that resistance to the wireless microphone ban is futile ...
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The FCC needs to be disbanded, along with the majority of Government organizations and departments.
This is sick...
Another Cass Sunstein ‘nudge’.
When the nudge becomes a shove, the shooting will srtat not long after.
This has to be some sort of sick joke.
Go ahead FCC give it a whirl...I WILL BEAT THE EVERLIVIN’ ^*&)^ out of ANY Federal Turd who trys this.
I’ll be waiting with baited breath to find out how many Clergy are hauled off in handcuffs this weekend by Federales. My prediction? Zero.
Why the 700 MHZ range? Are there others available?
Is there a stated reason?
We are all criminals existing at the mercy of the prosecutors.
How did the gospel manage to get preached for 1900+ years without the benefit of wireless microphones?
Let me guess - GE is rolling out a new line of wireless microphone products?
Uh... most wireless mics operate under the 700MHz range. So who will this affect?
All anyone has to do is buy wireless microphones not in the restricted 700-MHz band.
In fact, the wording of this article is just.plain.goofy.
If the device was legal when bought, use it at your pleasure. When the feds offer to reimburse you for the cost of your 700 MHz unit or give you a mic set on a different frequency, then you have something to consider.
The author won’t tell you unless you click on his blog. And I bet he still doesn’t tell you (no, I’m not clicking on the link).
Do not be alarmed if your church minister is suddenly arrested by federal agents during Sunday service. He or she has been warned by the FCC that resistance to the wireless microphone ban is futile ...Outrageously goofy. Bravo Sierra, Bravo Sierra, Bravo Sierra.
Blogpimps are hardly ever coherent.
Why did the FCC make this rule?
Certain wireless microphones have operated in frequencies that are needed for public safety. When these microphones were first designed, the frequencies they used were in between the frequencies that television stations used to broadcast television programs. With the completion of the digital television (DTV) transition on June 12, 2009, television stations no longer use the frequencies between 698 and 806 MHz (the 700 MHz Band) for broadcast. These frequencies are now being used by public safety entities (such as police, fire and emergency services) and by commercial providers of wireless services (such as wireless broadband services).
The wireless microphones that had been operating in the old TV broadcast channels can cause harmful interference to these public safety and wireless consumer services. Therefore, all users of wireless microphones (or certain low power auxiliary stations) that operate on any of the frequencies in the 700 MHz band including both licensed users (under Part 74) and unlicensed users now have to stop operating in this band.
The FCC is only prohibiting the use of wireless microphones (and similar devices) that operate in the 700 MHz Band. You may continue to use wireless microphones (and similar devices) that operate on other broadcast frequencies. Microphones and other similar devices with cords are not affected by the FCCs decision.
Similar devices to wireless microphones are also known as equipment for low power auxiliary stations. Typically these devices can transmit over distances of 100 meters. Examples of similar devices include wireless intercoms, wireless in-ear monitors (IEM), wireless audio instrument links, and wireless cueing equipment. (aka IFB).
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