Don't call God. . .

 作者:颜钌岈     |      日期:2019-03-08 04:15:00
By Barry Fox HOLY interests have been hogging Britain’s radio spectrum: clerics are using Citizens Band radios to let their congregations listen in to services they cannot attend. But from 1 March, they risk imprisonment for doing so. The Radiocommunications Agency (RA), which polices the radio spectrum, discovered last year that some churches were leaving 27 megahertz CB radios switched on throughout their services, so that anyone in the area could tune in. Some of the equipment was supplied by an entrepreneur who increased the power of his devices from the permitted 4 watts, to reach homes farther afield. Instead of clamping down on the modified high-power radios, the RA has revised its CB rules to exclude church use. Even if clerics have legitimate radios, they will breach the Wireless Telegraphy Act and risk fines, jail or both, plus confiscation of their equipment. The RA fears religious services will jam the airwaves and prompt people to interrupt with profanities. It is looking for new frequencies for clerics. But even if these are found,