~e; em noise jamming

From bc <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2002 00:38:39 -0600

  [believe some country just made mobile phone jammers legalized, so that
  the lowly busrider does not have to get a radiated mix of sound and EMFs
  in their earlobes due to cultural chaos. otherwise, one would end up in a
  bit of trouble using one of these. there are art groups experimenting with
  this type of jamming, so i thought, out in berkeley. but more advanced.
  such that, it would destroy equipment in the radius of their machinery.
  in any case, technology to deal with technology it seems. the other pre-
  cedent about the cultural connections being in NYC with mobiles used while
  driving being now a traffic offense. so it is being mediated, as it happens.
  or when people decide it needs to happen, might be more fairly stated.]

Spanish priest installs electronic jammer in church to banish cellular ringing

Tue Mar 26, 2:13 PM ET


MORAIRA, Spain - A priest fed up with mobile phones ringing during 
Mass has installed an electronic jammer to keep his flock in tune 
with God.

The Rev. Francisco Llopis, pastor of the Church of the Defenseless, 
said the beeps, tunes and other digital noise emitted by today's 
omnipresent cell phones are incompatible with quiet worship.

Llopis' church in this southeast coastal town is the first in Spain 
to install such a device, which transmits low-power radio signals 
that sever communications between cellular handsets and cellular 

Llopis said that when he flicks the switch, "I ensure that the 
religious service is celebrated within the parameters of prayer," the 
national news agency Efe quoted him as saying.

The controversial technology is designed to create quiet zones in 
places like restaurants, movie theaters and libraries.

Commercial jamming systems are illegal in the United States, Canada 
and Britain, but some countries such as Australia and Japan allow 
limited use.

Spain has a legal vacuum, says NiceCom, the only Spanish company 
which markets the technology. It has been doing so for two years, and 
lawmakers are now discussing the issue, NiceCom spokeswoman Inma 
Jimenez said.

The Spanish Science and Technology Ministry did not return a call 
seeking comment.


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