Here's How We Set Up Our Drive-In Worship Service
1. Here are the FCC regulations for Unlicensed Operation:
Unlicensed operation on the AM and FM radio broadcast bands is permitted for some extremely low powered devices covered under Part 15 of the FCC's rules. On FM frequencies, these devices are limited to an effective service range of approximately 200 feet (61 meters).
2. We purchased an FM transmitter that operates at 0.25 watts. I think you want to stay at one watt or below. Here is one that I think would work. The one we're using is an older transmitter we found on Craigslist. One pastor told me they are hard to find now. He was asking if anyone knew someone who had one. People have used these for their Christmas lights displays.
3. We have a small mixer for several microphones which then feeds to the transmitter.
4. We set up an electronic organ (you could use a keyboard) and several microphones for choir members who will lead the singing. For now these are inside the entryway to our school.
5. We will set up a portable stage for a small altar and podium.
6. We have encouraged people to download the bulletin (from our website or app), however many people still want the paper bulletin.
7. We are not serving communion at this time. But we are thinking about how that might be done.
8. People can give their offering electronically through their bank's bill pay, through our website or app, or through the mail. We also have ushers holding boxes at the exits so people can give their offerings as they leave.
God bless your efforts to continue leading God's people in worship.
This was our first drive-in worship.