RBR-2 — Technical Requirements for the Operation of Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service

Issue 1, September 2007
Regulation by Reference (Formerly RIC-13, Issue 4, May 1998)

Preface

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Contents

  1. Scope
  2. Definition
  3. Use of Approved Radio Apparatus
  4. Identification
  5. Radionavigation Frequencies Allocated to the Maritime Service
  6. MF/HF Frequency Bands for Communications with Coast Stations and Other Ship Stations in the Maritime Service
  7. Designated Frequencies, Maximum Power Output and Usage for the MF and HF Radiotelephony Allocations for Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service
  8. Frequencies, Nature of Service, Type of Traffic and Areas of Operation with Restrictions for the VHF Band in the Maritime Service
  9. Ultra High Frequency Allocations for Operations On Board a Ship Station
  10. Frequencies Allocated to Ship Radiotelegraphy Stations Using Manual or Automatic A1AAN Morse in the Exclusive Maritime Mobile Bands Between 4 and 25 MHz

1. Scope

These are the technical requirements for the operation of mobile stations in the maritime service.

2. Definition

For the purpose of these requirements,

ship station means a mobile station, including a hand-held radio, that is installed or operated on board a ship or vessel; and
coast station means a fixed station that operates in the maritime service.

3. Use of Approved Radio Apparatus

The operator of a ship station shall operate radio apparatus that meets applicable standards.

4. Identification

The operator of a ship station shall identify the station using:

  1. the call sign assigned by Industry Canada for that station if the radio station is licensed; or
  2. the name of the ship or vessel; or
  3. the Maritime Mobile Service Identities (MMSI) number with automated Digital Selective Calling (DSC).

5. Radionavigation Frequencies Allocated to the Maritime Service

The operator of a ship station shall operate radionavigation apparatus on those radio frequencies within the frequency bands set out in Column I of Schedule IV.

6. MF/HF Frequency Bands for Communications with Coast Stations and Other Ship Stations in the Maritime Service

6.1 Frequency Bands of Operation

The operator of a ship station shall operate within the frequency bands set out in Column I of Schedule II for ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship communications.

6.2 Frequency Usage

The operator of a ship station shall operate the radio apparatus in accordance with the usage set out in Column II of Schedule IV for the frequency band set out in Column I for that corresponding item.

6.3 Frequency Restrictions

6.3.1 The operator of a ship station shall operate the radio apparatus in accordance with the restrictions set out in Column III of Schedule IV for the frequency band set out in Column I for that corresponding item.

6.3.2 For the purpose of complying with the applicable restrictions in paragraph 6.3.1,

  1. Primary means that a station operating in the maritime service can claim protection from harmful interference from a station performing a secondary service in that band.
  2. Secondary means that a station operating in the maritime service shall not:
    1. cause harmful interference to a station performing a primary or co-primary service; or
    2. claim protection from a station performing a primary or co-primary service.
  3. Co-primary means that a station operating in the maritime service can claim protection from harmful interference from a station performing a secondary service in that band, and shall not cause harmful interference to a station performing another co-primary service.

6.4 Radio Apparatus Power Limitations in the Maritime Service

Subject to Section 9.2, the operator of a ship station operating within the frequency band set out in Column I of Schedule VI shall restrict the power output to that set out in Column II of that corresponding item.

7. Designated Frequencies, Maximum Power Output and Usage for the MF and HF Radiotelephony Allocations for Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service

7.1 Assigned Frequencies and Usage for the MF and HF Radiotelephony Allocations for Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service

The operator of a ship station shall operate the radio apparatus only on the designated radio frequencies set out in Column I of Schedule III.

7.2 Radio Apparatus Power Limitations in the Maritime Service for Specific MF and HF Frequencies

The operator of a ship station operating on a frequency in Column I of an item in Schedule VII shall restrict the power output to that set out in Column II of that item.

8. Frequencies, Nature of Service, Type of Traffic and Areas of Operation with Restrictions for the VHF Band in the Maritime Service

8.1 Channel and Frequencies

The operator of a ship station operating on a channel designation in Column I of Schedule I shall operate only on the transmit and receive frequencies listed in Column II.

8.2 Restrictions

For each channel, the operator of the ship station shall operate in accordance with:

  1. the area of operation (see the legend for Schedule I) identified by the placement of an "X" in Column III;
  2. the type of traffic (see the legend for Schedule I) listed in Column IV; and
  3. the restrictions noted in Column V.

8.3 Power Restrictions

The operator of a ship station shall limit the power output to 25 watts for radio apparatus operating on the radio frequencies set out in Schedule I. While in port, to minimize interference to other users, operators shall reduce their power to 1 watt in accordance with the provisions of the VHF Radiotelephone Practices and Procedures Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act.

9. Ultra High Frequency Allocations for Operations On Board a Ship Station

9.1 Frequencies of Operation

The operator of a ship station shall operate only on those radio frequencies set out in Column I of Schedule V.

9.2 Power Restrictions

The operator of a ship station shall limit the power output to 5 watts effective radiated power for radio apparatus operating on the radio frequencies set out in Schedule V.

9.3 Operating Restrictions

The operator of the ship station operating on the radio frequencies set out in Schedule V shall operate on a no-interference, no-protection basis. These frequencies are to be used for internal communication purposes, on board Canadian ships only, which are necessary for the support of operational requirements of the ships' business.

10. Frequencies Allocated to Ship Radiotelegraphy Stations Using Manual or Automatic A1AAN Morse in the Exclusive Maritime Mobile Bands Between 4 and 25 MHz

The operator of a ship station shall operate the radio apparatus only on the designated radio frequencies set out in Columns I and II of Schedule VIII.

Schedule I (Refer to Section 8) — Frequencies, Nature of Service, Type of Traffic and Area of Operation with Restrictions for the VHF Band in the Maritime Service

Schedule I - Frequencies, Nature of Service, Type of Traffic and Area of Operation with Restrictions for the VHF Band in the Maritime Service
Column
 I
Channel
Column II
Frequencies
(MHz)
Column III
Area of Operation
Column 
IV
Nature
of
Service & Type
of
Traffic
Column V
Restrictions
(Notes and
Remarks)
Refer to
legend for abbreviations
Ship
Transmit
Ship Receive EC NL AC GL WC BCC INLD BC INLD PRA
1 156.050 160.650           X     PC  
2 156.100 160.700           X     PC  
3 156.150 160.750           X X   PC  
04A 156.200 156.200 X         X     IS, SS, C, S DFO/Canadian Coast Guard only in BCC area. Commercial fishing in EC area.
05A 156.250 156.250 X X X X X X X   SM  
6 156.300 156.300 X X X X X X X X IS, C, NC, S May be used for search and rescue communications between ships and aircraft.
07A 156.350 156.350 X X X X X X X   IS, SS, C  
8 156.400 156.400 X       X   X   IS, C, S Also assigned for intership in the Lake Winnipeg area.
9 156.450 156.450     X     X   X IS, SS, C, NC, S, SM Commercial — BCC area.
May be used to communicate with aircraft and helicopters in predominantly maritime support operations.
10 156.500 156.500     X X   X     IS, SS, C, NC, S, SM Commercial — BCC area.
May also be used for communications with aircraft engaged in coordinated search and rescue and antipollution operations.
11 156.550 156.550     X X   X     IS, SS, C, NC, SM VTSBCC area.
Also used for pilotage purposes.
12 156.600 156.600     X X X X     IS, SS, C, NC, SM VTSBCC area.
Port operations and pilot information and messages.
13 156.650 156.650 X X X X X X X   IS, C, NC, SM VTSBCC area.
Bridge-to-bridge navigational traffic.
14 156.700 156.700     X X   X     IS, SS, C, NC, SM VTSBCC area.
Port operations and pilot information and messages.
15 156.750 156.750 X X X X X X X   IS, SS, C, NC, SM Port operations and Ship Movement — BCC area.
All operations limited to 1-watt maximum power. May also be used for on-board communications.
16 156.800 156.800 International Distress, Safety and Calling. AA  
17 156.850 156.850 X X X X X X X   IS, SS, C, NC, SM Port operations and Ship Movement — BCC area.
All operations limited to 1 watt maximum power. May also be used for on board communications.
18A 156.900 156.900 X X X X X X X   IS, SS, C Towing — BCC area.
19A 156.950 156.950 X X X X X X X X IS, SS DFO/Canadian Coast Guard. Pacific Pilots — BCC area.
20 157.000 161.600 X X X X X X X   SS, S, SM Port operations only with 1 watt maximum power.
21A 157.050 157.050 X X X X X X X X IS, SS DFO/Canadian Coast Guard only.
21B ------- 161.650 X X X X X X X X S Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.
22A 157.100 157.100 X X X X X X X X IS, SS, C, NC For communications between Canadian Coast Guard and non-Canadian Coast Guard stations only.
23 157.150 161.750           X X   SS, PC  
23B --------- 161.750       X         S Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.
24 157.200 161.800 X X X X X X X X SS, PC  
25 157.250 161.850           X     SS, PC Also assigned for operations in the Lake Winnipeg area.
25B ------- 161.850     X           S Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.
26 157.300 161.900 X X X X X X X X S, PC  
27 157.350 161.950     X X   X     SS, PC  
28 157.400 162.000           X     SS, S, PC  
28B ------- 162.000     X X         S Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.
60 156.025 160.625           X     SS, PC  
61A 156.075 156.075 X         X     IS, SS, C DFO/Canadian Coast Guard only in BCC area.
Commercial fishing only in EC area.
62A 156.125 156.125 X         X     IS, SS, C DFO/Canadian Coast Guard only in BCC area.
Commercial fishing only in EC area.
63A 156.175 156.175           X     IS, SS, C Tow Boats — BCC area.
64 156.225 160.825           X     SS, PC  
64A 156.225 156.225 X               IS, SS, C Commercial fishing only.
65A 156.275 156.275 X X X X X X X X S, IS, SS, C, NC Search and rescue and antipollution operations on the Great Lakes. Towing on the Pacific Coast. Port operations only in the St. Lawrence River areas with 1 watt maximum power. Intership in INLD PRA.
66A 156.325 156.325 X X X X X X X   S, IS, SS, C, NC Port operations only in the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes areas with 1–watt maximum power. 1 watt marina channel — BCC area.
67 156.375 156.375 X X X X X X X X S, IS, SS, C, NC May also be used for communications with aircraft engaged in coordinated search and rescue and antipollution operations. Commercial fishing only in EC and INLD PRA areas. Pleasure craft — BCC area.
68 156.425 156.425 X X X X X X X X IS, SS, NC For marinas, yacht clubs and pleasure craft.
69 156.475 156.475 X X X X X X X   IS, SS, C, NC Commercial fishing only — EC area.
Pleasure craft — BCC area.
70 156.525 156.525 Digital Selective Calling for Distress, Safety and Calling.
71 156.575 156.575 X X X X X X X   S, IS, SS, SM, C, NC Ship Movement — BCC area.
Marinas and yacht clubs — EC and on Lake Winnipeg.
72 156.625 156.625 X         X     IS, C, NC May be used to communicate with aircraft and helicopters in predominantly maritime support operations.
Pleasure craft — BCC area.
73 156.675 156.675 X X X X X X X X S, IS, SS, C, NC May also be used for communications with aircraft engaged in coordinated search and rescue and antipollution operations. Commercial fishing only in EC and INLD PRA areas.
74 156.725 156.725 X         X     IS, SS, SM, C, NC VTS and Ship Movement — BCC area.
75 156.775 156.775 X X X X X X X X IS, SS, SM, C Simplex port operation, ship movement and navigation related communication only.
1 watt maximum.
76 156.825 156.825 X X X X X X X X IS, SS, SM, C Simplex port operation, ship movement and navigation related communication only.
1 watt maximum.
77 156.875 156.875 X X X X X X X   S, IS, SS, SM Pilotage — BCC area; 25 watts. Port operations only in the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes areas with 1 watt maximum power.
78A 156.925 156.925 X         X     IS, SS, C Fishing Industry — BCC area.
79A 156.975 156.975 X         X     IS, SS, C Fishing Industry — BCC area.
80A 157.025 157.025 X         X     IS, SS, C Whale Watching — BCC area.
81A 157.075 157.075 X X X X X X X   S, IS, SS DFO/Canadian Coast Guard use only.
82A 157.125 157.125 X X X X X X X   IS, SS DFO/Canadian Coast Guard use only.
83A 157.175 157.175 X         X     IS, SS DFO/Canadian Coast Guard and other Government agencies.
83B ------- 161.775     X X   X     S Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) Service.
84 157.225 161.825           X     SS, PC  
85 157.275 161.875   X X X   X     SS, PC  
86 157.325 161.925           X     SS, PC  
87 157.375 157.375   X X X   X     IS, SM, NC Port operation and ship movement -EC area.
Pleasure craft — BCC area.
87B 161.975 161.975 X X X X X X X X -AIS- Automatic Ship Identification and Surveillance System.
88 157.425 157.425   X X X   X     IS, SM, C Port operation and ship movement — BCC area.
88B 162.025 162.025 X X X X X X X X -AIS- Automatic Ship Identification and Surveillance System.
WX1 ------- 162.550 X X X X X X X X S Weatheradio Broadcast.
WX2 ------- 162.400 X X X X X X X X S Weatheradio Broadcast.
WX3 ------- 162.475 X X X X X X X X S Weatheradio Broadcast.

Note 1: Please refer to the Canadian Coast Guard publication Radio Aids to Marine Navigation (RAMN), for channels (frequencies) appropriate to your area of operation.
Note 2: For International Channel Designators please refer to Appendix 18 of the ITU Radio Regulations.

Legend (Schedule I)

Area of Operation:

  • AA: All Areas
  • EC (East Coast): NL, AC, GL and Eastern Arctic areas
  • NL: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • AC: Atlantic Coast, Gulf and St. Lawrence River up to and including Montréal
  • GL: Great Lakes (including St. Lawrence above Montréal)
  • WC (West Coast): BCC, Western Arctic and Athabasca-Mackenzie Watershed areas
  • BCC: British Columbia Coast (Pacific Coast)
  • INLD BC: Inland Waters of BC and the Yukon
  • INLD PRA: Inland Waters of MB, SK, and AB

Nature of Service & Type of Traffic:

  • IS: Intership
  • SS: Ship/shore
  • C: Commercial
  • NC: Non-commercial
  • S: Safety
  • SM: Ship movement
  • PC: Public correspondence
  • AIS: Automatic Ship Identification and Surveillance System.
  • VTS: Vessel Traffic Services

Channel Designations Explanation:

For example:

  • Designated ship station Channel 01 transmits on 156.050 MHz and receives on 160.650 MHz, and is a duplex channel; and
  • Designated ship station Channel 06 transmits on 156.300 MHz and receives on 156.300 MHz, and is a Simplex channel; and
  • Designated ship station channels with the "A" extension such as Channel 04A are generally simplex channels; however,
  • Designated ship station Channels 87B and 88B are simplex channels and for AIS purposes only; while designated ship station Channels 21B, 23B, 25B, 28B, 83B, WX1, WX2 and WX3 are receive only channels for weather information.

Schedule II (Refer to Section 6) — MF/HF Bands for Communications with Coast Stations and Other Ship Stations in the Maritime Service

Schedule II - MF/HF Bands for Communications with Coast Stations and Other Ship Stations in the Maritime Service"
Item Column I
Frequency Band (MHz)
Column II
Usage
Column III
Restrictions
1 .415 – .495 COMMUNICATIONS
(Radiotelegraphy only) (Narrow Band Direct Printing on .490 MHz receive only)
PRIMARY
2 .495 – .505 COMMUNICATIONS
Distress & Calling (Radiotelegraphy only)
PRIMARY
3 .505 – .510 COMMUNICATIONS (Radiotelegraphy only) PRIMARY
4 .510 – .525 NAVTEX RECEIVERS .518 MHz CO-PRIMARY WITH AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
5 2.000 – 2.065 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH FIXED
6 2.065 – 2.107 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
7 2.107 – 2.170 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH FIXED
8 2.1700 – 2.1735 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
9 2.1735 – 2.1905 COMMUNICATIONS
Distress and Calling
PRIMARY
10 2.1905 – 2.1940 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
11 2.194 – 2.300 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH FIXED
12 2.300 – 2.495 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH FIXED
13 2.505 – 2.850 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH FIXED
14 4.000 – 4.063 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH FIXED
15 4.063 – 4.438 COMMUNICATIONS
NavTex Receivers 4.2095 MHz
PRIMARY
16 5.73 – 5.90 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH FIXED
17 6.200 – 6.525 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
18 8.100 – 8.195 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH FIXED
19 8.195 – 8.815 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
20 12.230 – 13.200 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
21 16.36 – 17.41 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
22 18.78 – 18.90 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
23 19.68 – 19.80 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
24 22.000 – 22.855 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
25 25.07 – 25.21 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
26 26.100 – 26.175 COMMUNICATIONS PRIMARY
27 216 – 220 COMMUNICATIONS CO-PRIMARY WITH LAND MOBILE AND FIXED
28 2850 – 2900 MARINE RADAR — SHORE-BASED RADAR ONLY MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION
CO-PRIMARY WITH AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
secondary radiolocation
29 2900 – 3100 MARINE RADAR PRIMARY
secondary radiolocation
30 5470 – 5650 MARINE RADAR AND SHIPBOARD INTERROGATOR TRANSPONDER PRIMARY
secondary radiolocation
31 8850 – 9000 MARINE RADAR — SHORE-BASED RADAR ONLY MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION
CO-PRIMARY WITH RADIOLOCATION
32 9200 – 9300 MARINE RADAR & SEARCH AND RESCUE TRANSPONDERS MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION
CO-PRIMARY WITH RADIOLOCATION
33 9300 – 9500 SEARCH & RESCUE TRANSPONDERS RADAR PRIMARY
secondary radiolocation

Schedule III (Refer to Section 7.1) — Assigned Frequencies and Usage for the MF and HF Radiotelephony Allocations for Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service

Schedule III - Assigned Frequencies and Usage for the MF and HF Radiotelephony Allocations for Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service
Item Column I
Assigned Frequency (kHz)
Column II
Usage
1 2004.4 Intership East Coast only
2 2041.4 Intership between pleasure vessels Pacific Coast only
3 2066.4 Private ship/shore communications in coastal areas of Canada and the St. Lawrence River as far west as Montréal
4 2080.4 Private ship/shore communications in coastal areas of Canada and the St. Lawrence River as far west as Montréal
5 2083.9 Intership communications in all maritime areas of Canada including the Great Lakes
6 2094.4 Private ship/shore communications in coastal areas of Canada and the St. Lawrence River as far west as Montréal
7 2101.4 Government use only
8 2104.9 Government use only
9 2174.5 International distress frequency, narrow band direct printing telegraphy
10 2182.0 Distress and Calling
11 2187.5 International Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
12 2238.4 Intership between non-fishing commercial vessels on the East Coast only
13 2314.4 Intership between fishing vessels on the Pacific Coast only
14 2367.4 Intership for non-fishing commercial and pleasure vessels on the Pacific Coast and Intership on the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Waterways
15 2639.4 Intership
16 2739.4 Intership
17 4126.4 Ship/shore calling only for distress, safety, calling and reply
18 4147.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
19 4150.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
20 4177.5 International distress frequency, narrow band direct printing telegraphy
21 4207.5 International Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
22 4418.4 Call and reply
23 6216.4 Ship/shore calling only for distress, safety, calling and reply
24 6225.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
25 6228.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
26 6231.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
27 6268.0 International distress frequency, narrow band direct printing telegraphy
28 6312.0 International Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
29 6517.4 Call and reply. Daytime use only.
30 8256.4 Ship/shore calling only for distress, safety, calling and reply
31 8292.4 Distress and safety calling
32 8295.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
33 8298.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
34 8376.5 International distress frequency, narrow band direct printing telegraphy
35 8414.5 International Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
36 12291.4 Ship/shore calling only for distress, safety, calling and reply
37 12354.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
38 12357.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
39 12360.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
40 12363.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
41 12366.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
42 12520.0 International distress frequency, narrow band direct printing telegraphy
43 12577.0 International Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
44 16421.4 Distress and safety calling
45 16529.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
46 16532.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
47 16535.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
48 16538.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
49 16541.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
50 16544.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
51 16547.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
52 16695.0 International distress frequency, narrow band direct printing telegraphy
53 18796.4 Distress and safety calling
54 18826.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
55 18829.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
56 18832.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
57 18835.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
58 18838.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
59 18841.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
60 18844.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
61 22061.4 Distress and safety calling
62 22160.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
63 22163.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
64 22166.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
65 22169.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
66 22172.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
67 22175.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
68 22178.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
69 25098.4 Distress and safety calling
70 25101.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
71 25104.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
72 25107.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
73 25110.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
74 25113.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
75 25116.4 Ship/shore and intership communications
76 25119.4 Ship/shore and intership communications

Note 1: Refer to Schedule VI for power limitations.
Note 2: Refer to Schedule VII for specific frequency power limitations.
Note 3: Assigned frequency is 1.4 kHz higher than the carrier frequency; for example (carrier frequency of 4125.0 kHz + 1.4 kHz = 4126.4 kHz, which is the assigned frequency).
Note 4: These frequencies are for simplex operation. However, they can be used for duplex operation by referring to the ITU Radio Regulations, Appendix 17, Part B, sub-sections A, B, C-1 and C-2.

Schedule IV (Refer to Section 5) — Radionavigation Frequencies Allocated to the Maritime Service

Schedule IV - Radionavigation Frequencies Allocated to the Maritime Service
Item Column I
Frequency Band (MHz)
Column II
Usage
Column III
Restrictions
1 .009 – .014 (Formerly OMEGA) NONE
2 .014 – .01995 COMMUNICATIONS
(Narrow band modes)
NONE
3 .02005 – .070 COMMUNICATIONS
(Narrow band modes)
NONE
4 .070 – .090 COMMUNICATIONS
(Narrow band modes)
NONE
5 .090 – .110 LORAN NONE
6 .110 – .130 COMMUNICATIONS NONE
7 .130 – .160 COMMUNICATIONS NONE
8 .285 – .315 Automatic Direction Finding and Digital Global Positioning System NONE
9 .315 – .325 Automatic Direction Finding and Digital Global Positioning System NONE
10 .325 – .335 Automatic Direction Finding NONE
11 .405 – .415 RADIO DIRECTION FINDING NONE

Schedule V (Refer to Section 9) — Ultra High Frequency Allocations for Operations on Board a Ship Station

Schedule V - Ultra High Frequency Allocations for Operations on Board a Ship Station
Item Column I
Frequency (MHz)
Column II
Type of Use
1 457.525 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
2 457.55 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
3 457.575 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
4 457.6 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
5 467.525 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
6 467.55 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
7 467.575 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
8 467.75 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
9 467.775 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
10 467.8 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP
11 467.825 COMMUNICATIONS ON BOARD SHIP

Note: These frequencies are to be used for internal communication purposes only, which are necessary for the support of operational requirements of the ship's business.
Note: Power output is limited to 5 watts on these frequencies.

Schedule VI (Refer to Section 6.4) — Radio Apparatus Power Limitations in the Maritime Service

Schedule VI - Radio Apparatus Power Limitations in the Maritime Service
Item Column I
Frequency Bands (MHz)
Column II
Power Limitations
1 2.065 – 2.850 1.0 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)
2 4.000 – 4.438 1.5 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)
3 6.200 – 6.525 1.5 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)
4 8.100 – 8.815 1.5 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)
5 12.230 – 13.200 1.5 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)
6 16.360 – 17.410 1.5 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)
7 18.780 – 19.900 1.5 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)
8 22.000 – 22.855 1.5 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)
9 25.070 – 26.275 1.5 kilowatts (Peak Envelope Power)

Schedule VII (Refer to Section 7.2) — Radio Apparatus Power Limitations in the Maritime Service for Specific MF and HF Frequencies

Schedule VII - Radio Apparatus Power Limitations in the Maritime Service for Specific MF and HF Frequencies
Item Column I
Assigned Frequency (kHz)
Column II
Maximum Power Peak Envelope Power Output
1 2 066.4 150 watts
2 2 080.4 150 watts
3 2 083.4 150 watts
4 2 094.4 150 watts
5 4 418.4 1 kW
6 6 216.4 1 kW
7 6 517.4 1 kW

Schedule VIII (Refer to Section 10.1) — Allocated HF Radiotelegraphy Frequencies for Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service

Schedule VIII - Allocated HF Radiotelegraphy Frequencies for Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service
Item Column I
Working Frequency Bands (kHz)
Column II
Calling/Replying Frequency Bands (kHz)
1 4187 – 4202 kHz, 31 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz 4182 – 4186.5 kHz, 10 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
Group 1: 4182 and 4182.5 kHz
Common Channels: 4184 and 4184.5 kHz
Group 3: 4185 and 4185.5 kHz
2 6285 – 6300 kHz, 31 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz 6276 – 6280.5 kHz, 10 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
Group 1: 6277 and 6277.5 kHz
Common Channels: 6276 and 6276.5 kHz
Group 3: 6279 and 6279.5 kHz
3 8342 – 8365.5 kHz, 48 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
8371 – 8376 kHz, 11 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
8366 – 8370.5 kHz, 10 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
Group 1: 8366 and 8366.5 kHz
Common Channels: 8368 and 8369 kHz
Group 3: 8368.5 and 8369.5 kHz
4 12422 –12476.5 kHz, 110 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz 12550 –12554.5 kHz, 10 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
Group 1: 12550 and 12550.5 kHz
Common Channels: 12552 and 12553.5 kHz
Group 3: 12552.5 and 12553 kHz
5 16619 – 16683 kHz, 129 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz 16734 – 16738.5 kHz, 10 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
Group 1: 16734 and 16734.5 kHz
Common Channels: 16736 and 16738 kHz
Group 3: 16736.5 and 16737 kHz
6 22242 – 22279 kHz, 75 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz 22279.5 – 22284 kHz, 10 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
Group 1: 22279.5 and 22280 kHz
Common Channels: 22280.5 and 22281 kHz
Group 3: 22282.5 and 22283 kHz
7 25161.5 – 25171 kHz, 20 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz 25171.5 – 25172.5 kHz, 3 frequencies, spaced 0.5 kHz
Group 1: 25171.5 kHz
Common Channels: 25172 kHz
Group 3: 25172.5 kHz

Note 1: Group 1 includes Canada's West Coast and Western Arctic. Group 3 includes Canada's East Coast and Eastern Arctic.
Note 2: Please refer to the Canadian Coast Guard publication Radio Aids to Marine Navigation (RAMN), appropriate to the area of operation, for the specific calling and working frequencies for each area.