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Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-004-98

Notice is hereby given that minor revisions have been made to the Radio Standards Specification 187 (RSS-187), Issue 3, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons, Emergency Locator Transmitters and Personal Locator Beacons. The revised document has been posted on the Internet at the address http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum. The specific changes are listed below:

  1. Transport Canada is replaced by the organization NAV CANADA in section 9 and in the headings of items 15 and 16 of Annex 1.
  2. The Canadian Test facility (QETE) approved to perform COSPAS/SARSAT testing has been deleted from section 4.2.1 paragraph 2 and item 12 of Annex 1, at QETE’s request since they are no longer able to provide this testing service for the public.
  3. In section 8.0, EPIRBs of COSPAS/SARSAT Class 1 (-40° to +55°C) and Class 2 (-20° to +55°) have been replaced by: CANADA Class 1, float free, (-20° to +55°C) and CANADA Class 2 manual activation (-20° to +55°C).
  4. A few minor text changes of an editorial nature (e.g. CCG (AMTJ) changed to CCG (AWTJ).

The Radio Equipment Technical Standards List (Category 1 Equipment Standards List) will be amended accordingly (to show the new issue number as RSS-187, Issue 3, Rev. 1).

Any inquiries on this Notice should be directed to: Manager, Radio Equipment Standards; E-mail: Lum.kwai@ic.gc.ca; telephone: 613-990-4699/fax: 613-990-3158.

Note that the RSS-187, Issue 3, Rev. 1, is available in English and French on the Internet at:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum (English version)
http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectre (French version)

or in hard copy from the Publishing Services Centre

DOSP-P
300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C8
telephone: 613-990-4761
fax: 613-990-3341

until April 1, 1998. After this date, hard copy documents will be available, for a fee, from:

Tyrell Press Ltd.
2714 Fenton Road
Gloucester, Ontario
K1T 3T7
Canada toll-free no.: 1-800-267-4862
U.S. toll-free no. : 1-800-574-0137
Worldwide telephone no. : 613-822-0740
Fax number : 613-822-1089
E-mail: tyrell@magi.com

Canada Communication Group
Sacré-CoeurBlvd.
Hull, Quebec
K1A 0S9
Toll-free no. : 1-888-562-5561
Fax number : 819-779-2858
E-mail: dlsorderdesk@ccgsjc.com1

March 6, 1998

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering