Archived — Notice No. DGTP-004-00

Radiocommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-004-2000Spectrum Utilization Policy to Permit Licence-Exempt Family Radio Devices in the Land Mobile Frequency Sub-bands 462-467 MHz (SP-462 MHz)

The purpose of this Notice is to announce the release of spectrum policy provisions under the above-mentioned title. These provisions establish the criteria and time frame for the use of licence-exempt family radio devices in the sub-bands 462.5625 - 462.7125 MHz and 467.5625 - 467.7125 MHz.

On March 4, 1999, in Notice DGTP-002-99, Industry Canada released a consultation paper on this subject. The consultation sought to determine the level of public interest in these licence-exempt family radio devices, the feasibility of accommodating them in spectrum allocated to the land mobile service on a primary basis and the development of appropriate spectrum provisions, if these devices were to be permitted by the Department in the subject frequency bands.

The consultation elicited a number of comments from current land mobile service users who use this band on a primary, licensed and protected from interference basis. As well a number of representations were received from manufacturers/distributors who wish to establish a market for family radio devices in Canada. Consequently, the Department has developed the above-mentioned spectrum provisions to accommodate the strong interest for family radio devices.

This above-mentioned spectrum provisions document is available electronically via the Internet at the following address: World Wide Web (WWW) or in hard copy, for a fee, from:

Tyrell Press Ltd.
2714 Fenton Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T7 Canada
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Canada Communications Group
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Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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