Archived — Notice No. SMSE-022-01

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-022-01

1. Notice is hereby given Industry Canada is amending Radio Standards Specification 210 (RSS-210) which sets out minimum requirements for the certification of low power licence-exempt radio transmitters and receivers. The amended version is:

Radio Standards Specification 210 (RSS-210), Issue 5 (Provisional), Low Power Licence-Exempt Radiocommunication Devices (All Frequency Bands).

2. This new issue sets out new technical requirements for vehicular radars and equipment constructed in modular form. Also, it includes modified requirements for family radio services (FRS) equipment, as well as expanded technical limits for point-to-point systems in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. A list of the main changes is provided in the preface of the document.

3. These amendments have been coordinated with the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC).

4. The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists, available on the Industry Canada Internet site, will be amended to reflect the above changes.

Interested parties may submit comments on this new issue of RSS-210 to the Director General, Spectrum Engineering, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0C8, within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice. All representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, and the notice reference number. Comments should preferably be submitted in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to facilitate posting on the Department's Web site. Documents submitted should be sent with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Comments received will be taken into account in the development of the next issue of RSS-210. Shortly after the close of the comment period, comments received, if any, will be posted on Industry Canada's Web site: (English version) (French version)

Any inquiries on this notice should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, telephone: 613-990-4699, fax: 613-990-3158, e-mail:

Note that the above RSS and the Radio Equipment Technical Standards List are also available in English and French on the same Web site.

Hard copies of the documents are available, for a fee, from:

Tyrell Press Ltd.
2714 Fenton Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T7 Canada
toll-free telephone: 
United States toll-free telephone: 
Worldwide telephone: 


DLS, St-Joseph Print Group Inc.
45 Sacré-CoeurBoulevard Hull, Quebec K1A 0S7 Canada
toll-free telephone:
Canada toll-free facsimile: 
Worldwide telephone:
Worldwide facsimile:

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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