Archived — Gazette Notice No. SMSE-008-04

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-008-04 - Amendment 3 of RSS-210

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is amending Radio Standards Specification 210 (RSS-210), which sets out minimum requirements for the certification of low power transmitters and receivers.

The document is amended to permit the certification of Family Radio Service (FRS) devices that make use of the emission types F1D and F2D. Some editorial changes of a general nature are also included. Presently, the requirements for FRS devices are found in Section 6.2.2(L2.1) of RSS-210 Issue 5. For convenience, all the requirements of that section are presented in the amended version. Should there be disagreement between existing text of Section 6.2.2(L2.1) of RSS-210, Issue 5 and the amended version, the amended version shall take precedence. The amended version is:

RSS-210 Issue 5, Amendment 3: Family Radio Service (FRS) Devices

General Information

The above document will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

The document has been coordinated with the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC).

The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists will be amended to reflect the above change.

Any inquiries regarding this notice should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, telephone: 613-990-4699, fax: 613-991-3961, email:

Interested parties should submit their comments within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice. Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on the Industry Canada Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Submitting Comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address:, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Spectrum Engineering, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1A 0C8

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-008-04).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice, the Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists and other documents referred to, are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

April 23, 2004

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering

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