Archived — Gazette Notice No. SMSE-002-04

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-002-04

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing Radio Standards Specification 243 (RSS-243), which sets out minimum requirements for the certification of transmitters and receivers used in a radiocommunication system to provide medical implant communication in the 402-405 MHz band. This new RSS is entitled: 

Radio Standards Specifications 243 (RSS-243), Issue 1, Active Medical Implant Communication System Devices in the 402-405 MHz Band.

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

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

The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists will be amended to include the above document.

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 Industry Canada's 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, the publication date, title, and notice reference number (SMSE-002-04).

Obtaining Copies

Copies are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at: Note that the above-mentioned documents and the Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists are also available on the same Web site.

Official printed copies 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.

July 14, 2004

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering

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