Archived — Gazette Notice No. SMSE-013-04

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-013-04 - Amendment 4 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.

This RSS was amended in order to include new technical requirements that will allow the certification of General Radio Mobile Service (GMRS) devices operating at a maximum effective radiated power of 2 watts. GMRS equipment that provides a repeater capability may not be certified. The amended version is:

RSS-210, Issue 5, Amendment 4, General Radio Mobile Service (GMRS) Devices

The use of GMRS devices in Canada as early as September 2004 has been announced in Gazette Notice DGTP-001-04. These licence-exempt devices will use a set of frequencies in the frequency range 462/467 MHz.

The application for certification of GMRS radios must be in accordance with spectrum policy SP 462/467 MHz as it relates to the GMRS Alliance (GMRSA) frequency displacement program.

Electro-Federation Canada which operates the GMRSA can be reached at the following address:

5800 Explorer Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 5J3
Tel: 905-602-8877
Fax: 905-602-5686

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: 613-91-3961, 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, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-013-04).

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.

August 14, 2004

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering

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