Archived—Gazette Notice SMSE-001-06

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

No. SMSE-001-06 — Issue of SRSP-512 and Amendment of RSS-119

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is introducing a new Standard Radio System Plan, SRSP-512, which states the technical requirements for land mobile and fixed systems operating in the band 220-222 MHz. Industry Canada is also amending Radio Standards Specification 119, which sets out requirements for radio transmitters and receivers for the land mobile and fixed services in bands allocated within the 27.41 MHz to 960 MHz range. These documents are as follows:

SRSP-512, Issue 1, provides information on the minimum technical requirements for land mobile and fixed radio services in the band 220-222 MHz. This SRSP reflects changes in accordance with a new spectrum policy announced in Gazette Notice DGTP-004-05 (released December 10, 2005). These changes pertain to the use of the spectrum by public safety, railway, utility telemetry and other users.

RSS-119 was updated to:

  1. include requirements for land mobile and fixed equipment operating in the 220-222 MHz band;
  2. revise the emission mask for the 800/900 MHz range to accommodate new technologies;
  3. revise the spurious emission limits (using the radiated measurement method) for receivers to comply with the limits found in RSS-Gen; and,
  4. remove Annex A, Data Modem Certification, as data modems have been reclassified as Category II equipment, subject to the requirements of RSS-310, Low-power Licence-exempt Radiocommunication Devices (All Frequency Bands): Category II Equipment.

In addition to the above changes, RSS-119 has been reformatted and updated to reflect Industry Canada's current practices. RSS-Gen has information common to most Radio Standard Specifications, including RSS-119.

General Information

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

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

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

Any inquiries regarding SRSP-512 should be directed to the Manager, Mobile and Personal Communications, telephone: 613-952-2323, fax: 613-952-5108, email: and inquiries regarding RSS-119 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 addresses: for SRSP-512 and for RSS-119, 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, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, title, and notice reference number (SMSE-001-06).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Official printed copies of Canada 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  22, 2006

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering

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