Archived—Gazette Notice SMSE-007-06-007-06

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-007-06 — Release of New Radio Standards Specification - RSS-111

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is introducing a new Radio Standards Specification, RSS-111, which sets out standards for the certification of radio transmitters and receivers in the band 4940-4990 MHz for public safety applications. The document is: 

Radio Standards Specifications 111, Issue 1, Broadband Public Safety Equipment Operating in the Band 4940-4990 MHz.

RSS-111 is being issued to provide certification requirements for radio equipment in accordance with the new Spectrum Utilization Policy 4940 MHz (SP-4940) which outlines the Department's policy for the use of the frequency band 4940-4990 MHz for public safety applications.

General Information

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

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

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

Any inquiries regarding RSS-111 should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, telephone: 613-990-4699, fax: 613-991-3961, e-mail:

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 Comment

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following e-mail 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, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, title, and notice reference number (SMSE-007-06).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and document 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.

July 18, 2006

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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