Archived—Gazette Notice SMSE-008-06

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-008-06 — Release of New Standard SRSP-511 and Amendment of RSS-119

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is introducing a new Standard Radio System Plan, SRSP-511, which states the technical requirements for land mobile systems operating in the bands 764-770 MHz and 794-800 MHz for public safety applications. Notice is also given that Industry Canada is amending Radio Standards Specification 119 (RSS-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. The documents are as follows:

Standard Radio System Plan 511, Issue 1, Technical Requirements for Land Mobile Radio Services Operating in the Bands 764-770 MHz and 794-800 MHz

Radio Standards Specification 119, Issue 8, Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Transmitters and Receivers Operating in the Frequency Range 27.41-960 MHz.

SRSP-511, Issue 1, provides information on the minimum technical requirements for land mobile systems operating in the bands 764-770 MHz and 794-800 MHz. RSS-119 was updated to include requirements for land mobile equipment operating in the same bands. These standards reflect changes in accordance with a new radio system policy announced in Gazette Notice DGTP-001-06 (released June 17, 2006) which outlines how these frequency bands will be used for public safety applications.

General Information

The above documents will come into force as of the date of the 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 relevant changes.

Any inquiries regarding SRSP-511 should be directed to the Manager, Mobile and Personal Communications, telephone: 613-952-2323, fax: 613-952-5108, e-mail: srsp.pnrh@ic.gc.ca and inquiries regarding RSS-119 should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, telephone: 613-990-4699, fax: 613-991-3961, e-mailres.nmr@ic.gc.ca.

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: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting Comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the Manager, Mobile and Personal Communications for SRSP-511 and the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, for RSS-119, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions for both 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-008-06).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

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

Septembert 16, 2006

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R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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