Archived—Gazette Notice SMSE-007-07

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-007-07 — First Issue of RSS-194 and Amendment of SRSP-300.953

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is introducing a new Radio Standards Specification, RSS-194, which sets out certification requirements for radio transmitters and receivers in the band 953-960 MHz for fixed wireless access (FWA) systems. Industry Canada is also amending Standard Radio System Plan 300.953 (SRSP-300.953), which sets out technical requirements for licensing studio-to-transmitter links (STL) and FWA systems operating in the band 953-960 MHz. The documents are as follow:

Radio Standards Specifications 194, Issue 1, Fixed Wireless Access Equipment Operating in the Band 953-960 MHz.

Standard Radio System Plan 300.953, Issue 2, Technical Requirements for Radio Systems in the Fixed Service Operating in the Band 953-960 MHz.

General Information

The document RSS-194, Issue 1 will come into force as of the date of 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 reflect the above changes.

Any inquiries regarding this notice should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, telephone: 613-990-4699, fax: 613-991-3961, e-mail: and inquiries regarding SRSP-300.953 should be directed to the Manager, Fixed Wireless Communications, telephone: 613-952-4792, fax: 613-952-5108, e-mail:

Interested parties should submit their comments within 120 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 website 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-007-07).

Obtaining Copies

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

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website at: Printed copies of notices can be ordered by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

September 27, 2007

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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