RP-004 — Policy for the Licensing of Very Low Capacity Point to Point Links in the Band 30– 890 MHz

Annex A

List of Frequency Allocations for Fixed and Mobile
Services in the Frequency Range 30–890 MHz
Order of Use Frequency Band Primary
Allocation
Secondary
Allocation
From      To     
3 30.01 50 MHz MOBILE Fixed
21 72 76 MHz FIXED, MOBILE  
2 138 144 MHz FIXED, MOBILE  
2 148 149.9 MHz FIXED, MOBILE  
3 150.05 156.7625 MHz MOBILE Fixed
32 156.7625 174 MHz MOBILE Fixed
2 216 220 MHz FIXED, MARITIME
MOBILE
 
4 401 406 MHz OTHERS Fixed, Mobile
(except
aeronautical
mobile)
32 406.1 414 MHz MOBILE Fixed
1 414 415 MHz FIXED Mobile
3 415 419 MHz MOBILE Fixed
1 419 420 MHz FIXED Mobile
32 420 430 MHz MOBILE Fixed
3 450 470 MHz MOBILE Fixed
3 806 890 MHz MOBILE Fixed
4   Above
890 MHz
   

Categories of Services:

  1. Services the names of which are printed in capital letters, (e.g. FIXED) are primary services.
  2. Services the names of which are printed in normal characters, (e.g. Fixed) are secondary services.
  3. Stations of a secondary service:
    1. shall not cause harmful interference to stations of a primary service to which frequencies are already assigned or to which frequencies may be assigned at a later date;
    2. cannot claim protection from harmful interference from stations of a primary service to which frequencies are already assigned or may be assigned at a later date;
    3. can claim protection, however, from harmful interference from stations of the same or other secondary service(s) to which frequencies may be assigned at a later date.

Annex B — Interim Supplementary Technical Criteria to Existing Documents

Antenna Directivity and Polarization — With the exception of point to multipoint links, all other fixed point to point links must use directional antennas with a minimum gain with respect to half wave dipole of 9 dB in the VHF band (30–300 MHz) and 12 dB in the UHF band (above 300 MHz). Lower gain antennas may be permitted where they provide equivalent re-use of frequencies through control of front-to-back ratio. In order to use a common frequency for all links within a point to multipoint system, omnidirectional or other antenna patterns with large beamwidth would be permitted for such applications on a secondary basis, as long as the re-assignment of the same frequency is not affected due to the use of the non-directional antenna. Antennae horizontally polarized must be used in all cases unless operational requirements justify vertical polarizaiton.

Bandwidth Considerations — Within the single normal mobile channel spacing used in the band under consideration, one or more discrete frequencies or multiplexed channels may be employed, provided that the total emission bandwidth can be accommodated. As noted in Section 3.3, contiguous bandwidths in excess of a single normal mobile channel but less than 90 kHz may be employed below 890 MHz only in areas of light mobile use.

Single voice channel FM or PM equipment shall meet the requirements specified in Radio Standards Specifications (RSS) 119 (and its Supplement if applicable). Equipment using modulation techniques other than FM or PM or using multiplex channels within a single normal mobile channel bandwidth will be certified in the interim using RSS 119 as a guide, on the basis of the engineering brief submitted; until such time as specifications are developed for such equipment.

Number of Hops — There are no restrictions on the number of hops to be authorized. They should be based on the type of service (e.g. paging or two-way system), proposed system configuration and availability of spectrum. Also, systems requiring multiple hops should be designed to optimize spectrum utilization.

Effective Radiated Power and Antenna Height — The effective radiated power (ERP) will be limited to that necessary to provide the required service as governed by the system requirements. To this end, restrictions will be applied to the ERP, antenna polarization/antenna directivity and antenna height above ground level.

Chart 1

Chart 1
System Areas of Intensive
Mobile Use
Areas of Moderate
Mobile Use
Areas of Light
Mobile Use
Public Radio Paging (Common Carrier and RCC Provided Paging)

30–890 MHz

  • fixed primary, mobile secondary bands only if spectrum available;
  • up to three channels;
  • time-sharing of frequencies between current and future users encouraged;
  • preference given to systems providing maximum service to public (i.e., digital, tone only, tone and voice)

30–890 MHz
Order of Use:

  1. fixed primary and mobile secondary bands;
  2. fixed and mobile primary bands;
  3. fixed secondary, mobile primary bands;
  4. fixed and mobile secondary, others primary;
    • up to three channels;
    • preference given to systems providing maximum service to the public;
    • time-sharing of frequencies; encouraged.

30–890 MHz

  • up to six channels in any band allocated to fixed, and/or mobile, primary or secondary.
Private Radio Paging

30–890 MHz

  • no fixed links.

30–890 MHz

  • fixed primary bands only;
  • up to two channels.

30–890 MHz

  • up to six channels in any band allocated to fixed and mobile.
Private Commercial 30–890 MHz
No fixed links.
30–890 MHz
Order of Use:
  1. fixed primary and mobile secondary bands;
  2. fixed and mobile primary bands;
  3. fixed secondary, mobile primary bands;
    • time-sharing encouraged
    • one paired channel

30–890 MHz

  • up to six paired channels in any band allocated to fixed services
RCCRMS 30–890 MHz
No fixed links.

30–890 MHz
Order of Use:

  1. fixed primary and mobile secondary bands;
  2. fixed and mobile primary bands;
  3. fixed secondary and mobile primary bands;
  4. Fixed and mobile secondary, others primary;
    • one paired channel
    • preference given to systems providing maximum service to the public
    • time-sharing encouraged

30–890 MHz

  • up to six paired channels in any band allocated to fixed and mobile services
Government Services5

30–890 MHz

  1. fixed primary and mobile secondary bands;
  2. fixed and mobile bands primary;
  3. fixed secondary and mobile primary bands;
  4. Fixed and mobile bands secondary, others primary;
    • up to six paired channels per department or agency;
    • sharing among government users is encouraged on links but not required for exclusive use.

30–890 MHz

  1. fixed primary and mobile secondary bands;
  2. fixed and mobile primary bands;
  3. fixed secondary and mobile primary bands;
  4. Fixed and mobile bands secondary, others primary;
    • up to six paired channels per department or agency;
    • sharing among government users is encouraged on links but not required for exclusive use.

30–890 MHz

  • up to six paired channels per department or agency in any band allocated to fixed and mobile services
Broadcast Auxiliary The bands 450–451 MHz and 455–456 MHz as indicated in SRSP-501 are available for all areas.

Note: Radio linking is permitted in the band 216–220 MHz only in areas 170 km from navigable Canadian waters.

1 Frequency bands 73–74.6 MHz, 74.8–75.2 MHz and existing model control frequencies are not available for fixed links. Consideration in making fixed assignments in this range may have to be given to protection of reception of TV channels 4 and 5.

2 Frequency bands 156.7625–161.535 MHz, 409–410/420–421 MHz, 421.0–422.175 MHz, 426.0–427.175 MHz, 425.0–426.0 MHz, should be avoided for fixed links.

3 In order to avoid any compromise with the development of mobile services in the band 806–890 MHz, no fixed links will be authorized in this band in the areas of intensive and moderate mobile use.

4 The "Policy for the Utilization of the 0.890–10.68 GHz radio spectrum by the fixed service" and RSP 113 will be used for the authorization of VLC point to point links above 890 MHz.

5 See Section 3.7.5 for restrictions.


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