RBR-1 — Technical Requirements for the Operation of Mobile Stations in the Aeronautical Service

Issue 2
November 2009

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Contents

1. Scope

These are the technical requirements for the operation of mobile stations in the aeronautical service in Canada.

2. Definitions

For the purpose of these requirements, aircraft station means a mobile station, including a hand-held radio, that is installed or operated on board an aircraft.

2.1 Schedule Abbreviations:

AOCC - Aeronautical Operational Control Communications

AMS - Aeronautical Mobile Service

AMSS - Aeronautical Mobile-Satellite Service

AMT - Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry

ASDE - Airport Surface Detection Equipment

ATC - Air Traffic Control (Services/Stations)

AWIS - Aviation Weather Information Service

AWOS - Automated Weather Observation System

CA - Controlled Aerodrome

CARS - Community Aerodrome Radio Station

FSS - NAV CANADA Flight Service Station

GAC - General Aviation Communication

GBAS - Ground-based Augmentation System

GPS - Global Positioning System

GLONASS - Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System

GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite System

ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization

MLS - Microwave Landing System

RX - Receive Only

SAR - Search and Rescue

UCA - Uncontrolled Aerodrome

VFR - Visual Flight Rules

(R) - En-route Frequencies

(OR) - Off-route Frequencies

3. Use of Approved Radio Apparatus

The operator of an aircraft station shall operate radio apparatus that meets applicable standards.

4. Identification

The operator of a mobile station in the aeronautical service shall identify the station using:

  • (a) in the case of an aircraft station,
    • (i) the official registration marks of the aircraft;
    • (ii) a word designating the air operator, followed by the flight identification number; or
    • (iii) other methods of identification that have been agreed to under a special agreement between Canada and other governments, and on condition that they are internationally known; and
  • (b) in the case of a mobile other than an aircraft, any appropriate means that will allow the identification of the station.

5. Radionavigation Frequencies Allocated to Mobile Stations in the Aeronautical Service

5.1 Receive Radionavigation Frequencies Allocated to Mobile Stations in the Aeronautical Service

The operator of an aircraft radionavigation station shall operate within frequency bands set out in Column I of Schedule I.

5.2 Frequency Bands for Aeronautical Radionavigation

The operator of an aircraft radionavigation station shall operate within frequency bands set out in Column I of Schedule III.

6. Frequency Bands for Communications with Ground Stations in the Aeronautical Service

6.1 Frequencies of Operation

The operator of an aircraft station shall operate only on those radio frequencies within the frequency bands set out in Column I of Schedule II.

6.2 Frequency Usage

The operator of an aircraft station shall operate in accordance with the usage set out in Column II of Schedule II for the frequency band set out in Column I for that corresponding item.

6.3 Frequency Restrictions

6.3.1 The operator of an aircraft station shall operate within the frequency band set out in Column I of Schedule II in accordance with the restrictions set out in Column III for that corresponding item.

6.3.2 For the purposes of complying with the applicable restrictions in Section 6.3.1,

  • (a) Primary means that a station operating in the aeronautical service can claim protection from harmful interference from a station performing a secondary service in that band.
  • (b) Secondary means that a station operating in the aeronautical service shall not:
    • (i) cause harmful interference to a station performing a primary or co-primary service; or
    • (ii) claim protection from a station performing a primary or co-primary service.
  • (c) Co-primary means that a station operating in the aeronautical service can claim protection from harmful interference from a station performing a secondary service in that band, and shall not cause harmful interfere to a station performing another co-primary service.

6.4 Power Restrictions

An operator of an aircraft station that operates radio apparatus in a frequency band in Column I of Schedule II shall be restricted to 400 watts peak envelope power for items 1 to 22 and an output power of 30 watts for items 23 to 28.

7. Miscellaneous Frequencies for Mobile Stations Operating in the Aeronautical Service

7.1 Frequency Usage

The operator of an aircraft station shall operate radio apparatus on frequencies set out in Column I of Schedule IV in accordance with usage set out in Column II of that corresponding item.

7.2 Power Restrictions

The operator of an aircraft station operating radio apparatus on a frequency set out in Column I of Schedule IV shall be restricted to 400 watts peak envelope power for items 1 and 2 and an output power of 30 watts for items 4 to 7. The maximum output power for items 3 and 8 should not exceed 100 mW.

Schedule I - Receive Radionavigation Frequencies Allocated to Mobile Stations in the Aeronautical Service

(See Section 5.1)

Schedule I - Receive Radionavigation Frequencies Allocated to Mobile Stations in the Aeronautical Service
Item Column I
Frequency Band (MHz)
Column II
Usage
Column III
Restrictions and Allocations
1 .009-.014 OMEGA (RX) RADIONAVIGATION
2

.090-.110

LORAN (RX) RADIONAVIGATION
Fixed
3

.190-.200

ADF (RX) AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
4

.200-.285

ADF (RX) AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
Aeronautical Mobile
5

.285-.315

ADF (RX) MARITIME
RADIONAVIGATION and AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
6

.315-.325

ADF (RX) MARITIME
RADIONAVIGATION
Aeronautical Radionavigation
7

.325-.335

ADF (RX) AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
Aeronautical Mobile
Maritime Radionavigation
8

.335-.405

ADF (RX) AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
Aeronautical Mobile
9 .405-.415 ADF (RX) RADIONAVIGATION
Aeronautical Mobile
10 .510-.525   MOBILE and
AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
11 .525-.535   BROADCASTING and
AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
12 1.705-1.800   FIXED, MOBILE,
RADIOLOCATION and
AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
13 74.8-75.2 Marker beacons using various modulation tones. Used in conjunction with the Instrument Landing System (ILS). AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
14 108.0-111.975 Instrument Landing System (ILS) localizers AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
15 108.1-117.975 Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnidirectional Range (VOR). 108.1-111.975 MHz can be used for Terminal VOR. 112.1-117.9 MHz are used for en-route VOR and GBAS. AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R) SERVICE
16 328.6-335.4 Instrument Landing System (ILS) Glide Slope, ILS Localizer AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION

Schedule II - Frequency Bands for Communications with Ground Stations in the Aeronautical Service

(See Section 6)

Schedule II - Frequency Bands for Communications with Ground Stations in the Aeronautical Service
Item Column I
Frequency Band (MHz)
Column II
Usage
Column III
Restrictions and Allocation
1 2.850-3.025   Primary (R)
2 3.025-3.155 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
3 3.400-3.500   Primary (R)
4 4.650-4.700   Primary (R)
5 4.700-4.750 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
6 5.450-5.480   Primary (R)
7 5.480-5.680   Primary (R)
8 5.680-5.730 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
9 6.525-6.685   Primary (R)
10 6.685-6.765   Primary (R)
11 8.815-8.965   Primary (R)
12 8.965-9.040 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
13 10.005-10.100   Primary (R)
14 11.175-11.275 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
15 11.275-11.400   Primary (R)
16 13.200-13.260 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
17 13.260-13.360   Primary (R)
18 15.010-15.100 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
19 17.900-17.970   Primary (R)
20 17.970-18.030 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
21 21.924-22.000   Primary (R)
22 23.200-23.350 Government of Canada exclusive Primary (OR)
23 117.9750-121.9875 Air Traffic Control (ATC) Services Primary
24 121.9875-123.5875 General Aviation Communication (GAC)

Primary

25 123.5875-128.8125 Air Traffic Control (ATC) Services Primary
26 128.8125-132.0125 Aeronautical Operational Control Communications (AOCC) Primary
27 132.0125-136.4875 Air Traffic Control (ATC) Services Primary
28 136.5000-137.0000 Aeronautical Operational Control Communications (AOCC) Primary
29 849.0-851.0 Ground-to-Air Public Correspondence Primary
30 894.0-896.0 Air-to-Ground Public Correspondence Primary

Schedule III - Frequency Bands for Aeronautical Radionavigation

(See Section 5.2)

Schedule III - Frequency Bands for Aeronautical Radionavigation
Item Column I
Frequency Band (MHz)
Column II

Usage
Column III

Allocation
1 960-1215 Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and Aircraft Transponders.
978 MHz dedicated for Universal Access Transceivers (UAT). 960-1164 MHz AM(R). 1164-1215 MHz GNSS (Space-to-Earth).
AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
SERVICE
RADIONAVIGATION
SATELLITE
2 1240-1300 GNSS (GPS L1 and GLONASS) AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIOLOCATION
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)
(space-to-space)
SPACE
RESEARCH (active)
Amateur
3 1300-1350 Primary Radar (AASR1) AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
RADIOLOCATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space)
4 1350-1370 Primary Radar AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION,
RADIOLOCATION, FIXED,
MOBILE
5 1545-1555 AMS(R)S (Aircraft to satellite communications)

AERONAUTICAL
MOBILE-SATELLITE (R)
(space-to-Earth),
Mobile-Satellite

6 1559-1610   AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)(space-to-space)
7 1610-1610.6   AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
MOBILE-SATELLITE

(Earth-to-space)
8 1610.6-1613.8   AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION,
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) and RADIOASTRONOMY
9 1613.8-1626.5   AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION and
MOBILE-SATELLITE

(Earth-to-space)
Mobile-Satellite
(space-to-Earth)
10 1646.5-1656.5 AMS(R)S (Aircraft to satellite communications) AERONAUTICAL
MOBILE-SATELLITE (R)
(Earth-to-space),
Mobile-Satellite
11 2700-2850 Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) and primary radar AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
Radiolocation
12 2850-2900 Primary radar AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION and
MARITIME
RADIONAVIGATION
Radiolocation
13 4200-4400 Airborne Radar Altimeters AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
14 5000-5150 5000-5150 MHz AMS(R)S (Aircraft to satellite communications).5030-5091 MHz MLS.5091-5150 MHz AM(R)S and AMT. AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE
SATELLITE (R) SERVICE
15 5150-5250 Wind Shear Radar AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
FIXED-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space),
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
16 5350-5460 Airborne radar (usually weather turbulence and storm avoidance) AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIOLOCATION
SPACE RESEARCH (active)
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
17 8750-8850 Airborne Doppler Navigation Aids AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIOLOCATION
18 9000-9200 Precision Approach Radar (Dept. of National Defence)
Airborne Weather RadarPrimary radar and airborne transponders
AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
Radiolocation
19 13250-13400 Airborne Transponders interrogated by ground-based stations, Airborne Doppler Navigator, and Weather Radar AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
SPACE
RESEARCH (active)
20 15400-15700 ASDE AERONAUTICAL
RADIONAVIGATION

Schedule IV- Miscellaneous Frequencies for Mobile Stations Operating in the Aeronautical Service

(See Section 7)

Schedule IV- Miscellaneous Frequencies for Mobile Stations Operating in the Aeronautical Service
Item Column I
Frequency
(MHz)
Column II
Usage
1 3.023 SAR, air-to-air & air-to-land
2 5.68 SAR, air-to-air & air-to-land
3 121.5 Aeronautical Emergency Frequency and Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) Beacon
4 122.75 ICAO air-to-air (Southern Canadian Airspace)
5 123.1 Aeronautical Emergency Frequency (Auxiliary to 121.500) World-wide SAR
6 123.2 Announcement of Position and Intentions by Aircraft at UCAs
7 123.45 ICAO Air-to-air (Northern Domestic Airspace and North Atlantic)
8 243 SAR & Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) Beacon
9 406 - 406.1 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) Beacon
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