Gazette Notice No. SMSE-001-12
Department of Industry
Notice No. SMSE-001-12 — Release of New Issues of RSS-111, RSS-182 and RSS-288, as well as the Withdrawal of RSS-193
Notice is hereby given by Industry Canada that the following RSSs come into force effective immediately:
- Radio Standards Specification 111 (RSS-111), Issue 4: Broadband Public Safety Equipment Operating in the Band 4940-4990 MHz, which sets out the requirements for certification of radio transmitters and receivers in the band 4940-4990 MHz for public safety applications;
- Radio Standards Specification 182 (RSS-182), Issue 5: Maritime Radio Transmitters and Receivers in the Band 156-162.5 MHz, which sets out the requirements for certification of radio transmitters and receivers in the maritime service in the band 156-162.5 MHz; and
- Radio Standards Specification 288 (RSS-288), Issue 1: Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which sets out the requirements for certification of the shipborne radiocommunication equipment that meets the requirements of the GMDSS.
RSS-111 was updated to clarify the requirements for equipment with multiple transmitters. RSS-182 was updated to provide the new requirements regarding the Automatic Identification System (AIS SART). RSS-288 was renumbered from RSS-188 to reflect the numbering convention for licence-exempt equipment and to include the new requirements from international standards.
Notice is also hereby given that the following RSS is being withdrawn and is no longer in force effective immediately:
- Radio Standards Specification 193 (RSS-193), Issue 1: Multipoint and Point-to-Point Communication Systems (MCS) in the Fixed Service Operating in the 2150-2160 MHz, 2500-2596 MHz and 2686-2690 MHz Bands.
RSS-193 is being rescinded because MCS equipment is no longer allowed to operate in the frequency bands 2150-2160 MHz, 2500-2596 MHz and 2686-2690 MHz. It should be noted that the band 2150-2155 MHz has been assigned to the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) and is covered under RSS-139. Also, the band 2155-2160 MHz is being held in reserve. The band 2500-2690 MHz has been assigned to the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and is covered under RSS-199.
These documents have 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.
Interested parties are requested to provide their comments within 120 days of the date of publication of this notice in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards (firstname.lastname@example.org), Industry Canada, 19th Floor, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.
All submissions received by the close of the comment period will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.
Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.
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January 13, 2012
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
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