Decision on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band

Annex B — List of RRBS Stations

Annex B — List of RRBS Stations
No.LOCATIONCOMPANY NAMECALL SIGNTX FREQRX FREQ
1HIGHLAND, AB353233 ALBERTA LTD (dba VM Systems)VXI987632554
2RYLEY, AB353233 ALBERTA LTD (dba VM Systems)CHR293656554
3ST. ISIDORE DE BELLEVUE, SK10106593 SASKATCHEWAN LTD. (dba GotGeek.ca)CGZ503620686
4 CANDLE LAKE, SK10106593 SASKATCHEWAN LTD. (dba GotGeek.ca)CGZ406620686
5TABOR MOUNTAIN BCABC ALLEN BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONSCGK349692692
6BUFFALO LAKE METIS SETTLEMENT WISPAdvanced Interactive Inc.CGK859692572
7SASKATOON MOUNTAIN, AB - WISPAdvanced Interactive Inc.CHP550548596
8VALLEYVIEW, ABAdvanced Interactive Inc.CJG656524560
9GROUARD, ABAdvanced Interactive Inc.CKD484578530
10BEAR MOUNTAIN (CJDC-TV TOWER)Advanced Interactive Canada IncCKS368620686
11CHARLIE LAKE (CBC SITE)Advanced Interactive Canada IncCKS457680530
12ROSS HAVEN, ABAdvanced Interactive Inc.CKR710590542
13GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB MNP BUILDINGAdvanced Interactive Inc.CKR789578542
14MAYERTHORPE, ABAdvanced Interactive Inc.CKS454668548
15FOX CREEK, ABAdvanced Interactive Inc.CKS691614686
16PRINCE ALBERT, SK (WISP)ADVANCED INTERACTIVE CANADA INC.VFT812590542
17WHITECOURT, ABAdvanced Interactive Inc. VFU564596548
590542
18ELIZABETH, AB - METIS SETTLEMENTAdvanced Interactive Inc.VXK829614692
19CLEARWATER COUNTY, AB TOWER ROADBeacon Broadband Inc. (dba Harewaves Wireless Inc)CGX405524560
20CAROLINE AB - SW 04-36-06-W5MBeacon Broadband Inc. RRBS (dba Harewaves Wireless Inc)CHJ974632536
21ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ABBeacon Broadband Inc. RRBS (dba Harewaves Wireless Inc)VFU567644584
22BEACON, AB SE 8-40-04W5Beacon Broadband Inc. RRBS (dba Harewaves Wireless Inc)VFU568620542
626548
23TIMMINS, ON (WEST)BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONSVXH365632686
24KIRKLAND LAND, ONBELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONSVXH367638686
25NEW LISKEARD, ONBELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONSVXH360650674
26MOUNT-LAURIER, QCBELL ALIANT COMMUNICATIONS REGIONALVXK943638686
27LA SARRE, QCBELL ALIANT COMMUNICATIONS REGIONALVXK946644674
28MONT-KEKEKO, QCBELL ALIANT COMMUNICATIONS REGIONALVXK947626680
29VAL-D'OR, QCBELL ALIANT COMMUNICATIONS REGIONALVXK950554602
30MILLER HILL ONCore Broadband Inc.CYU673566572
31WARRENSVILLE, ABDOUBLE F & COMPANY LTD (dba AbNorth.com)CHQ828632542
32LITTLE SMOKEY, AB SITE 12BI WANT WIRELESS.CA LTDCGZ416650572
33CORONATION, AB GLENTEL TOWERLTR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATIONCHQ387686614
34WABASCA, ABSlave Lake Communications Ltd.CGR728632686
35FLAT TOP MOUNTAIN, ABSlave Lake Communications Ltd.CGR729656692
36WHITECOURT MOUNT, AB NE 21-58-12Slave Lake Communications Ltd.VFU573650692
662686
37MOOSE JAW, SKTERASTREAM BROADBAND (SK) CORP.CYS786512548
38STRANRAER, SKTERASTREAM BROADBAND (SK) CORP.CYS787512548
39BASSANO, ABTERASTREAM COMMUNICATIONS LTD.CKS726518590
524596
40GRANDE PRAIRIE AB NE 1/4 12-72-9-W6The Rural Link Inc.CFV372656614
41GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB (SASK MTN)VINCENT COMM & CONTROLCKD293626686
42YORKTON, SK, 307 TOWER RD.YOURLINK INC.CFM673578530
43GRENFELL, SK (NE18-16-7-2)YOURLINK INC.CFM688578530
44DUFF, SK, PCL A. SW 34-21-8-W2YOURLINK INC.CGL316614686
45CONQUEST, SK, NW 32-29-9-W3YOURLINK INC.CGL381620686
46EMMA LAKE, SK, NE 24-53-27 W3YOURLINK INC.CGL386524560
47CLEARWATER LAKE, SKYOURLINK INC.CHR357632680
48LEBRET, SK NW 34 20 13 W2YOURLINK INC.CHZ721584536
49DENHOLM NORTH BATTLEFORD SK (WISP)YOURLINK INC.VFV593596548
50LLOYDMINSTER, SKYOURLINK INC.VFW663578530
51LIBERTY / LONG LAKE, SKYOURLINK INC.VFW718590542
52BEECHMOUNT ONTJ COMMUNICATIONSCGZ505644680

 

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Annex C — Planning Parameters and Technical Assumptions

Annex C — Planning Parameters and Technical Assumptions
ParameterValue

Note 1: The analysis methodology divides the United States and Canada into a uniform grid of cells common to all television stations within Canada and the United States in order to evaluate and record signal strength, service and interference.
  1. Step 1: The baseline interference-free service population for a TV station is calculated based on channel assignments within Canada and the United States and represents the population within the noise-limited service (bounding) contour predicted to receive service and excludes the population of cells where the desired signal is blocked by terrain and excludes cells with existing interference from other stations.
  2. Step 2: Additional interference cells are determined from the cells within a station's baseline interference-free service population that receive new interference from another station.
  3. Step 3: The percentage of additional population interference is calculated as the sum of total population within the additional interference cells relative to the baseline interference-free service population.
Note 2: F(90,90) contour distance is calculated as the distance to the NLBC signal strength threshold by using F(90,90) curves.

Spherical earth distance111.15 km/° latitude
Earth ground and atmospheric constantsr=15, Ɵ=5 mS/m
Climatic zoneContinental temperate (5)
Terrain database CDED 1″
Calculation of depression angles from transmitterSpherical earth geometry using elevations AMSL
Radio signal propagation model Longley-Rice
Longley-Rice service modeBroadcast
Population databaseStatistics Canada, 2011
Rounding of population centroidsNone
Terrain extraction interval0.1 km for average terrain
1.0 km for path loss
DTV NLBC threshold (LVHF, HVHF, UHF) Regular power:
  • 28, 36, 41-20log(615/channel mid-frequency in MHz)
  • dBµV/m
Low power:
  • 43,48, 51-20log(615/channel mid-frequency in MHz)
  • dBµV/m
Methodology to determine additional population interference to existing TV stationSee Note 1
Maximum additional population interference to an existing TV station from another TV station0.5%
Treatment of TV stations with zero populationRequire a separation distance of 80 km, or a lower distance acceptable by the Department, between the TV station and other TV stations with N-1, N or N+ 1 assignments
DTV NLBC statistic (location/situation, time)50%, 90%
DTV-into-DTV interference threshold, co-channel15 + 10 log [1/(1-10^(-x/10)] dB, where x=S/N-15.19
DTV interference statistic (location/situation, time)50%, 10%
DTV-into-DTV interference D/U ratio threshold, first adjacent channels Regular power:
− 28 dB (lower adj.), − 26 dB (upper adjacent)
Low power:
−  dB for Simple Mask, − 12 for Stringent Mask
Cell size for Longley-Rice calculationsSquare, 2 km/side
Treatment of kwx=3 warningsAccept, assume coverage
NTSC TV station to DTV station conversion methodologyUsing IC F-curve program, match the resulting DTV station's F(90,90) contour distanceNote 2 to the NTSC TV station's grade B contour distance, up to the maximum F(90,90) contour distance derived by the NTSC station's associated DTV parameters given in the current DTV Post-Transition Allotment Plan.
Methodology to repack NTSC TV station NTSC stations will first be converted to DTV mode using the methodology above. New channel assignment will be based on the frequency band in its DTV mode.
TX antenna elevation pattern shapeStandard OET 69, non-symmetrical
Electrical beam tiltAs specified, or 0.75° if not specified for Canada stations and allotments
Mechanical beam tilt0 (ignored)
Replication method for antenna horizontal patternsScaled ERP (subject to maximum power limits as agreed) at new channel to match area enclosed, using existing antenna pattern
# radials used for height above the average terrain (HAAT) calculation36
# radials used for contour projection360
Minimum HAAT for any radial30.5 m
Receive antenna height above ground level (AGL)10 m
Receive antenna gain (low VHF, high VHF, UHF)4, 6, 10 dBd
Downlead loss (LVHF, HVHF, UHF)1, 2, 4 dB
Receive antenna front-to-back ratio (LVHF, HVHF, UHF) and azimuth pattern shape10, 12, 14 dB, cos ⁴ (Ɵ), but not less than F/B ratio specified
PolarizationHorizontal
Technical parameters of the stationAs-built operating

 

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