Archived — Notice No. SMSE-004-98

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-004-98

Notice is hereby given that minor revisions have been made to the Radio Standards Specification 187 (RSS-187), Issue 3, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons, Emergency Locator Transmitters and Personal Locator Beacons. The revised document has been posted on the Internet at the address The specific changes are listed below:

  1. Transport Canada is replaced by the organization NAV CANADA in section 9 and in the headings of items 15 and 16 of Annex 1.
  2. The Canadian Test facility (QETE) approved to perform COSPAS/SARSAT testing has been deleted from section 4.2.1 paragraph 2 and item 12 of Annex 1, at QETE’s request since they are no longer able to provide this testing service for the public.
  3. In section 8.0, EPIRBs of COSPAS/SARSAT Class 1 (-40° to +55°C) and Class 2 (-20° to +55°) have been replaced by: CANADA Class 1, float free, (-20° to +55°C) and CANADA Class 2 manual activation (-20° to +55°C).
  4. A few minor text changes of an editorial nature (e.g. CCG (AMTJ) changed to CCG (AWTJ).

The Radio Equipment Technical Standards List (Category 1 Equipment Standards List) will be amended accordingly (to show the new issue number as RSS-187, Issue 3, Rev. 1).

Any inquiries on this Notice should be directed to: Manager, Radio Equipment Standards; E-mail:; telephone: 613-990-4699/fax: 613-990-3158.

Note that the RSS-187, Issue 3, Rev. 1, is available in English and French on the Internet at: (English version) (French version)

or in hard copy from the Publishing Services Centre

300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C8
telephone: 613-990-4761
fax: 613-990-3341

until April 1, 1998. After this date, hard copy documents will be available, for a fee, from:

Tyrell Press Ltd.
2714 Fenton Road
Gloucester, Ontario
K1T 3T7
Canada toll-free no.: 1-800-267-4862
U.S. toll-free no. : 1-800-574-0137
Worldwide telephone no. : 613-822-0740
Fax number : 613-822-1089

Canada Communication Group
Hull, Quebec
K1A 0S9
Toll-free no. : 1-888-562-5561
Fax number : 819-779-2858
E-mail: dlsorderdesk@ccgsjc.com1

March 6, 1998

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering

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