Archived — Gazette Notice SMSE-006-05

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-006-05 — Amendment of Radio Standards Specification-133 (RSS-133)

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is amending Radio Standards Specification-133 (RSS-133), which sets out minimum requirements for the certification of transmitters and receivers in a radiocommunication system to provide Personal Communications Services (PCS) in the 1850-1910 MHz and 1930-1990 MHz bands.

The RSS was amended in order to include technical requirements for the efficient utilization of the bands 1850-1910 MHz and 1930-1990 MHz to align with the frequency plan in Industry Canada's Standard Radio System Plan-510 (SRSP-510), Issue 3, for PCS. Also, additional technical specifications were included to account for technology changes of PCS devices. Other changes comprise of general reformatting of the document and contact information updates. This revised RSS is:

Radio Standards Specifications-133 (RSS-133), Issue 3, GHz Personal Communications

General Information

The above document will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

This document has been coordinated with the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC).

The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists will be amended to reflect the above change.

Any inquiries regarding this notice should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, telephone: 613-990-4699, fax: 613-991-3961, email:

Interested parties should submit their comments within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice. Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Submitting Comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address:, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Spectrum Engineering, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-006-05).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

May 20, 2005

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering

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