Archived — Gazette Notice SMSE-013-05

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-013-05 — Amendment to Radio Standards Specification 102 (RSS -102)

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is amending Radio Standards Specification 102, Issue 1, which establishes the requirements and measurement techniques used to evaluate radio frequency (RF) exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus designed to be used within the vicinity of the human body. The new issue is: 

Radio Standards Specification 102, Issue 2, Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands) (RSS-102)

Since the original publication of RSS-102, Issue 1 in 1999, technological advancements have resulted in radiocommunication apparatus which are more versatile, easier to use and provide a wide range of new services. These advancements have necessitated an update of regulatory requirements. These revisions also include changes related to equipment certification in order to properly accommodate the use of this Standard by Certification Bodies.

RSS-102 Issue 1 was revised to include body-worn radiocommunication devices; radiocommunication equipment that operates on frequencies above 2.2 GHz; and to adopt internationally recognized measurement techniques recently published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). In addition, the certification process has been modified to obtain supporting information from manufacturers to ensure compliance.

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 include the above document. 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, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-013-05).

Obtaining Copies

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

Official printed copies of Canada Gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

November 4, 2005

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering

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