K9 — Non-aeronautical Frequencies on Aircraft

The radio station described on this licence is authorized to operate on the frequency or frequencies listed on this licence and those outlined in Regulation by Reference RBR-1 — Technical Requirements for the Operation of Mobile Stations in the Aeronautical Service. The use of the frequencies in RBR-1 is subject to the limitations set out in that publication.

The operation of non-aeronautical radio equipment shall not cause interference that would affect the aircraft's safety communications or navigation equipment.

The installation of radio equipment shall be approved by Transport Canada prior to operation. Transport Canada should be contacted for further information regarding aircraft certification.

Unless otherwise specified on the licence, non-aeronautical radio equipment shall only be operated within the coverage area of the associated land mobile system, and at the minimum altitude required to achieve satisfactory communications. This is required in order to reduce the potential for harmful interference to other radio users.

Use of land mobile frequency assignments on board aircraft shall be on a no-protection, no-interference basis to other licensed land mobile operations, and such assignments shall be subject to withdrawal should complaints be received regarding harmful interference caused to primary land mobile service radio users. It is the responsibility of the aircraft operator to resolve any harmful interference that may be caused to other radio users.

Notwithstanding the above, on-board land mobile service radio equipment, which is certified for use in Canada by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (but not by Transport Canada from a technical and airworthiness point of view), shall be limited to operation below 2,440 metres (8,000 feet) above mean sea level (AMSL). This altitude limit may be lowered in some regions, as required by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, in order to minimize the potential for fire hazards that may result from arcing and corona discharge of internal electronic components in a rarified atmosphere, and to reduce the likelihood of harmful interference to other radio users.

Date of last revision: February 3, 2014.

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