Canada to Get Five 60 Meter Channels

Industry Canada has granted Amateur Radio operators there the use of five 60 meter channels on a non-interference basis. The center-channel frequencies harmonize with those available to US radio amateurs on 60 meters: 5332 kHz, 5348 kHz, 5358.5 kHz, 5373 kHz, and 5405 kHz.

Amateur stations will be restricted to USB, data, RTTY and CW modes, with a maximum bandwidth of 2.8 kHz, and a maximum power output of 100 W ERP – the same the US allows.

“Canadian amateur operations shall not cause interference to fixed and mobile operations in Canada or in other countries,” Industry Canada ruled, “and, if such interference occurs, the Amateur Service
may be required to cease operations. The Amateur Service in Canada may not claim protection from interference by the fixed and mobile operations of other countries.

Yesterday, January 22nd 2014, Industry Canada officially released a new version of RBR-4 – Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service.

As of yesterday, Canadian hams are now permitted operation on several new frequencies including:

60m (5 frequencies – 5.332, 5.348, 5.3585, 5.373, 5.405 MHz) (don’t forget the 1.5 KHz offset when tuning in USB)
135.7 to 137.8 KHz
219 to 220 MHz (220 to 222 is now restricted to emergencies only)

Find the entire document at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10650.html

A pdf version is attached.

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