Industry Canada Releases New Issue For Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment in 27.41-960 MHz Range

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Issue 12, published will be used in conjunction with the (RSS-Gen) for Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 27.41-960 MHz, and is subject to licensing in subsection 4(1) of the Radiocommunication Act.


The new issue RSS-119 (Issue 12), published on May 28, 2015, replaces the previous Issue 11. The new issue addresses the following changes via Industry Canada, Spectrum Management, and Telecommunications:

01. Equipment operating in frequency bands 806-821/851-866 MHz and channel bandwidth 6.25 kHz have new requirements.

02. Transmitter output power limits for equipment have been added and clarified.

03. Frequency stability for fixed and base equipment must comply with an alternative provision.

04. Equipment with channel aggregation has a new provision to clarify and now includes mobile equipment.

05. Modifications have been made for ACP (adjacent channel power) limits for equipment operating in the frequency bands 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz.

06. Modifications made to the frequency stability for mobile equipment in frequency bands 406.1-430 MHz, 450-470 MHz, 806-821/851-866 MHz, and 821-824/866-869 MHz occupying in bandwidth greater than 20 MHz.

07. Requirement removed that included data port specifications in the user manual.

08. Requirement removed for equipment in frequency bands 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz to have minimum data range of one voice channel per 6.25 kHz or minimum data range of 128 kbps per 50 kHz.

09. The assignment to Public safety services in the frequency bands 764-768 MHz and 794-798 MHz was removed.

10. Requirement removed for receiver spurious emissions; it is specified in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus

11. Removal of date for equipment operating in frequency bands 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz must comply with one voice per 6.25 kHz or minimum data rate of 4.8 kbps.

An exclusion allows for the RSS-125 (Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Transmitters and Receivers, 1.705 to 50.0 MHz, Primarily Amplitude Modulated) to be used for equipment certification in frequency bands 27.41-28 MHz and 29.7-50 MHz if the equipment’s signal is amplitude… ( read more )

Equipment classified as Category I, as covered by this standard is required to acquire a TAC (Technical Acceptance Certificate) issued by the Certification and Engineering Bureau of Industry Canada or a certificate issued by a CB (Certification Body) is required. HCT America is a leading global compliance testing and certification laboratory, an Industry Canada designated FCB, offering a variety of unparalleled services in our world-class facilities to offer complete global compliance solutions, fulfilling Industry Canada requirements.


Article: “HCT America”
Editor: “Amy Jones”
Image: “Cobra Electronics”