Well this one is hard to believe and I thought I’ve heard them all…
Let me take you back to my posting of April 5th which asked some questions about the 60m band…
From then we progress to my posting of April 11th which I thought answered all the questions…
I thought the email reply from was very clear…
Good afternoon Mr. Sharp:
Thank you for your query regarding the licensing of Developmental Radio Stations utilizing frequencies within the 60 metre radio frequency band in Canada.
In the near future Industry Canada will be publishing a consultation paper on the opening of the 60 metre band for use by the Canadian Amateur Radio Service.
Favourable responses to the consultation would allow radio amateurs access to 5 specific frequencies within the band with specific emissions designators and power levels on a secondary, no protection, non-interference basis. This would be in line with what US amateurs currently have access to.
At this time, the Department is accepting applications for the use of these frequencies under the authority of a Developmental Radio Licence. Applicants are required to submit an application and to pay licensing fees in accordance with the Radiocommunication Regulations.
An Amateur Radio Operator holding the Basic + (with Honours) or the Advanced Certificate will be eligible for licensing on these frequencies.
Application may be made by means of the Industry Canada form, IC-2365, (Application for Licence to Install and Operate a Radio Station in Canada) accompanied by form IC-2430, (Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems Attestation) available at our website at, http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf01700.html#radiocom
The application must include, the NAD 83 Coordinates and the street address of the proposed station. The current licensing fee for the month of April is $52.80. (This fee is pro-rated based on the month that the station is authorized within a given year.) Immediate payment may be made by telephone by means of VISA or MASTERCARD.
Authority will be on a non-interference and no-protection basis and shall not cause interference to the fixed and mobile operations domestically or of other administrations and if such interference occurs, the operator may be required to cease operations.
The developmental authority will be restricted to the use of 5 specific frequencies with no antenna or height restrictions.
The operating frequencies will be: 5.332 5.348 5.3585 5.373 5.405 (MHz)
Authority will be subject to the following conditions:
- Transmissions must not exceed an effective radiated power of 100 Watts (PEP)
- Transmissions shall be restricted to the following emission modes and designations: 2K80JE3, 2K80J2D, 60H0J2B and 150HA1A
- Transmissions shall not occupy more than 2.8 kHz (centered on each frequency)
- Operators shall not cause interference to fixed and mobile operations domestically or of other administrations
(if such interference occurs, the operator may be required to cease operations.)
- Operators may not claim protection from interference by fixed and mobile operations domestically or of other administrations
- The authority may be withdrawn at any time by the Department
Applications may be submitted to your local district office which is at email@example.com.
Amateur Radio Service Centre | Centre de service pour la radio amateur Spectrum Management Operations Branch | Direction général des opérations de la gestion du spectre Industry Canada | Industrie Canada
Well at the time it seemed clear enough to me….
But this evening I ask you to look at the comment and check the comment from Darrin who was told the following from his IC office… any you can find this in the comments section on this post…
But here is the tread so you don’t have to hop around the blog…
Darren Says: April 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Reply edit
Hi Bob… I telephoned the nearest IC office right after reading the RAC bulletin, and the Radio Inspector I spoke to was really nice, but knew almost nothing about the subject. He did email a link to the application form (Form IC-2365). I have since filled it out and mailed it in but as of yet no response. As soon as I hear more I will post. 73, Darren VE7VG
So there you have it… I’m not sure who to believe… Shaun or Sylvia… Personally I’m hoping for Sylvia as it give us what we want….
I am confused by the fact that two different I-C offices have such a different view of the rules and regulations…
At this point I’m not sure but either way I am still waiting to find out how I program the corrected 60m frequencies in my FT450 and FT897 and hopefully by the time I get that done perhaps Industry Canada might have got this figured out…
ps…. has anyone else actually gotten their 60m license yet???? Let me know