You might remember that back in August (15th to the 22nd) I ran a series on the intrusion into the 2m band by a group of Paragliders…
To refresh your memory check out (if you need to) the following posts:
Much to my suprise in my email inbox came a follow up from Industry Canada and as the return address (so to speak) is from Slater Street and not the Ottawa District Office … I am guessing its from the top of the food chain rather than locally…
It reads as follows:
Mr. Bob Sharp
VA3QV / VA3RCS
Mr. Sharp, thank you for your email regarding potential use of amateur radio frequencies at the Canadian Paragliding National Championships in Pemberton, BC in August of this year.
As part of our management of the radio spectrum we continually ensure that the spectrum is utilized in a way that is in line with the Radiocommunication Act and Radiocommunication Regulations as well as the associated standards and procedures. To this end we educate users of the radio spectrum as to its proper use.
The Department contacted the group responsible for administering the event and associated website and discussed with them the requirements for proper use of amateur spectrum. The event organizers have complied with these requirements and have taken action with respect to their web site posting.
Industry Canada appreciates the continued efforts of the amateur community in ensuring that spectrum allocated for amateur use is maintained for amateur purposes.
A/Senior Director, Spectrum Management Operations | Directeur principal int., exploitation de la gestion du spectre
Spectrum Management Operations Branch | Direction générale des opérations de la gestion du spectre
Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector | Secteur du Spectre, des technologies de l’information et des télécommunications
Industry Canada | Industrie Canada
1583D 300 Slater Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0C8 | 1583D 300, rue Slater, Ottawa ON K1A 0C8
I appreciate the time that Mr Bosquet took to advise me of what Industry Canada is doing our our (The Canadian Amateur Community) behalf. Its nice to know that we are being listened to…
Speaking for myself (but I hope for the rest of the Canadian Amateur Radio Operators)… Thank you…