REGULATIONS

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INTRODUCTION

The definition of the amateur radio service is defined in the Radiocommunication Regulations. It is:

    "amateur radio service" means a radiocommunication service in which radio apparatus are used for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication or technical investigation by individuals who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest"

Regulations pertaining to the amateur radio service are contained in the Radiocommunication Regulations and the Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service (RBR-4).

The authority to make regulations and standards is derived from the Radiocommunication Act.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) is the federal government department responsible for the administration of the Radiocommunication Act. The authority to make regulations and standards is derived from this Act.

In addition to Canadian Regulations, operation of radio equipment must be in accordance with the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union.

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SUPPLEMENT
Federal government reorganizations occur from time to time. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is responsible for managing the radio spectrum in Canada. In the past, the radio spectrum was managed by Industry Canada, Communications Canada (DOC) and Transport Canada (DOT). The Post Office was also involved for a short period of time, just before Communications Canada was created.

Titles of Acts and Regulations also change. The Radiocommunication Act replaced the Radio Act and the Radiocommunication Regulations replaced General Radio Regulations Part I and Part II.

The definition of "amateur radio service" adopted in Canadian regulations is identical to the definition adopted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Download the "Standard for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service" RBR-4 from the internet. This document was formerly known as RIC-2. You need to become familiar with this document.

The Amateur Radio Service Center handles all amateur radio matters. Correspondence and enquiries should be directed to:

Amateur Radio Service Centre
2 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 1Y3

Toll free: 888-780-3333
Fax: 705-941-4607
E-mail [email protected]

QUESTIONS

B-001-001-001.... Authority to make regulations governing radiocommunications is derived from:
  1. the Radiocommunication Act
  2. the Radiocommunication Regulations
  3. the Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service
  4. the ITU Radio Regulations
B-001-001-002.... Authority to make "Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service" is derived from:
  1. the Radiocommunication Regulations
  2. the Radiocommunication Act
  3. the Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service
  4. the ITU Radio Regulations
B-001-001-003.... The Department that is responsible for the administration of the Radiocommunication Act is:
  1. Transport Canada
  2. Industry Canada
  3. Communications Canada
  4. National Defence
B-001-001-004.... The "amateur radio service" is defined in:
  1. the Radiocommunication Act
  2. the Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service
  3. the FCC's Part 97 rules
  4. the Radiocommunication Regulations
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