Radiocommunication Regulations (SOR/96-484)

Regulations are current to 2018-07-05 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Eligibility for Radio Operator Certificates

 The following persons are eligible to be issued a radio operator certificate set out in subsection 26(1):

  • (a) an individual who has passed the examinations set by the Minister in respect of the radio operator certificate being applied for;

  • (b) an individual who has met reissuance requirements or the requirements for the issuance of an equivalent certificate, set out in section 28; or

  • (c) an individual who is a citizen of a country other than Canada if

    • (i) the individual is the holder of an authorization that is issued by the responsible administration of that country and that corresponds with the applicable radio operator certificate set out in subsection 26(1), and

    • (ii) a reciprocal arrangement that establishes correspondence between radio operator certificates is in effect between the responsible administrations of Canada and that country.

Requirements for Reissuance of Certificates and Issuance of Equivalent Certificates

 Where a radio operator certificate set out in any of paragraphs 26(1)(b) to (d) or in column I of any of items 1 to 6 of Schedule I has expired or is about to expire, the holder may apply to the Minister for the reissuance of the radio operator certificate or the issuance of an equivalent certificate, and the Minister shall so reissue or issue if the holder

  • (a) has accumulated, during the preceding five years, at least one year of service as

    • (i) a radio operator holding a radio operator certificate, and is engaged in radiocommunications at the level commensurate with that certificate, or

    • (ii) a radio technician engaged in the maintenance of modern radio apparatus; or

  • (b) has passed the examinations set by the Minister in respect of the certificate being applied for.

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-47, s. 9]

PART VRequirements for the Operation of Radio Apparatus

Operation of Radio Apparatus

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-47, s. 10]

 A person may operate or permit the operation of radio apparatus only where the apparatus is maintained within the tolerances set out in the applicable standards.

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-47, s. 11]

 A person may operate radio apparatus in the aeronautical service, maritime service or amateur radio service only where the person holds an appropriate radio operator certificate as set out in column I of any of items 1 and 3 to 15 of Schedule II.

  •  (1) A person who holds a radio licence authorizing the operation of any radio apparatus in the aeronautical service or maritime service may permit another person to operate the radio apparatus only if the other person holds the appropriate radio operator certificate set out in column I of any of items 1 and 3 to 14 of Schedule II.

  • (2) A person who operates any radio apparatus that is exempt from licensing in accordance with section 15.1 in the case of the aeronautical service, or section 15.2 in the case of the maritime service, may permit another person to operate the radio apparatus only if the other person holds the appropriate radio operator certificate set out in column I of any of items 1 and 3 to 14 of Schedule II.

  • SOR/99-107, s. 2.

Operation in the Aeronautical Service

 A person shall operate any radio apparatus on board an aircraft in the aeronautical service in accordance with the Technical Requirements for the Operation of Mobile Stations in the Aeronautical Service, issued by the Minister, as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/99-107, s. 2.

Operation in the Maritime Service

 A person shall operate any radio apparatus on board a ship or vessel in the maritime service in accordance with the Technical Requirements for the Operation of Mobile Stations in the Maritime Service, issued by the Minister, as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/99-107, s. 2.

 The holder of a radio operator certificate set out in column I of an item of Schedule I has the same operating privileges as the holder of a radio operator certificate set out in column II of that item.

 The holder of a radio operator certificate set out in column I of an item of Schedule II may operate radio apparatus that forms part of a radio station set out in column II of that item.

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-34, s. 5]

Proof of Radio Authorization

 The holder of a radio authorization shall, at the request of an inspector appointed pursuant to the Act, show the radio authorization or a copy thereof to the inspector within 48 hours after the request.

Operation, Repair and Maintenance of Radio Apparatus on behalf of Another Person

 A person may install, place in operation, modify, repair, maintain or permit the operation of radio apparatus on behalf of another person only where, if a radio licence is required,

  • (a) that other person has obtained a radio licence; and

  • (b) the person does so in accordance with the terms of the radio licence.

Assignment of Frequencies

 The assignment of a frequency or frequencies to a holder of a radio authorization does not confer a monopoly on the use of the frequency or frequencies, nor shall a radio authorization be construed as conferring any right of continuing tenure in respect of the frequency or frequencies.

Identification

 The holder of a radio licence shall identify the radio station in respect of which the licence was issued in accordance with the Technical Requirements Respecting Identification of Radio Stations, issued by the Minister, as amended from time to time.

Operation in the Amateur Radio Service

Operating Qualifications

 An individual may operate radio apparatus in the amateur radio service if the individual is the holder of one or more of the following certificates or licences:

  • (a) an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification;

  • (b) a Radiocommunication Operator General Certificate (Maritime);

  • (c) a Radio Operator’s First Class Certificate;

  • (d) a Radio Operator’s Second Class Certificate;

  • (e) a Radiotelephone Operator’s General Certificate (Aeronautical);

  • (f) a Radiotelephone Operator’s General Certificate (Maritime);

  • (g) a Radiotelephone Operator’s General Certificate (Land);

  • (h) a First-Class Radioelectronic Certificate;

  • (i) a radio licence in the amateur radio service and an amateur radio operator authorization, issued by the responsible administration of a country other than Canada, if

    • (i) the individual is a citizen of that country, and

    • (ii) a reciprocal arrangement that allows similar privileges to Canadians exists between that other country and Canada; and

  • (j) a radio licence for a radio station in the amateur radio service issued to a citizen of the United States by the Government of the United States.

  • SOR/2000-78, s. 3.

Installation and Operating Restrictions

 [Repealed, SOR/2000-78, s. 4]

 A person who operates radio apparatus in the amateur radio service must hold an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Advanced Qualification in order to

  • (a) install or operate a transmitter or a radio frequency amplifier that is not commercially manufactured, for use in the amateur radio service; or

  • (b) install any radio apparatus to be used specifically

    • (i) for receiving and automatically retransmitting radiotelephone communications within the same frequency band, or

    • (ii) for an amateur radio club station.

  • SOR/2000-78, s. 5.

Technical Requirements

 A person shall operate radio apparatus in the amateur radio service in accordance with the technical requirements set out in the Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service, issued by the Minister, as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/2000-78, s. 6.

Participation in Communications

  •  (1) Any person may participate in the operation of radio apparatus in the amateur radio service under the supervision and in the presence of an individual referred to in section 42.

  • (2) A holder of a certificate or licence referred to in section 42 may

    • (a) permit any person who does not hold such a certificate or licence to operate radio apparatus, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of that holder’s certificate or licence; and

    • (b) permit the participation in the operation referred to in paragraph (a) by any person only in accordance with subsection (1).

  • SOR/2000-78, s. 7.
 
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