ISED Standard Radio System Plan, SRSP-500, issue 2 (draft), Technical Requirements for Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Services Operating in the Bands 138-144 MHz and 148-174 MHz

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the consultation of SRSP-500, issue 2 (draft), “Technical Requirements for Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Services Operating in the Bands 138-144 MHz and 148-174 MHz”.

SRSP-500 issue 2 sets forth the minimum technical requirements for the purpose of efficient spectrum utilization for land mobile and fixed point-to-point systems operating in the Very High Frequency (VHF) bands 138-144 and 148-174 MHz.      

The following are the main changes: .      

  • Removed mentions of the redeployment plan policy
  • Updated the frequency range designated for the maritime mobile service
  • Updated conditions for assignments within designated frequency bands
  • Added conditions on the use of the Search and Rescue Interagency Frequency
  • Added conditions to gradually adopt VHF public safety interoperability channels
  • Added conditions on the use of frequencies assigned to Weatheradio systems
  • Added requirements for minimum spectrum efficiency
  • Added requirements for combining certain band edge channels for duplex operation
  • Modified the definition of Simplex Block F and adjusted channels accordingly
  • Modified the definition of Simplex Block G and adjusted channels accordingly
  • Modified the definition of Simplex Block H and adjusted channels accordingly
  • Modified the definition of Duplex Block H and adjusted channels accordingly
  • Made corrections, editorial changes and clarifications, as appropriate

Comments are due no later than June 14, 2024.

SRSP-500 Issue 2 – Revision Draft (EN)_RABC

SRSP-500 Issue 2 - Revision Draft (EN)_RABC


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