Draft Standard for Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada provides requirements for land mobile and fixed equipment in the 1.705 MHz to 30 MHz range.

On January 7, 2020, ISED released the first draft of RSS-125, Issue 3, "Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 1.705 MHz to 30 MHz". This Radio Standard Specification (RSS) sets out the certification requirements for licensed radio apparatus operating in the land mobile and fixed services allocated within the 1.705 MHz to 30 MHz frequency band.

Listed below are the main changes in issue 3:

  • Expanded the scope of the standard to permit all types of modulation. As such, the title of the standard has been revised accordingly.
  • Change the upper limit of the frequency band from 50 MHz to 30 MHz as frequencies above 30 MHz are covered in RSS-119.
  • Added a normative reference to RSS-Gen. As a result, applicable measurement methods refer to RSS-Gen and have been removed from this standard.
  • Removed the receiver spurious emissions requirements as these are encompassed in RSS-Gen, normatively referred herein.
  • The transmitter requirements have been updated.
  • Editorial changes and clarifications have been made, as appropriate.

ISED is seeking comments due by March 20, 2020.

This document will be in force upon publication on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) website. However, a transition period of six (6) months following its publication will be provided, within which certification under RSS-125, issue 3, or issue 2 will be accepted. After this period, only applications for certification of equipment under RSS-125, issue 3, will be accepted and equipment manufactured, imported, distributed, leased, offered for sale, or sold in Canada, shall comply with this issue.

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