ISED releases new RSS and SRSP standards


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is inviting comments on a series of new standards relating to equipment and technical specifications for bands in the 500-700 MHz ranges, the department said this week.

In a notice posted to the Canada Gazette Part I on February 16, ISED said it had published four standards relating to:

“Interested parties are requested to provide their comments within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online General Inquiry form,” ISED said in the Canada Gazette notice. “Comments and suggestions for improving the RSS may be submitted online using the Standard Change Request form. Comments regarding SRSP-300.512 or SRSP-518 may be submitted by email to the Spectrum Engineering Group.”

Major changes cited at the top of each new standard are as follows:

Radio Standards Specification RSS-130, issue 2, Equipment Operating in the Frequency Bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz

  • add the frequency bands 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz and the related requirements to the standard
  • add a provision for a transition period regarding RSS-130 issue 1
  • change equipment’s equivalent isotopically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) to effective radiated power (e.r.p.)
  • clarify that the equipment’s unwanted emission limit shall be met at the highest and lowest frequency of the frequency block range that contains the equipment operating frequencies
  • clarify that equipment’s measurement shall be performed only with the carrier frequency set at the lowest frequency and highest frequency in each frequency bands
  • add guidance on determining the occupied bandwidth when measuring frequency stability limits for equipment able to transmit numerous channels simultaneously
  • remove measurement section on multiple antennas since the measurement method is defined in ANSI C63.26, American National Standard for Compliance Testing of Transmitters Used in Licensed Radio Service (referenced in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus)

Radio Standards Specification RSS-196, issue 2, Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 512-608 MHz for Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) (TV Channels 21 to 36)

Standards Radio System Plan SRSP-300.512, issue 2, Technical Requirements for Remote Rural Broadband Systems (RRBS) Operating in the Bands 512-608 MHz (TV Channels 21 to 36)

  • throughout the document, references to the 614-698 MHz band have been removed
  • table 1, showing the Radio frequency channel arrangement, has been edited to remove channels higher than channel 37

Standards Radio System Plan SRSP-518, issue 2, Technical Requirements in the Bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz

Click here to read the original Canada Gazette notice.