Canadian Amateurs on 600 Metres
Industry Canada has accepted an RAC proposal whereby selected
Canadian radio amateurs would be permitted to operate in the
vicinity of 500 kHz.
These amateur operations would support Canada's efforts to
action a proposal on the agenda of the 2011 World Radio
Conference (WRC2011) which, if adopted, would create an
amateur allocation in the 600-meter band.
Industry Canada have authorized RAC to recommend amateurs
who would be licensed to operate in the 504 to 509 kHz band
with a maximum power of 20 watts ERP and bandwidth up to 1
kHz. Stations operating in this band would be technically
operating under Special Developmental Licenses although they
would all be radio amateurs. Distinct call signs would be
used and the licenses would be renewable annually subject to
the amateur demonstrating the research he has carried out.
More information will follow shortly in the pages of TCA or via
Bryan Rawlings VE3QN/VE2QNN
Radio Amateurs of/du Canada, Inc.