BPR-1 — Part I: General Rules
Address of the Departmental Headquarters
Broadcasting Applications Engineering
300 Slater Street
Addresses of Regional Offices
Refer to Radiocommunication Information Circular 66 (RIC-66) for the addresses of Industry Canada's regional and district offices. This document is available on Department's website at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01742.html.
Description of Regional Boundaries
(1) Pacific Region: British Columbia and Yukon
(2) PNR Region: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
(3) Ontario Region: Ontario
(4) Quebec Region: Quebec
(5) Atlantic Region: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador
Table 1 - AM
Distances (in metres) at which fields from AM undertakings are predicted to fall below various field strength levels.
|Electric Field Strength (V/m)||Magnetic Field Strength (A/m)||Transmitter Power (kW)|
|400||1.00||16||13||9||7||6||4||3||< 2||< 2|
|500||1.25||14||11||8||6||5||3||3||< 2||< 2|
|750||1.88||11||8||6||5||4||3||< 2||< 2||< 2|
|1000||2.50||9||7||5||4||3||< 2||< 2||< 2||< 2|
Note 1: This table can be used for all AM frequencies. The entries in this table apply to both electric field strength and the corresponding magnetic field strength (assuming a free-space impedance equal to 377 Ω).
Note 2: To verify compliance for an AM undertaking alone, determine the exposure limit value from Safety Code 6 for the frequency of the undertaking, then using the above table and assuming the proposed transmitter power at each individual tower, determine the radial distance (radius of circle) to the Safety Code 6 exposure limit for each tower of the array. The exposure limit is exceeded inside the area delimited by the envelope of these circles that are part of the coverage of the tower array. Linear interpolation can be used to determine the distance for intermediate values of exposure or transmitter power. If the site is shared with other radio facilities, use the table to obtain the field contribution by considering the distance d from the individual tower. The field contributions can then be added up.
Table 2: For Low-power (LP) and Very Low-power (VLP) FM and TV Undertakings
If the applicant can demonstrate that the general public cannot access the area surrounding the transmitting antenna delimited by the distance given in this table, the said applicant will be exempted from the analysis required in section 8.4. This table is based on the following two assumptions:
- Single polarization was used in deriving the values
- "Distance" is the distance from the centre of radiation of the antenna to any point
|Broadcasting Service||Distance from Antenna in Metres|
|Very Low-power FM||1.1|
|Low-power Television Lower - VHF (analog)||2.1|
|Low-power Television Upper - VHF (analog)||6.3|
|Very Low-power Television - VHF (analog)||0.3|
|Low-power Television - Channel 14 to 69 (analog)||12.1|
|Very Low-power Television - Channel 14 to 69 (analog)||0.5|
|Low-power Digital Television - Lower VHF||0.6|
|Low-power Digital Television - Upper VHF||1.1|
|Low-power Digital Television - Channel 14 to 69||2.5|
This is to inform you that [company name] has applied to Industry Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the authority to [operate a new or to modify an] [AM / FM / TV / DTV /MDS-TV/S-DARS] station to serve [community name]. The transmitting facility, which will be located in your community, includes a [new antenna-supporting structure at / modification to the existing antenna-supporting structure located at ].
This is also to inform you that requirements set out in CPC-2-0-03 on the [new/modification of the] transmitting facility will be fully complied with before any construction. However, our project is part of the CRTC public hearing process and is dependent upon CRTC approval. Therefore, we prefer to fully implement the full consultation process only should we receive a favourable ruling from the CRTC to our application. Please be advised that Industry Canada will not issue the authority to construct until we have completed the consultation process.
If you have further questions or comments, please contact [name], at [contact information]. [The CRTC public hearing for this application is scheduled for ].
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