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Hey, Jackhammers can be fun too!
I have a story here. There’s a guy in Canada who claims that he has convinced Industry Canada to interpret our RSS123 rules in a different way to come up with a licensed, very low power FM service.
RSS123 here is intended primarily for event broadcasting, but it can also be used in churches and other public venues (the intent is large buildings or properties). It allows for up to one watt average modulated output power, but the field strength at the boundary of the coverage area has to be 100uv/m or less.
The key to this is that a CRTC license is not required. A CRTC license is much, much more difficult to get than an Industry Canada license.
I’ve often wondered if an argument could be put forth to extend the interpretation of event or a public place to include, say, an area frequented by tourists, such as a scenic village or downtown core. This indidividual claims to have worked with his local Industry Canada office for a number of months and convinced them of something just like that – a license that can be used almost anywhere, with up to that 1 watt power.
I’ve contacted him, and am getting the details. The kicker is that he charges to fill out the license forms in order to get it, so you never know. I want to know prices, licenses fees, duration of the license, etc. before getting involved.
Anyway, this might be an example of the interpretation issues that I discussed, and how it could be used in a positive sense.