- December 31, 2017 at 2:14 am #11516MarkModerator
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Section 7 actually details what a “Broadcast undertaking” is. If BETS-1 the transmitter certification is the Technical Acceptance Certificate and your “license” from Industry Canada.
It goes on to mention that you MAY need a CRTC license but an amenment to the CRTC changed to not require a license some time ago from them if using a BETS-1 approved transmitter.
It seems that the only difference between broadcasting and not broadcasting is the intent and location. And that seems to be the only difference between RSS-210 and BETS-1 as all else is the same. With the Decade MS-100 I can set it up anywhere indoors or out with the intent to get out to the general public with no defined border while transmitter that’s RSS-210 like the Broadcastvision only would be used indoors in a defined area like an auditorium, gym, outdoor backyard party, or your house etc.
But here’s my question: If I have an RSS-210(not BETS-1) approved transmitter(Broadcastvision) sitting in my house that can operate at the same field strength as BETS-1 with the intent to just get through my house and yard but can also be heard outside the house and yard in the immediate neighborhood by the general public am I broadcasting?
Or if I have a BETS-1 approved transmitter(DecadeMS-100) and do the exact same thing, what’s the difference? now it’s OK?
If I have a Decade and a Broadcastvision and put one or the other outside on my porch, the only difference between the two is the certification catagory all else the same so intent comes into it and intent is not a tangable thing. It’s just a perception. So I could use this transmitter but not that one? To do the exact same thing?
When looking at RSS-210 it says nothing as I can see differentiating the difference between the two catagories as for use. Only the technical requirements are stated, not where it can or can’t be used.
Any opinions? Artisan?
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