Abstracts From RIC-2:

Schedule 1

Frequency Bands and Bandwidths for Use by Amateur Stations Operating in Canada and in Region 2

  Column I Column II Column III Column IV
Item Frequency
Band (MHz)
Maximum
Bandwidth
Operating
Provisions
Operator
Qualifications
1 1.800 - 2.000 6 kHz   B and 5
2 3.500 - 4.000 6 kHz   B and 5
3 7.000 - 7.300 6 kHz   B and 5
4 10.100 - 10.150 1 kHz   B and 5
5 14.000 - 14.350 6 kHz   B and 5
6 18.068 - 18.168 6 kHz   B and 5
7 21.000 - 21.450 6 kHz   B and 5
8 24.890 - 24.990 6 kHz   B and 5
9 28.000 - 29.700 6 kHz   B and 5
10 50.000 - 54.000 30 kHz   B
11 144.000 - 148.000 30 kHz   B
12 220.000 - 225.000 100 kHz   B
13 430.000 - 450.000 12 MHz 1 B
14 902.000 - 928.000 12 MHz 1 B
  GHz      
15 1.240 - 1.300 Not Specified 1 B
16 2.300 - 2.450 Not Specified 1 B
17 3.300 - 3.500 Not Specified 1 B
18 5.650 - 5.925 Not Specified 1 B
19 10.000 - 10.500 Not Specified 1 B
20 24.000 - 24.050 Not Specified   B
21 24.050 - 24.250 Not Specified 1 B
22 47.000 - 47.200 Not Specified 1 B
23 75.500 - 76.000 Not Specified   B
24 76.000 - 81.000 Not Specified 1 B
25 142.000 - 144.000 Not Specified   B
26 144.000 - 149.000 Not Specified 1 B
27 241.000 - 248.000 Not Specified 1 B
28 248.000 - 250.0000 Not Specified   B
Notes: In column III, 1 means that transmissions may not cause interference nor be protected from interference from stations licensed in other services operating in that band. in Column IV:

Extracts from Schedule IV

Amateur Call Sign Prefixes

  Column I Column II
  Callsign Province or
Territory
1 VE1 - VA1 Nova Scotia
2 VE2 - VA2 Quebec
3 VE3 - VA3 Ontario
4 VE4 - VA4 Manitoba
5 VE5 - VA5 Saskatchewan
6 VE6 - VA6 Alberta
7 VE7 - VA7 British Columbia
8 VE8 - VA8 North West Territories
9 VE9 - VA9 New Brunswick
10 VE0 * International Waters
11 VO1 Newfoundland
12 VO2 Labrador
13 VY1 Yukon Territory
14 VY2 Prince Edward Island
14 VY0 Nunavut Territory
Notes: VE0 call signs are only intended for use when the amateur radio station is operated from a vessel that makes international voyages.
Data From the Basic Question Bank Based on Schedule I & IV (above).
  1. In Canada, the 75/80 meter band corresponds to the frequency Range of 3.5 to 4.0 MHz.
  2. In Canada, the 160 meter band corresponds to the frequency range of 1.8 to 2.0 MHz.
  3. In Canada, the 40 meter band corresponds to the frequency range of 7.0 to 7.3 MHz.
  4. In Canada, the 20 meter band corresponds to the frequency range of 14.000 to 14.350 MHz
  5. In Canada, the 15 meter band corresponds to the frequency range of 21.000 to 21.450 MHz
  6. In Canada, the 10 meter band corresponds to the frequency range of 28.000 to 29.700 MHz.
  7. The maximum authorized bandwidth of your signal in the frequency range of 50 to 148 MHz is 30 kHz.
  8. In Canada, radio amateurs may use all amateur frequencies above 30 MHz for radio control of models.
  9. The maximum bandwidth of an amateur’s station transmission in the frequency range of 28 to 29.7 MHz is 20 kHz.
  10. Except for one band, the maximum bandwidth for amateur station’s transmission below 28 MHz is 6 kHz.
  11. The maximum bandwidth of an amateur station’s transmission in the band of 144 to 148 MHz is 30 kHz.
  12. The maximum bandwidth of an amateur station’s transmission in the band of 50 to 54 MHz is 30 kHz.
  13. Only 1 band of amateur frequencies has a maximum allowable bandwidth of less than 6 kHz and that band is 10.1 to 10.15 MHz. The bandwidth of transmissions in this band is 1 kHz maximum. (See next statement for additional clarification).
  14. Single sideband (SSB), Frequency Modulation (FM) and similar wideband signals are not allowed in the band of 10.1 to 10.15 MHz because the bandwidth is restricted to 1 kHz in this band. SSB, AM and FM requires a minimum of 3 kHz or more to transmit any intelligence. However, AMTOR, Packet, RTTY, CW and similar narrow band signals are allowed because they do not exceed the maximum bandwidth allowed.
  15. The bandwidth of an amateur station shall be determined by measuring the frequency band occupied by that signal at a level of 26 dB below the maximum amplitude of that signal.
  16. Because of bandwidth limitations required to transmit Fast Scan TV (FSTV), which requires 6 MHz in bandwidth, FSTV is not allowed on any frequency below 430 to 450 MHz.
  17. The call sign of a Canadian amateur radio station would normally start with the letters VA, VE, VO or VY.