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

Ninavut 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 amateurís 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 stationís transmission below 28 MHz is 6 kHz.
  11. The maximum bandwidth of an amateur stationís transmission in the band of 144 to 148 MHz is 30 kHz.
  12. The maximum bandwidth of an amateur stationís 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.