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    MURS Frequency - Update - Deferred for usage in Canada

    SAB-002-14 – Multi-Use Radio Services in the 150 MHz VHF Band

    Deferral of Multi-Use Radio Services (MURS) in Canada

    http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst...g/sf10822.html

    In 2005, Industry Canada held a public consultation to invite comments regarding policy changes to accommodate new services including MURS radio products available in the United States market. Following this consultation, in June 2009, the Department released its decisions in Spectrum Allocation and Utilization Policy Regarding the Use of Certain Frequency Bands Below 1.7 GHz for a Range of Radio Applications – SP 1.7 GHz, ("2009 policy decision").

    Included in this policy document was a decision to introduce MURS devices in the 150 MHz band (i.e. 151.8200 MHz, 151.8800 MHz, 151.9400 MHz, 154.5700 MHz and 154.600 MHz), along with the following transition components:

    i.a five-year transition period was established from the publication date of the June 2009 spectrum policy, after which the distribution and sale of MURS devices would be permitted;

    ii.all affected licensees would receive notification letters following the publication date of the spectrum policy and two years before the end of the transition period;

    iii.affected licensees that wished to move to other frequencies, at their own cost, would be accommodated with new frequencies where possible. The Department would inform licensees of the availability of alternate frequencies, on a case-by-case basis, at the request of the licensee;

    iv.licensees could continue to use these frequencies on a secondary, no protection basis, but might be subject to interference from the operation of MURS devices; and

    v.the Department would establish appropriate technical limits for the MURS devices in a relevant Radio Standard Specification (RSS) and/or a Standard Radio System Plan (SRSP). The provisions of paragraph (iii) and (iv) would also be applied to certain adjacent frequencies, as listed in the relevant SRSP.


    According to the 2009 policy decision, MURS devices would have been permitted to operate in Canada as of June 2014. Also included was a moratorium on any further licensing of these five frequencies for new land mobile radio systems. These frequencies are currently used specifically by commercial/industrial land mobile and public safety licensees.

    Since release of Industry Canada’s 2009 policy decision, uncertainties have been raised regarding potential uptake of MURS devices in Canada, and the relative merits of proceeding with MURS implementation in light of potential negative impacts to incumbent licensees.

    As a result, the Department does not feel that the introduction of MURS devices in Canada is warranted at this time, and has decided to defer the introduction of MURS devices in Canada until a clearer indication of actual need is provided by Canadian MURS advocates and/or stakeholders.

    Manufacturers, importers, retailers, current licensed users, and all other stakeholders are asked to take note of this provision.

    Issued under the authority of the Radiocommunication Act.

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    Peter Hill
    Director General
    Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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    Marc Dupuis
    Director General
    Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
    Last edited by trkyhntr21; June 11th, 2014 at 12:49 PM.

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    Wonderful, just wonderful. Personally I don't think I will let a bad policy get in the way of good management

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampsinger View Post
    Wonderful, just wonderful. Personally I don't think I will let a bad policy get in the way of good management
    Exactly I still plan on using my Garmin.

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    Screw them. Garmin? What Garmin?
    I’m suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog who doesn't like a person.

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    Yikes, how can they be that ignorant. Obviously we have ourselves to blame. We need to start a letter writing campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart22 View Post
    Yikes, how can they be that ignorant. Obviously we have ourselves to blame. We need to start a letter writing campaign.
    Major flaw with that is their inability to read.
    Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.

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    "Manufacturers, importers, retailers, current licensed users, and all other stakeholders are asked to take note of this provision."

    We can't let this slide. Mr. Hill has invited us to respond. Mr. Peter Hill Senior Director ,Spectrum Management Operations, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa Ontario K1A 0C8

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    Just received this from the Feds.

    Dear Mr.Tufts:

    Thank you for your email of June11, 2014, regarding implementation of Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) inCanada. I appreciate your taking the time to share your concerns.

    Industry Canada continually reviews how spectrum can be usedin Canada. In 2009, the Department determined that a new form oflow-power, two-way radio—MURS—would be permitted for use in Canada in 2014.

    However, given that much has changed over the past fiveyears, it is now unclear whether there is enough market demand for thesedevices to justify displacement of other licensedradio users across Canada. Therefore, we have decided to postponetheir introduction until market demand becomes clear.

    Thank you for your valuablecontribution toward this objective. I can assure you that our government will continue to pursuetelecommunication policies that put the interests of Canadians first.

    Pleaseaccept my best wishes.


    Sincerely,

    The Honourable James Moore, P.C., M.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Tufts View Post
    Just received this from the Feds.

    Dear Mr.Tufts:

    Thank you for your email of June11, 2014, regarding implementation of Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) inCanada. I appreciate your taking the time to share your concerns.

    Industry Canada continually reviews how spectrum can be usedin Canada. In 2009, the Department determined that a new form oflow-power, two-way radio—MURS—would be permitted for use in Canada in 2014.

    However, given that much has changed over the past fiveyears, it is now unclear whether there is enough market demand for thesedevices to justify displacement of other licensedradio users across Canada. Therefore, we have decided to postponetheir introduction until market demand becomes clear.

    Thank you for your valuablecontribution toward this objective. I can assure you that our government will continue to pursuetelecommunication policies that put the interests of Canadians first.

    Pleaseaccept my best wishes.


    Sincerely,

    The Honourable James Moore, P.C., M.P.
    We need everyone to write Mr. Hill and your MP. I've also written the Marketing Manager for Garmin, I will bet thousands are now product registered with Garmin for warranty and updates. Garmin has a big stake in this and we need their support. The Garmin is a huge tool in protecting our dogs and the public. We need the OFAH to also step up.

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    I agree to let Garmin use the Freqs.....If they are willing to buy them just like EVERY OTHER user has too.

    Then there is the question of who is going to have to cover the costs of moving Business customers, any and all FIRST RESPONDER SERVICES the currently use that band. All radios and equipment current users now have, will have to be replaced, and will have no resale value meaning it goes straight to the trash.

    If Garmin wish to have freqs....Well then sell the whole block to them, plus have them pay to move current uses.
    Last edited by Snowwalker; July 27th, 2014 at 04:04 PM.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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