RBR-3 — Technical Requirements Respecting Identification of Radio Stations

Issue 1, September 2007
Regulation by Reference (Formerly RIC-4, Issue 1, November 1996)

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  1. Scope
  2. Identification

1. Scope

This document sets out the technical requirements for the identification of licensed radio stations. Operators must comply with these provision in accordance with section 41 of the Radiocommunication Regulations.

2. Identification

The operator of each radio station communicating with other radio stations shall transmit the assigned call sign at least once in each transmission and at least once every 30 minutes of transmission. If no call sign has been assigned, the name of the licensee of the radio station will be used.