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Radio MF Charlevoix inc.
Saint-Hilarion, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and Saint-Siméon, Quebec
Applications 2003-0088-0 and 2003-0089-8
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
14 July 2003
CIHO-FM Saint-Hilarion - New transmitters in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and Saint-Siméon
The Commission approves the applications by Radio MF Charlevoix inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CIHO-FM Saint-Hilarion in order to operate transmitters in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and Saint-Siméon.
The new transmitters will operate at 88.1 MHz (channel 201LP) with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 20.7 watts in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, and at 88.1 MHz (channel 201A1) with an ERP of 32.2 watts in Saint-Siméon.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with these applications.
The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while these applications are conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue broadcasting certificates when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for low-power unprotected FM services, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select other frequencies if the Department so requires.
The transmitters must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 12 September 2005. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before this date.
This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca