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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2005-99
28 October 2005
Use of frequency 104.7 MHz by the new low-power tourist information service in Ottawa
The Commission approves the application by 3077457 Nova Scotia Limited, a corporation jointly controlled by Jack McGaw and Robert Stapells, in order to operate its new English-language low-power FM radio programming undertaking at 104.7 MHz (channel 284LP) with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 18 watts. The applicant had originally proposed to operate its new station at 96.5 MHz (channel 243LP) with an ERP of 18 watts.
The applicant filed this application further to the Commission's direction in Low power English-language tourist information service in Ottawa, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-256, 23 June 2005 (Decision 2005-256). In Decision 2005-256, the Commission stated that it would only issue a licence for this station provided that the applicant submitted an application proposing the use of another FM frequency that would be acceptable to both the Commission and the Department of Industry (the Department).
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
The Department has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate 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 a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca