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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-227

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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 27 February 2013

Ottawa, 8 May 2013

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Inuvik and Tulita, Northwest Territories

Application 2013-0366-9

CHAK Inuvik – New transmitter in Tulita

1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language AM radio programming undertaking CHAK Inuvik in order to operate a low-power FM transmitter in Tulita to replace the existing AM transmitter CBQI Tulita. The licensee also requested authorization to simulcast the programming of CHAK on CBQI for a period of three months to ensure proper coverage during the transition. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2. The new transmitter will operate at 100.9 MHz (channel 265LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -85.1 metres).1

3. The CBC is authorized, by condition of licence, to continue operating the AM transmitter for a period of three months following the commencement of operation of the new FM transmitter. The licensee must cease operating its AM transmitter CBQI after this period.

4. The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry (the Department) notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

5. Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM undertaking, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.

6. The transmitter 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 8 May 2015. 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 that date.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Footnote

[1] These technical parameters reflect those approved by the Department of Industry.