ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-498
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References: Part 1 applications posted on 31 July 2015
Ottawa, 9 November 2015
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake, Nunavut
Applications 2015-0774-0 and 2015-0775-8
CBQR-FM Rankin Inlet - New transmitter in Baker Lake, and technical change
The Commission approves the application (2015-0774-0) by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CBQR-FM Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, in order to add an FM transmitter, currently known as CKQN-FM Baker Lake, Nunavut, to rebroadcast the programming of its national, English-language network service Radio One in Baker Lake. CKQN-FM was formerly a community-owned rebroadcasting transmitter in Baker Lake.Footnote 1
Further, the Commission approves the application (2015-0775-8) by the CBC to change CKQN-FM’s technical parameters by amending the transmitter site coordinates, by increasing the effective radiated power from 60 to 89 watts, by increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from -15.0 to 1.5 metres, and by changing the antenna’s polarization from horizontal to circular. The transmitter will operate at its original 99.3 MHz (channel 257A1). In regard to this application, the licensee noted that the technical parameters currently set out for CKQN-FM in the Department of Industry’s (the Department’s) database are incorrect.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with these applications.
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.
Furthermore, 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 9 November 2017. 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.
Various radio programming undertakings - Administrative renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-474, 4 September 2012
Administrative renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-555, 31 August 2011
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
- Footnote 1
CKQN-FM was previously licensed to Qamanittuap Naaluataa and operated as a Type A Native radio station. After the station’s broadcasting licence was renewed administratively in Broadcasting Decisions 2011-555 and 2012-474, the licensee failed to submit a licence renewal application. The licence for CKQN-FM expired in February 2013.
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