Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-194
Reference: Part 1 application posted on 1 April 2016
Ottawa, 20 May 2016
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Trois-Rivières and La Tuque, Quebec
CBF-FM-8 Trois-Rivières and its transmitter CBF-FM-19 La Tuque - Technical changes
The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the authorized contours of CBF-FM-19 La Tuque, a transmitter of the French-language radio programming undertaking CBF-FM-8 Trois-Rivières (ICI Radio-Canada Première), by decreasing its average effective radiated power (ERP) from 11,300 to 2,100 watts (maximum ERP from 25,400 to 4,750 watts) and changing the transmitter class from B to A. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
The CBC advised that the reduction in the transmitter’s operational parameters was necessary to meet Safety Code 6 limits.Footnote 1
Pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
The transmitter must be operational with implemented technical changes 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 20 May 2018. 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.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
- Footnote 1
The Department of Industry (the Department) requires all antenna systems to meet strict limits on the amount of energy that can be present in areas to which the general public has access. To ensure the protection of the general public, the Department uses the radiofrequency exposure limits found in the Health Canada guidelines commonly known as Safety Code 6.
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