Canada Telecoms Regulator Revises, Clarifies Amateur Radio Service Requirements

Canada’s telecommunications regulator Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) — formerly Industry Canada (IC) — has issued a revised version of the Radiocommunication Information Circular 3 (RIC-3), “Information on the Amateur Radio Service,” replacing the previous 2005 version. According to ISED, RICs are issued for the guidance of those engaged in radiocommunications in Canada, and the information they contain is subject to change without notice.

“Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) welcomes the change, as it addresses several long-standing issues pointed out by RAC in the past, where the document required updating to address changes in technologies and practices, notably the decision by many administrations to remove the requirement for Morse code qualification for new radio amateurs,” RAC Regulatory Affairs Officer Richard Ferch, VE3IAY/VE3KI, said in an RAC bulletin.

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