This message is for CANADIAN CRTechs who may be affected by the ISED enforcement of Safety Code 6.
One of my transmitters is located on the rooftop of the highest building in downtown London Ontario. I share the roof with a University Radio Station, lots and lots of VHF and UHF repeaters, VHF Paging and I believe even a SirusXM local transmitter. And add to the mix a myriad of 2.4 and 5 gig unlicensed internet access.
I have just received a notice that my Broadcasting Certificate expires end of August 2019 and the renewal process must be completed by end of April 2019. Up until now this has been a pretty routine procedure.
ISED (for the US guys – this is the equivalent to the technical side of the FCC) is now enforcing Safety Code 6 compliance.
I would like to hear from any Canadian CRTechs who have been through this venture and how you were able to obtain the attestation of conformance to Safety Code 6. If your transmitter is co-located with other transmitters how have you addressed the shared responsibility for the cost of attestation?
I went through a relatively simple Safety Code 6 routine for my transmitter in Kitchener Ontario. We ate the entire cost but we were the only FM Broadcaster at the site. Cost was about $ 2500.00. I am afraid that my London site will cost significantly more.
Suggestions and ideas will be very much appreciated.
The attachment is part of my Broadcast Certificate Renewal notice
CJTW 93.7 Kitchener – CHJX 99.9 London – CJFH 94.3 Woodstock
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