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FM transmission in Canada Answered

Anyone know what Canadian FM transmission laws are like? How powerful of a transmitter can one use? On what stations can one broadcast? Are there any other things that are important to keep in mind up there?

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mctylr
mctylr

12 years ago

I believe you are limited to 100mW of effective radiated power (ERP) - which can give you up to 50-100 feet of range, and commercial or consumer device must be approved by Industry Canada (Radio, Spectrum and Telecommunications).

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. If you're talking about 88-108MHz, then I think you fall under international rules, so it should be pretty much the same anywhere that band is in use. A quick look at http://www.fcc.gov/ ought to put you in the ballpark, though your local laws will probably be slightly different.
. From past experience in the US, as long as you don't walk over a nearby assigned channel or splatter the neighbors' TV/radio, you'll be OK for a few days of experimenting. It's not like the guys in the vans with all the antenna are just driving around looking for guerrilla radio stations. If you want to reach the masses, you'll need a license.