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Public Notice

Ottawa, 30 April 1993
Public Notice CRTC 1993-47
The Commission, pursuant to subsection 9(4) of the Broadcasting Act, by this order, exempts from the requirements of Part 1 of the Act and any regulations, those persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings of the class defined by the following criteria:
The purpose of these carrier current undertakings is to provide a locally originated programming service for the benefit of residents of such institutions as colleges and universities.
1. The undertaking operates between 525 and 1705 kHz in the AM frequency band, using a transmitter that radiates a signal solely through the electrical system of a building or adjacent buildings.
2. The undertaking operates so that the maximum power output of the transmitter into the electrical system of the building(s) does not produce a field strength exceeding 15 microvolts-per-metre (V/m) at a distance from the property served given by the equation:
d = 48,000
f where d is the distance in metres, and f is the frequency in kHz.
3. The Commission would not be prohibited from licensing the undertaking by virtue of any direction to the Commission by the Governor in Council.
4. The undertaking meets all technical requirements of the Department of Communications and has acquired all authorizations or certificates prescribed by the Department.
5. The programming of the undertaking is not distributed by any cable distribution undertaking.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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