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Other reference: 2011-700-1

Route reference: Part 1 application posted 7 June 2011

Ottawa, 10 November 2011

Cochrane Polar Bear Radio Club
Cochrane, Ontario

Application 2011-0906-7

CFDY-FM Cochrane – New transmitter in Smooth Rock Falls

1.      The Commission approves the application by Cochrane Polar Bear Radio Club (Cochrane) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CFDY-FM Cochrane, Ontario, by adding an FM transmitter in Smooth Rock Falls. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection to this application.

2.      The transmitter will operate at 88.5 MHz (channel 203LP) with an average effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 25 metres).

3.      Cochrane requested this technical change in order to serve the residents of Smooth Rock Falls.

4.      The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.

5.      The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

6.      Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.

7.      The transmitter must be operational 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 10 November 2013. In order 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.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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