Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-249

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 2 March 2017

Ottawa, 12 July 2017

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sudbury and Marathon, Ontario

Application 2017-0127-7

CBON-FM Sudbury and its transmitter CBON-FM-29 Marathon – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the authorized contours of CBON-FM-29 Marathon, Ontario, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the French-language radio programming undertaking CBON-FM Sudbury. Specifically, the horizontally polarized antenna will be replaced by a circularly polarized antenna, and the average effective radiated power (ERP) will be increased from 765 to 2,285 watts (maximum ERP increasing from 2,023 to 3,862 watts), and the effective height of the antenna above average terrain will increase from 273.2 to 279.9 metres. All the other technical parameters will remain unchanged. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The CBC stated that the changes would allow it to combine the ICI Radio-Canada Première service with its Radio One service on a single antenna and would help provide better coverage of Marathon and its vicinity for ICI Radio-Canada Première.
  3. Pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  4. The transmitter must be operational with implemented technical changes 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 12 July 2019. 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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