Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-151

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 2 February 2018

Ottawa, 8 May 2018

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia

Public record for this application: 2018-0053-2

CBAF-FM Halifax and its transmitter CBAF-FM-14 Sydney –Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the authorized contours of CBAF-FM-14 Sydney, Nova Scotia, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the French-language radio programming undertaking CBAF-FM Halifax, Nova Scotia (ICI Radio-Canada Première), by changing the antenna’s radiation pattern from directional to non-directional, changing the class from C to B, decreasing the maximum effective radiated power (ERP) from 25,636 to 16,850 watts and the average ERP from 18,149 to 16,850 watts, increasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 122.5 to 125.6 metres, and correcting the existing coordinates of the transmitter site. The Commission did not receive any interventions in regard to this application.
  2. The CBC indicated that CBAF-FM-14 will be co-located with the rebroadcasting transmitters CBIS-FM Sydney (Radio One) and CBI-FM Sydney (Radio 2), and that its services will be combined on a single antenna. The licensee stated that the requested technical changes will help reduce operating costs while ensuring high-quality service in Sydney and surrounding areas.
  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 licensee must implement the technical changes by no later than 8 May 2020. To request an extension, the licensee must submit a written request to the Commission at least 60 days before that date, using the form available on the Commission’s website.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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