More Licence Fees
QUOTE FROM INDUSTRY CANADA
"amateur radio service" ... a radiocommunication service in which
radio apparatus are used for the purpose of self-training,
intercommunication or technical investigation by individuals who are
interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary
Date: March 3,
Streamlining Becomes Effective April 1, 2000
As part of an initiative to streamline the administrative process for the
amateur radio service and remove duplication, Industry Canada will be
introducing regulatory amendments as was previously outlined in the
discussion paper released last year. A new amateur operator certificate will
become the sole document required for the operation of amateur radio
equipment. It will replace both the traditional amateur radio licence and
operator certificate. Amateurs will no longer be required to pay a
licence issuance fee or annual licence renewal fee. However, amateurs will
still be required to advise Industry Canada of a change of mailing address.
A new certificate,
consisting of both diploma and wallet size, will be mailed to each amateur
currently holding a radio license. All call signs currently held by
amateurs will now appear on the new certificate. Amateur clubs will receive
an amateur registration identifying the call signs currently issued to clubs
on behalf of the sponsor.
Any amateur that did not
hold a radio license prior to March 31, 2000 will be eligible to apply for a
call sign. There will be no charge for the initial call sign however,
additional or specially requested call signs will now cost $60.00.
If amateurs move from one
call sign region to another, they will still be required to change their
call sign but no fee will be charged for such changes. Likewise, there
will be no charge for an amateur updating their mailing address.
For additional information regarding this new streamlined procedure,
amateurs should contact the Amateur Service Centre of Industry Canada at:
Amateur Radio Service Centre
P.O. Box 9654
Postal Station "T"
E-Mail address: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/radioamateur.e
Telephone: 1-888-780-3333 (Toll free)
Fax Number: 1-613-991-5575
Info on the Industry Canada Web site