Text Format for the Upload of Technical Data for Stations Authorized under Spectrum Licences

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Technical Data of the Stations Authorized under Spectrum Licences
Text File Pos. Element Name Description Content/Allowed Values Notes
1 licence_number Spectrum licence number Format:
  • Numeric
  • 7 digits
  • (9999999)
  • Or
  • Alphanumeric
  • 13 characters
  • (999999999-999)
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • The spectrum licence number of which you are uploading information.
The spectrum licence number your are uploading information for stations and channels for the specific spectrum licence type (e.g. PCS, AWS, 3.4 GHz, 38 GHz, 3650 MHz) being uploaded and the service area allocated.
2 office_number Administrative office number of your spectrum licence account Format:
  • Numeric
  • 2 digits
  • (99)
  • Or
  • Blank
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • Valid office number assigned to your account number.
The account administrative office number of the spectrum licence number you are providing station information.
3 company_code Spectrum licence company code number Format:
  • Numeric
  • 9 digits
  • (999999999)
  • Or
  • 12 digits
  • (9999999999)
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • Company code number associated to your spectrum licence number of which you are uploading information and assigned to your Web account.
The company code is the account number, provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada under which your spectrum licence number is assigned. Account numbers in the upgraded Spectrum Management System appear as "007090900999" for migrated accounts or "100000000999" for new accounts.
4 reference_number Upload reference number Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 1 to 20 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
A reference number or name that would help identify the set of data when browsing on-line or contacting technical support.
5 contact_name Contact name Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 1 to 70 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
The name of the person who has authorized submission of the data and/or who can be contacted if there are any questions regarding uploaded information or coordination of channels in a given area.
6 business_telephone Business telephone number Format:
  • Numeric
  • 10 digits
  • (9999999999)
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 10 digits (no delimiters or spaces)
Business telephone number of the contact person.

N.B.: This information will be available to the general public when searching stations/channels data associated to spectrum licences.
7 extension Telephone extension number Format:
  • Numeric
  • 1 to 5 digits
  • (99999)
Validation:
  • Optional
  • 1 to 5 digits
Telephone extension number, if any, of the contact person.
8 email_address E-mail address Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 5 to 128 characters
  • (X@X.X)
Validation:
  • Mandatory
E-mail address of the contact person who has uploaded the stations information. We will automatically send an e-mail message to this address that indicates the processing status of your submission and whether there are any errors.

N.B.: This information will be available to the general public when searching stations/channels data associated to spectrum licences.
9 location Station location Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 1 to 35 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
A description of the station location. Provide a unique description that by itself accurately identifies the location (e.g., city, province, and address). The Canada Gazette or provincial government official gazetteer can be used to confirm the proper name of the location.
10 province_code Province/Territory code Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 2 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • List of values of Canadian Provinces and Territories
A code that represents the province or territory where the station is physically located. Use the two character standard postal abbreviation for the province, listed in the attached table Canadian Province and Territory Codes.
11 latitude Latitude Format:
  • Numeric
  • 8 digits
  • 2 decimals
  • (999999.99)
Units:
  • Degrees, minutes, seconds and decimal seconds (DDMMSS.99)
  • NAD83 or WGS84
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • DD between 40 and 90
  • MM between 00 and 59
  • SS between 00 and 59
  • Decimal seconds between 00 and 99

Latitude (north) of the station, in degrees, minutes, seconds and decimal seconds of the station. Must be in either NAD83 or WGS84 format.

Note: If a coordinate conversion is required in order to submit in NAD83 or WGS84 format and the source coordinates is accurate to +/1 one seconds, enter "00" for the decimal seconds.

12 longitude Longitude Format:
  • Numeric
  • 8 or 9 digits
  • 2 decimals
  • (9999999.99)
Units:
  • Degrees, minutes, seconds and decimal seconds (DDDMMSS.99)
  • NAD83 or WGS84
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • DDD between 46 and 145
  • MM between 00 and 59
  • SS between 00 and 59
  • Decimal seconds between 00 and 99

Longitude (west) of the station, in degrees, minutes, seconds and decimal seconds of the station. Must be in either NAD83 or WGS84 format.

Note: If a coordinate conversion is required in order to submit in NAD83 or WGS84 format and the source coordinates is accurate to +/1 second, enter "00" for the decimal seconds.

13 site_elevation Site elevation Format:
  • Numeric
  • 4 digits
  • (9999)
Units:
  • Meters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • Between 0 and 6,000
  • Each site will be validated against the highest site within the province where the station is located.
Elevation of the site's ground level above mean sea level where the station is located.
14 structure_height Structure height Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • (999)
Units:
  • Meters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • Between 1 and 600
Total height above ground level of the structure on which the antennas are mounted. For equipment mounted on a building or its boundaries, provide the height of the building and the supporting structure. (Note that the minimum value is one meter because it is assumed that all antennas have an associated structure.)
15 zone_enhancer_indicator Zone enhancer indicator Format:
  • Logic
  • 1 character
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • Y (Yes)/N (No)
Indicate if the station functions as a zone enhancer. If so, only information relative to the antenna linking to the donor station is required.
16 date_last_modifications Station/Associated channels in-service date or last modified date Format:
  • Date
  • YYYY-MM-DD
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • Must be before or equal to the upload date
Identify the date on which the station or associated channels were modified or operational.

Indicates if there have been any changes to the station or channels since the last upload.
17 tx_frequency Tx channel frequency or Tx lower frequency limit of the band in use Format:
  • Numeric
  • 11 digits
  • 6 decimals
  • (99999.999999)
Units:
  • MHz
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • The channel frequency submitted must be authorized within the spectrum licence frequency block of which you are submitting information.
Centre frequency in MHz of the Tx channel of the station for which technical information is being uploaded.

Should the transmitter dynamically select its operating frequency in the course of operation, enter the lower frequency limit of the frequency block it is authorized to operate in.

For OFDM (Orthogonal frequency division multiplex) type signals (e.g. LTE), do not submit the frequencies of the individual sub-carriers but only the centre frequency of the overall occupied bandwidth of the signal in any given azimuth.

For GSM, provide the centre frequency of each broadcast channel and, if dynamic channel selection is used (e.g. for traffic channels), provide the lower and upper frequency limits of the band which contains all the dynamically selected channels for each physical transmitter in any given azimuth.
18 tx_upper_frequency Tx upper frequency limit of the band in use when channels are allocated dynamically Format:
  • Numeric
  • 11 digits
  • 6 decimals
  • (99999.999999)
Units:
  • MHz
Validation:
  • Optional
  • The upper channel frequency submitted must be authorized within the spectrum licence upper frequency block of which you are submitting information.
Should the transmitter dynamically select its operating frequency in the course of operation, enter the upper frequency limit of the frequency block it is authorized to operate in.
19 rx_frequency Rx channel frequency or Rx lower frequency limit of the band in use Format:
  • Numeric
  • 11 digits
  • 6 decimal
  • (99999.999999)
Units:
  • MHz
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • The channel frequency submitted must be authorized within the spectrum licence frequency block of which you are submitting information.
Centre frequency in MHz of the Rx channel of the station for which technical information is being uploaded.

Should the receiver dynamically select its operating frequency in the course of operation, enter the lower frequency limit of the frequency block it is authorized to operate in.

For OFDM (Orthogonal frequency division multiplex) type signals (e.g. LTE), do not submit the frequencies of the individual sub-carriers but only the centre frequency of the overall occupied bandwidth of the signal in any given azimuth.

For GSM, provide the centre frequency of each broadcast channel and, if dynamic channel selection is used (e.g. for traffic channels), provide the lower and upper frequency limits of the band which contains all the dynamically selected channels for each physical transmitter in any given azimuth.
20 rx_upper_frequency Rx upper frequency limit of the band in use when channels are allocated dynamically Format:
  • Numeric
  • 11 digits
  • 6 decimal
  • (99999.999999)
Units:
  • MHz
Validation:
  • Optional
  • The upper channel frequency submitted must be authorized within the spectrum licence upper frequency block of which you are submitting information.
Should the receiver dynamically select its operating frequency in the course of operation, enter the upper frequency limit of the frequency block it is authorized to operate in.
21 tx_radio_model_number Tx Radio model number Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 54 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
Radio model number of the transmitter provided by the manufacturer.
22 rx_radio_model_number Rx Radio model number Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 54 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
Radio model number of the receiver provided by the manufacturer
23 tx_radio_manufacturer_code Tx Radio Manufacturer code Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 2 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • List of values specified by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Two-character code that identifies the Radio manufacturer of the transmitter. Accepted codes are listed in the attached table Manufacturer Codes. The code "ZZ" may be used for a manufacturer not in our list of codes.
24 rx_radio_manufacturer_code Rx Radio Manufacturer code Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 2 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • List of values specified by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Two-character code that identifies the Radio manufacturer of the receiver. Accepted codes are listed in the attached table Manufacturer Codes. The code "ZZ" may be used for a manufacturer not in our list of codes.
25 bandwidth Bandwidth Format:
  • Numeric
  • 7 digits
  • 2 decimals
  • (99999.99)
Units:
  • kHz
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 0.10 to 50,000.00
Occupied bandwidth of the emission (Transmit) signal. It corresponds to the bandwidth containing 99% of the transmitted power.

Must be expressed in kHz.
26 class_emission Class of Emission Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 3 to 5 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • See valid class of emission codes.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) designation for the class of emission. The code defines the type of modulation, signal(s) modulating the main carrier, information transmitted, signal details, and use of multiplexing. It is expressed as a 3- to 5- character code using standard symbols (see Valid Class of Emission Codes). Provide the one emission that is most representative of the radio installed at this location (the emission with the largest bandwidth).
27 tx_power Transmitter Output Power Format:
  • Numeric
  • 7 digits
  • 4 decimals
  • (999.9999)
Units:
  • Watts
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 0.0010 to 200.0000
Power fed to the transmission line. Our system will combine this value with antenna gain and line loss to calculate the effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Note that the TX power and the losses are for a single channel and not cumulative of all transmit channels via the same antenna.
28 tx_ant_model_no Tx Antenna Model Number Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 50 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
Antenna model number of the transmitter antenna as specified by the manufacturer.
29 rx_ant_model_no Rx Antenna Model Number Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 50 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
Antenna model number of the receiver antenna as specified by the manufacturer.
30 tx_ant_manufacturer_code Tx Antenna Manufacturer Code Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 2 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • List of values specified by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Two-character code that identifies the transmitter antenna manufacturer. Accepted codes are listed in the attached table Manufacturer Codes. The code "ZZ" may be used for a manufacturer not in our list of codes.
31 rx_ant_manufacturer_code Rx Antenna Manufacturer Code Format:
  • AlphaNumeric
  • 2 characters
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • List of values specified by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Two-character code that identifies the receiver antenna manufacturer. Accepted codes are listed in the attached table Manufacturer Codes. The code "ZZ" may be used for a manufacturer not in our list of codes.
32 tx_ant_height Tx Antenna Height Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • (999)
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 1 to 600
  • Must not be higher than 5 meters of the station maximum structure height.
Height of physical centre of the transmitter antenna above ground level including the structure/building on which the antenna is mounted. (Please note the minimum antenna height must be at least one metre because we consider that all antennas are associated to a structure.)
33 rx_ant_height Rx Antenna Height Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • (999)
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 1 to 600
  • Must not be higher than 5 meters of the station maximum structure height.
Height of physical centre of the receiver antenna above ground level including the structure/building on which the antenna is mounted. (Please note the minimum antenna height must be at least one metre because we consider that all antennas are associated to a structure.)
34 tx_ant_omni_indicator Tx antenna omni directional pattern indicator Format:
  • Logic
  • 1 character
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • Y (Yes)/N (No)
Identify if the transmitter antenna is Omni directional (radiation pattern of 360 deg.) or directional.
35 rx_ant_omni_indicator Rx antenna omni directional pattern indicator Format:
  • Logic
  • 1 character
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • Y (Yes)/N (No)
Identify if the receiver antenna is Omni directional (pattern of 360 deg.) or directional.
36 tx_ant_azimuth Tx Antenna Azimuth Format:
  • Numeric
  • 4 digits
  • 1 decimal
  • (999.9)
Units:
  • Degrees
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 0.0 to 360.0
Azimuth in degrees from true north of the transmitter antenna's direction of maximum radiation.

Enter 0.0 degrees for an omni directional antenna or 360.0 degrees to indicate a directional antenna pointing true north.
37 rx_ant_azimuth Rx Antenna Azimuth Format:
  • Numeric
  • 4 digits
  • 1 decimal
  • (999.9)
Units:
  • Degrees
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 0.0 to 360.0
Azimuth in degrees from true north of the receiver antenna's direction of maximum radiation.

Use 0.0 degrees for an omni directional antenna or 360.0 degrees to indicate a directional antenna pointing to true north.
38 tx_ant_elevation_angle Tx Antenna Elevation Angle Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • 1 decimal
  • (S99.9)
Units:
  • Degrees
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • -90.0 to +90.0
Transmitter antenna’s vertical elevation angle of the main lobe with reference to the horizontal ground in degrees. This includes any mechanical and electrical beam tilt. Angles above the horizontal ground are considered positive.
39 rx_ant_elevation_angle Rx Antenna Elevation Angle Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • 1 decimal
  • (S99.9)
Units:
  • Degrees
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • -90.0 to +90.0
Receiver antenna’s vertical elevation angle of the main lobe with reference to the horizontal ground in degrees. This includes any mechanical and electrical beam tilt. Angles above the horizontal ground are considered positive.
40 tx_ant_gain Tx Antenna Gain Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • 1 decimal
  • (99.9)
Units:
  • dBi
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 0.0 to 70.0
Gain of the transmitter antenna expressed relative to an isotropic radiator (dBi).

For a directional antenna, enter the gain in the direction of maximum radiation. This value is used to calculate the effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP).

Antenna Gain limit has been increased to 70 dBi. Version 1.1 published on 28-08-2013.
41 rx_ant_gain Rx Antenna Gain Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • 1 decimal
  • (99.9)
Units:
  • dBi
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 0.0 to 70.0
Gain of the receiver antenna expressed relative to an isotropic radiator (dBi).

For a directional antenna, enter the maximum received gain.

Antenna Gain limit has been increased to 70 dBi. Version 1.1 published on 28-08-2013.
42 tx_line_loss Tx Line Loss Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • 1 decimal
  • (99.9)
Units:
  • dB
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 0.0 to 30.0
Total transmitter line losses, including cable and connector losses.

This value is used to calculate the effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP).
43 rx_line_loss Rx Line Loss Format:
  • Numeric
  • 3 digits
  • 1 decimal
  • (99.9)
Units:
  • dB
Validation:
  • Mandatory
  • 0.0 to 30.0
Total receiver line losses, including cable and connector losses.

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Canadian Province and Territory Codes

Canadian Province and Territory Codes
Code Name
AB Alberta
BC British Columbia
MB Manitoba
NB New Brunswick
NL Newfoundland and Labrador
NT Northwest Territories
NS Nova Scotia
NU Nunavut
ON Ontario
PE Prince Edward Island
QC Québec
SK Saskatchewan
YT Yukon

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Valid Class of Emission Codes

The following table shows the characters allowed at each position of a valid class of emission code. Please refer to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radiocommunication Standards for an explanation of the class of emission codes.

Valid Class of Emission Codes
Character Position
1 2 3 4 5
A
H
R
J
B
C
F
G
D
P
K
L
M
Q
V
W
X
N
0
1
2
3
7
8
9
X
A
B
C
D
E
F
W
X
N
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
M
N
W
X
-
C
F
T
W
X
N

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Manufacturer Codes

This list will change from time to time as new manufacturers are added and companies either amalgamate or change name. Use the code “ZZ” for a manufacturer that is not listed below, and contact the Department to have that manufacturer added to a future version of the list.

Manufacturer Codes
CodeManufacturer Name
L24RF Communications
24AMERICOM Government Services
K5AML Wireless Systems Inc.
J7ARC Wireless Solutions
77Advanced Electronic Applications Inc.
B6Advanced Techom
C3Ainslie
N1Airspan Networks Inc.
C5Alcatel
N5Alpha Technologies (Argus)
O2Alvarion
D9Amphenol Antenna Solutions
H7Amphenol Jaybeam
03Andrew, Div of CommScope
66Anitron Electronics Ltd. (Nanatron)
A5Antenex Inc.
51Antenna Incorporated
M8Antenna Plus
05Antenna Specialists, div. of PCTEL
F4Antennas For Communications (AFC)
O4Arkivator
H6Astron Wireless Technologies, Inc.
18Avanti
53Aviat Networks (Harris Stratex)
40Aviation Electric
E5BEXT Inc.
E7Bell
A6Bluewave Antenna Systems Ltd.
92Bogner (Bogen)
M2Bridgewave
K8Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS)
E1CSS Antenna Inc.
K6CalAmp
R7Cambium Networks
56Canadian General Electric
42Cartier
D4Ceragon Networks Ltd.
74Child Company
S1Cielo Networks
63Comant Antenna (Teylor)
H5Communication Components Inc.
86Communications Specialists Inc.
90Comprod Communications Ltd.
C4Conifer
K9Continental Microwave (RF Tech. Inc)
H8DAPA Communications
M3DBs Systems
L6DCI Digital Comm. Inc.
95Davicom Technologies
01Decibel, Div of CommScope
70Dielectric
D3DragonWave Inc.
61Dreger Ward
94Ducommun Inc. (Dynatech)
94DTC Communications
67EDO Corporation
60EF Johnson
D5EMR Corporation
A7EMS Wireless
L7Electronic Sys. Tech. (Esteem)
K4Emcee Communications
B8Ericsson (Marconi/GEC)
M1Exalt Communications
96Exicom
12Fanon
M4Fernau Avionics
34Fiplex Communications Inc.
76Force Communications
H9GANDEC Systems Inc.
B2GE Digital Energy (MDS)
M6GPS Source Inc.
30Gabriel
20Gam Electronics
P1Gigawave
E3Glassmaster
J6Greaterland Enterprise Corp.
52Hewlett Packard
A2HM Electronics
E2HUBER+SUHNER Ltd.
A3Hascall-Denke
85Honeywell Bendix/King
P3Huawei Technologies
06Hy-Gain Electronics Corp.
K3IMT Solutions (Nucomm, RF Central)
F9ITU
84Icom Inc.
ICInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
36International Systems of America Ltd.
L9Intracom Telecom
M9Itron Inc.
O8Japan Radio Co.
75Kathrein
58Kreco Antennas
K1L-3 Communications Govt. Services, Inc.
O1L-COM Inc.
47Labarge Inc.
17Laird Tech (Cushcraft)
G1Lance Industries
N7Ligowave
L4Lorch Microwave
G6M/A-Com (Microwave Assoc.)
91MAXRAD, div. of PCTEL
68MORAD Electronics Corporation
22MTAD
L8MTI Wireless Edge
08Mark Antennas, div. of Gabriel
O7Mars Antennas & RF Systems
A1Marti Electronics
38McCarter Radio TV Ltd.
D8Microwave Networks Inc.
93Midland
G7Milliflect
R9Mobile Mark
E4Moseley Associates Inc.
07Mosley Electronics Inc.
13Motorola
G4N Systems Inc. (NSI)
B9NEC
O9Nanometrics
71Narco Avionics
26Navigation Aeronav Int. (Philips/Pye)
21New Tronics (Hustler)
99New commercial equipment used by DND
J3Nicom USA, Inc.
73Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co. Ltd.
R6Nokia Siemens Networks
A8Nortel
J5Northern Radio and Wireless Corp.
88NovAtel Inc.
O6OCAS
L5OMB
K2OmniLynx Technologies
J2PCTEL, Inc.
50Pace Electronics Ltd.
C7Panasonic
D1Peninsula Engineering
M5Power Antenna
C8Powerwave Technologies (Allgon)
65Primex Wireless
D7Procom
10Prodelin
L3Proxim Wireless
K7Pulse (P-Com)
16Pulse/Larsen
19R.C.A.
49R.J. Communications Prod. Inc.
C6RFS (Celwave/Cablewave/Phelps Dodge)
31Racal Antennas
46Radio Shack (Archer)
D2Radio Waves Inc.
P2Radwin
72Raytheon
N4Redline Communications
C9Ritron
H4Rohr
R2Rotoconcept
N6RuggedCom Inc.
O3SAF Tehnika
J8SBS
A9SR Telecom
11Scala, div. of Kathrein
M7Sensis Corp.
23Shakespeare
02Sinclair Technologies
N8Solectek
B1Southwest Microwave
29Spilsbury and Tindal Ltd.
J1Spotwave Wireless Inc.
33Standard Communications Corp.
78Subscriber Radio
A4Swedcom
R4TASC Systems Inc.
F3TECOM Industries Inc.
J9TFT Inc.
59Tele Nova
N3Teledesign Systems
C1Telenetics (Racon)
83Telewave Inc. (Wacom)
R5TenXc Wireless, Div of CCI
H1Terracom Network Services
97Til-Tek Ltd.
N2TongYu Communication Equipment Co. Ltd.
L1Trango Broadband Wireless
87TransCore (A.W.A.)
N9Tranzeo
35Triton
R3TrueRC
48Tx Rx Systems Inc.
O5Ubiquiti Networks
D6Vislink (MRC/California MW)
09Wade Antenna (Lindsay/Taco)
B5Western Multiplex Corporation
28Western Radio
H3Western Union
C2Windata
ZZ* Other Manufacturer (not listed) *

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