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Updated Specifications for Emergency Radio Devices: RSS-287 Revision 3

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released an updated version of Radio Standards Specification RSS-287, Issue 3, pertaining to Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), and Maritime Survivor Locator Devices (MSLD). This specification outlines certification requirements for radio apparatus operating on frequencies such as 406 MHz, 121.5 MHz, 243 MHz, 161.975 MHz, 162.025 MHz, and 156.525 MHz.

The updates introduced in this version include:

  1. Automatic Identification Systems capability (AISs) on 161.975 MHz and 162.025 MHz frequencies for EPIRBs, PLBs, and MSLDs.

  2. Closed-loop Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on the 156.525 MHz frequency for MSLDs.

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