At Vernon Communications we are proud to host Kenwood’s complete line of commercial Land Mobile Radios as well as the full Kenwood Amateur Radio Catalog. We also carry Tait, Motorola, Uniden, and various other types of marine and consumer grade radios and we service and repair ALL makes and models of radios.
One of the most common things we get asked about is what is this whole thing about licensing my radio…
In Canada our radio services are applied for by registering for use of the various appendices, or by registering enough radios to request your own private frequency typically 4 or so is a good starting point for this. But if your just trying to be safe and stay communicating here is your starting point. Below is a list of the available appendix’s you can reference when applying. Most users in BC will want to look at B1 and RR. This gets you your BC and Alberta LADDS as well as your RR’s for your access to the forest service roads.
Land Mobile Radio Appendices
- 1 — Northern Alberta Forest Industry
- 5 — Pending International Coordination
- 6 — Interior and Northern B.C. Forestry
- A1 — Service Provider to subscribers
- A3 — 75 MHz High-lead Logging Frequencies in the Province of British Columbia
- A4 — UHF Tower Crane and Hoisting Device Voice Frequencies in the Province of British Columbia
- A5 — Log Grapple/Yarder Operations
- A6 — High-lead Logging Whistles and Logging Carriages
- A7 — For Mobile/Portable use only
- A9 — Deployment Plan
- B1 — Western and Northern Canada Mobile-Only Frequencies
- B2 — Government Mobile Communications Office (GMCO) and Bell Mobility Conditions
- B6 — No-Interference, No-Protection (NINP)
- B7 — Forestry Trucking in Quebec
- B8 — Licence Conditions for RRBS
- B9 — British Columbia’s Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations (MoFLNRO) – Mobile Stations Only
- G7 — CPC-2-0-17 Conditions of Licence
- G8 — RP-019 Licence Conditions
- I2 — Search & Rescue in B.C.
- J3 — Montana/Saskatchewan-Alberta First Responders
- L6 — SAR-IF Use
- M6 — Taxi Service (Québec)
- N5 — Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS)
- N6 — General Land Mobile Radio Service (GLMRS)
- N9 — Common Logging Radio Frequencies in Northern Ontario
- O1 — Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System
- Q1 — Non-Standard Authorizations
- Q2 — Secondary Assignments
- R — Frequency Sharing Condition
- RR — British Columbia Resource Road Channels
- S — Condition Point-Point Prohibited
- W — Trunked Systems
- X — Non-Interference Condition (Action)
- Y — Paging Service
- Z — Non-Interference Condition (Monitoring)
Once you’ve had a chance to think about it… Here is the ISED links to get going.
If you need a hand CALL US! 778-932-0539
Radio Licensing Info
Apply for a license now! – http://sms-sgs.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/sms-sgs-prod.nsf/eng/h_00012.html#Licence_Application
Once you have your license, please let us know your license parameters to program your radio(s).
You can reach ISED at:
Telephone (toll-free in Canada): 1-800-667-3780
Telephone (Kelowna): 250-470-5026
Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
And as usual Give one of us nerds a call and we can get you educated and live in no time!