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Common use frequencies UHF

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Feb 24, 2001
I was wondering if in Canada (Ontario specifically) there are any UHF frequencies for commercial radios that do not require a license. I was reading an article from industry canada, that mentioned "common use" frequencies, although it said at no formal policies are set in place. Could anyone shine some light on this. Thank you in advance.


Apr 22, 2012
Puget Sound
Having working with several groups in Canada on radio frequency licensing, I can tell you that in all of Canada, the FRS frequency's are the ONLY frequency's that do not require a license.

Any other type of radio system, frequency, needs to be licensed and the licensing is very controlled g and depending on what you are trying to do can be very expensive compared to licensing in the USA.


customer wishes to have 10 frequency's with 100 radio's, in the USA, this would cost a one time +/- $300.00 for frequency coorandation fee, a 10 year license fee of +/- $200.00.

In Canada, this same setup would cost +/-$200.00 initial setup, then $15.00 FOR EACH RADIO ($1500.00) PER YEAR, for ONE year, and MUST RENEW EVERY YEAR.

Canada only has a year to year license program.
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