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Are Cb Radios Legal in Canada

The legal baseline data for radio frequency (RF) for a GRS transmitter is as follows: Following the meeting, FCAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, sent a letter to Claudio DeRose (Director, Safety Policy and Education Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation) thanking MTO officials for taking the time to meet with FCAC officials. He stressed that this is “an important issue for the tens of thousands of amateur radio operators who live in or visit our province,” and encouraged the Ministry of Transportation to make the exception permanent for radios. But unfortunately, she confirmed, “yes, the bill states that portable radios can only be used by drivers who are asked by their employer to maintain a radio link to contact their employer while acting within the scope of that person`s employment.” I can see doing this with mobile phones, but cb radios?, it`s absurd. Cb radios help keep the truck driver awake during long deliveries, cell phones are by far the worst thing for distracted driving, there are many things that a cell phone can`t say about many road conditions, so if they think they can enforce this rule or law, good luck with all this. CB radios are approved for commercial purposes. Prohibitions on handheld devices: All portable communication devices are prohibited. Prohibition of hands-free kits: Beginners are not allowed to use hands-free kits. Prohibition of handheld devices: All portable electronic devices are prohibited. There are no rules for cb in Canada. Well, the main rule is that they can insult you and there is nothing you can do about it. The relatively inexpensive and ease of use of the devices used in SRMs in Canada, also known as the citizen band (CB), provide access to radio support that was previously not available to the general public.

Originally, there were 23 channels. In 1977, 40 channel allocations were established in the frequency band from 26.960 to 27.410 MHz. Before the late 1970s, when synthesized CB radios were introduced, CB radios were controlled by plug-in quartz crystals and most CB radios used only amplitude modulation (AM). In light of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation`s recent decision to make the exemption permanent for commercial and amateur radio operators, we reviewed the regulations in Canada and, to our knowledge, the exceptions are “permanent” (i.e., with no defined end date) in all other provinces and territories. A question: In bad weather and on bad roads, would it be illegal to talk to other truckers on a CB phone or microphone to get information about dangers that might be imminent? Possible animals on the street. Maybe there is an accident in front of us or vehicles parked on the street. Could these hazards be considered an “emergency management situation, as indicated by the communication devices that are considered illegal in the law? This indicates that former subsection 13(2), which was the previous time limit for the exemption for the use of radios on portable equipment, has been deleted. We are pleased to announce that effective February 14, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation “has made permanent the exemption under Ontario Regulation 366/09 (Display Screens and Portable Devices) of the Highway Traffic Act for portable radios for commercial drivers and amateur radio operators.” Note that the use of mobile phones when parking is legal.

Also note that the use of hands-free kits has been banned in some jurisdictions. RAC Directors Allan Boyd, VE3AJB (Ontario North/East) and Phil McBride, VA3QR (Ontario South), had a very productive meeting with representatives of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to advise industry stakeholders on Ontario`s Distracted Driving Act and, in particular, on the current five-year exemption for the use of portable radios, which expires on January 1, 2018. The meeting resulted in a very productive exchange of information. The third column of the PDF document indicates that radios are not included in the definition of “electronic communication devices” in the Highway Safety Act. I am trying to make sure that there are rules about CB radio in Canada In some provinces, including Ontario, the exception can only apply to cellular devices and not to portable radios (unless the portable radio is used with a separate portable microphone). According to the regulations, drivers can only use CB radios if: they must drive pilot vehicles and maintain contact with another vehicle; they use radio to contact their employer if the employee is required to maintain radio contact; to participate in a search, rescue or emergency situation; or if the CB can be used hands-free. It remains to be seen how exactly the police will apply the rule. The use of CB radios on vehicles, especially an off-road Jeep or a 4×4 vehicle, is very easy and beneficial for drivers and freight forwarders. To use a CB, these radios also require the assembly of an antenna. Since 27 MHz is a considerably long wavelength for mobile communications, the choice of antenna has a significant impact on the performance of CB radio. The commonly used CB antenna is a vertical whip about 2.7 m high with a ball and spring support to increase flexibility.

Some drivers, on the other hand, prefer to use a cophased CB antenna, which uses two different vertical antennas, one of which is placed on the side mirror in front of the vehicle while the other is placed in the rear.