First time visitor? Please read this page thoroughly
and then use this link to jump down to the form
on subsequent visits. Thanks!
What Is This For?
This web page serves one function only: to make is easier for you to
what you're looking for in the database of Canadian frequency allocations
maintained by the licensing body, Industry
This web page does not contain any data other than what's publicly
available for download from their own web site. That means this is just a repackaging of their data. I make no claims to any intellectual property herein other than the coding used to format the data and execute the search.
If you wish, you can use their search tools to find
exactly the same (and more!) data. But I find it awkward to use. I just want
a plain search-everything kind of way to look up frequencies, licensees or
locations. This site will let you do that.
Plug in any frequency or text you like and it'll find all matches in any of the fields. All you have to do is select which regional file you want to search.
While it is possible to find some public-safety frequencies in these
files, they are generally protected by Industry Canada and therefore not
included in the publicly posted files. So they're not here either.
Tips for Searching
Use short strings If you're looking for something like "rideau
centre in ottawa," then enter "rideau" as your search term in the Eastern
Ontario file. The shorter the term, the more
garbage you'll get back, but the more likely you are to find what you're
Multiple-word searches don't work well Searching for
something like "ottawa airport" will only get you the results where the
words "ottawa" and "airport" occur adjacent in that order.i
Use Boolean AND You can put a capital AND in your query in order
to limit results to records that have both the terms that fall before and
after the AND. eg "bus lines AND sudbury" Only one AND will be recognized
Try variations There's no telling what the IC people chose as the
location or licensee data for the license. They might have put a street
address, or they could simply have put down the city. The organization
you're looking for may be listed under a common name or its official
registered title. The licensee may not even be in the same city as the
Try more than one file Geographic boundaries don't make for
definitive limits to what's in each file. Try searching in adjacent regions
if you don't find what you're looking for.
Files are current to December 23, 2015, but as of January 2017 we are working on getting the data refreshed on a regular basis. Sorry for failing to update through 2016!