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 province file you want to search. A lot of the data cannot be attributed to a specific province, so try "Other" as well.
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
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.
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. Also try the "Other" file because that's where I've put all the records with no obvious province associated.
Files are current to August 30, 2018.
New! Previously, records were sorted into provinces/territories based on explicit declaration in the source file or by the co-ordinates of the antenna. We have now added inference based on the mailing address when the first two aren't available. This has reduced the "Other" records from 200,000 to just 2000 or so.
We've also tried to make the site a little easier to view in a mobile browser.