6890 - Radio Communication

Records relating to ministry/agency land-based radio communication systems, including the installation and maintenance of radio repeaters (i.e., radio receivers and transmitters such as radio base stations and radio towers) and the issuance of radio frequency licences.

Records types include correspondence, radio logs, licences, maps, diagrams, and reports.

For marine radio communication and marine radio logs, see primary 877.
For memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and other agreements, see primary 146.
For radiotelephones, see primary 700.

The ministry or agency OPR is the computing services branch or equivalent, unless otherwise specified below.

non-OPR NOTE: Offices will retain non-OPR copies of records for: SO nil DE

Primary-Secondary Records Series OPR
6890-00 Policy and procedures SO nil DE
6890-01 General FY+2y nil DE
6890-03 Radio frequency licences
SO = upon expiry of the licence
7y = The seven-year retention period is consistent with the retention period for all other licences classified in ARCS.  It is based on the six-year limitation period for commencing an action under the Limitation Act (RSBC 1996, c. 266, s. 3).
NOTE: These licences are issued by the federal government under the Radiocommunication Act (RSC 1985, c. R-2, s. 5) to authorize the use of specified radio frequencies within a defined geographic area.
SO 7y DE
6890-50 Radio communication sites
(covers base stations, repeaters, frequency interference, lightning protection, radio logs, use of frequencies/path profiles, radio communication systems, radio logs, and site installations [includes repeaters])
SO = when site no longer exists, and when no longer required for reference purposes
SO+1y nil DE
6890-60 Radio communication specifications
(covers radio specification history)
SO = when no longer required
NOTE: These records document the requirements of the ministry/agency’s radio communication system.
SO nil DE