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{{ProposalEdit|a1=First television broadcast in Western Canada|a2a=CBC Broadcasting Site, Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, BC |a2b=Vancouver|a3=1953|a4=The CBC Broadcasting Site on Mount Seymour was both the first television broadcast transmitter in Western Canada and the first high elevation/ mountain top broadcasting site in Canada.  
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The CBC Broadcasting Site on Mount Seymour was both the first television broadcast transmitter in Western Canada and the first high elevation/ mountain top broadcasting site in Canada.  
  
 
The experience gained at the Mount Seymour site contributed to the principles and practices that guided the engineers who went on to design and oversee the  over 1000 public and private television broadcasting sites that serve Western Canada today.  
 
The experience gained at the Mount Seymour site contributed to the principles and practices that guided the engineers who went on to design and oversee the  over 1000 public and private television broadcasting sites that serve Western Canada today.  
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f. A Brief History of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, 1976, 40 pp.
 
f. A Brief History of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, 1976, 40 pp.
  
g. Anne Kloppenborg, Ed., Vancouver's first century : a city album 1860-1960, Vancouver : J.J. Douglas, 1977.
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g. Anne Kloppenborg, Ed., Vancouver's first century : a city album 1860-1960, Vancouver : J.J. Douglas, 1977.
  
 
h. Discussions with Angela Choi, Industry Canada, Pacific Region, Spectrum Management, 2009.
 
h. Discussions with Angela Choi, Industry Canada, Pacific Region, Spectrum Management, 2009.
 
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|a5=Although many other television broadcasting sites were established in Western Canada during the 1950’s, CBUT was the first.  As a result, CBUT provided an important training ground for the engineers who went on to deploy later television broadcasting sites.  
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Although many other television broadcasting sites were established in Western Canada during the 1950’s, CBUT was the first.  As a result, CBUT provided an important training ground for the engineers who went on to deploy later television broadcasting sites.  
  
 
The CBUT broadcasting site on Mount Seymour was the first high elevation/mountain top broadcasting site in Canada. Although VHF broadcasting sites had been established in Western Canada earlier, their transmitting sites were generally located atop tall buildings in urban areas, e.g., VE9FG (later CBU-FM), a 1-kW FM broadcast station that became operational on 21 November 1947 and which was located at the Hotel Vancouver. The three television broadcasting sites that had been established in Canada previously (in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa) were also installed at relatively low elevations.
 
The CBUT broadcasting site on Mount Seymour was the first high elevation/mountain top broadcasting site in Canada. Although VHF broadcasting sites had been established in Western Canada earlier, their transmitting sites were generally located atop tall buildings in urban areas, e.g., VE9FG (later CBU-FM), a 1-kW FM broadcast station that became operational on 21 November 1947 and which was located at the Hotel Vancouver. The three television broadcasting sites that had been established in Canada previously (in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa) were also installed at relatively low elevations.
|a6=Only three television broadcast stations had been established in Canada prior to CBUT in Vancouver; all were located in Eastern Canada and all were installed at relatively low elevations. For the CBC managers of the day, establishing the network’s fourth television transmitter so far West and at a high elevation was a bold and significant decision.  
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Only three television broadcast stations had been established in Canada prior to CBUT in Vancouver; all were located in Eastern Canada and all were installed at relatively low elevations. For the CBC managers of the day, establishing the network’s fourth television transmitter so far West and at a high elevation was a bold and significant decision.  
  
 
The relatively complicated topography of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia required that considerable care be taken to choose a broadcasting site that would provide the best coverage. Predicting and evaluating the coverage of a VHF broadcast transmitter in mountainous terrain is much different from the corresponding task for the MF broadcast transmitters that had been widely installed at low-level locations in the Lower Mainland during the 1930‘s and 1940‘s.   
 
The relatively complicated topography of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia required that considerable care be taken to choose a broadcasting site that would provide the best coverage. Predicting and evaluating the coverage of a VHF broadcast transmitter in mountainous terrain is much different from the corresponding task for the MF broadcast transmitters that had been widely installed at low-level locations in the Lower Mainland during the 1930‘s and 1940‘s.   
  
 
The quality of the initial site selection and engineering is underscored by the longevity of the CBC Broadcasting Site on Mount Seymour and the large number of other television and FM broadcast transmitters that are installed in the same general area today.
 
The quality of the initial site selection and engineering is underscored by the longevity of the CBC Broadcasting Site on Mount Seymour and the large number of other television and FM broadcast transmitters that are installed in the same general area today.
|a7=The plaque will be installed near the main gate of the CBC Broadcasting Site on Mount Seymour.
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The plaque will be installed near the main gate of the CBC Broadcasting Site on Mount Seymour.
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CBC Broadcasting Site, Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, BC.
 
CBC Broadcasting Site, Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, BC.
  
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The plaque will be installed on a wall near the main gate. CBC conducts frequent tours for students and the public.  All tours include a stop at this location.
 
The plaque will be installed on a wall near the main gate. CBC conducts frequent tours for students and the public.  All tours include a stop at this location.
|a8=Yes|a9=|a10=CBC Transmission|a11=Yes|a12=|a13name=Dave Michelson|a13section=Vancouver|a13position=Chair|a13email=dmichelson@ieee.org|a14name=Dave Michelson|a14ou=Vancouver Section|a14position=Chair|a14email=dmichelson@ieee.org|a15Aname=Dave Michelson|a15Aemail=dmichelson@ieee.org|a15Aname2=Dave Newbury|a15Aemail2=Dave.Newbury@CBC.CA|a15Bname=Dave Michelson|a15Bemail=dmichelson@ieee.org|a15Bname2=Dave Newbury|a15Bemail2=Dave.Newbury@CBC.CA|a15Cname=Dave Michelson|a15Ctitle=Chair|a15Corg=IEEE Vancouver Section|a15Caddress=UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4|a15Cphone=604 822-3544|a15Cemail=dmichelson@ieee.org}}
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|a8=Yes|a9=The site is located on the Mount Seymour Parkway, a road which leads to the popular Mount Seymour ski resort, and is easily accessible. The broadcasting antennas and transmitter site are easily visible from the roadway and the main gate. CBC conducts frequent public tours for students and the public.  
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|a10=CBC Transmission|a11=Yes|a12=IEEE Vancouver Section, Dave Michelson, Chair, dmichelson@ieee.org|a13name=Dave Michelson|a13section=Vancouver|a13position=Chair|a13email=dmichelson@ieee.org|a14name=Dave Michelson|a14ou=Vancouver Section|a14position=Chair|a14email=dmichelson@ieee.org|a15Aname=Dave Michelson|a15Aemail=dmichelson@ieee.org|a15Aname2=Dave Newbury|a15Aemail2=Dave.Newbury@CBC.CA|a15Bname=Dave Michelson|a15Bemail=dmichelson@ieee.org|a15Bname2=Dave Newbury|a15Bemail2=Dave.Newbury@CBC.CA|a15Cname=Dave Michelson|a15Ctitle=Chair|a15Corg=IEEE Vancouver Section|a15Caddress=UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4|a15Cphone=604 822-3544|a15Cemail=dmichelson@ieee.org}}

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