Plan Bandes HF

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Updated June 2016
IARU REGION 1 HF BAND PLAN
?as revised at Interim Meeting Vienna 2016, effective 1 June 2016
Defined at WRC conferences, IARU assigned bands plans to each Region under the supervision of ITU.
There are slight difference between European/Russia/Middle East (IARU Region 1), American (IARU Region 2), Asian and Oceanian bands plans.
According your national regulation, you are usually not allow to listen outside the ham bands and broadcasts. Listen to Maritime, Army or Red cross frequencies for example are prohibited, excepting if you are authorized by these institutions to listen or use these frequencies. In the same way you can use a scanner but only to listen to hams bands and broadcasts. You are not allowed to save in memory or to transfert to the VFO frequencies dedicated to other services. Abuses are punished by law.
BandFrequency (kHz)Max Bandwidth (Hz)?? Preferred mode and usage
-000 - 150VLF band. Signals on these frequencies cannot propagate well via the ionosphere, but are able to penetrate ocean water well. As a result, several military stations used for submarine communications are found here.
Most transmissions are in CW and RTTY.
2200m Band135.7 – 137.8200LF band. This band is assigned primarily to fixed services and maritime mobile
Secundary fixed amateur service with a 1W PEP max.on a secondary basis by the Amateur Service in CEPT countries.
In IARU Region 1 amateur assignation to CW, QRSS and narrow band digital modes as next :
135.7-136.0 : station tests & transatlantic reception windows
135.90-135.98 : preferred transatlantic window for Europe to North America transmissions of very slow CW (QRSS)
135.89-136.05 : preferred transatlantic window for Europe-North America contacts
136.0-137.1 : CW
1371.-137.6 : non-CW modes (Hell, Wolf, PSK, etc)
137.6-137.8 : very slow CW (QRSS) centred on 137.7
137.7-137.8 : preferred transatlantic window for Europe to North America transmission
RR 5.67A Stations in the amateur service using frequencies in the band 135.7-137.8 kHz shall not exceed a maximum radiated power of 1 W (e.i.r.p.) and shall not cause harmful interference to stations of the radionavigation service operating in countries listed in No. 5.67. (WRC-07) (Cavtat 2008)
RR 5.67B The use of the band 135.7-137.8 kHz in Algeria, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan and Tunisia is limited to the fixed and maritime mobile services. The amateur service shall not be used in the above-mentioned countries in the band 135.7-137.8 kHz, and this should be taken into account by the countries authorising such use. (WRC-07)(Cavtat 2008)
2000m Band150 - 540It is what most SWLs mean by longwave. Most stations heard in this range are navigation beacons that continuously repeat their call signs in Morse code. There is also a broadcasting band in Europe from 155 - 281 kHz.
Some RTTY signals are found in the upper end of this band. Marine weather and safety broadcasts, known as NAVTEX, are transmitted on 512 kHz.
Your best reception here will be at night, especially during the fall and winter months.
630m Band472 - 475200WRC-2012 decided to allocate 472-479 to the amateur service on a secondary basis. So far the following administrations have allocated this band to the amateur service:
Denmark: Effective 1 January 2013.
Germany: The German administration (BNetzA) informed in an official gazette, that effective 13 June 2012 German radio amateurs with licence class A may use the band 472-479 kHz (in anticipation of the normally needed changes in the National Frequency Allocation Table). Power limit is 1 watt e.r.p , max. bandwidth 800 Hz.
Monaco: The "Direction des Communications Electroniques" of the Principality of Monaco, by official letter of May 18th 2012, has allocated the segment 472 - 479 kHz, to the amateur service with secondary status, with a maximum power of 1 (one) Watt e.i.r.p.
Netherlands: Effective 1 January 2013 with 100 Watts PEP
475 - 479Same as above + digimodes
If a frequency is to be selected, particular attention must be paid to still exsiting Non Directional beacons (NDB) of the radio navigation service.
Although the maximum bandwidth is not specified, 500 Hz is suggested.
600m Band501 - 504In Belgium is allocated on a secondary basis CW only (all speeds, so including QRSS). Power limitation is 5 Watt ERP.
170m Band1700 - 1800This is a grab bag of miscellaneous radio communications, mainly beacons and navigation aids. You may hear several transmitters that sound like chirping cricket
160m BandMF band. This is the 160-meter amateur radio band. Fixed primary service. Most voice communications will be in LSB, with best reception at night during the fall and winter months.
1810 - 1838200CW, 1836 kHz ? - QRP Centre of Activity
1838 - 1840500Narrow band modes
1840 - 18432700All modes – digimodes, (*)
1843 - 20002700All modes (*)
In IARU Region 1 amateur assignation is next:
1810-1838: CW
1838-1840: digimode except packet, CW
1840-1842: digimode except packet, phone, CW
1838-2000: phone,CW.
In IARU Region 2 Canada, the segment 1800-2000 is dedicated to CW, RTTY, data, test, phone and image
In USA, for General, Advanced and Extra licensed, 1800-2000 is dedicated to CW, RTTY and digimode (< 2.7 kHz), no SSB.
In IARU Regions 2 and 3, the segment 1800-1840 is dedicated to CW.
In Belgium the segment extents from 1810-1875, and is dedicated to QRP with 10W PEP only over 1.850 MHz (Secundary).
In LX the segment extents from 1810-1850, and in QRP with 10W PEP between 1810-1830. Primary over 1.830 MHz
In IARU Region 2, QRP/DX extents from 1830-1850
Radio Amateurs in countries that have a SSB allocation ONLY below 1840 kHz, may continue to use it, but the National Societies in those countries are requested to take all necessary steps with their licence administrations to adjust the phone allocations in accordance with the Region 1 Bandplan. (Davos 2005).
This band is the only medium-frequency (MF) allocation to the amateur service. Its propagation characteristics allow short-range communications during daytime hours and medium and long-range communications during night-time hours. This band is particularly useful during sunspot minima, when the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is below 3500 kHz.
An increasing number of countries in Region 1 are authorising amateur operation above 1850 kHz on a low-power, not-to-interfere basis. There is reason to believe that the growing use of GNSS (GPS and GLONASS) positioning systems will render obsolete radiolocation systems operating in the band 1900–2000 kHz.
2000 - 2300This range is used maritime communications (fishery), with 2182 kHz reserved for distress messages and calling. There are also several regularly scheduled maritime weather broadcasts by U.S.Coast Guard stations. Most activity will be in USB, and best reception at night.
120m band2300 - 2498This is the 120-meter broadcasting band, mainly used by stations located in the tropics. However, the FCC has allowed WWCR in Nashville, Tennessee - broadcast here and others may follow.
2498 - 2850More maritime stations (fishery) are found here, as well as standard time and frequency stations WWV and WWVH on 2500 kHz.
2850 - 3150This band is used mainly by aeronautical stations in USB. Several stations broadcasting aeronautical weather bulletins, and you can also hear traffic between airports and airplanes aloft.
3150 - 3200This range is allocated - fixed stations, with most communications in RTTY.
90m Band3200 - 3400This is a very interesting segment. This us the 90-meter broadcasting band, used mainly by stations in the tropics. Canadian standard time and frequency station CHU can be heard on 3330 kHz. Several fixed stations also use this range, including several associated with various agencies of the U.S. Government. Gendarmerie Traffic stations (France). Best reception will be at night.
3400 - 3500This range is used for aeronautical communications in USB.
80m BandMF band. This is the 80-meter amateur radio band. Fixed primary service. Officiously the segment above 3790 is usually choosen for DXing in respect with the bandplan. Best reception is at night.
Intercontinental operations should be given priority in the segments 3500-3510 kHz and 3775-3800 kHz.
3500 - 3510200CW, priority for intercontinental DX operation
3510 - 3560200CW, contest preferred, 3555 kHz - QRS Centre of Activity
3560 - 3570200CW, 3560 kHz - QRP Centre of Activity
3570 - 3580200Narrow band modes - digimodes
3580 - 3590500Narrow band modes - digimodes
3590 - 3600500Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
3600 - 36202700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data station (unattended), (*)
3600 - 36502700All modes, 3630 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity, SSB contest preferred, (*)
3650 - 37002700All modes, 3690 kHz - SSB QRP Centre of Activity
3700 - 37752700All modes, SSB contest preferred,
3735 kHz - Image Centre of Activity?(usually extents from 3730-3740 kHz).
3760 kHz - Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activity
3775 - 38002700All modes, priority for intercontinental DX operation
In IARU Region 2, in USA only Extra licensed can use all the segment 3500-4000; the segment 3500-3600 for CW, RTTY and digimodes (< 500 Hz bandwidth) and the segment 3600-4000 for CW, phone and image (< 3 kHz bandwidth).
Advanced licensed can use the segment 3525-3600 for CW, RTTY and digimodes (< 500 Hz bandwidth) and the segment 3700-4000 for CW, phone and image (< 3 kHz bandwidth)
General licensed can use the segment 3525-3600 for CW, RTTY and digimodes (< 500 Hz bandwidth) and the segment 3800-4000 for CW, phone and image (< 3 kHz bandwidth)
Novice and Technician can only use the segment 3525-3600 for CW and digimodes (< 200 Hz bandwidth).
In IARU Region 2, in Canada, the segment 3500-4000 can be used for CW, RTTY, data, test, phone and image.
Where no DX traffic is involved, the contest segments should not include 3500-3510 kHz or 3775-3800 kHz.
Member societies will be permitted to set other (lower) limits for national contests (within these limits).
3510-3600 kHz may be used for unmanned ARDF beacons (CW ) (Davos 2005)
Member societies should approach their national telecommunication authorities and ask them not to allocate frequencies to other than amateur stations in the band segment that IARU has assigned to intercontinental long distance traffic.
3881Gendarmerie traffic stations (France). FAV22 Paris on 3881 kHz, CW training (also on 6825 kHz).
3900 - 4000Used for broadcasting in Europe and Africa. Best reception is at night
4000 - 4063This is a fixed station band, mainly used by military forces for SSB traffic.
4063 - 4438This is a band used for maritime communications (fishery) in USB, with 4125 kHz being used as a calling frequency.
4438 - 4500This range is mainly used for fixed and mobile stations in USB. HF aviation and army use 4500 - 5850 kHz
4500 - 4750This is another band for aeronautical communications in USB.
60m Band4750 - 4995This is the 60-meter broadcasting band, used mainly by stations in the tropics like Africa. Best reception is in the evening and night hours during the fall and winter. In winter, stations to the east of you begin - fade in an hour or two before your loca
4995 - 5005This range is allocated internationally - standard time and frequency stations. In North America, you’ll mainly hear WWV and WWVH on 5000 kHz
5005 - 5351.560-m band. The National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) is the primary user of this band.
It is strongly recommended that fresquencies within the WRC-15 allocation only be used if there are no other frequencies available at 5 MHz under domestic (ITU-R article 4.4) permissions.
Local nets and long rag chew QSOs should not use the WRC-15 allocation at 5 MHz but should instead make use of the 80-meter, 60-meter or 40-meter bands where there is more spectrum available.
This range is a real jumble! Several broadcasting stations are found in the lower part of the segment, and fixed and mobile stations in SSB, RTTY, and CW are found throughout this band. Best reception is during the evening and night hours.
This band is channelized. Used by amateur radios service in United Kingdom, Norway and Denmark only.
Power limited to 100 W PEP, one signal at a time on any channel. Only short QSO are permitted.
UK : CW, RTTY, MCW, Phone (AM, SSB), SSTV at 5258.5, 5278.5, 5288.5, 5366.5, 5371.5, 5398.5, 5403.5
Norway and Denmark : CW and SSB between 5260-5250, CW calling 5310.0, QRP 5335.0, data 5355.0, Nat call USB 5375.0, Int.call USB 5403.5. End 5410 (Norway), 5450 (Denmark).
5351.5 - 5354500CW, Narrow band modes, digimodes.
5354 - 53662700All modes, USB recommended for voice operations.
5366.0 - 5366.520All modes, USB recommended for voice operations.
5450 - 5730This is another band for aeronautical communications in USB.
49m Band5730 - 5950Another jumble of different stations ! For years, this band has been used by fixed stations of the U.S. government for communications in USB and RTTY. However, several broadcasters are also showing up here.
5950 - 6200This is the 49-meter broadcasting band, and is loaded with signals from late afternoon - a couple of hours after your local sunrise.
6200 - 6525This is a very busy band for maritime communication in USB and various FSK modes like AMTOR and FEC.
6525 - 6765This is another busy band, this time for aeronautical communications in USB. Best reception is during the evening and night hours.
6765 - 7000This segment is allocated - fixed stations, with signals in SSB, CW, FAX modes, and miscellaneous digital modes.
40m BandMF band. 40m Band. The 7000 - 7100 kHz range is allocated exclusively - radio amateurs worldwide, although an occasional broadcaster will show up here.
Fixed primary service, including by satellite.
Several stations transmit programs intended for reception in North and South America in this range. As a result, interference is often very heavy here during the night and evening hours.
Best reception is from the late afternoon - early morning, although some hams can usually be heard here around the clock.
7000 - 7040200CW, 7030 kHz - QRP Centre of Activity
7040 - 7047500Narrow band modes - digimodes
7047 - 7050500Narrow band modes – digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
7050 - 70532700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended) (*)
7053 - 70602700All modes - digimodes
7060 - 71002700All modes, ? SSB contest preferred
7070 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity
7090 kHz - SSB QRP Centre of Activity
7100 - 71302700All modes, 7110 kHz – Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activity
7130 - 72002700All modes, SSB contest preferred, 7165 kHz - Image Centre of Activity
7175 - 72002700All modes, priority for intercontinental operation.
7200 - 73002700in IARU Region 2, is allocated to amateur radio service as secondary, phone, CW (North and South America only)
Some US hams work in QSY, down 7100 for RX and up 7150 for TX.
7150-7200 : From September 9, 2005 FCC members in Region 1 can work in Phone in this segment. Other classes are limited to either CW or CW/RTTY/digimode.
Modifications of band plan version 29 March 2009 (Cavtat) made by the General Conference Sun City 2011:
CW contest-preferred segment from 7000-7025kHz withdrawn from the Region 1 band plan
In IARU Region 2, in USA only Extra licensed can use all the segment 7000-7300; the segment 7000-7125 for CW, RTTY and digimodes (< 500 Hz bandwidth) and the segment 7125-7300 for CW, phone and image (< 3 kHz bandwidth).
In IARU Region 2, in Canada, the segment 7000-7300 can be used for CW, RTTY, data, test, phone and image.
7300 - 8195This segment is mainly used by fixed stations, although several broadcasters can be found in the lower reaches. Various FSK and digital modes are used.
8195 - 8815This is a busy maritime band from the late afternoon until early morning, with most traffic in USB and FSK modes.
8815 - 9040This is another aeronautical communications band, with traffic in USB. Several stations hear broadcast aeronautical weather reports.
9040 - 9500This range is used mainly by fixed station in various FSK and digital modes, but it is also used by several international broadcasters.
31m Band9500 - 9900This is the 31-meter international broadcasting band, and is packed with stations from around the world. Best reception is usually from mid-afternoon - around midnight, although some stations can be heard here throughout the day, especially in winter
9900 - 9995Several international broadcasters use this range along with fixed stations using FSK modes.
9995 - 10005This is set aside for standard time and frequency stations, like WWV and WWVH on 10000 kHz.
30m BandMF band. This is the 30-meter amateur radio band. Fixed primary service. Because it is so narrow, operation here is restricted - CW and RTTY.
10100 - 10130200CW, ? 10116 kHz - QRP Centre of Activity
10130 - 10150500Narrow band modes – digimodes
10150 - 11175This segment is used by fixed stations. In addition - various FSK and digital modes, you may hear several international broadcast stations being relayed in SSB. These feeder stations are used - send programming to relay sites not served by satellite downlinks
11175 - 11400This range is used for aeronautical communications in USB.
11400 - 11650This segment is mainly used by fixed stations in FSK and digital modes, but some international broadcasters also operate here.
11650 - 11975This is the 25-meter international broadcasting band. You can usually hear several stations here no matter what time of day you listen.
11975 - 12330This band is primarily used by fixed stations in FSK and digital modes, although several international broadcasters are found in the lower area.
12330 - 13200This is a busy maritime communications band during the day and evening hours, with traffic in USB and various FSK modes.
13200 - 13.360Aeronautical communications in USB are heard here during the day and evening.
13360 - 13600This range is used by fixed stations, mainly in FSK and digital modes.
13600 - 13800This is the 22-meter international broadcasting band, with best reception generally during the daytime and early evening.
13800 - 14000This is used by fixed stations, with most communications in FSK modes.
In IARU Region 2, USA and Canada, the segment 10100-10150 can be used for CW, RTTY and digimodes (US: < 1 kHz bandwidth)
SSB may be used during emergencies involving the immediate safety of life and property and only by stations actually involved in the handling of emergency traffic.
The band segment 10120 kHz to 10140 kHz may be used for SSB transmissions in the area of Africa south of the equator during local daylight hours.
News bulletins on any mode should not be transmitted on the 10 MHz band.
20m BandHF band. This is the 20-meter amateur radio band. Fixed primary service, 14.000-14.250 MHz is shared between amateur service and amateur service by satellite. The segment 14.250-14.350 Mhz is share equally between amateur service and fixed service (max. 24 dBW) in some countries. The lowest 100 kHz is reserved for CW and RTTY use, with USB popular in the rest of the band. U.S. hams cannot transmit in SSB below 14.150 MHz.
Although not official and thus it has not to be respected as it, most hams consider the segment 14110-14125 prefered by French speaking hams; 14125-14199 is mixed but prefered by amateurs from Eastern Europe and Russia while the segment above 14200 is usually choosen for DXing in respect with the bandplan. Best reception is during the daytime and early evening.
14000 - 14060200CW, contest preferred, 14055 kHz - QRS Centre of Activity
14060 - 14070200CW, 14060 kHz - QRP Centre of Activity
14070 - 14089500Narrow band modes - digimodes
14089 - 14099500Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
14099 - 14101IBP, exclusively for beacons
14101 - 141122700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
14112 - 141252700All modes
14125 - 143002700All modes, SSB contest preferred,
14130 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity
14195 kHz ? 5 kHz - Priority for Dxpeditions
14230 kHz - Image Centre of Activity
14285 kHz - SSB QRP Centre of Activity
14300 - 143502700All modes, 14300 kHz - Global Emergency centre of activity
14350 - 14490This segment is used by fixed stations, primarily in FSK and digital modes.
14990 - 15010This sliver is reserved for standard time and frequency stations, with the best heard being WWV and WWVH on 15000 kHz.
15010 - 15100This range is for aeronautical communications in USB, although a few international broadcasters do show up here.
19m Band15100 - 15600This is the 19-meter international broadcasting band, and it is usually packed with signals during the daytime and early evening.
15600 - 16460This band is used by fixed stations in USB, FSK modes, and digital modes.
16460 - 17360This range is shared between maritime and fixed stations using USB, FSK modes, and digital modes. Best reception here is generally during the daytime.
17360 - 17550The range is shared by aeronautical and fixed stations using USB, FSK modes, and digital modes.
16m Band17550 - 17900This is the 16-meter international broadcasting band, and best reception is usually during the daylight hours.
17900 - 18030This band is used for aeronautical communications in USB.
17m BandHF band. This is the 17-meter amateur radio band shared equally between the amateur service including amateur by satellite, and fixed service (max. 1 kW) in some eastern european countries. Mode CW, RTTY, and USB are used.
18068 - 18095200CW, 18086 kHz - QRP Centre of Activity
18095 - 18105500Narrow band modes - digimodes
18105 - 18109500Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
18109 - 18111IBP, exclusively for beacons
18111 - 181202700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
18120 - 181682700All modes,
18130 kHz - SSB QRP Centre of Activity
18150 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity
18160 kHz - Global Emergency Centre of Activity
In IARU Region 2, in USA only General, Advanced and Extra licensed can use all the segment 18068-18110; the segment 18068-18110 for CW, RTTY and digimodes (< 500 Hz bandwidth) and the segment 18110-18168 for CW, phone and image (< 3 kHz bandwidth).
In IARU Region 2, in Canada, the segment 18068-18110 can be used for CW, RTTY, data, test, phone and image.
18168 - 19990This large band is used by fixed stations, with a few maritime stations also found here. Most traffic is in FSK and digital modes. An interesting frequency is 19954 kHz, used for decades as a beacon frequency by Soviet/Russian manned spacecraft. Reception in this range will usually be limited - daylight hours.
19990 - 20010This segment is reserved for standard time and frequency stations, like WWV on 20000 kHz.
Reception here is usually possible only in daytime.
20010 - 21000This range is mainly used by fixed stations and a few aeronautical stations. Most traffic is in FSK and digital modes as well as USB.
15m BandHF band. This is the 15-meter amateur band. Primary amateur service and amateur service by satellite. CW and RTTY is mainly found in the first 200 kHz, and USB is used in the rest of the band. Best reception here is in the daytime hours.
21000 - 21070200CW, 21055 kHz - QRS Centre of Activity
?????? 21060 kHz - QRP Centre of Activity
21070 - 21090500Narrow band modes - digimodes
21090 - 21110500Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
21110 - 211202700All modes (excluding SSB) - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended
21120 - 21149500Narrow band modes
21149 - 21151IBP, exclusively for beacons
21151 - 214502700All modes, 21180 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity
21285 kHz - SSB QRP Centre of Activity
21340 kHz - Image Centre of Activity
21360 kHz - Global Emergency Centre of Activity
In IARU Region 2, in USA only Extra licensed can use all the segment 21000-21450; the segment 21000-21200 for CW, RTTY and digimodes (< 500 Hz bandwidth) and the segment 21200-21450 for CW, phone and image (< 3 kHz bandwidth).
In IARU Region 2, in Canada, the segment 21000-21450 can be used for CW, RTTY, data, test, phone and image.
13m Band21450 - 21850This is the 13-meter international broadcasting band, with best reception during the daytime.
21850 - 22000This band is shared by fixed and aeronautical stations in FSK and digital modes as well as USB.
22000 - 22855This range is reserved for maritime communications in USB and FSK modes. Best reception is in daytime during years of high sunspot activity.
22855 - 23200This band is used by fixed stations, mainly in FSK and digital modes.
23200 - 23350Aeronautical communications in USB are found here.
23350 - 24890This segment is used by fixed stations in FSK and digital modes.
12m BandHF band. This is the 12-meter amateur radio band. Primary amateur service and amateur service by satellite. Mode used are CW, FSK, and USB. Reception is usually limited - mainly the daytime during years of high sun activity.
24890 - 24915200CW, 24906 kHz - QRP centre of activity
24915 - 24925500Narrow band modes - digimodes
24925 - 24929500Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
24929 - 24931IBP, exclusively for beacons
24931 - 249402700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
24940 - 249902700All modes, 24960 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity
In IARU Region 2, in USA only General, Advanced and Extra licensed can use all the segment 24890-24930; the segment 24890-24930 for CW, RTTY and digimodes (< 500 Hz bandwidth) and the segment 24930-24990 for CW, phone and image (< 3 kHz bandwidth).
In IARU Region 2, in Canada, the segment 24890-24990 can be used for CW, RTTY, data, test, phone and image.
24990 - 25010This range is for standard time and frequency stations, although none are currently operating here.
25010 - 25550This band is used by fixed, mobile, and maritime stations, many of them low powered units in trucks, taxicabs, small boats, etc. USB and AM are mainly used, along with FM having 5 kHz deviation. Best reception is during daytime in years of high sunspot activity or during a sporadic-E propagation opening.
25550 - 25670Radioastronomy
11m Band25670 - 26100This is the 11-meter international broadcasting band. However, only Radio France International has any broadcasts scheduled here at this time.
Reception is usually possible only in daytime during years of high sunspot activity.
26100 - 26964This band is used by fixed, mobile, and maritime stations, many of them low powered units in trucks, taxicabs, small boats, etc. USB and AM are mainly used, along with FM having 5 kHz deviation.
Best reception is during daytime in years of high sunspot activity or during a sporadic-E propagation opening.
Citizens Band26965 - 27405Citizens' band (CB). Transmission prohibited for radio amateurs
27406 - 28000End segment of 11 m Band
10m BandHF band. This is the 10-meter amateur radio band. Primary amateur service and amateur service by satellite. Most activity is in USB from 28300 - 28600 kHz, with FM used on 29600 kHz. Best reception is during daytime in years of high sun activity or during a sporadic-E propagation opening.
28000 - 28070200CW, 28055 kHz - QRS Centre of Activity
???? ? 28060 kHz - QRP Centre of Activity
28070 - 28120500Narrow band modes - digimodes
28120 - 28150500Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
28150 - 28190500Narrow band modes
28190 - 28199IBP, regional time shared beacons
28199 - 28201IBP, worldwide time shared beacons
28201 - 28225IBP, continuous duty beacons
28225 - 283002700All modes - beacons
? 28300 - 283202700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
28320 - 290002700All modes,
28330 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity
28360 kHz - SSB QRP Centre of Activity
28680 kHz - Image Centre of Activity
29000 - 291006000All modes
29110 - 291906000All modes - FM simplex – 10 kHz channels
29200 - 293006000All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
29300 - 295106000Satellite-downlink
29510 – 29550Guard channel
29550 – 295906000All modes - FM repeater input (RH1 – RH8)
296006000All modes - FM calling channel
296106000All modes - FM simplex repeater (parrot - input and output)
29620 - 297006000All modes - FM repeater outputs (RH1 – RH8)
In IARU Region 2, in USA only General, Advanced and Extra licensed can use all the segment 28000-29700; the segment 28000-28300 for CW, RTTY and digimodes (< 500 Hz bandwidth) and the segment 28300-29700 for CW, phone and image (< 3 kHz bandwidth).
In IARU Region 2, in Canada, the segment 28000-29700 can be used for CW, RTTY, data, test, phone and image.
Member societies should advise operators not to transmit on frequencies between 29.3 and 29.51 MHz to avoid interference to amateur satellite downlinks.?
Preferred NBFM operating frequencies on each 10 kHz from 29.110 to 29.290 MHz inclusive should be used.
Modifications of band plan version 29 March 2009 (Cavtat) made by the General Conference Sun City 2011:
Four new FM Repeater channels added: 29520 – 29550 kHz (input), respectively 29620 – 29650 kHz (output), Channels renumbered: RH1 = 29520/29620 kHz to RH8 = 29590/29690 kHz.
FM Repeater (Simplex) on 29610 kHz (input and output, parrot). ON4PC has been appointed as 10m FM repeater coordinator for IARU Region 1.
10m Band29700 - 30525This range is used by low powered fixed and mobile stations, mainly using FM with 5 kHz deviation.
30525 - 32125Private Networks
32125 - 32500Army (F)
33000 - 34850Army (F)
34850 - 35000Private Networks
35000 - 36200Private Networks
36200 - 3900Army (F)
36400 - 39200Emissions of portable FM Microphones, Hi-Fi wireless headphones
36400 - 40680HI-FI wireless headphones??????????????????????????????????
37500 - 38250Radioastronomy
39400 - 40600Private Networks
40995 - 41105Modelism. Aero (11 channels) -12.5 KHz????
40600 - 41000Army (F)
41000 - 41200Radio Remote Control
41500 - 47000Army (F)
43000D.D.E. / O.N.F?
43720 - 49970Wireless telephones? (no agreement)
6m Band?50000 - 50010*500HF band. This is the 6-meters amateur radio band. Secundary amateur service.
Shared primarily with broadcasts and ground mobile service and secundarily with radiolocation service.
CW only
?50010 - 50020*500Region 2 only. (except Beacon Project)
?50020 - 50030*500Region 2 only. (except Beacon Project)
?50050500CW future international center of activity
?50090500CW center of activity
?50100 - 501302700Intercontinental CW / SSB
?501102700Intercontinential center of activity. Intercontinental CW / SSB
?50130 - 512002700International section . Intercontinental CW / SSB
?501502700International center of activity. Intercontinental CW / SSB
?502852700For crossband and SSB
?503052700PSK Center of activity. MGM
?50310 - 50320EME center of activity
?50320 - 50380Meteor Scatter center of activit
50401500WSPR Beacons
5051012000SSTV (AFSK)
50520 - 50540Fimplex FM Internet Voice Gatewas
50550Image working frequency
50600RTTY (FSK)
50620 - 50750Digital communications
50630Digital Voice (DV) calling
51210 - 50190FM/DV Repeater Inputs
51410 - 51590FM/DV Simplex
51510FM calling frequency
51810 - 51990FM repeaters output channels
51200 - 60000Army (F)
60000 - 68000Private Networks
65500 - 73000FM band in Eastern republics
66000 - 72000Driven Radio Transfo EDF (France)?????????????????
68000 - 69000Private Radio Communications EDF?(France)???????
68000 - 68460Army (F)
68462 - 69250Private Networks/Douanes
69250 - 70250Army (F)
4m Band70000-70500Assigned to amateurs since 2014 for CW, AM/FM, FM channels and beacons.
The band range depends on countries, e.g. :
PA, UAE and GB: 70000 - 70500
ON : 70190 - 70410
LX : 70150-70250
70525 - 70975Army (F)
70975 - 71950Private Networks
71950 - 72500Army (F)
725125 - 73300Private Networks/ Customs (F)
73300 - 74800Army (F) (Gendarmerie)
74800 - 75200Aeronautical (radiolocation)
75300 - 77475Private Networks
76000 - 90000FM Band in Japan, Eastern republics
77475 - 80000Army (F) (Gendarmerie)
80000 - 80300Private Networks
80300 - 82475Private Networks(Taxis, Docteur..)
82475 - 83000Army (F)
83000 - 87300Interior Ministry (CRS/Police/Firemen/SAMU France)
87350Euro signal Beacon
87500 - 108000Radio Broadcasts (FM band)
Used by public and private radio networks
Include traffic (RDS) infos
108 - 118 MHzArmy (F)/Aviation
118 - 136 MHz Aviation Band / Aeronautical mobile
136 - 138 MHzMeteo Satellites (space operations, space research, mobile-satellite, space-to-fixed and space-to-earth)
138 - 144 MHzArmy (F)
2m Band144.000 - 146.000 MHzVHF band. This is the 2-meters amateur radio band in IARU Region 2. Primary amateur service and amateur service by satellite.
144.000 - 148.000 MHzVHF band. This is the 2-meters amateur radio band in IARU Region 1. Primary amateur service and amateur service by satellite.
151.000 - 156.025 MHzPrivate Networks
156.025 - 157.425 MHzVHF Maritim
157425 - 160.625 MHzPrivate Networks
160.625 - 160.950 MHzVHF Maritim
160.975 - 161.475 MHzPrivate Networks
161.500 - 162.550 MHzVHF Maritim
165.200 - 168.900 MHz3RP IDF Network
169.800 - 173.500 MHzPrivate networks (ambulances...)
176 - 230 MHz?TV Broadcast UHF (Band III, C+ )???????
219 - 220 MHzVHF band. Amateur radio band outside Europ, IARU region 1
222 - 225 MHzVHF band. Amateur radio band outside Europ, IARU region 1
225 - 400 MHzAeronautical VHF services
328 - 355 MHzAviation (Ground)
406 MHzARGOS Beacon
406.1 - 408 kHzPrivate Networks
408 - 410 MHzPrivate Networks
414.5 - 418 MHzRADIO COM 2000
418 - 420 MHzPrivate Networks
424.5 - 428 MHzRADIO COM 2000
70cm Band420 - 450 MHzVHF band. This is the 70 cm amateur radio band in IARU Region 1.
430 - 434 MHzVHF segment shared equally between amateur service and radiolocation.
The segment 435-438 MHz can be used by amateur service by satellite (secundary).
The segment 433.05-434.79 MHz can be used by industrial, scientific and medical applications (ISM) as well as other low power usages.
433 - 435 MHzAeronautical Radio guiding system
433 - 434 MHzWireless UHF Headphones????????????????????
434 - 440 MHzVHF band. This is the 70 cm amateur radio band. Shared equally between amateur service and radiolocation. The segment 433.05-434.79 MHz can be used by industrial, scientific and medical applications (ISM) as well as other low power usages.
440.5 - 444.5 MHzSFR France
444.5 - 447 MHzPrivate Networks
450.5 - 454.5 MHzSFR France
454.5 - 456 MHzInterior Ministry (CRS/Police/Firemen/SAMU France)
456.000 - 457.675 MHzPrivate Networks
457.675 - 458.225 MHzSNCF France
463.000 - 464.500 MHzPrivate Networks
464.500 - 466.000 MHzInterior Ministry (CRS/Police/Firemen/SAMU France)
466.000 - 467.625 MHzPrivate Networks
467.625 - 468.325 MHzSNCF France
468.325 - 470.000 MHzPrivate Networks
470.000 - 614.000 MHzRadio Broadcasts (Band V)
471.250 - 615.250 MHzTV Broadcast in UHF (Band IV)???
614.000 - 862.000 MHzRadio Broadcasts (Bande V)
623.250 - 862.250 MHzTV Broadcast in UHF (Band V)???
890.000 - 902.500 MHzGSM
902 - 928 MHzAmateur radio service in IARU Region 1.
900 - 950 MHzRadios FM relays (between TX and studio)????????????????
902.5 - 915 MHzGSM SFR
935 - 947.5 MHzGSM
947.5 - 960 MHzGSM SFR
1.240 - 1.300 GHzUHF band. Used secundarily by amateur service in IARU Regions 1 and 2. Assigned to radiolocation service, Earth exploration by satellite, radionavigation by satellite and space research primarily.
The segment 1.260-1.270 GHz can be used by the amateur service.
1.525 - 1.559 GHzlnmarsat
1.626,5 - 1.660,5 GHzlnmarsat
1.710 - 1.880 GHzDCS1800
13cm Band2.300 - 2.310 GHzUHF band. It is the 13 cm band. Amateur radios service in IARU Region 1 and 2.
2.310 - 2.450 GHzUHF band. It is the 13 cm band. Amateur radio service (by satellite) in Region 1.
2.390 - 2.450 GHzUHF band. It is the 13 cm band. Amateur radio service (by satellite) in Region 2.
9cm Band3.300 - 3.500 GHzUHF band. It is the 9 cm band. Amateur radio service (by satellite) in Region 2.
5.650 - 5.925 GHzUHF band. It is the 9 cm band. Amateur radio service in IARU Region 2.
5.650 - 5.850 GHzUHF band. It is the 9 cm band. Amateur radio service in IARU Region 1.
3cm Band10.000 - 10.450 GHzSHF band. It is the 3 cm band. Amateur radio service.
10.450 - 10.500 GHzSHF band. It is the 3 cm band. Amateur radio service.
10.700 - 12.750 GHzTV Satellites
18.000 - 20.000 GHzTV Satellites
1.2cm Band24.000 - 24.050 GHzSHF band. It is the 1.2 cm band. Amateur radio service.
24.050 - 24.250 GHzSHF band. It is the 1.2 cm band. Amateur radio service.
6mm Band47.000 - 47.200 GHzSHF band. It is the 6 mm band. Amateur radio service.
4mm Band75.500 - 76.000 GHzSHF band. It is the 4 mm band. Amateur radio service.
2.5mm Band119.980 - 120.020 GHzEHF band. It is the 2.5 mm band. Amateur radio service.
2mm Band142 - 149 GHzEHF band. It is the 2 mm band. Amateur radio service.
1mm Band241 - 250 GHzEHF band. It is the 1 mm band. Amateur radio service.