Band Plans


UK Band Plans

160 m 80 m 40 m 30 m 20 m 17 m  15 m 12 m 10 m 6 m
4 m 2 m 70 cm 23 cm  

Use of the allocated bands in the UK is voluntary to a large extent. Providing your signal remains within the band edges you may transmit using any mode you like, but see the booklet BR68 from the Radio communications Agency. The voluntary band plans are as follows: -

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160 Meters (1.810 - 2.0 MHz):

UK

 

1.810-1.838   CW only
1.838-1.842    Digital modes (excluding packet radio) and CW
1.842-2.000    Phone and CW

Index

 

80 Meters (3.5 - 3.8 MHz):

UK

 

3.500-3.580   CW only
3.580-3.620   Digital modes (excluding packet radio) and CW
3.620-3.800      Phone, CW, SSTV, Fax

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40 Meters (7.0 - 7.1 MHz):

UK

 

7.000-7.035   CW only
7.035-7.045  Digital modes, SSTV, Fax and CW
7.045-7.100 Phone and CW

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30 Meters (10.100 - 10.150 MHz):

UK

 

10.100-10.140  CW only
10.140-10.150 Digital modes

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20 Meters (14.000 - 14.350 MHz):

UK

 

14.000-14.070 CW only
14.070-14.099 Digital modes and CW
14.099-14.101 Beacons
14.101-14.112 Digital modes, phone and CW
14.112-14.250 Phone, SSTV, Fax and CW
14.250-14.350 Phone and CW

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17 Meters (18.068 - 18.168 MHz):

UK

 

18.068-18.101 CW only
18.101-18.109 Digital modes and CW
18.109-18.111 Beacons
18.111-18.168 Phone and CW

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15 Meters (21.000 - 21.450 MHz):

UK

 

21.000-21.080 CW only
21.080-21.120  Digital modes and CW
21.120-21.149 CW only
21.149-21.151  Beacons
21.151-21.450 Phone, SSTV, Fax and CW

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12 Meters (24.890 - 24.990 MHz):

UK

 

24.890-24.920 CW only
24.920-24.929 Digital modes and CW
24.929-24.931   Beacons
24.931-24.990  Phone and CW

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10 Meters (28.000 - 29.700 MHz):

UK

 

28.000-28.050   CW only
28.050-28.150 Digital modes and CW
28.150-28.199   CW only
28.199-28.201 Beacons
28.201-29.200 Phone, SSTV, Fax and CW
29.200-29.300   Digital modes, phone and CW
29.300-29.550   Satellite downlinks
29.550-29.700 Phone and CW

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6 Meters (50.000 - 52.000 MHz):

UK

 

50.000-50.100 CW only
50.100-50.500 SSB and CW only
50.500-51.000 All modes
51.000-51.125 SSB and CW only
51.125-51.410 All modes
51.410-51.830 FM
51.830-52.000 All modes

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4 Meters (70.000 - 70.500 MHz):

UK

 

70.000-70.030 Beacons
70.030-70.250 SSB and CW only
70.250-70.300 All modes
70.300-70.500 FM phone and packet radio

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2 Meters (144.000 - 146.000 MHz):

UK

 

144.000-144.150 CW only
144.150-144.500 SSB and CW only
144.500-144.845 All modes
144.845-144.990 Beacons
144.990-145.200 FM Repeater inputs
145.200-145.600 FM simplex
145.600-145.800 FM Repeater outputs
145.800-146.000 Satellite uplinks/downlinks

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70 Centimetres  (430 - 440  MHz):

UK

 

430.000-431.000 All modes
431.000-432.000 All modes - see note
432.000-432.150 CW only
432.150-432.500 SSB and CW
432.500-432.800 All modes
432.800-432.990 Beacons
432.990-433.000 All modes
433.000-433.400 FM Repeater outputs
433.400-434.600 FM simplex and packet radio
434.600-435.000 FM Repeater inputs
435.000-438.000 Fast-scan TV and satellite uplinks/downlinks
438.000-439.800 Fast-scan TV
439.800-440.000 Packet Radio

note to 431-432MHz sub-band: This sub-band is not permitted to be used within a 100km radius of Charing Cross, London.

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23 Centimetres (1240 - 1325 MHz):

UK

 

1240.000-1243.250   All modes
1243.250-1260.000  ATV, FM TV repeater inputs
1260.000-1270.000   Satellite uplinks
1270.000-1272.000  All modes
1272.000-1291.000   ATV, FM TV repeater input
1291.000-1291.475   FM Repeater inputs
1291.475-1296.000  All modes
1296.000-1296.150   CW
1296.150-1296.800 SSB
1296.800-1296.990  Beacons
1296.990-1297.000   All modes
1297.000-1297.550  FM Repeater outputs
1297.500-1298.000  FM simplex
1298.000-1298.500 All modes
1298.500-1300.000  Packet radio
1300.000-1325.000  ATV, FM TV repeater outputs

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US Band Plans

160 m 80 m 40 m 30 m 20 m 17 m  15 m 12 m 10 m  6 m
2 m 1.25 m 70 cm 33 cm 23 cm 2300-2310 & 2390-2450 MHz 3300-3500 MHz
5650-5925 MHz 10.00-10.50 GHz All Mode/Licensee Authorization 

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160 Meters (1.810-2.000MHz):

US

 

1.800-1.830 CW, RTTY and other narrowband modes
1.830-1.840 CW, RTTY and other narrowband modes, Intercontinental QSOs only
1.840-1.850 CW, SSB, SSTV, other wideband modes, Intercontinental QSOs only
1.850-2.000 CW, phone, SSTV and other wideband modes

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80 Meters (3.5-4.0 MHz):

US

 

3.590 RTTY DX
3.580-3.620 RTTY
3.620-3.635 Packet
3.790-3.800 DX window
3.845 SSTV
3.885 AM calling frequency

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40 Meters (7.0-7.3 MHz):

US

 

7.040 RTTY DX
7.080-7.100 RTTY
7.171 SSTV
7.290 AM calling frequency

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30 Meters (10.1-10.15 MHz):

US

 

10.130-10.140 RTTY
10.140-10.150 Packet

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20 Meters (14.0-14.35 MHz):

US

 

14.070-14.095 RTTY
14.095-14.0995 Packet
14.100 NCDXF Beacons
14.1005-14.112 Packet
14.230 SSTV
14.286 AM calling frequency

Index

17 Meters (18.068-18.168 MHz):

US

 

18.100-18.105 RTTY
18.105-18.110 Packet

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15 Meters (21.0-21.45 MHz):

US

 

21.070-21.100 RTTY
21.100-21.110 Packet
21.340 SSTV

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12 Meters (24.89-24.99 MHz):

US

 

24.920-24.925 RTTY
24.925-24.930 Packet

Index

10 Meters (28-29.7 MHz):

US

 

28.000-28.070 CW
28.070-28.150 RTTY
28.150-28.190 CW
28.200-28.300 Beacons
28.300-29.300 Phone
28.680 SSTV
29.000-29.200 AM
29.300-29.510 Satellite Downlinks
29.520-29.590 Repeater Inputs
29.600 FM Simplex
29.610-29.700 Repeater Outputs

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6 Meters (50-54 MHz):

US

 

50.0-50.1 CW, beacons
50.060-50.080 beacon subband
50.1-50.3 SSB, CW
50.10-50.125 DX window
50.125 SSB calling
50.3-50.6 All modes
50.6-50.8 Nonvoice communications
50.62 Digital (packet) calling
50.8-51.0 Radio remote control (20-kHz channels)
51.0-51.1 Pacific DX window
51.12-51.48 Repeater inputs (19 channels)
51.12-51.18 Digital repeater inputs
51.62-51.98 Repeater outputs (19 channels)
51.62-51.68 Digital repeater outputs
52.0-52.48 Repeater inputs (except as noted; 23 channels)
52.02, 52.04 FM simplex
52.2 TEST PAIR (input)
52.5-52.98 Repeater output (except as noted; 23 channels)
52.525 Primary FM simplex
52.54 Secondary FM simplex
52.7 TEST PAIR (output)
53.0-53.48 Repeater inputs (except as noted; 19 channels)
53.0 Remote base FM simplex
53.02 Simplex
53.1, 53.2, 53.3, 53.4 Radio remote control
53.5-53.98 Repeater outputs (except as noted; 19 channels)
53.5, 53.6, 53.7, 53.8 Radio remote control
53.52-53.9 Simplex

Index

2 Meters (144-148 MHz):

US

 

144.00-144.05 EME (CW)
144.05-144.10 General CW and weak signals
144.10-144.20 EME and weak-signal SSB
144.200 National calling frequency
144.200-144.275 General SSB operation
144.275-144.300 Propagation beacons
144.30-144.50 New OSCAR subband
144.50-144.60 Linear translator inputs
144.60-144.90 FM repeater inputs
144.90-145.10 Weak signal and FM simplex (145.01,03,05,07,09 are widely used for packet)
145.10-145.20 Linear translator outputs
145.20-145.50 FM repeater outputs
145.50-145.80 Miscellaneous and experimental modes
145.80-146.00 OSCAR subband
146.01-146.37 Repeater inputs
146.40-146.58 Simplex
146.61-146.97 Repeater outputs
147.00-147.39 Repeater outputs
147.42-147.57 Simplex
147.60-147.99 Repeater inputs

Notes: The frequency 146.40 MHz is used in some areas as a repeater input.

Index

1.25 Meters (222-225 MHz):

US

 

222.0-222.150 Weak-signal modes
222.0-222.025 EME
222.05-222.06 Propagation beacons
222.1 SSB & CW calling frequency
222.10-222.15 Weak-signal CW & SSB
222.15-222.25 Local coordinator's option; weak signal, ACSB, repeater inputs, control
222.25-223.38 FM repeater inputs only
223.40-223.52 FM simplex
223.52-223.64 Digital, packet
223.64-223.70 Links, control
223.71-223.85 Local coordinator's option; FM simplex, packet, repeater outputs
223.85-224.98 Repeater outputs only

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70 Centimetres (420-450 MHz):

US

 

420.00-426.00 ATV repeater or simplex with 421.25 MHz video carrier control links and experimental
426.00-432.00 ATV simplex with 427.250-MHz video carrier frequency
432.00-432.07 EME (Earth-Moon-Earth)
432.07-432.10 Weak-signal CW
432.10 70-cm calling frequency
432.10-432.30 Mixed-mode and weak-signal work
432.30-432.40 Propagation beacons
432.40-433.00 Mixed-mode and weak-signal work
433.00-435.00 Auxiliary/repeater links
435.00-438.00 Satellite only (internationally)
438.00-444.00 ATV repeater input with 439.250-MHz video carrier frequency and repeater links
442.00-445.00 Repeater inputs and outputs (local option)
445.00-447.00 Shared by auxiliary and control links, repeaters and simplex (local option)
446.00 National simplex frequency
447.00-450.00 Repeater inputs and outputs (local option)

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33 Centimetres (902-928 MHz):

US

 

902.0-903.0 Narrow-bandwidth, weak-signal communications
902.0-902.8 SSTV, FAX, ACSSB, experimental
902.1 Weak-signal calling frequency
902.8-903.0 Reserved for EME, CW expansion
903.1 Alternate calling frequency
903.0-906.0 Digital communications
906-909 FM repeater outputs
909-915 ATV
915-918 Digital communications
918-921 FM repeater inputs
921-927 ATV
927-928 FM simplex and links

Note: The 902 MHz band plan was adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors in July 1989

Index

23 Centimetres (1240-1300 MHz):

US

 

1240-1246 ATV #1
1246-1248 Narrow-bandwidth FM point-to-point links and digital, duplex with 1258-1260.
1248-1258 Digital Communications
1252-1258 ATV #2
1258-1260 Narrow-bandwidth FM point-to-point links digital, duplexed with 1246-1252
1260-1270 Satellite uplinks, reference WARC '79
1260-1270 Wide-bandwidth experimental, simplex ATV
1270-1276 Repeater inputs, FM and linear, paired with 1282-1288, 239 pairs every 25 kHz, e.g. 1270.025, .050, etc.
1271-1283 Non-coordinated test pair
1276-1282 ATV #3
1282-1288 Repeater outputs, paired with 1270-1276
1288-1294 Wide-bandwidth experimental, simplex ATV
1294-1295 Narrow-bandwidth FM simplex services, 25-kHz channels
1294.5 National FM simplex calling frequency
1295-1297 Narrow bandwidth weak-signal communications (no FM)
1295.0-1295.8 SSTV, FAX, ACSSB, experimental
1295.8-1296.0 Reserved for EME, CW expansion
1296.00-1296.05 EME-exclusive
1296.07-1296.08 CW beacons
1296.1 CW, SSB calling frequency
1296.4-1296.6 Crossband linear translator input
1296.6-1296.8 Crossband linear translator output
1296.8-1297.0 Experimental beacons (exclusive)
1297-1300 Digital Communications

Index

2300-2310 and 2390-2450 MHz:

US

 

2300.0-2303.0 High-rate data
2303.0-2303.5 Packet
2303.5-2303.8 TTY packet
2303.9-2303.9 Packet, TTY, CW, EME
2303.9-2304.1 CW, EME
2304.1 Calling frequency
2304.1-2304.2 CW, EME, SSB
2304.2-2304.3 SSB, SSTV, FAX, Packet AM, Amtor
2304.30-2304.32 Propagation beacon network
2304.32-2304.40 General propagation beacons
2304.4-2304.5 SSB, SSTV, ACSSB, FAX, Packet AM, Amtor experimental
2304.5-2304.7 Crossband linear translator input
2304.7-2304.9 Crossband linear translator output
2304.9-2305.0 Experimental beacons
2305.0-2305.2 FM simplex (25 kHz spacing)
2305.20 FM simplex calling frequency
2305.2-2306.0 FM simplex (25 kHz spacing)
2306.0-2309.0 FM Repeaters (25 kHz) input
2309.0-2310.0 Control and auxiliary links
2390.0-2396.0 Fast-scan TV
2396.0-2399.0 High-rate data
2399.0-2399.5 Packet
2399.5-2400.0 Control and auxiliary links
2400.0-2403.0 Satellite
2403.0-2408.0 Satellite high-rate data
2408.0-2410.0 Satellite
2410.0-2413.0 FM repeaters (25 kHz) output
2413.0-2418.0 High-rate data
2418.0-2430.0 Fast-scan TV
2430.0-2433.0 Satellite
2433.0-2438.0 Satellite high-rate data
2438.0-2450.0 WB FM, FSTV, FMTV, SS experimental

Note: The 2300 MHz band plan was adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors in January 1991

Note: The following band plans were adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors in July 1988

Index

3300-3500 MHz:

US

 

3456.3-3456.4 Propagation beacons

Index

5650-5925 MHz:

US

 

5760.3-5760.4 Propagation beacons

Index

10.00-10.50 GHz:

US

 

10.368 Narrow band calling frequency 10.3683-10.3684 Propagation beacons
10.3640 Calling frequency

All modes and licensees (except Novices) are authorized on the following bands:

24.0-24.25 GHz
142.0-149.0
47.0-47.2
241.0-250.0
75.5-81.0
All above 300
119.98-120.02

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