Band Plan – frequencies

A band plan refers to a voluntary division of a band to avoid interference between incompatible frequencies


 2200 and 600 – meter bands

General, Advanced and Amateur Extra class licensees are authorized to use these Amateur Bands

Amateurs wishing to operate on either 2,200 or 630 meters must first register with the Utilities Technology Council online at You need only register once for each band.

135.7 – 137.8 1 W EIRP maximum

472 – 479 KHz:  5 W EIRP maximum, except in Alaska within 496 miles of Russia where the power limit is 1 W EIRP.

1.800 – 2.000CW
1.800 – 1.810Digital Modes
1.810CW QRP
1.843-2.000SSB, SSTV and other wideband modes
1.910SSB QRP
1.995 – 2.000Experimental
1.999 – 2.000Beacons

80 Meters (3.5-4.0 MHz)

3.590RTTY/Data DX
3.790-3.800DX window
3.885AM calling frequency

60 Meters (5 MHz channels)

*Only one signal at a time is permitted on any channel

*Maximum effective radiated output is 100 W PEP

5330.5USB phone1 and CW/RTTY/data2
5346.5USB phone1 and CW/RTTY/data2
5357.0USB phone1 and CW/RTTY/data2
5371.5USB phone1 and CW/RTTY/data2
5403.5USB phone1 and CW/RTTY/data2

1. USB is limited to 2.8 kHz

2. CW and digital emissions must be centered 1.5 kHz above the channel frequencies indicated in the above chart

40 Meters (7.0-7.3 MHz)

7.040RTTY/Data DX
7.290AM calling frequency

30 Meters (10.1-10.15 MHz)


20 Meters (14.0-14.35 MHz)

14.100NCDXF Beacons
14.286AM calling frequency

17 Meters (18.068-18.168 MHz)


15 Meters (21.0-21.45 MHz)


12 Meters (24.89-24.99 MHz)


10 Meters (28-29.7 MHz)

29.300-29.510Satellite Downlinks
29.520-29.590Repeater Inputs
29.600FM Simplex
29.610-29.700Repeater Outputs

6 Meters (50-54 MHz)

50.0-50.1CW, beacons
50.060-50.080beacon subband
50.1-50.3SSB, CW
50.10-50.125DX window
50.125SSB calling
50.3-50.6All modes
50.6-50.8Nonvoice communications
50.62Digital (packet) calling
50.8-51.0Radio remote control (20-kHz channels)
51.0-51.1Pacific DX window
51.12-51.48Repeater inputs (19 channels)
51.12-51.18Digital repeater inputs
51.5-51.6Simplex (six channels)
51.62-51.98Repeater outputs (19 channels)
51.62-51.68Digital repeater outputs
52.0-52.48Repeater inputs (except as noted; 23 channels)
52.02, 52.04FM simplex
52.2TEST PAIR (input)
52.5-52.98Repeater output (except as noted; 23 channels)
52.525Primary FM simplex
52.54Secondary FM simplex
52.7TEST PAIR (output)
53.0-53.48Repeater inputs (except as noted; 19 channels)
53.0Remote base FM simplex
53.1, 53.2, 53.3, 53.4Radio remote control
53.5-53.98Repeater outputs (except as noted; 19 channels)
53.5, 53.6, 53.7, 53.8Radio remote control
53.52, 53.9Simplex

2 Meters (144-148 MHz)

144.00-144.05EME (CW)
144.05-144.10General CW and weak signals
144.10-144.20EME and weak-signal SSB
144.200National calling frequency
144.200-144.275General SSB operation
144.275-144.300Propagation beacons
144.30-144.50New OSCAR subband
144.50-144.60Linear translator inputs
144.60-144.90FM repeater inputs
144.90-145.10Weak signal and FM simplex (145.01,03,05,07,09 are widely used for packet)
145.10-145.20Linear translator outputs
145.20-145.50FM repeater outputs
145.50-145.80Miscellaneous and experimental modes
145.80-146.00OSCAR subband
146.01-146.37Repeater inputs
146.52National Simplex Calling Frequency
146.61-146.97Repeater outputs
147.00-147.39Repeater outputs
147.60-147.99Repeater inputs

Notes: The frequency 146.40 MHz is used in some areas as a repeater input. This band plan has been proposed by the ARRL VHF-UHF Advisory Committee.

1.25 Meters (222-225 MHz)

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

Note: The 222 MHz band plan was adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors in July 1991.

70 Centimeters (420-450 MHz)

420.00-426.00ATV repeater or simplex with 421.25 MHz video carrier control links and experimental
426.00-432.00ATV simplex with 427.250-MHz video carrier frequency
432.00-432.07EME (Earth-Moon-Earth)
432.07-432.10Weak-signal CW
432.1070-cm calling frequency
432.10-432.30Mixed-mode and weak-signal work
432.30-432.40Propagation beacons
432.40-433.00Mixed-mode and weak-signal work
433.00-435.00Auxiliary/repeater links
435.00-438.00Satellite only (internationally)
438.00-444.00ATV repeater input with 439.250-MHz video carrier frequency and repeater links
442.00-445.00Repeater inputs and outputs (local option)
445.00-447.00Shared by auxiliary and control links, repeaters and simplex (local option)
446.00National simplex frequency
447.00-450.00Repeater inputs and outputs (local option)

33 Centimeters (902-928 MHz)

Frequency RangeMode
Functional Use
902.000-902.075FM / otherincluding DV Or CW/SSBRepeater inputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 927.000-927.075 or Weak signal12.5 kHzchannel spacing Note 2)
902.075-902.100CW/SSBWeak signal 
902.100                    CW/SSBWeak signal callingRegional option
902.100-902.125CW/SSBWeak signal 
902.125-903.000FM/otherincluding DVRepeater inputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 927.1250-928.000012.5 kHzchannel spacing
903.000-903.100CW/SSBBeacons and weak signal 
903.100CW/SSBWeak signal callingRegional option
903.100-903.400CW/SSBWeak signal 
903.400-909.000Mixed modesMixed operations including control links 
909.000-915.000Analog/digitalBroadband multimediaincluding ATV, DATV and SSNotes 3) 4)
915.000-921.000Analog/digitalBroadband multimedia including ATV, DATV and SSNotes 3) 4)
921.000-927.000Analog/digitalBroadband multimediaincluding ATV, DATV and SSNotes 3) 4)
927.000-927.075FM / otherincluding DVRepeater outputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 902.0000-902.075012.5 kHzchannel spacing
927.075-927.125FM / otherincluding DVSimplex 
927.125-928.000FM / otherincluding DVRepeater outputs 25 MHz splitpaired with those in 902.125-903.00012.5 kHzchannelspacingNotes 5) 6)

1) Significant regional variations in both current band utilization and the intensityand frequency distribution of noise sources preclude one plan that is suitable for all parts of the country.  These variations will require many regional frequencycoordinators to maintain band plans that differ in some respects from any national plan.  As with all band plans, locally coordinated plans always take precedence overany general recommendations such as a national band plan.

2) May be used for either repeater inputs or weak-signal as regional needs dictate

3) Division into channels and/or separation of uses within these segments may be done regionally based on needs and usage, such as for 2 MHz-wide digital TV.

4) These segments may also be designated regionally to accommodate alternative repeater splits.

5) Simplex FM calling frequency 927.500 or regionally selected alternative.

6) Additional FM simplex frequencies may be designated regionally.

23 Centimeters (1240-1300 MHz)

Frequency Range
SuggestedEmissionTypes Functional Use
1240.00-1246.000ATVATV Channel #1
1246.000-1248.000FM, digitalPoint-to-point links paired with 1258.000-1260.000
1252.000-1258.000ATVATV Channel #2
1258.000-1260.000FM, digitalPoint-to-point links paired with 1246.000-1248.000
1240.000-1260.000FM ATVRegional option
1260.000-1270.000VariousSatellite uplinks, Experimental, Simplex ATV
 1270.000-1276.000 FM, digitalRepeater inputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, pairedwith 1282.000-1288.000
 1270.000-1274.000 FM, digitalRepeater inputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, pairedwith 1290.000-1294.000 (Regional option)
1276.000-1282.000ATVATV Channel #3
 1282.000-1288.000 FM, digitalRepeater outputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, paired with 1270.000-1276.000
1288.000-1294.000VariousBroadband Experimental, Simplex ATV
 1290.000-1294.000 FM, digitalRepeater outputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, paired with 1270.000-1274.000 (Regional option)
1294.000-1295.000FMFM simplex
 FMNational FM simplex calling frequency 1294.500
1295.000-1297.000 Narrow Band Segment
1295.000-1295.800VariousNarrow Band Image, Experimental
1295.800-1296.080CW, SSB,digitalEME
1296.080-1296.200CW, SSBWeak Signal
 CW, SSBCW, SSB calling frequency 1296.100
1296.200-1296.400CW, digitalBeacons
1296.400-1297.000VariousGeneral Narrow Band

Note: The need to avoid harmful interference to FAA radars may limit amateur useof certain frequencies in the vicinity of the radars.

13 Centimeters (2300-2310 and 2390-2450 MHz)

Functional Use
 2300.000-2303.000 0.05 – 1.0 MHz                    
 Analog & Digital, including full duplex; pairedwith 2390 – 2393  
2303.000-2303.750 < 50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 2393 -2393.750
2303.75-2304.000  SSB, CW, digital weak-signal
2304.000-2304.100 3 kHz or less Weak Signal EME Band
 2304.10-2304.300 3 kHz or less SSB, CW, digital weak-signal (Note 1)
 2304.300-2304.400 3 kHz or less Beacons
2304.400-2304.750 6 kHz or less SSB, CW, digital weak-signal & NBFM
 2304.750-2305.000 < 50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 2394.750 – 2395
 2305.000-2310.000 0.05 – 1.0 MHz Analog & Digital, paired with 2395 – 2400(Note 2)
 2310.000-2390.000                                                      NON-AMATEUR
2390.000-2393.0000.05 – 1.0 MHzAnalog & Digital, including full duplex; pairedwith 2300- 2303
 2393.000-2393.750 < 50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 2303 -2303.750
 2394.750-2395.000 < 50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 2304.750 – 2305
 2395.000-2400.000 0.05 – 1.0 MHz
Analog & Digital, including full duplex; pairedwith 2305- 2310
2400.000-2410.0006 kHz or lessAmateur Satellite Communications
2410.000-2450.00022 MHz max.Broadband Modes (Notes 3, 4)

1: 2304.100 is the National Weak-Signal  Calling Frequency
2:  2305 – 2310 is allocated on a primary basis to Wireless CommunicationsServices (Part 27). Amateur operations in this segment, which are secondary, maynot be possible in all areas.
3:  Broadband segment may be used for any combination of high-speed data (e.g. 802.11 protocols), Amateur Television and other high-bandwidth activities.  Divisioninto channels and/or separation of uses within this segment may be done regionallybased on needs and usage.
4:  2424.100 is the Japanese EME transmit frequency

 The following band plans were adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors in 2012. 

3300-3500 MHz

Level I – Major Band DivisionsLevel II – Sub-Band DivisionsLevel IIISuggestedSuggested
Frequency Range (MHz)Frequency Range (MHz)Specific Freq.Emission TypesEmission B.W.
FromToWidthFromToWidthMHz(Note 1)(Note 1)Functional Use
3300.0003309.0009.0Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex0.1 – 1.0 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 3430.0-3439.0; 130 MHz Split
3310.0003330.00020.0Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex>1.0 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 3410.0-3430.0; 100 MHz Split
3332.0003339.0007.0RADIO ASTRONOMY PROTECTED BAND (Note 4)
3339.0003345.8006.8Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex0.1 – 1.0 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 3439.0-3445.8; 100 MHz Split
3345.8003352.5006.7RADIO ASTRONOMY PROTECTED BAND (Note 4)
3352.5003355.0002.5Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex0.05 – 0.2 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 3452.5-3455.0; 100 MHz Split
3357.0003360.0003.0Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex50 kHz or lessAnalog & Digital; paired with 3457.0-3460.0
3360.0003400.00040.0OFDM, others22 MHz max.Broadband Modes (Note 3)
3360.0003380.00020.0ATVAmateur Television of all authorized modulation standards/formats at local option
3400.0003410.00010.0CW, SSB, NBFM6 kHz or lessAmateur Satellite Communications
3400.0003400.3000.3CW, SSB, Digital3 kHz or lessWeak Signal EME Band 
3400.3003401.0000.7CW, SSB, Digital3 kHz or lessTerrestrial Weak Signal Band – Future (Note 2)
3400.100CW, SSB, DigitalEME Calling Frequency
3410.0003430.00020.0Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex>1.0 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 3310.0-3330.0; 100 MHz Split
3430.0003439.0009.0Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex0.1 – 1.0 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 3300.0-3309.0; 130 MHz Split
3439.0003445.8006.8Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex0.1 – 1.0 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 3339.0-3345.8; 100 MHz Split
3452.5003455.0002.5Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex0.05 – 0.2 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 3352.5-3355.0; 100 MHz Split
3455.0003455.5000.5100 kHz or lessCrossband linear translator (input or output)
3455.5003457.0001.5CW, SSB, NBFM, Digital6 kHz or lessTerrestrial Weak Signal Band – Legacy (Note 2)
3456.1006 kHz or lessWeak Signal Terrestrial Calling Frequency
3456.3003457.0000.1CW, Digital1 kHz or lessPropagation Beacons
3457.0003460.0003.0Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex50 kHz or lessAnalog & Digital; paired with 3357.0-3360.0; 100 MHz Split
3460.0003500.00040.0OFDM, others22 MHz max.Broadband Modes (Note 3)
3460.0003480.00020.0ATVAmateur Television of all authorized modulation standards/formats at local option

9 cm Band Plan Notes 

Note 1 – Includes all other emission modes authorized in the 9 cm amateur band whose necessary bandwidth does not exceed the suggested bandwidths listed.

Note 2 – Weak Signal Terrestrial legacy users are encouraged to move to 3400.3 to 3401.0 MHz as time and resources permit.

Note 3 – Broadband segments may be used for any combination of high-speed data (e.g. 802.11 protocols), Amateur Television and other high-bandwidth activities.  Division into channels and/or separation of uses within these segments may be done regionally based on need and usage.

 Note 4 – Per ITU RR 5.149 from WRC-07, these band segments are also used for Radio Astronomy.  Amateur use of these frequencies should be first coordinated with the National Science Foundation (

5 Centimeters (5650.0-5925.0 MHz)

Functional Use
Amateur Satellite; Up-Link Only  
5650.0-5675.0 0.05 – 1.0 MHzExperimental
5675.0-5750.0 >= 1.0 MHz
Analog & Digital; paired with 5850-5925 MHz (Note 2)
5750.0-5756.0 >= 25 kHz and <1 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 5820-5826 MHz
5756.0-5759.0 <= 50 kHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 5826-5829 MHz
5759.0-5760.0< 6 kHzSSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal
5760.0-5760.1< 3kHzEME
5760.1-5760.3< 6 KHzSSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal (Note 1)
5760.3-5760.4< 3 KHzBeacons
5760.4-5761.0< 6 KHzSSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal
5761.0-5775.0<=50 kHzExperimental
5775.0-5800.0>=100 kHz
5800.0-5820.0 Experimental
 5820.0-5826.0 >=25 kHz and <1 MHz
Analog & Digital; paired with 5750-5756 MHz
5826.0-5829.0<=50 kHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 5756-5759 MHz
5829.0-5850.00.05-1.0 MHzExperimental
5830.0-5850.0Amateur Satellite; Down-Link Only
5850.0-5925.0>=1.0 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 5675-5750 MHz (Note 2)

Note 1: 5760.1 is the National Weak-Signal Calling Frequency

Note 2: Broadband segment may be used for any combination of high-speed data (eg: 802.11 protocols), Amateur Television and other high-bandwidth activities. Division into channels and/or separation of uses within this segment may be done regionally based on needs and usage.

3 Centimeters (10000.000-10500.000 MHz )

Functional Use
10000.00 – 10050.000Experimental
10050.000-10100.000<=100 kHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10300-10350
10100.000-10115.000>=25 kHz and <1 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10350-10365
10115.000-10117.000<=50 kHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10365-10367
10120.000-10125.000<=50 kHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10370-10375
10125.000-10200.000>=1 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10375-10450 (Note 2)
10200.000-10300.000Wideband Gunnplexers
10300.000-10350.000<=100 kHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10050-10100
10350.000-10365.000>=25 kHz and <1 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10100-10115
10365.000-10367.000<=50 kHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10115-10117
10367.000-10368.3006 kHz or lessSSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal & NBFM (Note 1
10368.300-10368.4006 kHz or lessBeacons
10368.400-10370.0006 kHz or lessSSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal & NBFM
10370.000-10375.000<=50 kHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10120-10125
10375.000-10450.000>=1 MHzAnalog & Digital; paired with 10125-10200 (Note 2)
10450.000-10500.000Space, Earth & Telecommand Stations

Note 1: 10368.100 is the National Weak-Signal Calling Frequency

Note 2: Broadband segment may be used for any combination of high-speed data (eg: 802.11 protocols), Amateur Television and other high-bandwidth activities. Division into channels and/or separation of uses within this segment may be done regionally based on needs and usage.

Above 10.50 GHz*

All modes and licensees (except Novices) are authorized Amateur Bands above 10.5 GHz.

* US amateurs must check Sections 97.301, 97.303, 97.305 and 97.307 for sharing requirements before operating.

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