Band Plan – frequencies

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

Resources

 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 https://utc.org/plc-database-amateur-notification-process/. 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 – 2.000 CW
1.800 – 1.810 Digital Modes
1.810 CW QRP
1.843-2.000 SSB, SSTV and other wideband modes
1.910 SSB QRP
1.995 – 2.000 Experimental
1.999 – 2.000 Beacons

80 Meters (3.5-4.0 MHz)

3.590 RTTY/Data DX
3.570-3.600 RTTY/Data
3.790-3.800 DX window
3.845 SSTV
3.885 AM 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

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

7.040 RTTY/Data DX
7.080-7.125 RTTY/Data
7.171 SSTV
7.290 AM calling frequency

30 Meters (10.1-10.15 MHz)

10.130-10.140 RTTY
10.140-10.150 Packet

20 Meters (14.0-14.35 MHz)

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

17 Meters (18.068-18.168 MHz)

18.100-18.105 RTTY
18.105-18.110 Packet

15 Meters (21.0-21.45 MHz)

21.070-21.110 RTTY/Data
21.340 SSTV

12 Meters (24.89-24.99 MHz)

24.920-24.925 RTTY
24.925-24.930 Packet

10 Meters (28-29.7 MHz)

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

6 Meters (50-54 MHz)

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
51.5-51.6 Simplex (six channels)
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

2 Meters (144-148 MHz)

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
146.52 National Simplex Calling Frequency
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. This band plan has been proposed by the ARRL VHF-UHF Advisory Committee.

1.25 Meters (222-225 MHz)

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

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

70 Centimeters (420-450 MHz)

420.00-426.00 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)

33 Centimeters (902-928 MHz)

Frequency Range Mode
Functional Use
Comments
902.000-902.075 FM / otherincluding DV Or CW/SSB Repeater inputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 927.000-927.075 or Weak signal 12.5 kHzchannel spacing Note 2)
902.075-902.100 CW/SSB Weak signal  
902.100                     CW/SSB Weak signal calling Regional option
902.100-902.125 CW/SSB Weak signal  
902.125-903.000 FM/otherincluding DV Repeater inputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 927.1250-928.0000 12.5 kHzchannel spacing
903.000-903.100 CW/SSB Beacons and weak signal  
903.100 CW/SSB Weak signal calling Regional option
903.100-903.400 CW/SSB Weak signal  
903.400-909.000 Mixed modes Mixed operations including control links  
909.000-915.000 Analog/digital Broadband multimediaincluding ATV, DATV and SS Notes 3) 4)
915.000-921.000 Analog/digital Broadband multimedia including ATV, DATV and SS Notes 3) 4)
921.000-927.000 Analog/digital Broadband multimediaincluding ATV, DATV and SS Notes 3) 4)
927.000-927.075 FM / otherincluding DV Repeater outputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 902.0000-902.0750 12.5 kHzchannel spacing
927.075-927.125 FM / otherincluding DV Simplex  
927.125-928.000 FM / otherincluding DV Repeater outputs 25 MHz splitpaired with those in 902.125-903.000 12.5 kHzchannelspacingNotes 5) 6)

Notes:
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
1240.00-1246.000 ATV ATV Channel #1
1246.000-1248.000 FM, digital Point-to-point links paired with 1258.000-1260.000
1248.000-1252.000 Digital  
1252.000-1258.000 ATV ATV Channel #2
1258.000-1260.000 FM, digital Point-to-point links paired with 1246.000-1248.000
1240.000-1260.000 FM ATV Regional option
1260.000-1270.000 Various Satellite uplinks, Experimental, Simplex ATV
 1270.000-1276.000  FM, digital Repeater inputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, pairedwith 1282.000-1288.000
 1270.000-1274.000  FM, digital Repeater inputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, pairedwith 1290.000-1294.000 (Regional option)
1276.000-1282.000 ATV ATV Channel #3
 1282.000-1288.000  FM, digital Repeater outputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, paired with 1270.000-1276.000
1288.000-1294.000 Various Broadband Experimental, Simplex ATV
 1290.000-1294.000  FM, digital Repeater outputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, paired with 1270.000-1274.000 (Regional option)
1294.000-1295.000 FM FM simplex
  FM National FM simplex calling frequency 1294.500
1295.000-1297.000   Narrow Band Segment
1295.000-1295.800 Various Narrow Band Image, Experimental
1295.800-1296.080 CW, SSB,digital EME
1296.080-1296.200 CW, SSB Weak Signal
  CW, SSB CW, SSB calling frequency 1296.100
1296.200-1296.400 CW, digital Beacons
1296.400-1297.000 Various General Narrow Band
1297.000-1300.000 Digital  

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)

FrequencyRange Emission 
Bandwidth
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
2390.000-2393.000 0.05 – 1.0 MHz Analog & Digital, including full duplex; pairedwith 2300- 2303
 2393.000-2393.750  < 50 kHz  Analog & Digital; paired with 2303 -2303.750
 2393.750-2394.750  Experimental
 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
2400.000-2410.000 6 kHz or less Amateur Satellite Communications
2410.000-2450.000 22 MHz max. Broadband Modes (Notes 3, 4)

Notes:
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

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

3300-3500 MHz

Level I – Major Band Divisions Level II – Sub-Band Divisions Level III Suggested Suggested
Frequency Range (MHz) Frequency Range (MHz) Specific Freq. Emission Types Emission B.W.
From To Width From To Width MHz (Note 1) (Note 1) Functional Use
3300.000 3309.000 9.0 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex 0.1 – 1.0 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 3430.0-3439.0; 130 MHz Split
3309.000 3310.000 1.0 Experimental
3310.000 3330.000 20.0 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex >1.0 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 3410.0-3430.0; 100 MHz Split
3330.000 3332.000 2.0 Experimental
3332.000 3339.000 7.0 RADIO ASTRONOMY PROTECTED BAND (Note 4)
3339.000 3345.800 6.8 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex 0.1 – 1.0 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 3439.0-3445.8; 100 MHz Split
3345.800 3352.500 6.7 RADIO ASTRONOMY PROTECTED BAND (Note 4)
3352.500 3355.000 2.5 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex 0.05 – 0.2 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 3452.5-3455.0; 100 MHz Split
3355.000 3357.000 2.0 Experimental
3357.000 3360.000 3.0 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex 50 kHz or less Analog & Digital; paired with 3457.0-3460.0
3360.000 3400.000 40.0 OFDM, others 22 MHz max. Broadband Modes (Note 3)
3360.000 3380.000 20.0 ATV Amateur Television of all authorized modulation standards/formats at local option
3400.000 3410.000 10.0 CW, SSB, NBFM 6 kHz or less Amateur Satellite Communications
3400.000 3400.300 0.3 CW, SSB, Digital 3 kHz or less Weak Signal EME Band 
3400.300 3401.000 0.7 CW, SSB, Digital 3 kHz or less Terrestrial Weak Signal Band – Future (Note 2)
3400.100 CW, SSB, Digital EME Calling Frequency
3410.000 3430.000 20.0 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex >1.0 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 3310.0-3330.0; 100 MHz Split
3430.000 3439.000 9.0 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex 0.1 – 1.0 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 3300.0-3309.0; 130 MHz Split
3439.000 3445.800 6.8 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex 0.1 – 1.0 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 3339.0-3345.8; 100 MHz Split
3445.800 3452.500 6.7 Experimental
3452.500 3455.000 2.5 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex 0.05 – 0.2 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 3352.5-3355.0; 100 MHz Split
3455.000 3455.500 0.5 100 kHz or less Crossband linear translator (input or output)
3455.500 3457.000 1.5 CW, SSB, NBFM, Digital 6 kHz or less Terrestrial Weak Signal Band – Legacy (Note 2)
3456.100 6 kHz or less Weak Signal Terrestrial Calling Frequency
3456.300 3457.000 0.1 CW, Digital 1 kHz or less Propagation Beacons
3457.000 3460.000 3.0 Analog & Digital, including Full Duplex 50 kHz or less Analog & Digital; paired with 3357.0-3360.0; 100 MHz Split
3460.000 3500.000 40.0 OFDM, others 22 MHz max. Broadband Modes (Note 3)
3460.000 3480.000 20.0 ATV Amateur 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 (esm@nsf.gov).

5 Centimeters (5650.0-5925.0 MHz)

FrequencyRange Emission 
Bandwidth
Functional Use
5650.0-5670.0                 Amateur Satellite; Up-Link Only  
5650.0-5675.0  0.05 – 1.0 MHz Experimental
5675.0-5750.0  >= 1.0 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 5850-5925 MHz (Note 2)
5750.0-5756.0  >= 25 kHz and <1 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 5820-5826 MHz
5756.0-5759.0  <= 50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 5826-5829 MHz
5759.0-5760.0 < 6 kHz SSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal
5760.0-5760.1 < 3kHz EME
5760.1-5760.3 < 6 KHz SSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal (Note 1)
5760.3-5760.4 < 3 KHz Beacons
5760.4-5761.0 < 6 KHz SSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal
5761.0-5775.0 <=50 kHz Experimental
5775.0-5800.0 >=100 kHz Experimental
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 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 5756-5759 MHz
5829.0-5850.0 0.05-1.0 MHz Experimental
5830.0-5850.0 Amateur Satellite; Down-Link Only
5850.0-5925.0 >=1.0 MHz Analog & 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 )

FrequencyRange Emission 
Bandwidth
Functional Use
10000.00 – 10050.000 Experimental
10050.000-10100.000 <=100 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10300-10350
10100.000-10115.000 >=25 kHz and <1 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10350-10365
10115.000-10117.000 <=50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10365-10367
10117.000-10120.000 Experimental
10120.000-10125.000 <=50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10370-10375
10125.000-10200.000 >=1 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10375-10450 (Note 2)
10200.000-10300.000 Wideband Gunnplexers
10300.000-10350.000 <=100 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10050-10100
10350.000-10365.000 >=25 kHz and <1 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10100-10115
10365.000-10367.000 <=50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10115-10117
10367.000-10368.300 6 kHz or less SSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal & NBFM (Note 1
10368.300-10368.400 6 kHz or less Beacons
10368.400-10370.000 6 kHz or less SSB, CW, Digital Weak-Signal & NBFM
10370.000-10375.000 <=50 kHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10120-10125
10375.000-10450.000 >=1 MHz Analog & Digital; paired with 10125-10200 (Note 2)
10450.000-10500.000 Space, 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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