Band Frequency Max Bandwidth (Hz) Preferred Mode and Usage
136kHz 135.7 - 137.8 kHz  

RR 5.67A Stations in the amateur service using frequencies in this band shall not exceed a maximum radiated power of 1 W (e.i.r.p.) and shall not cause harmful interference to stations of the radio navigation service operating in countries listed in No. 5.67. (WRC-07) (Caviat 2008)

RR 5.67B The use of this band 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 in account by the countries authorising such use. (WRC-07) (Cavat 2008)

 
135.7 - 137.8
200
CW, QRSS and narrow band digital modes

1.8MHz Band

TOP BAND

1810 - 2000 kHz   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 administration to adjust the phone allocation in accordance with the Region 1 Band plan (Davos 2005) *Lowest dial setting for LSB Voice mode: 1843 kHz
 
1810 - 18.38
200
CW, QRP Centre of activity - 1836 kHz
 
1838 - 1840
500
Narrow band modes
 

1840 - 2000

2700
1840 - 1843 kHz All modes - digimodes (*)
1843 - 2000 kHz All modes (*)
Band Frequency Maximum Bandwidth (Hz) Preferred Mode and Usage

3.5MHz

80 Metres

3500 - 3800 kHz  

Intercontinental operations should be given priority in segments 3500-3510 kHz and 3775-3800kHz.

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.

*Lowest dial setting for LSB Voice mode: 3603 kHz

 
3500 - 3580 kHz
200
3500 - 3510 kHz - CW, priority for intercontinental operations
3510 - 3560 kHz - CW, contest preferred; QRS centre of Activity-3555 kHz
3560 - 3580 kHz - CW; QRP centre of activity-3560 kHz
 
3580 - 3600 kHz
500
3580 - 3590 kHz - Narrow band modes - digimodes
3590 - 3600 kHz - Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically
controlled data stations (unattended)
 
3600 - 3800 kHz
2700
3600 - 3620 kHz - All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended), (*)
3600 - 3650 kHz - All modes; Digital Voice Centre of Activity-3630 kHz, SSB contest preferred (*)
3650 - 3700 kHz - All modes; SSB QRP Centre of Activity-3690 kHz
3700 - 3800 kHz - All modes, SSB contest preferred; Image Centre of Activity - 3735 kHz; Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activity - 3760 kHz. 3775 - 3800 kHz - All modes, priority for intercontinental operation

7 MHz

40 Metres

7000 - 7200 kHz  
All modes: CW, SSB and those modes listed as Centres of Activity, plus AM (consideration should be given to adjacent channel users).
Image modes: Any analogue or digital modes within the appropriate bandwidth, for example SSTV and Fax
Narrow band modes: All modes using up to 500 Hz bandwidth, including CW, RTTY, PSK etc.
Digimodes: Any digital mode used within the appropriate bandwidth, for example RTTY, PSK, MT63 etc.
 
7000 - 7040 kHz
200
7000 - 7025 kHz - CW, contest preferred
7025 - 7040 kHz - CW; QRP centre od activity - 7030 kHz
 
7040 - 7050 kHz
500
7040 - 7047 kHz - Narrow band modes - digimodes
7047 - 7050 kHz - Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled station (unattended)
 
7050 - 7200 kHz
2700
7050 - 7053 kHz - All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations(unattended) (Lowest setting for LSB Voice mode: 7053 kHz
7053 - 7060 kHz - All modes - digimodes
7060 - 7100 kHz - All modes, SSB contest preferred
7070 kHz - Digital voice Centre of Activity
7090 kHz - SSB QRP Centre of Activity
7100 - 7130 kHz - All modes; Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activity - 7110 kHz
7130 - 7200 kHz - All modes, SSB contest preferred; Image Centre of Activity - 7165 kHz
7175 - 7200 kHz - All modes, priority for intercontinental operation
Band Frequency Maximum Bandwidth (Hz) Preferred Mode and Usage

10 MHz

30 Metres

10100-10150 kHz  

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 daylight hours.

News bulletins on any mode should not be transmitted on the 10 MHz band.

 
10100 - 10140 kHz
200
CW; QRP Centre of Activity - 10116 kHz
 
10140 - 10150 kHz
500
Narrow band modes - digimodes

14 MHz

20 Metres

1400 - 14350 kHz  
All modes: CW, SSB and those modes listed as Centres of Activity, plus AM (consideration should be given to adjacent channel users).
Image modes: Any analogue or digital modes within the appropriate bandwidth, for example SSTV and Fax
Narrow band modes: All modes using up to 500 Hz bandwidth, including CW, RTTY, PSK etc.
Digimodes: Any digital mode used within the appropriate bandwidth, for example RTTY, PSK, MT63 etc.
 
14000 - 14060 kHz
200
CW, contest preferred; QRS Centre of Activity - 14055 kHz
CW; QRP Centre of Activity - 14060 kHz
 
14070 - 14089 kHz
14089 - 14099 kHz
 
500
500
 
Narrow band modes - digimodes
Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
      IBP, exclusively for beacons
 
14101 - 14112 kHz
14112 - 14125 kHz
14125 - 14300 kHz
 
 
 
 
14300 - 14350 kHz
2700
2700
2700
 
 
 
 
2700
All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
All modes
All 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
All modes; Global Emergency Centre of Activity - 14300 kHz

18 MHz

17 Metres

18068 -18168 kHz  
All modes: CW, SSB and those modes listed as Centres of Activity, plus AM (consideration should be given to adjacent channel users).
Narrow band modes: All modes using up to 500 Hz bandwidth, including CW, RTTY, PSK etc.
Digimodes: Any digital mode used within the appropriate bandwidth, for example RTTY, PSK, MT63 etc.
  18068 - 18095 kHz
200
CW, QRP Centre of Activity - 18086 kHz
  18095 - 18105 kHz 18105 - 18109 kHz
500
Narrow band moses - digimodes
Narrow band modes-digimodes, automatically controlled stns (unattended)
  18109 - 18111 kHz
IBP, exclusively for beacons
 
18111 - 18120 kHz
18120 - 18168 kHz
 
 
 
2700
2700
 
 
 
All modes - digi modes, automatically controlled data stns (unattended)
All modes
18130 kHz - SSB QRP Centre of Activity
18150 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity
18160 kHz - Global Emergency Centre of Activity
Band Frequency Maximum Bandwidth (Hz) Preferred Mode and Usage

21 MHz

15 Metres

21000 -21450 kHz  
All modes: CW, SSB and those modes listed as Centres of Activity, plus AM (consideration should be given to adjacent channel users).
Image modes: Any analogue or digital modes within the appropriate bandwidth, for example SSTV and Fax
Narrow band modes: All modes using up to 500 Hz bandwidth, including CW, RTTY, PSK etc.
Digimodes: Any digital mode used within the appropriate bandwidth, for example RTTY, PSK, MT63 etc.
  21000 - 21070 kHz
200
CW; QRS Centre of Activity - 21055 kHz
CW; QRP Centre of Activity - 21060 kHz
 
21070 - 21090 kHz
21090 = 21110
 
500
500
 
Narrow band modes - digimodes
Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations
(unattended).
  21110 - 21120 kHz
2700
All modes (excluding SSB) - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
  21120 - 21149 kHz
500
Narrow band modes
  21149 - 21151 kHz   IBP, exclusively for beacons
  21151 - 21450 kHz
2700
All modes; Digital Voice Centre of Activity - 21180 kHz
SSB QRP Centre of Activity - 21285 kHz
Image Centre of Activity - 21340 kHz
Global Emergency Centre of Activity - 21360 kHz

24 MHz

12 Metres

24890 - 24990 kHz  
All modes: CW, SSB and those modes listed as Centres of Activity, plus AM (consideration should be given to adjacent channel users).
Narrow band modes: All modes using up to 500 Hz bandwidth, including CW, RTTY, PSK etc.
Digimodes: Any digital mode used within the appropriate bandwidth, for example RTTY, PSK, MT63 etc.
  24890 - 24915 kHz
200
CW; QRP Centre of Activity - 24906 kHz
 
24915 - 24925 kHz
24925 - 24929 kHz
 
500
500
 
Narrow band modes - digimodes
Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations
(unattended).
  24929 - 24931 kHz   IBP, exclusively for beacons
 
24931 - 24940 kHz
24940 - 24990 kHz
2700
2700
All modes-digimodes, automatically controlled data stns. (unattended)
All modes; Digital Voice Centre of Activity - 24960 kHz

28 MHz

10 Metres

28000 - 29700 kHz  
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 29.210 to 29.290 MHz inclusive should be used. A deviation of +/-2.5 kHz as maximum modulation frequency
All modes: CW, SSB and those modes listed as Centres of Activity, plus AM (consideration should be given to adjacent channel users).
Image modes: Any analogue or digital modes within the appropriate bandwidth, for example SSTV and Fax
Narrow band modes: All modes using up to 500 Hz bandwidth, including CW, RTTY, PSK etc.
Digimodes: Any digital mode used within the appropriate bandwidth, for example RTTY, PSK, MT63 etc.
  28000 - 28070 kHz
200
CW; QRS Centre of Activity - 28055 kHz
CW; QRP Centre of Activity - 28060 kHz
 
28070 - 28120 kHz
28120 - 28150 kHz
28150 - 28190 kHz
500
500
500
Narrow band modes - digimodes
Nbm - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
Narrow band modes
 
28190 -28199 kHz
29199 - 28201 kHz
28201 - 28225 kHz
 
IBP, regional time shared beacons
IBP, worldwide time shared beacons
IBP, continuous duty beacons
 
28225 - 28300 kHz
28300 - 28320 kHz
28320 - 29200 kHz
 
 
 
2700
2700
2700
 
 
 
All modes - beacons
All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stns (unattended)
All modes
Digital Voice Centre of Activity - 28330 kHz
SSB QRP Centre of Activity - 28360 kHz
Image Centre of Activity - 28680 kHz
 
29200 - 29300 kHz
29300 - 29510 kHz
6000
6000
All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stns (unattended)
Satellite-downlink
  29510 - 29520 kHz   Guard channel
 
29520 - 29550 kHz
59560 - 29590 kHz
29600 kHz
29610 - 29650 kHz
29660 - 29700 kHz
6000
6000
6000
6000
6000
All modes - FM simplex - 10 kHz channels
All modes - FM repeater input (RH1 - RH4)
All modes - FM calling channel
All modes - FM simplex - 10 kHz channels
All modes - FM repeater outputs (RH1 - RH4)

Notes:

Amplitude modulation (AM) may be used in the telephony sub-bands providing consideration is given to adjacent channel users (NRRL Davos 05)

CW QSOs are accepted across all bands, except within beacon segments. (Recommendation DV05_C4_Rec_13)

Contest activity shall not take place on the 10, 18 and 24 MHz bands.

Non-contesting radio amateurs are recommended to use the contest-free HF bands (30, 17 and 12 m) during the largest international contests (DV05_C4_Rev_07).

The term "automatically controlled data stations" includes Store and Forward stations.

The frequencies in the band plan are understood as "transmitted frequencies" (not those of the suppressed carrier).

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Plans for other bands ( last update 01.01.2006)

Band Frequency UK Notes
6 Metres 50.000 - 52.000 MHz Primary Allocation: 50.0 - 51.0 Amateur Service. - Secondary Allocation: 51.0 - 52.0 Power limit: 50.0 - 51.0 26dBW PEP ; 51.0 - 52.0 20dBW PEP
  50.000 - 50.100
50.020-50.080 Propagation beacons only 
50.090 CW centre of activity 
  50.100-50.500
50.100-50.130 DX window - Only for QSO's between different continents
50.110 DX calling frequency - No QSOs on this frequency
50.150 SSB Activity Centre
50.185 Cross band Activity Centre
50.200 Meteor Scatter Activity Centre
50.210 - 50.250 JT6M 
50.230 JT6M calling frequency
50.250 PSK31 Activity Centre 
  50.500-51.000
50.510 SSTV (AFSK) 
50.520 - 50.540 Internet voice gateway 10kHz channels 
50.550 Fax working frequency
50.600 RTTY (FSK) 
50.620 - 50.750 Digital Communications
  51.000 - 52.000
51.210 Emergency communications priority
51.210 - 51.390 FM repeater inputs 20kHz channel spacing
51.410 - 51.590 FM Phone (10kHz channel spacing) - FM calling Frequency 51.510
51.530 GB2RS News & Slow Morse
51.910 - 51.950 Internet voice gateway 10kHz channels 
51.810 - 51.990 FM repeater outputs 20kHz spacings  
4 Metres 70.000 - 70.500 MHz Secondary Allocation - Power limit: 22dBW PEP (160W)
  70.000 - 70.050
Propagation Beacons 
70.030 Personal beacons
  70.050 - 70.250
70.085 PSK31 activity centre
70.150 Meteor Scatter calling frequency 
70.185 Cross band activity centre
70.200 SSB & CW calling frequency 
  70.250 - 70.294

70.260 AM/FM calling frequency

 

 

70.294 - 70.500 12.5kHz channels

Although most of these channels are used by digi modes, Internet gateways or emergency groups, that does not mean that you cannot use them for FM telephony. Listen locally, if you hear no traffic, you may use them.

70.3000 RTTY & Fax calling / working channel
70.3125 Digital modes
70.3250 DX Cluster 
70.3375 Digital Modes 
70.3500 Internet Gateway and RAYNET 
70.3625 Internet voice gateway 
70.3750 Emergency communications priority
70.3875 Internet voice gateway
70.4000 Emergency communications priority
70.4125 Internet voice gateway
70.4250 FM simplex channel (used by GB2RS news service)
70.4375 Digital Modes
70.4500 FM calling channel
70.4625 Digital Modes
70.4875 Digital Modes 
Band Frequency UK Notes
2 Metres 144.000 - 146.000 MHz Primary Allocation: Amateur & Amateur Satellite Service - Power limit 26dBW PEP (400W)
  144.000 - 144.035 Moon bounce only
  144.035 - 144.150
144.050 CW calling frequency
144.100 Random MS calling frequency 
144.120 - 144.150 EME MGM (JT65)
144.138 PSK31 activity centre
  144.150 - 144.180 144.150 - 144.160 SSB EME / FAI working
  144.080 - 144.360
144.175 Microwave talkback
144.195 - 144.205 SSB random MS
144.200 Random MS calling frequency
144.250 GB2RS News & Slow Morse
144.260 Emergency communications priority (USB) 
144.300 SSB centre of activity
  144.360 - 144.399 144.370 MGM calling frequency
  144.400 - 144.490 Propagation Beacons Only
  144.490 - 144.500 Guard Band
  144.500 - 144.794 Non channelised
144.500 SSTV calling frequency 
144.525 ATV SSB talkback
144.600 RTTY calling frequency 
144.600 RTTY working frequency (FSK)
144.625 - 144.675 Emergency communications priority
144.700 Fax calling frequency
144.750 ATV talkback
144.775 - 144.794 Emergency communications priority 
  144.794 - 144.990 MGM Packet Radio
144.8000 Unconnected nets (APRS, UiView etc) 
144.8000 - 144.9875 Digital modes, including unattended operation
144.8250 Internet voice gateway.
144.8375 Internet voice gateway 
144.8500 AX25 BBS user access 
144.8625 Available for nodes and BBSs on application 
144.8750 TCP/IP user access 
144.8875 AX25 - priority for DX Cluster access 
144.9000 AX25 DX Cluster access 
144.9250 TCP/IP user access 
144.9500 AX25 BBS user access 
144.9750 High speed 25 kHz channel 
  144.990 - 145.1935 FM repeater inputs
RV48 145.000 MHz
RV50 145.025 MHz
RV52 145.050 MHz
RV54 145.075 MHz
RV56 145.100 MHz
RV58 145.125 MHz
RV60 145.150 MHz
RV62 145.175 MHz
RV63 145.185 MHz 
  145.200 - 145.5935 FM simplex channels
145.200 Earth - Space communications, e.g. ISS 
V16-V48 Simplex channels, 12.5kHz spacing. V16=145.200 MHz
145.2125 Internet voice gateway 
145.2250 Emergency communications priority 
145.2375 Internet voice gateway 
145.2500 Used for slow Morse transmissions 
145.2875 Internet voice gateway 
145.3000 RTTY local 
145.3375 Internet voice gateway 
145.5000 Mobile calling channel
145.5250 GB2RS news
145.5500 Rally & exhibition talk in channel
  145.5935 - 145.7935               FM repeater outputs
RV48 145.600
RV50 145.625
RV52 145.650
RV54 145.675
RV56 145.700
RV58 145.725
RV60 145.750
RV62 145.775
RV63 145.800
  145.800 - 146.000 Satellites
145.800 FM simplex space-Earth communications only
145.806 - 146.00 All modes space communications only
Band Frequency UK Notes
70cm 430.00 - 440.00 MHz Secondary Allocation: Amateur Service - Secondary Allocation: Amateur Satellite Service 435 - 438MHz Power limit: 430 - 432MHz 16dBW ERP PEP; 432 - 440MHz 26dBW
  430 - 431.981
430.0125 - 430.0750 Internet voice gateways, 12.5kHz channels
430.1625 MHz Experimental MPT1327 Mobile Tx Ch1 
430.1750 MHz Experimental MPT1327 Mobile Tx Ch2
430.1875 MHz Experimental MPT1327 Mobile Tx Ch3 
  430.400 - 430.575 Digital Links
  430.600 - 430.925 Digital Repeaters 430.8250 - 430.9750 Repeater outputs RU66 - RU78. 7.6MHz shift
  430.990 - 431.900
431.0750 MHz Internet voice gateway (6 dBW max; 12.5 kHz channel spacing) 
431.1250 MHz Internet voice gateway (6 dBW max; 12.5 kHz channel spacing) 
431.1500 MHz Internet voice gateway (6 dBW max; 12.5 kHz channel spacing) 
431.1750 MHz Internet voice gateway (6 dBW max; 12.5 kHz channel spacing) 
  432.000 - 432.100
432.000 - 432.025 Moon bounce
432.050 CW activity centre 
432.088 PSK31 activity centre 
  432.100 - 432.400
432.200 SSB activity centre 
432.350 Microwave talkback (Europe) 
432.370 FSK441 calling frequency 
  432.400 - 432.500 Beacons Only
  432.500 - 432.994
432.500 - 432.600 IARU Region 1 linear transponder inputs
432.600 - 432.800 IARU Region 1 linear transponder outputs
432.500 Narrow Band SSTV activity centre
432.600 RTTY (ASK/PSK) activity centre
432.625 Digital communications
432.650 Digital communications
432.675 Digital communications
432.700 Fax activity centre
432.775 Emergency Communications (1.6 MHz talk through - base Tx) 
  432.800 - 432.990 432.800 - 432.990 Beacons (Subject to change)
  432.994 - 433.381    FM repeater outputs UK only
RU240 (RB0) 433.000
RU242 (RB1) 433.025
RU244 (RB2) 433.050
RU246 (RB3) 433.075
RU248 (RB4) 433.100
RU250 (RB5) 433.125
RU252 (RB6) 433.150
RU254 (RB7) 433.175
RU256 (RB8) 433.200
RU258 (RB9) 433.225
RU260 (RB10) 433.250
RU262 (RB11) 433.275
RU264 (RB12) 433.300
RU266 (RB13) 433.325
RU268 (RB14) 433.350
RU270 (RB15) 433.375
  433.394 - 433.581
FM simplex channel U272 (SU16) 433.400 IARU Region 1 SSTV (FM/AFSK)
FM simplex channel U274 (SU17) 433.425
FM simplex channel U276 (SU18) 433.450
FM simplex channel U278 (SU19) 433.475
FM simplex channel U280 (SU20) 433.500 UK FM calling channel
FM simplex channel U282 (SU21) 433.525
FM simplex channel U284 (SU22) 433.550 Rally & exhibition talk-in
FM simplex channel U286 (SU23) 433.575
FM simplex channel U288 (SU24) 433.600 RTTY AFSK
433.625 Digital communications
433.650 Digital communications
433.675 Digital communications
433.700 Emergency Communications Priority
433.725 Emergency Communications Priority
433.750 Emergency Communications Priority
432.775 Emergency Communications Priority
433.800 - 434.250 Digital communications
  433.600 - 434.000
433.6000 U288 RTTY AFSK
433.6250 Digital communications
433.6500 Digital communications
433.6750 Digital communications 
433.7000 - 433.7750 Emergency Communications Priority
433.8000 - 434.2500 Digital communications 
  434.000 - 434.594
433.9500-434.0500 Internet voice gateway - 12.5 kHz channels
434.0625 Experimental MPT1327 Base TX Ch1
434.0750 Experimental MPT1327 Base TX Ch2
434.0875 Experimental MPT1327 Base TX Ch3
434.3750 - 434.5250 Emergency Communications (1.6 MHz Talk through - mobile Tx)
434.4750 Internet voice gateway (25 kHz channels) 
434.5000 Internet voice gateway (25 kHz channels) 
434.5250 Internet voice gateway (25 kHz channels) 
  434.600 - 434.9810 FM repeater inputs UK only, FSTV
RU240 (RB0) 434.600
RU242 (RB1) 434.625
RU244 (RB2) 434.650
RU246 (RB3) 434.675
RU248 (RB4) 434.700
RU250 (RB5) 434.725
RU252 (RB6) 434.750
RU254 (RB7) 434.775
RU256 (RB8) 434.800
RU258 (RB9) 434.825
RU260 (RB10) 434.850
RU262 (RB11) 434.875
RU264 (RB12) 434.800
RU266 (RB13) 434.925
RU268 (RB14) 434.950
RU270 (RB15) 434.975 
  435.000 - 438.000 Satellites & FSTV
  438.000 - 440.000
438.0250 - 438.175 IARU Region 1 Digital Communications
438.4000 Emergency Communications 7.6 MHz talk thru, base TX
438.4250 - 438.575 Repeaters - 7.6MHz shift (Non UK)
439.6000 - 440.000 Digital communications
439.9875 POCSAG centre

Notes:

The above information is for guidance only, and does not in any way replace the OfCom booklet issued with your license!

Power levels shown in the band plans above are for Advanced (Full) UK licenses. Foundation and Intermediate licence holders should check their licence's for permitted power levels and conditions.

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