ARRL

Band Plan

Band Plan

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

Resources

160 Meters (1.8-2.0 MHz)

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 / other including DV Or CW/SSB

Repeater inputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 927.000-927.075 or Weak signal

12.5 kHz channel 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/other including DV

Repeater inputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 927.1250-928.0000

12.5 kHz channel 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 multimedia including 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 multimedia including ATV, DATV and SS

Notes 3) 4)

927.000-927.075

FM / other including DV

Repeater outputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 902.0000-902.0750

12.5 kHz channel spacing

927.075-927.125

FM / other including DV

Simplex

 

927.125-928.000

FM / other including DV

Repeater outputs 25 MHz split paired with those in 902.125-903.000

12.5 kHz channel spacing Notes 5) 6)

 

Notes:
1) Significant regional variations in both current band utilization and the intensity and frequency distribution of noise sources preclude one plan that is suitable for all parts of the country.  These variations will require many regional frequency coordinators to maintain band plans that differ in some respects from any national plan.  As with all band plans, locally coordinated plans always take precedence over any 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

Suggested Emission Types

 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, paired with 1282.000-1288.000

 1270.000-1274.000

 FM, digital

Repeater inputs, 25 kHz channel spacing, paired with 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 use of certain frequencies in the vicinity of the radars.


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

Frequency Range

Emission
Bandwidth

Functional Use

 2300.000-2303.000

 0.05 - 1.0 MHz                   

 Analog & Digital, including full duplex; paired with 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; paired with 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; paired with 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 Communications Services (Part 27). Amateur operations in this segment, which are secondary, may not 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.  Division into channels and/or separation of uses within this segment may be done regionally based 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 July 1988 
 

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

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 (5650.0-5670.0 MHz)

Frequency Range

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 )

Frequency Range

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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