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This information is for quick reference only - refer to the band plan listings in the Operating Manual, The FCC Rule Book or the ARRL Repeater Directory for full details. For sharing arrangements, see Section 97.303 of the FCC Rules. For detailed packet frequencies, see QST, September 1987, page 54 (929,835 bytes PDF file) and March 1988, page 51 (158,549 bytes, PDF file). Follow this link for phone patch, autopatch and HF/VHF/UHF operating guidelines.

160 Meters (1.8-2.0 MHz):

1.800 - 1.810Digital Modes
1.810CW QRP
1.800 - 2.000CW
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 DX
3.790-3.800DX window
3.885AM calling frequency

40 Meters (7.0-7.3 MHz):

7.040RTTY 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
51.62-51.98Repeater 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):

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

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

23 Centimeters (1240-1300 MHz):

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

2300-2310 and 2390-2450 MHz:

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

3300-3500 MHz:

3456.3-3456.4Propagation beacons

5650-5925 MHz:

5760.3-5760.4Propagation beacons

10.00-10.50 GHz:

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

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

* Amateur operation at 76-77 GHz has been suspended till the FCC can insure that there will be no interference to vehicle radar systems

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