Amateur Radio Frequency Allocations and Band Plans

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All classes are restricted to Novice power levels in the Novice sub-bands below 10 meters.

Note: This table has been updated to reflect the December 15th, 2006 FCC rule changes. C=changed.

Band Frequency Mode License Class Max Power
1750 Meters
1750 160-190 kHz CW, Beacon, exp. None Req. 1 watt
160 Meters
160 1800-2000 kHz All EAG 1500
80/75 Meters
80 3525-3600 kHz C CW N+ 200
80 3525-3600 kHz C CW, RTTY, Data GAE 1500 *
* GAE can now run full power in the novice subbands.
80 3500-3600 kHz C CW, RTTY, Data E 1500
75 3800-4000 kHz C CW, Phone, Image GAE 1500
75 3700-4000 kHz C CW, Phone, Image AE 1500
75 3600-4000 kHz C CW, Phone, Image E 1500
60 Meters
60 * Dial      Center
5330.5  5332.0
5346.5  5348.0
5357.0  5358.5
5371.5  5373.0
5403.5  5405.0
Phone, RTTY, data (in USB <2.8kHz only), and CW GAE 100W ERP ref. ½λ dipole
* No interference to gov’t stations.
CW to use "Center" frequency.
No automatic operation (ALE, etc.).
40 Meters
40 7025-7125 kHz C CW N+ 200
40 7025-7125 kHz C CW GAE 1500 C
40 7000-7125 kHz C CW, RTTY, Data E 1500
40 7175-7300 kHz C Phone GAE 1500
40 7125-7300 kHz Phone AE 1500
30 Meters
30 10,100-10,150 kHz CW, RTTY, Data GAE 200
30 10,130-10,145 Digital Modes GAE 200
20 Meters
20 14,025-14,150 kHz CW, RTTY, Data GAE 1500
20 14,000-14,150 kHz CW, RTTY, Data E 1500
20 14,060-14,080 Digital Modes GAE 1500
20 14,230-14,240 SSTV (MOST POPULAR) GAE 1500
20 14,225-14,350 kHz Phone GAE 1500
20 14,175-14,350 kHz Phone AE 1500
20 14,150-14,350 kHz Phone E 1500
17 Meters
17 18,068-18,110 kHz CW, RTTY, Data GAE 1500
17 18,100-18,110 Digital Modes GAE 1500
17 18,110-18,168 kHz Phone GAE 1500
15 Meters
15 21,025-21,200 kHz C CW, RTTY, Data N+ 200
15 21,025-21,200 kHz C CW, RTTY, Data GAE 1500 C
15 21,025-21,200 kHz C CW, RTTY, Data GAE 1500
15 21,000-21,200 kHz C CW, RTTY, Data E 1500
15 21,060-21,080 Digital Modes GAE 1500
15 21,000-21,200 kHz CW, RTTY, Data E 1500
15 21,275-21,450 kHz C CW, Phone, Image GAE 1500
15 21,225-21,450 kHz CW, Phone, Image AE 1500
15 21,200-21,450 kHz CW, Phone, Image E 1500
12 Meters
12 24,890-24,930 kHz CW, RTTY, Data GAE 1500
12 24,930-24,990 kHz Phone GAE 1500
10 Meters
10 28,000-28,300 kHz C CW, RTTY, Data N+/GAE 200/1500
10 28,300-28,500 kHz CW and SSB N+ 200
10 28,300-29.7 kHz CW, Phone, Image GAE 1500
10 29,300-29,510 kHz Satellites GAE 1500
10 29,510-29,700 kHz Repeaters, Sh-100 kHz GAE 1500
6 Meters (ARRL Band Plans)
6 50.00-50.10 CW All exc N 1500
6 50.10-50.30 SSB (50.125 Calling) All exc N 1500
6 50.30-50.60 All (50.4 AM calling) All exc N 1500
6 50.60-50.80 Packet All exc N 1500
6 50.80-51.00 Remote Control All exc N 1500
6 51.00-51.10 Pacific DX All exc N 1500
6 51.12-51.48 Repeater Inputs All exc N 1500
6 51.62-51.98 Repeater Outputs All exc N 1500
6 51.50-51.60 Simplex All exc N 1500
6 52.00-52.48 Repeater Inputs All exc N 1500
6 52.50-52.98 Repeater Outputs All exc N 1500
6 52.02, 52.04 Simplex All exc N 1500
6 52.20, 52.70 TEST Pair (i, o) All exc N 1500
6 52.525, 52.54 Pri, Sec FM Simplex All exc N 1500
6 53.0-53.48 Repeater Inputs All exc N 1500
6 53.50-53.98 Repeater Outputs All exc N 1500
6 53.10-53.20 Remote Control All exc N 1500
6 53.50-53.80 Remote Control All exc N 1500
6 53.52-53.90 Simplex All exc N 1500
2 - Meters
2 144.00-144.05 EME CW (moonbounce) All exc N 1500
2 144.05-144.10 Weak CW All exc N 1500
2 144.10-144.20 Weak SSB All exc N 1500
2 144.20-144.275 Regular SSB All exc N 1500
2 144.275-144.30 Beacons All exc N 1500
2 144.30-144.50 OSCAR Satellites All exc N 1500
2 145.5 SSTV Calling (some areas) All exc N 1500
2 144.5-144.6 Linear Trans. (in) All exc N 1500
2 145.1-145.2 Linear Trans. (out) All exc N 1500
2 144.6-144.9 Repeater In All exc N 1500
2 145.2-145.5 Repeater Out (-600) All exc N 1500
2 144.9-145.1 Simplex and Packet All exc N 1500
2 145.5-145.8 Experimental Modes All exc N 1500
2 145.2 UP, 145.8 DN Int’l Space Station Packet All exc N 1500
2 145.8-146.0 OSCAR Satellites All exc N 1500
2 146.01-146.37 Repeater In All exc N 1500
2 146.61-147.00 Repeater Out (-600) All exc N 1500
2 146.40-146.58 Simplex All exc N 1500
2 147.00-147.39 Repeater Out (+600) All exc N 1500
2 147.60-147.99 Repeater In All exc N 1500
2 147.42-147.57 Simplex All exc N 1500
1.25 (220) Band
1.25 222.00-222.15 Weak Signals All 1500
1.25 222.00-222.025 CW EME Moonbounce All - except
1.25 222.05-222.06 Beacons All - Novice
1.25 222.10 CW & SSB Calling All - is
1.25 222.10-222.15 Weak CW & SSB All - 25w.
1.25 222.15-222.25 Locally Assigned All  
1.25 222.25-223.38 Repeater Inputs All  
1.25 223.40-223.52 Simplex (call 223.5) All  
1.25 223.52-223.64 Packet All  
1.25 223.64-223.70 Control Links All  
1.25 223.71-223.85 Locally Assigned All  
1.25 223.85-224.98 Repeater out (-1.6) All  
70 cm (440) Band
.7 420-426 ATV Repeater (NTSC) All exc N 1500
.7 426-432 ATV Simplex All exc N 1500
.7 432.00-432.07 CW EME Moonbounce All exc N 1500
.7 432.07-432.10 Weak CW (call 432.10) All exc N 1500
.7 432.10-432.30 Mixed modes, weak All exc N 1500
.7 432.30-432.40 Beacons All exc N 1500
.7 432.40-433.00 Mixed modes, weak All exc N 1500
.7 433-435 Aux. Control Links All exc N 1500
.7 435-438 Satellite Only All exc N 1500
.7 438-444 ATV Repeater In All exc N 1500
.7 442-445 Repeaters, locally All exc N 1500
.7 445-447 Mixed (call 446.00) All exc N 1500
.7 447-450 Repeaters, locally All exc N 1500

PSK31 QSO Frequencies. See also the freq table in the Digital Modes pages.

  • 1838.150
  • 3580.150
  • 7035.15 for region 1 and region 3, and 7080.15 for region 2 *
  • 10140.150
  • 14070.150 (Most Popular)
  • 18100.150
  • 21080.150 (although most activity can be found 10 kHz lower)
  • 24920.150
  • 28120.150
5 thoughts on “Amateur Radio Frequency Allocations and Band Plans
  1. Additions to the 10 Meter band information:

    29.000 is the AM calling frequency.
    29.000-29.200 is recognized as the AM window, and is usually channelized in 5Kc steps. (Gentleman’s agreement only, not law)
    29.600 is the FM Simplex calling frequency.

  2. I have been using your band plan as a quick easy reference from my phone. I noticed an error in 40 meter voice frequencies. The start at 7125-7300 vice 7175-7300 per ARRL. This was changed some years ago to align US voice frequencies with other parts of the world whose frequencies (all modes) are 7.000-7.200 MHz. It really made 40 meters a more useful band at night for US amateurs. Shortwave Broadcast makes 7200-7300 useless at night in the U.S. I have a 160 meter horizontal loop about 510 feet oblong shaped at my father’s house in TN fed with ladder line. It is about 20 feet off the ground due to height of supports. It works really well on 160, 80 & 40. The dipole (g5rv) works better on 20 meters and above.

    • I checked and re-checked and can’t see any error in the 40-meter table above. The advanced/extra-class voice portion starts at 7125, and the general-class voice portion starts at 7175. Am I missing something?
      FB on your antennas there, that’s a couple of well-respected antennas.
      73, –kv5r

  3. I would like to know what a Horizontal Loop Antenna would do in Army Mars in the area of 80 meters and what formula do I use to compute the length of the wire for this said antenna?

    • The usual formula is: minimum total length (in feet) = 1005 / f (in MHz), where f is the lowest intended frequency. Subtract 4% if using insulated wire (#12 stranded THHN works well).

      Put it about 30-45 feet high. It does not need be square, but the closer to round it is, the better.

      Feed it with ladder line (open or windowed line) to a tuner (auto or manual) with a 4:1 current balun (internal or external). Or you can use an external (weatherproof) ATU at the feed-point and come in from that with coax.

      Such a setup is known to work very well on all HF frequencies.

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