ARRL Suggested Band Plans

160 m · 80 m · 40 m · 30 m · 20 m · 17 m · 15 m · 12 m · 10 m · 6 m · 2 m · 1.25 m · 70 cm · 33 cm · 23 cm
2300-2310 & 2390-2450 MHz · 3300-3500 MHz · 5650-5925 MHz · 10.00-10.50 GHz · Above 10 GHz

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:

    24.0-24.25 GHz
    47.0-47.2 GHz
    75.5-81.0* GHz
    119.98-120.02 GHz
    142.0-149.0 GHz
    241.0-250.0 GHz
    All above 300 GHz

* 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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