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US Band Plans

This article gathers all information regarding band plans in the US. This band plan only covers bands that have repeaters operating on them, from 10-meters and up.

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This band plan is provided as a courtesy to users and is used as a template to help administrators and users determine the correlated input frequency of a repeater channel.

ARRL

The ARRL has recommended a band plan. It is not necessarily adopted completely by all coordination entities. http://www.arrl.org/band-plan

10 Meters (28.0 MHz - 29.7 MHz)

Frequency (MHz) Designation
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 MHz - 50-54 MHz)

Frequency (MHz) Designation
50.000 - 50.100 CW, beacons
50.060 - 50.080 beacon sub band
50.100 - 50.300 SSB, CW
50.100 - 50.125 DX window
50.125 SSB calling
50.300 - 50.600 All modes
50.600 - 50.800 Non-voice communications
50.620 Digital (packet) calling
50.800 - 51.000 Radio remote control (20-kHz channels)
51.000 - 51.100 Pacific DX window
51.120 - 51.480 Repeater inputs (19 channels)
51.120 - 51.180 Digital repeater inputs
51.500 - 51.600 Simplex (six channels)
51.620 - 51.980 Repeater outputs (19 channels)
51.620 - 51.680 Digital repeater outputs
52.000 - 52.480 Repeater inputs (except as noted; 23 channels)
52.020, 52.040 FM simplex
52.200 TEST PAIR (input)
52.500 - 52.980 Repeater output (except as noted; 23 channels)
52.525 Primary FM simplex
52.540 Secondary FM simplex
52.700 TEST PAIR (output)
53.000 - 53.480 Repeater inputs (except as noted; 19 channels)
53.000 Remote base FM simplex
53.020 Simplex
53.100, 53.200, 53.300, 53.400 Radio remote control
53.500 - 53.9800 Repeater outputs (except as noted; 19 channels)
53.500, 53.600, 53.700, 53.800 Radio remote control
53.520, 53.900 Simplex

2 Meters (144 MHz - 148 MHz)

Frequency Designation
144.000 - 144.05 EME (CW)
144.050 - 144.10 General CW and weak signals
144.100 - 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
144.300 - 144.500 New OSCAR sub band
144.500 - 144.600 Linear translator inputs
144.600 - 144.900 FM repeater inputs
144.900 - 145.100 Weak signal and FM simplex (145.01,03,05,07,09 are widely used for packet)
145.100 - 145.200 Linear translator outputs
145.200 - 145.500 FM repeater outputs
145.500 - 145.800 Miscellaneous and experimental modes
145.800 - 146.000 OSCAR sub band
146.010 - 146.370 Repeater inputs
146.400 - 146.580 Simplex
146.520 National Simplex Calling Frequency
146.610 - 146.97 Repeater outputs
147.000 - 147.39 Repeater outputs
147.420 - 147.57 Simplex
147.600 - 147.99 Repeater inputs

Note: 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 MHz - 225 MHz)

Frequency Designation
222.000 - 222.150 Weak-signal modes
222.000 - 222.025 EME
222.050 - 222.06 Propagation beacons
222.100 SSB & CW calling frequency
222.100 - 222.15 Weak-signal CW & SSB
222.150 - 222.25 Local coordinator's option; weak signal, ACSB, repeater inputs, control
222.250 - 223.38 FM repeater inputs only
223.400 - 223.52 FM simplex
223.520 - 223.64 Digital, packet
223.640 - 223.70 Links, control
223.710 - 223.85 Local coordinator's option; FM simplex, packet, repeater outputs
223.850 - 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 MHz - 450 MHz)

Frequency Designation
420.000 - 426.000 ATV repeater or simplex with 421.25 MHz video carrier control links and experimental
426.000 - 432.000 ATV simplex with 427.250-MHz video carrier frequency
432.000 - 432.070 EME (Earth-Moon-Earth)
432.070 - 432.100 Weak-signal CW
432.100 70-cm calling frequency
432.100 - 432.300 Mixed-mode and weak-signal work
432.300 - 432.400 Propagation beacons
432.400 - 433.000 Mixed-mode and weak-signal work
433.000 - 435.000 Auxiliary/repeater links
435.000 - 438.000 Satellite only (internationally)
438.000 - 444.000 ATV repeater input with 439.250-MHz video carrier frequency and repeater links
442.000 - 445.000 Repeater inputs and outputs (local option)
445.000 - 447.000 Shared by auxiliary and control links, repeaters and simplex (local option)
446.000 National simplex frequency
447.000 - 450.000 Repeater inputs and outputs (local option)

33 Centimeters (902 MHz - 928 MHz)

Frequency Designation
902.000 - 902.075 Repeater Inputs 25 MHz splits paired with 927.000 - 927.075 or weak signal. FM / other including DV or CW/SSB
902.075 - 902.100 CW/SSB weak signal
902.100CW/SSB weak signal calling
902.100 - 902.125 CW/SSB weak signal
902.125 - 903.000FM/other including DV Repeater inputs 25 MHz split when paired with 927.125-928.000
903.000 - 903.100CW/SSB Beacons and weak signal
903.100 CW/SSB Weak signal calling
903.100 - 903.400 VW/SSB Weak signal
903.400 - 909.000 Mixed modes including control links
909.000 - 915.000 Analog/digital broadband multimedia
915.000 - 921.000 Analog/digital broadband multimedia
921.000 - 927.000 Analog/Digital broadband multimedia
927.000 - 927.075 FM/other Repeater outputs 25 MHz split paired with 902.000-902.075
927.075 - 927.125 FM/other Simplex
927.125 - 928.000 FM/other Repeater outputs 25 MHz split paired with 902.125-903.000

Notes: 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.

23 Centimeters (1240 MHz - 1300 MHz)

Frequency Designation
1240 - 1246ATV Channel 1
1246 - 1248FM/digital point-to-point links paired with 1258-1260
1248 - 1252Digital
1252 - 1258ATV Channel 2
1258 - 1260FM/digital point-to-point links paired with 1246-1248
1240 - 1260 FM or ATV (regional option)
1260 - 1270 Satellite uplinks, experimental, and simplex ATV
1270 - 1274 Repeater inputs
1270 - 1276 Repeater inputs
1276 - 1282ATV Channel 3
1282 - 1288FM, digital Repeater outputs
1288 - 1294 Broadband Experimental, Simplex ATV
1290 - 1294 Repeater outputs
1294 - 1295 FM simplex
1294.500National FM simplex calling
1295 - 1297 Narrow Band Segment
1295 - 1295.800 Narrow Band Image, Experimental
1295.800 - 1296.080 CW, SSB, digital EME
1296.080 - 1296.200 CW, SSB Weak Signal
1296.100 CW, SSB calling frequency
1296.200 - 1296.400CW, digital Beacons
1296.400 - 1297 General Narrow Band
1297 - 1300 Digital

SERA

10 Meters (28.0 MHz - 29.7 MHz)

SERA 10 Meter Band Plan

Frequency (MHz) Designation
29.300 - 29.500 OSCAR (satellites)
29.600 Simplex
29.520 - 29.580 Repeater Inputs
29.620 - 29.680 Repeater Outputs

4 Repeater Pairs, 20 KHz spacing, 0.1 MHz in/out

29.520 - 29.62029.540 - 29.64029.560 - 29.66029.580 - 29.680

Mid-America Coordination Council (MACC)

Alaska

Unknown

Arkansas

Follows Mid-America Coordination Council

Arizona

California

TASMA

http://www.tasma.org/TASMA-2m-Band-Plan.pdf

TASMA deviates significantly from the ARRL band plan. Those designations that differ are highlighted below.

BAND PLAN

Frequency Designation
144.000 - 144.100 CW only
144.100 - 144.275 AM, SSB & other weak signal/narrow bandwidth modes
144.275 - 144.300 CW propagation beacons
144.310 - 144.375 FM simplex (unchannelized)
144.390 Digital (packet) – (APRS)
144.405 - 144.490 FM simplex (unchannelized)
144.505 Repeater output (paired with 145.105 input)
144.520 - 144.880 Repeater inputs: 20 kHz spacing
144.895 Repeater output (paired with 145.495 input)
144.910 Cross-band repeater input/output (not coordinated, CTCSS use mandatory)
144.930 Portable repeater output, shared (paired with 147.585 input)
144.950 Repeater output (paired with 147.405 input)
144.970 Digital (packet)
144.985 - 145.015 Digital voice repeater inputs (i.e. D-Star): 10 kHz spacing
145.030 - 145.090 Digital (packet): 20 kHz spacing
145.105 Repeater input (paired with 144.505 output)
145.120 - 145.480 Repeater outputs: 20 kHz spacing
145.495 Repeater input (paired with 144.895 output)
145.510 - 145.660 FM simplex: 15 kHz spacing
145.675 - 145.785 Fixed simplex auxiliary stations (internet links, remote base, etc.
145.800 - 146.000 OSCAR satellite use
146.010 - 146.385 Repeater input/output (15 kHz inverted tertiary sub-band plan)
146.400 Repeater input (paired with 147.435 output)
146.415 Repeater input (paired with 147.450 output)
146.430 ATV FM simplex
146.460 Fixed simplex auxiliary station (internet links, remote base, etc.)
146.475 Repeater input (paired with 147.420 output)
146.490 Repeater input (paired with 147.495 output)
146.505 Repeater input (paired with 147.465 output)
146.520 National FM simplex
146.535 - 146.595 FM simplex
146.610 - 147.390 Repeater input/output
147.405 Repeater input (paired with 144.950 output)
147.420 Repeater output (paired with 146.475 input)
147.435 Repeater output (paired with 146.400 input)
147.450 Repeater output (paired with 146.415 input)
147.465 Repeater output (paired with 146.505 input)
147.480 FM simplex
147.495 Repeater output (paired with 146.490 input)
147.510 FM simplex
147.525 Cross-band repeater input/output (not coordinated, CTCSS use mandatory)
147.540 - 147.570 Digital voice repeater outputs (i.e. D-Star)
147.585 Portable repeater input, shared (paired with 144.930 output)
147.600 - 147.990 Repeater input/output

REPEATER SUB-BAND BANDPLAN 144.5 - 145.5 MHZ

Input Output Input Output
145.105 144.505 144.720 145.320
144.520 145.120 144.740 145.340
144.540 145.140 144.760 145.360
144.560 145.160 144.780 145.380
144.580 145.180 144.800 145.400
144.600 145.200 144.820 145.420
144.620 145.220 144.840 145.440
144.640 145.240 144.860 145.460
144.660 145.260 144.880 145.480
144.680 145.280 145.495 144.895
144.700 145.300

REPEATER SUB-BAND BANDPLAN 146-148 MHZ

Input Output Input Output Input Output
146.010 146.610 146.280 146.880 147.750
146.625 146.025 146.895 146.295 147.165
146.040 146.640 146.310 146.910 147.780
146.655 146.055 146.925 146.325 147.195
146.070 146.670 146.340 146.940 147.810
146.685 146.085 146.955 146.355 147.225
146.100 146.700 146.370 146.970 147.840
146.715 146.115 146.985 146.385 147.255
146.130 146.730 147.600 147.000 147.870
146.745 146.145 147.015 147.615 147.285
146.160 146.760 147.630 147.030 147.900
146.775 146.175 147.045 147.645 147.315
146.190 146.790 147.660 147.060 147.930
146.805 146.205 147.075 147.675 147.345
146.220 146.820 147.690 147.090 147.960
146.835 146.235 147.105 147.705 147.375
146.250 146.850 147.720 147.120 147.990
146.865 146.265 147.135 147.735

ESTABLISHED AREA "ODD SPLIT" (non-600 kHz) REPEATER PAIRS

Input Output
147.585 144.930 (portable repeaters)
147.405 144.950
146.475 147.420
146.400 147.435
146.415 147.450
146.505 147.465
146.490 147.495

FIXED AUXILIARY STATION FREQUENCIES

145.675, 145.690, 145.710, 145.725, 145.740, 145.755, 145.770, 145.785, 146.460, and 147.480.

CROSS-BAND REPEATER FREQUENCIES

144.910 and 147.525.

DIGITAL VOICE REPEATER FREQUENCIES

Input Output
144.985 147.540
144.995 147.550
145.005 147.560

SCRRBA

  • Follows the ARRL national plan on 10 Meters except with the addition of a 29.50 MHz simplex frequency.
  • Follows the ARRL national plan on 6 Meters.
  • Differs dramatically from the ARRL national plan on 70 Centimeters
    • 5.0 MHz offset standard with 20 kHz channel spacing.
    • Repeater output 445.020 to 449.980.
Frequency Designation
440.000Simplex. low level mobile, autopatch, IRLP, and EchoLink. No digital.
441.000Remote control only
441.500Simplex digital (packet)
441.520Simplex digital (packet)
441.860Test pair input - repeater only (no digital)
441.880Test pair input - repeater only (no digital)
444.4625 Test pair input - repeater only (digital only)
445.000 Simplex low-level mobile, autopatch, IRLP, EchoLink. No digital
446.000 Simplex - No digital
446.500 Simplex - No digital
446.520 Simplex - No digital
446.860 Test pair output - repeater only (no digital)
446.880 Test pair output - repeater only (no digital)
449.460 Simplex remote intercommunications channel
446.880 Test pair output - repeater only (no digital)

33 Centimeter

Differs dramatically from the ARRL national plan on 33 Centimeters

Frequency (MHz) Designation
902.0125 - 902.0875Repeater input channels
902.1000Weak signal users
902.1125 - 902.9875Repeater and point-to-point link inputs
902.7000Test pair input
903.0000 - 904.9875Repeater and point-to-point link inputs
903.7000Test pair input
904.7000Test pair input
905.0000 - 905.9875Digital
906.0000 - 924.0000
912.0000ATV Alternate FM
913.2500ATV simplex NTSC AM
915.0000ATV FM
919.2500ATV NTSC VSB repeater output
924.0000 - 924.9875Digital
925.0000 - 926.9875Repeater and point-to-point link outputs
925.7000Test pair output
926.7000Test pair output
927.0000 - 927.1000implex point-to-point links
927.1125 - 927.9875Repeater and point-to-point link outputs
927.6000Simplex
927.7000Test pair output
927.8000Simplex

Florida

10 Meters (28.0 MHz - 29.7 MHz)

Allows 0.5 MHz or 1.0 MHz offset.

Iowa

Follows the Mid-Amaerica Coordination Council

band_plans.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/10 16:24 (external edit)