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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.

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 - 144.50 New OSCAR sub band
144.500 - 144.60 Linear translator inputs
144.600 - 144.90 FM repeater inputs
144.900 - 145.10 Weak signal and FM simplex (145.01,03,05,07,09 are widely used for packet)
145.100 - 145.20 Linear translator outputs
145.200 - 145.50 FM repeater outputs
145.500 - 145.80 Miscellaneous and experimental modes
145.800 - 146.00 OSCAR sub band
146.010 - 146.37 Repeater inputs
146.400 - 146.58 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
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