Ham Radio Frequencies
The Playground!

Ah! The ham radio frequencies. This is where exciting things happen for most of us. It's our main playing field ... and it's huge!

This Page Covers
1. HF Bands

2. HF Bands Download

3. VHF Bands

4. UHF Bands

5. VHF-UHF Bands Download

Some, like me, also get a kick from experimenting with homemade antennas, equipment modification and kits.

But, that's off topic. I have other pages on this site that cover the many other playgrounds of ham radio!

Getting back to amateur radio frequencies ...

The allocation of frequency bands is coordinated by the member countries of the IARU - International Amateur Radio Union.

  • IARU Region 1 includes:  Europe, Africa, Middle East and Northern Asia.
  • IARU Region 2 includes:  The Americas (North, Central & South)
  • IARU Region 3 includes:  Asia-Pacific.

There are slight differences, between IARU regions, in the allocated ham radio frequencies, and the modes that each will allow.



LF MF & HF
Ham Radio Frequencies

The table below gives a summary of the bands for LF (low frequencies), MF (medium frequencies) and HF (high frequencies).

Region 2 - The Americas - HF Allocations

160 meters : 1800 - 2000 KHz
80 meters   : 3500 - 4000 KHz
40 meters   : 7000 - 7300 KHz
30 meters   : 10100 - 10150 KHz
20 meters   : 14000 -14350 KHz
17 meters   : 18068 - 18168 KHz
15 meters   : 21000 - 21450 KHz
12 meters   : 24890 - 24990 KHz
10 meters   : 28000 - 29700 KHz

For documents containing a detailed description of each IARU region band plan, see the downloads section below.

Click Below To Download
Detailed Allocation of
HF Amateur Radio Frequencies
For Your Region Of Interest

Region 1 (Web page)
Region 2    (PDF file)
Region 3   (DOC file)



VHF - Very High Frequency Bands

Region 2 - The Americas - VHF Allocations

6 meters    : 50 - 54 MHz
2 meters    : 144 - 148 MHz
1.3 meters : 220 - 225

UHF - Ultra High Frequency Bands

Region 2 - The Americas - VHF Allocations

These frequency bands are shared. Amateurs are secondary users.

70 cm : 430 - 440 MHz
33 cm : 902 - 928 MHz
23 cm : 1240 - 1300 MHz
12 cm : 2300 - 2450 MHz

Click Here to Download a (PDF) document listing existing and proposed ham radio frequencies including VHF, UHF and SHF (PDF document)



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