Ham Radio Community Chapter
US Amateur Bands  

160 METERS

General
Advanced
Extra
CW, RTTY, Data,
SSB(Phone), Image

1.800- 2.000 Mhz

Amateur station operating at 1.900-2.000 Mhz must not cause harmful interference to the radiolocation service and are afforded no protection from radiolocation operations.
Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
1.800-1.830 CW, data and other narrowband modes.
         1.810 QRP CW calling frequency.
1.830-1.840 CW, data and other narrowband modes, intercontinental QSOs only.
1.840-1.850 CW; SSB, SSTV and other wideband modes, intercontinental QSOs only
1.850-2.000 CW; phone, SSTV and other wideband modes
         1.910 QRP SSB calling frequency.
80 METERS

Novice
Tech w/5wpm

CW Only

3.675 - 3.725 Mhz

General CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
3.525 - 3.750 Mhz
3.850 - 4.000 Mhz
Advanced CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
3.525 - 3.750 Mhz
3.775 - 4.000 Mhz
Extra CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
3.500 - 3.750 Mhz
3.750 - 4.000 Mhz
5.167.5 Mhz (SSB Only): Alaska emergency use only.
Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
         3.560 QRP CW calling frequency.
         3.590 RTTY DX.
3.580-3.620 Data.
3.620-3.635 Automatically controlled data stations.
         3.710 QRP Novice/Technician CW calling frequency.
3.790-3.800 DX window.
         3.845 SSTV.
         3.885 AM calling frequency.
         3.985 QRP SSB calling frequency.

40 METERS

Novice
Tech w/5wpm

CW Only

7.100 - 7.150 Mhz
General* CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
7.025 - 7.150 Mhz
7.225 - 7.300 Mhz
Advanced* CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
7.025 - 7.150 Mhz
7.150 - 7.300 Mhz
Extra* CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
7.000 - 7.150 Mhz
7.150 - 7.300 Mhz
* Phone operation is allowed on 7.025 - 7.100 Mhz in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and areas of the Caribbean south of 20 north latitude; and in Hawaii and areas near ITU Region 3, including Alaska.
Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
         7.040 RTTY DX; QRP CW calling frequency.
7.080-7.100 Data.
7.100-7.105 Automatically controlled data stations.
         7.110 QRP Novice/Technician CW calling frequency.
         7.171 SSTV.
         7.285 QRP SSB calling frequency.
         7.290 AM calling frequency.

30 METERS

General CW, RTTY, Data

10.100 - 10.150 Mhz

Advanced CW, RTTY, Data 10.100 - 10.150 Mhz
Extra CW, RTTY, Data 10.100 - 10.150 Mhz
Maximum power on 30 meters is 200 watts PEP output. Amateurs must avoid interference to the fixed service outside the US.
Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
           10.106 QRP CW calling frequency.
10.130-10.140 Data.
10.140-10.150 Automatically controlled data stations.

20 METERS

General CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
14.025 - 14.150 Mhz
14.225 - 14.350 Mhz
Advanced CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
14.025 - 14.150 Mhz
14.175 - 14.350 Mhz
Extra CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
14.000 - 14.150 Mhz
14.150 - 14.350 Mhz
Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
           14.060 QRP CW calling frequency.
14.070-14.095 Data.
14.095-14.0995 Automatically controlled data stations.
           14.100 NCDXF/IARU beacons.
14.100-14.112 Automatically controlled data stations.
           14.230 SSTV.
           14.285 QRP SSB calling frequency.
           14.286 AM calling frequency.

17 METERS

General
Advanced
Extra
CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image

18.068 - 18.110 Mhz
18.110 - 18.168 Mhz

Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
18.100-18.105 Data.
18.105-18.110Automatically controlled data stations.

15 METERS

Novice
Tech w/5wpm

CW Only

21.100 - 21.200 Mhz

General CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
21.025 - 21.200 Mhz
21.300 - 21.450 Mhz
Advanced CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
21.025 - 21.200 Mhz
21.225 - 21.450 Mhz
Extra CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image
21.000 - 21.200 Mhz
21.200 - 21.450 Mhz
Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
 
          21.060 QRP CW calling frequency.
21.070-21.100 Data.
21.090-21.100 Automatically controlled data stations.
           21.340 SSTV.
           21.385 QRP SSB calling frequency.

12 METERS

General
Advanced
Extra
CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image

24.890 - 24.930 Mhz
24.930 - 24.990 Mhz

Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
24.920-24.925 Data.
24.925-24.930 Automatically controlled data stations.

10 METERS

Novice
Tech w/5wpm

CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW

28.100 - 28.300 Mhz
28.300 - 28.500 Mhz

General
Advanced
Extra
CW, RTTY, Data
SSB(Phone), CW, Image

28.000 - 28.300 Mhz
28.300 - 29.700 Mhz

Novices and Technicians are limited to 200 watts PEP output on 10 meters.
Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide
           28.060 QRP CW calling frequency.
28.070-28.120 Data.
28.120-28.189 Automatically controlled data stations.
28.190-28.225 Beacons.
           28.385 QRP SSB calling frequency.
           28.680 SSTV.
29.000-29.200 AM.
29.300-29.510 Satellite downlinks.
29.520-29.580 Repeater inputs.
           29.600 FM simplex.
29.620-29.680 Repeater outputs.
6 METERS

Novice
Tech w/5wpm
Tech No Code
General
Advanced
Extra

CW, RTTY, Data, MCW,
Test, SSB(Phone), Image

CW Only


50.1 - 55.0 Mhz

50.0 - 50.1 Mhz

2 METERS

Novice
Tech w/5wpm
Tech No Code
General
Advanced
Extra

CW, RTTY, Data, MCW,
Test, SSB(Phone), Image

CW Only


144.1 - 148.0 Mhz

144.0 - 144.1 Mhz

1.25 METERS

Novice
Tech w/5wpm
Tech No Code
General
Advanced
Extra

CW, RTTY, Data, MCW,
Test, SSB(Phone), Image


222.0 - 225.0 Mhz

Novices are limited to 25 watts PEP output from 222 to 225 Mhz.
70 CENTIMETERS

Novice
Tech w/5wpm
Tech No Code
General
Advanced
Extra

CW, RTTY, Data, MCW,
Test, SSB(Phone), Image


420.0 - 450.0 Mhz

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