Amateur Radio Band Plan courtesy of the ARRL.
Most of the HF bands are either USB, LSB, CW, or AM.
Most of the VHF, UHF, and Microwave bands and FM, CW, and some USB.
160 Meter BandGeneral, Advanced, Amateur Extra licensees:
80 Meter Band
3.850-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
3.775-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
3.750-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
40 Meter Band
|7.100-7.150 MHz: CW Only|
Amateur Extra class:
Note: Phone and Image modes are permitted between 7.075 and 7.100 MHz for FCC licensed stations in ITU Regions 1 and 3 and by FCC licensed stations in ITU Region 2 West of 130 degrees West longitude or south of 20 degrees North latitude. See Section 97.307(f)(11). Novice and Technician Plus licensees outside ITU Region 2 may use CW only between 7.050 and 7.075 MHz. See Section 97.301(e). These exemptions do not apply to stations in the continental US.
30 Meter Band
Maximum power, 200 watts PEP. Amateurs must avoid interference to the fixed service outside the US.
|10.100-10.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data|
20 Meter Band
14.025-14.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data|
14.225-14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
17 Meter BandGeneral, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
15 Meter BandNovice and Technician Plus classes:
12 Meter BandGeneral, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
24.890-24.930 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data|
24.930-24.990 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
10 Meter BandNovice and Technician Plus classes:
MHz: CW, RTTY/Data--Maximum power 200 watts PEP|
28.300-28.500 MHz: CW, Phone--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
6 Meter BandAll Amateurs except Novices:
2 Meter Band
All Amateurs except Novices:
144.0-144.1 MHz: CW Only
144.1-148.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data
This band is used mainly for
repeater communications, as well as simplex and satellite.
1.25 Meter Band (220)
The FCC has allocated 219-220 MHz to amateur use on a secondary basis. This allocation is only for fixed digital message forwarding systems operated by all licensees except Novices. Amateur operations must not cause interference to, and must accept interference from, primary services in this and adjacent bands. Amateur stations are limited to 50 W PEP output and 100 kHz bandwidth. Automated Maritime Telecommunications Systems (AMTS) stations are the primary occupants in this band. Amateur stations within 398 miles of an AMTS station must notify the station in writing at least 30 days prior to beginning operations. Amateur stations within 50 miles of an AMTS station must get permission in writing from the AMTS station before beginning operations. ARRL Headquarters maintains a database of AMTS stations. The FCC requires that amateur operators provide written notification including the station's geographic location to the ARRL for inclusion in a database at least 30 days before beginning operations. See Section 97.303(e) of the FCC Rules.
|222.00-225.00 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data|
70 Centimeter Band (440)All Amateurs except Novices:
This area of the spectrum is widely used for satellite communications also, as well as voice communications.
33 Centimeter Band (900)
|902.0-928.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data|
23 Centimeter Band (1.2 GHz)
MHz: CW, phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data
(maximum power, 5 watts PEP)|
All modes and licensees (except Novices) are authorized on the following bands [FCC Rules, Part 97.301(a)]: