U.S Amateur Frequency Allocations

160 Meters
80 Meters
60 Meters
40 Meters
30 Meters
20 Meters
17 Meters
15 Meters
12 Meters
10 Meters
6 Meters
2 Meters
1.25 Cent.
70 Cent.
33 Cent.
23 Cent.
Higher Frequencies



(For each band, only those license classes with privileges on that band are listed.
Technician licensees have no privileges below 30 MHz).

-US Amateur Transmitter Power Limits-

At all times, transmitter power must be the minimum necessary to carry out the desired communications. Unless otherwise noted, the maximum power output is 1500 watts PEP. All classes are limited to 200 watts PEP in the 80, 40, and 15 meter Novice/Technician Plus subbands. Geographical power restrictions apply to the 70 cm, 33 cm and 23 cm bands.

 
Note: CW operation is permitted throughout all bands except 60 meters

 


 
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    General, Advanced, Amateur Extra licensees:
                 1.800-2.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, RTTY/Data

     


     
    Back to top (80 Meters)

      Novice and Technician Plus classes:
        3.675-3.725 MHz: CW Only
      General class:
        3.525-3.750 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        3.850-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
      Advanced class:
        3.525-3.750 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        3.775-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
      Amateur Extra class:
        3.500-3.750 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        3.750-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

     


     
    Back to top (60 Meters)

    60 Meters: Five Specific Channels

    The FCC has granted hams secondary access on USB only to five discrete 2.8-kHz-wide channels. Amateurs can not cause inference to and must accept interference from the Primary Government users. The NTIA says that hams planning to operate on 60 meters "must assure that their signal is transmitted on the channel center frequency." This means that amateurs should set their carrier frequency 1.5 kHz lower than the channel center frequency.

    General, Advanced and Amateur Extra classes:

    Channel Center

    Amateur Tuning Frequency

    5332 kHz

    5330.5 kHz

    5348 kHz

    5346.5 kHz

    5358 kHz

    5358.5 kHz

    5373 kHz

    5371.5 kHz

    5405 kHz (common US/UK)

    5403.5 kHz

    Effective March 5, 2012, amateurs may use USB, CW, PSK31 or PACTOR III *only* with a maximum effective radiated power (ERP) of 100 W. Radiated power must not exceed the equivalent of 100 W PEP transmitter output power into an antenna with a gain of 0 dBd.

     


     
    Back to top (40 Meters)

      Novice and Technician Plus classes:
        7.100-7.150 MHz: CW Only
      General class:
        7.025-7.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        7.225-7.300 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
      Advanced class:
        7.025-7.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        7.150-7.300 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
      Amateur Extra class:
        7.000-7.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        7.150-7.300 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

     


     
    Back to top (30 Meters)

    (Maximum power, 200 watts PEP. Amateurs must avoid interference to the fixed service outside the US.)

      General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
        10.100-10.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data

     


     
    Back to top (20 Meters)

      General class:
        14.025-14.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        14.225-14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
      Advanced class:
        14.025-14.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        14.175-14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
      Amateur Extra class:
        14.000-14.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        14.150-14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

     


     
    Back to top (17 Meters)

      General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
        18.068-18.110 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        18.110-18.168 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

     


     
    Back to top (15 Meters)

      Novice and Technician Plus classes:
        21.100-21.200 MHz: CW Only
      General class:
        21.025-21.200 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        21.300-21.450 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
      Advanced class:
        21.025-21.200 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        21.225-21.450 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
      Amateur Extra class:
        21.000-21.200 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        21.200-21.450 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

     


     
    Back to top (12 Meters)

      General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
        24.890-24.930 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        24.930-24.990 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

     


     
    Back to top (10 Meters)

      Novice and Technician Plus classes:
        28.100-28.300 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
        28.300-28.500 MHz: CW, Phone--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
      General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
        28.000-28.300 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
        28.300-29.700 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

     


     
    Back to top (6 Meters)

      All Amateurs except Novices:
        50.0-50.1 MHz: CW Only
        50.1-54.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data

     


     
    Back to top (2 Meters)

      All Amateurs except Novices: 144.0-144.1 MHz: CW Only
      144.1-148.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data

 


 
Back to top (1.25 Meters)

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.

    Novice (Novices are limited to 25 watts PEP output), Technician, Technician Plus, General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
      222.00-225.00 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data

 


 
Back to top (70 Centimeters)

    All Amateurs except Novices:
      420.0-450.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data

 


 
Back to top (33 Centimeters)

    All Amateurs except Novices:
      902.0-928.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data

 


 
Back to top (23 Centimeters)

    Novice class:
      1270-1295 MHz: CW, phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data (maximum power, 5 watts PEP)
    All Amateurs except Novices:
      1240-1300 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data

 


 
Back to top (Higher Frequencies)

  All modes and licensees (except Novices),
are authorized on the following bands [FCC Rules, Part 97.301(a)]:

2300-2310 MHz
2390-2450 MHz
3300-3500 MHz
5650-5925 MHz
10.0-10.5 GHz
24.0-24.25 GHz
47.0-47.2 GHz
75.5-81.0 GHz
119.98-120.02 GHz
142-149 GHz
241-250 GHz
All above 300 GHz


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