HF Frequency Bands and Modes

The following is a list of the HF Frequency bands from 1.8 to 29.7 Megahertz. This arrangement is not law or regulation it is simply a consolidation of good practice techniques by the amateur radio community.

160 Meters 1.800 – 2.000 MHz

  • 1.800 – 2.000 MHz     CW
  • 1.800 – 1.810 MHz     Digital Modes
  • 1.810     QRP CW calling frequency
  • 1.843 – 2.000     SSB, SSTV and other wideband modes
  • 1.910     SSB QRP calling frequency
  • 1.995 – 2.000     Experimental
  • 1.999 – 2.000     Beacons

80 Meters 3.500 – 3.985 MHz

  • 3.500 – 3.510     CW DX Window
  • 3.560     QRP CW calling frequency
  • 3.570 – 3.600     RTTY / Data
  • 3.585 – 3.600     Automatically controlled data stations
  • 3.590     RTTY / Data DX
  • 3.790 – 3.800     DX window
  • 3.845     SSTV
  • 3.885     AM calling frequency
  • 3.985     QRP SSB calling frequency

40 Meters 7.030 – 7.290 MHz

  • 7.030     QRP CW calling frequency
  • 7.040     RTTY / Data DX
  • 7.070 – 7.125     RTTY / Data
  • 7.100 – 7.105     Automatically controlled data stations
  • 7.171     SSTV
  • 7.173     D-SSTV
  • 7.285     QRP SSB calling frequency
  • 7.290     AM calling frequency

30 Meters 10.130 – 10.150 MHz

  • 10.130 – 10.140     RTTY / Data
  • 10.140 – 10.150     Automatically controlled data stations

20 Meters 14.060 – 14.286 MHz

  • 14.060     QRP CW calling frequency
  • 14.070 – 14.095     RTTY / Data
  • 14.095 – 14.0995     Automatically controlled data stations,
  • 14.100     IPB / NCDXF beacons
  • 14.1005 – 14.112     Automatically controlled data stations
  • 14.230     SSTV
  • 14.233     D-SSTV
  • 14.236     Digital Voice
  • 14.285     QRP SSB calling frequency
  • 14.286     AM calling frequency

17 Meters 18.100 – 18.162.5 MHz

  • 18.100 – 18.105     RTTY / Data
  • 18.105 – 18.110     Automatically controlled data stations
  • 18.110     IBP / NCDXF beacons
  • 18.162.5     Digital Voice

15 Meters 21.060 – 21.385 MHz

  • 21.060     QRP CW calling frequency
  • 21.070 – 21.100   RTTY / Data
  • 21.090 – 21.1000     Automatically controlled data stations
  • 21.150     IBP / NCDXF beacons
  • 21.340     SSTV
  • 21.385     QRP SSB calling frequency

12 Meters 24.920 – 24.925 MHz

  • 24.920 – 24.925     RTTY / Data
  • 24.925 – 24.930     Automatically controlled data stations
  • 24.930     IBP / NCDXF beacons

10 Meters 28.060 – 29.680 MHz

  • 28.060     QRP CW calling frequency
  • 28.070 – 28.120     RTTY / Data
  • 28.120 – 28.189     Automatically controlled data stations
  • 28.190 – 28.225     Beacons
  • 28.200     IBP / NCDXF 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

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