HF Bandplan

1.8 | 3.5 | 7 | 10 | 14 | 18 | 21 | 24 | 28 | VHF/UHF 

 

1.8 MHz (160m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
1,810-1,838 200 Hz Telegraphy
1,838-1,840 500 Hz Narrow band modes
1,840-1,843 2.7 kHz All modes
1,843-2,000 2.7 kHz Telephony, Telegraphy
    1,836 kHz QRP (low power) Centre of Activity,
    1,960 kHz DF Contest beacons (14dBW)

 

3.5 MHz (80m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
3,500-3,510 200 Hz Telegraphy – Priority for inter-continental operation
3,510-3,560 200 Hz Telegraph – contest preferred. 3,555 kHz – QRS (slow telegraphy) Centre of Activity
3,560-3,580 200 Hz Telegraphy 3,560 kHz – QRP (low power) Centre of Activity
3,580-3,590 500 Hz Narrow band modes
3,590-3,600 500 Hz Narrow band modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
3,600-3,620 2.7 kHz All modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
3,600-3,650 2.7 kHz All modes – Phone contest preferred. 3,630kHz – digital voice Center of Activity
3,650-3,700 2.7 kHz All modes – Telephony, Telegraphy
    3,663 kHz may be used for UK emergency comms traffic.
    3,690 kHz SSB QRP (low power) Centre of Activity.
3,700-3,800 2.7 kHz All modes – Phone contest preferred
    3,735 kHz Image mode Centre of Activity
    3,760 kHz IARU Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activity
3,775-3,800   Priority for inter-continental telephony (SSB) operation

 

7 MHz (40m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
7,025-7,040 200 Hz Telegraphy. 7,030 kHz – QRP Centre of Activity
7,040-7,047 500 Hz Narrow band modes
7,047-7,050 500 Hz Narrow band modes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
7,050-7,053 2.7 kHz All modes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
7,053-7,060 2.7 kHz All modes, digimodes
7,060-7,100 2.7 kHz All modes, digital voice 7070kHz, SSB QRP Centre of Activity 7090 kHz, SSB Contest Preferred Segment
7,100-7,130 2.7 kHz All modes, 7,110kHz – Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activiity.
7,130-7,200 2.7 kHz All modes, SSB Contest Preferred Segment, 7,165kHz – Image Centre of Activity
7,175-7,200 2.7 kHz All modes, priority for intercontinental operation

 

10 MHz (30m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
10,100-10,140 200 Hz Telegraphy (CW)
    10,116 kHz – QRP (low power) Centre of Activity
10.140-10.150 500 Hz Narrow band modes
    Automatically controlled data stations (unattended) should avoid the use of the 10 MHz band

 

14MHz (20m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
14,000-14,060 200 Hz Telegraph – contest preferred
    14,055 kHz QRS (slow telegraphy Centre of Activity
14,060-14,070 200 Hz Telegraphy
    14,060 kHz QRP (low power) Centre of Activity
14,070-14,089 500 Hz Narrow band modes
14,089-14,099 500 Hz Narrow band modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
14,099-14,101   IBP – reserved exclusively for beacons
14,101-14,112 2.7 kHz All modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
14,112-14,125 2.7 kHz All modes (excluding digimodes)
14,125-14,300 2.7 kHz All modes – SSB contest preferred segment
    14,130kHz – digital voice centre of activity
    14,195+- 5 kHz Priority for Dxpeditions
    14,230 kHz – Image Centre of Activity.
    14,285 kHz – QRP Centre of Activity
14,300-14,350 2.7 kHz All modes
    14,300 kHz Global Emergency Centre of Activity

 

18 MHz (17m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
18,068-18,095 200 Hz Telegraphy 18,086 kHz QRP (low power) Centre of Activity.
18,095-18,105 500 Hz Narrow band modes
18,105-18,109 500 Hz Narrow band modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
18,109-18,111   IBP – reserved exclusively for beacons
18,111-18,120 2.7 kHz All modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
18,120-18,168 2.7 kHz All modes, 18,130kHz SSB QRP centre of activity
    18,150kHz digital voice centre of activity
    18,160 kHz Global Emergency Centre of Activity

 

21 MHz (15m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
21,000-21,070 200 Hz Telegraphy
    21,055 kHz QRS (slow telegraphy) Centre of Activity.
    21,060 kHz QRP (low power) Centre of Activity
21,070-21,090 500 Hz Narrow band modes
21,090-21,110 500 Hz Narrow band modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
21,110-21,120 2.7 kHz All modes (excluding SSB) – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
21,120-21,149 500 Hz Narrow band modes
21,149-21,151   IBP – reserved exclusively for beacons
21,151-21,450 2.7 kHz All modes.
    21,180kHz – digital voice centre of activity
    21,285 kHz – QRP Centre of Activity.
    21,340 kHz – Image Centre of Activity.
    21,360 kHz – Global Emergency Centre of Activity

24 MHz (12m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
24,890-24,915 kHz 200 Hz Telegraphy
    24,906 kHz QRP (low power) centre of activity
24,915-24,925 500 Hz Narrow band modes
24,925-24,929 500 Hz Narrow band modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
24.929-24.931   IBP – reserved exclusively for beacons
24,931-24,940 2700 All modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
24,940-24,990 2700 All modes, 24,950kHz SSB QRP Centre of Activity
    24,960kHz digital voice centre of activity

 

28 MHz (10m) Necessary Bandwidth UK Usage
28,000-28,070 200 Hz Telegraphy
    28,055 kHz QRS (slow telegraphy) Centre of Activity.
    28,060 kHz QRP (low power) Centre of Activity.
28,070-28,120 500 Hz Narrow band modes
28,120-28,150 500 Hz Narrow band modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
28,150-28,190 500 Hz Narrow band modes
28,190-28,199   IBP – regional time shared beacons
28,199-28,201   IBP – world wide time shared beacons
28,201-28,225   IBP – continuous-duty beacons
28,225-28,300 2.7 kHz All modes – beacons
28,300-28,320 2.7 kHz All modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
28,320-29,100 2.7 kHz 28,330kHz – digital voice centre of activity
    28,360 kHz – QRP Centre of Activity.
    28,680 kHz – Image Centre of Activity.
29,100-29,200 6 kHz All modes – FM simplex – 10 kHz channels
29,200-29,300 6 kHz All modes – automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
    29,210 kHz UK Internet voice gateway – unattended
    29,290 kHz UK Internet voice gateway – unattended
29,300-29,510 6 kHz Satellite links
29,510-29,520   Guard channel
29,520-29,590 6 kHz All modes – FM repeater inputs (RH1-RH8)
    29,530 kHz UK Internet voice gateway – Unattended (RH2)
29,600 6 kHz All modes – FM calling channel
29,610 6 kHz All modes – FM simplex repeater (parrot) – input and output
29,620-29,700 6 kHz All modes – FM repeater outputs (RH1-RH8)
    29,630 kHz UK Internet voice gateway – Unattended (RH2)