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TUCoPS :: Radio :: vhfuhf.txt

VHF and UHF Frequency alocations




Broad Outline of VHF and UHF Bands

 30- 50     VHF Low Band
 50- 54     Ham radio - 6 meters
 54- 72     VHF TV channels 2 - 4
 72- 76     Low power industial communications, remote control,
            paging, plant control, telemetry, and signaling. 250
            watt military.
 76- 88     Television channels 5 & 6
 88-108     FM broadcast
108-118     Aeronautical radio beacons (VOR). Signals are AM Morse
            code (MCW) with some AM radio-telephone messages.
118-136     AM Aircraft communications, air-to-air and ground to air.
136-138     Earth satellites, mostly FM telemetry, weather satellites.
138-144     A government band, military, CAP & MARS stations.
144-148     Ham radio - 2 meters
148-150.8   Another exclusive government band, same as 138-144.
150.8-162   VHF High Band; land mobile, maritime mobile, public safety.
162-173.4   Government and military communications; FBI, FCC, Customs,
            VA, USAF, USN, US Army, NASA -- just about every government
            entity with a radio.
173.4-174   A business band; oil companies, news media, taxi cabs, trucks
            and other radio dispatched services.
174-216     VHF TV high band - (channels 7 - 13)
216-220     Navigation band; mostly beacon type sending coded (data)
            information for boaters.
220-225     Amateur radio 1 1/4 meter band.
225-400     Military aeronautical and satellite communications. AM voice
            between Space Shuttle and ground tracking on 259.7 or 296.8.
            Military airacraft (AM), ground and satellite links (FM)--usually
            scrambled.
400-406     Telemetry from weather probes, balloons and remote weather
            sensing stations.
406-420     Federal Government Land Mobile
420-450     Amateur radio 3/4 meter band. CW, AM, SSB, RTTY, ASCII and TV.
450-470     UHF land mobile
470-512     UHF Extended (also UHF TV channels 14 - 20)
512-806     UHF TV channels 21 - 69
806-890     Formerly UHF TV channels 70 - 83
806-825     Land Mobile - conventional and trunked systems
825-851     Cellular Mobile Radio
851-870     Land Mobile - conventional and trunked systems
870-902     Cellular Mobile Radio
902-912     Automatic Vehical Monitoring (AVM) Systems
912-918     Industrial, Scientific, Medical
918-928     Automatic Vehical Monitoring (AVM) Systems
928-930     Land Mobile - Public Safety, Industrial, Land Transportation
930-931     Land Mobile - One way paging
931-947     Land Mobile
947-952     International (public & aeronautical) Alaska, Hawaii and U.S.
            possessions only. Aural broadcast STL
952-960     International (public) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands only
960-1215    Aernautical Radionavigation
1215-1300   Amateur radio


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