Part 97 : Sec. 97.301 Authorized frequency bands


The following transmitting frequency bands are available to an amateur station located within 50 km of the Earth's surface, within the specified ITU Region, and outside any area where the amateur service is regulated by any authority other than the FCC.

(a) For a station having a control operator who has been granted a

Technician, Technician Plus, General, Advanced, or Amateur Extra Class operator license or who holds a CEPT radio-amateur license or IARP of any class:

Wavelength Band ITU Region 1 ITU Region 2 ITU Region 3 Sharing Requirements see Sec 97.303
VHF MHz MHz MHz  
6 m --- 50-54 50-54  
2 m 144-146 144-148 144-148 (a)
1.5 m --- 219-220 --- (a), (e)
-Do- --- 222-225 --- (a)
UHF MHz MHz MHz  
70 cm 430-440 420-450 420-450 (a), (b), (f)
33 cm --- 902-928 --- (a), (b), (g)
23 cm 1240-1300 1240-1300 1240-1300 (h), (i)
13 cm 2300-2310 2300-2310 2300-2310 (a), (b), (j)
-Do- 2390-2450 2390-2450 2390-2450 (a), (b), (j)
SHF GHz GHz GHz  
9 cm --- 3.3-3.5 3.3-3.5 (a), (b), (k), (l)
5 cm 5.650-5.850 5.650-5.925 5.650-5.850 (a), (b), (m)
3 cm 10.00-10.50 10.00-10.50 10.00-10.50 (a), (b), (i), (n)
1.2 cm 24.00-24.25 24.00-24.25 24.00-24.25 (a), (b), (h), (o)
EHF GHz GHz GHz  
6 mm 47.0-47.2 47.0-47.2 47.0-47.2 ---
4 mm 75.5-81.0 75.5-81.0 75.5-81.0 (b), (c), (h), (f)
2.5 mm 119.98-120.02 119.98-120.02 119.98-120.02 (k), (p)
2 mm 142-149 142-149 142-149 (b), (c), (h), (k)
1 mm 241-250 241-250 241-250 (b), (c), (h), (q)
--- above 300 above 300 above 300 (k)

(b) For a station having a control operator who has been granted an

Amateur Extra Class operator license or who holds a CEPT radio-amateur Class 1 license or Class 1 IARP:

Wavelength Band ITU Region 1 ITU Region 2 ITU Region 3 Sharing Requirements see Sec 97.303
MF kHz kHz kHz  
160 m 1810-1850 1800-2000 1800-2000 (a), (b), (c)
HF MHz MHz MHz  
80 m 3.50-3.75 3.50-3.75 3.50-3.75 (a)
75 m 3.75-3.80 3.75-4.00 3.75-3.90 (a)
40 m 7.0-7.1 7.0-7.3 7.0-7.1 (a)
30 m 10.10-10.15 10.10-10.15 10.10-10.15 (d)
20 m 14.00-14.35 14.00-14.35 14.00-14.35  
17 m 18.068-18.168 18.068-18.168 18.068-18.168  
15 m 21.00-21.45 21.00-21.45 21.00-21.45  
12 m 24.89-24.99 24.89-24.99 24.89-24.99  
10 m 28.0-29.7 28.0-29.7 28.0-29.7  

(c) For a station having a control operator who has been granted an operator license of:

Advanced Class:

Wavelength Band ITU Region 1 ITU Region 2 ITU Region 3 Sharing Requirements see Sec 97.303
MF kHz kHz kHz  
160 m 1810-1850 1800-2000 1800-2000 (a), (b), (c)
HF MHz MHz MHz  
80 m 3.525-3.750 3.525-3.750 3.525-3.750 (a)
75 m 3.775-3.800 3.775-4.000 3.775-3.900 (a)
40 m 7.025-7.100 7.025-7.300 7.025-7.100 (a)
30 m 10.10-10.15 10.10-10.15 10.10-10.15 (d)
20 m 14.025-14.150 14.025-14.150 14.025-14.150  
-Do- 14.175-14.350 14.175-14.350 14.175-14.350  
17 m 18.068-18.168 18.068-18.168 18.068-18.168  
15 m 21.025-21.200 21.025-21.200 21.025-21.200  
-Do- 21.225-21.450 21.225-21.450 21.225-21.450  
12 m 24.89-24.99 24.89-24.99 24.89-24.99  
10 m 28.0-29.7 28.0-29.7 28.0-29.7  

(d) For a station having a control operator who has been granted an operator license of:

General Class:

Wavelength Band ITU Region 1 ITU Region 2 ITU Region 3 Sharing Requirements see Sec 97.303
MF kHz kHz kHz  
160 m 1810-1850 1800-2000 1800-2000 (a), (b), (c)
HF MHz MHz MHz  
80 m 3.525-3.750 3.525-3.750 3.525-3.750 (a)
75 m --- 3.85-4.00 3.85-3.90 (a)
40 m 7.025-7.100 7.025-7.150 7.025-7.100 (a)
-Do- --- 7.225-7.300 --- (a)
30 m 10.10-10.15 10.10-10.15 10.10-10.15 (d)
20 m 14.025-14.150 14.025-14.150 14.025-14.150  
-Do- 14.225-14.350 14.225-14.350 14.225-14.350  
17 m 18.068-18.168 18.068-18.168 18.068-18.168  
15 m 21.025-21.200 21.025-21.200 21.025-21.200  
-Do- 21.30-21.45 21.30-21.45 21.30-21.45  
12 m 24.89-24.99 24.89-24.99 24.89-24.99  
10 m 28.0-29.7 28.0-29.7 28.0-29.7  

(e) For a station having a control operator who has been granted an operator license of:

Novice Class or Technician Class: (HF)
and who has received credit for proficiency in telegraphy in accordance with the international requirements.

Wavelength Band ITU Region 1 ITU Region 2 ITU Region 3 Sharing Requirements see Sec 97.303
HF MHz MHz MHz  
80 m 3.675-3.725 3.675-3.725 3.675-3.725 (a)
40 m 7.050-7.075 7.10-7.15 7.050-7.075 (a)
15 m 21.10-21.20 21.10-21.20 21.10-21.20  
10 m 28.10-28.50 28.10-28.50 28.10-28.50  
VHF MHz MHz MHz  
1.25 m --- 222-225 --- (a)
UHF MHz MHz MHz  
23 cm 1270-1295 1270-1295 1270-1295 (h), (i)

(f) For a station having a control operator who has been granted an operator license of:

Novice Class: (VHF/UHF)

Wavelength Band ITU Region 1 ITU Region 2 ITU Region 3 Sharing Requirements see Sec 97.303
VHF MHz MHz MHz  
1.25 m --- 222-225 --- (a)
UHF MHz MHz MHz  
23 cm 1270-1295 1270-1295 1270-1295 (h), (i)

[54 FR 25857, June 20, 1989; 54 FR 39535, Sept. 27, 1989, as amended at 55 FR 30457, July 26, 1990; 56 FR 28, Jan. 2, 1991; 56 FR 3043, Jan. 28, 1991; 56 FR 19610, Apr. 29, 1991; 56 FR 32518, July 17, 1991; 57 FR 32450, July 22, 1992; 58 FR 64385, Dec. 7, 1993; 59 FR 54833, Nov. 2, 1994; 60 FR 15687, Mar. 27, 1995; 63 FR 42280, Aug. 7, 1998]

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