CALLING FREQUENCIES  
HF To 6M -- DX, DXpedition, SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY, SSTV

 

160 METERS
1.8078 FISTS Calling frequency
1.810 QRP Calling frequency
1828.5 -- DXpeditions CW Operations are frequently here
1.830-1.840 CW, RTTY and other narrowband modes, intercontinental QSOs only

1.840-1.850 CW, SSB, SSTV and other wideband modes, intercontinental QSOs only  
PSK31


80/75 METERS
3.500-3.510 CW DX Window
3.505 DXpeditions CW are frequently here
3.5078 FISTS Calling frequency
3.560 QRP Calling frequency
3.590 RTTY DX
3.790-3.800 SSB DX Window
3.71 QRP Novice/Tech CW Calling Freq
3.845 SSTV
3.885 AM Calling Frequency
3.799 DXpeditions SSB are frequently here
3.985 QRP SSB Calling frequency
PSK31


40 METERS
7.000 - 7.010 CW DX Window
7037 Pactor Calling frequency
7.040 RTTY DX
7.050 XTAL Controlled Rigs
7.078 FISTS Calling frequency
7.290 AM
7.065 DXpedition SSB USA split to 7.150 and above
7.005 DXpeditions CW are frequently here
7.110 QRP Novice/Tech CW Calling Frequency
7.171 SSTV
7.285 QRP Calling frequency
7.290 AM Calling frequency
 PSK31 


30 METERS
10.106 QRP CW Calling frequency
10.110 -- DXpeditions CW are frequently here
PSK31


20 METERS
14.025 DXpedition CW Freq -- Usually Split
14.060 QRP Calling frequency
14.078 FISTS Calling frequency
14.080 DXpedition RTTY Freq
14.080 to 14.100 Primary Range for RTTY

14.100 NCDXF Beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination.  For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network

14.195 Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate SSB Here -- Generally Listening Up-Split
14.230,
14233, 14236 SSTV
14.285 QRP Calling frequency
14.286 AM Calling Frequency
14.336 MHz  County Hunters when ever 20 is open and mobiles are around
PSK31


17 METERS
18.075 DXpeditions CW are frequently here -- Usually Split
18.078 FISTS Calling frequency

18.110 NCDXF Beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network

18.145 DXpeditions SSB are frequently here -- Usually Split  
PSK31


15 METERS
21.025 Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate CW Here - Generally Listening Up-Split
21.060  QRP CW calling frequency
21.078 FISTS Calling frequency
21.080 to 21.100 RTTY Primary Range
21.080 RTTY DXpeditions are frequently here

21.150 NCDXF/IARU beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network

21.295 Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate SSB Here -- Generally Listening Up-Split
21.340, 21430 SSTV
21.385 QRP SSB calling frequency
PSK31


12 METERS
24.895 Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate CW Here -- Generally Listening Up-Split
24.930 NCDXF Beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network

24.945 Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate SSB Here -- Generally Listening Up-Split  
PSK31


10 METERS
28.025 CW Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate Here – Split
28.060 QRP CW Calling frequency
28.078 FISTS Calling frequency
28.080 RTTY Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate Here -- Split
28.080 to 28.100 Primary Range for RTTY
28.1010 10/10 Intl CW Calling Frequency
28.120-28.300 Beacons
 

28.200 NCDXF/IARU beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network

28.380 10/10 SSB Intl Calling Frequency
28.385 QRP SSB Calling frequency
28.425 10/10 SSB Intl Calling Frequency – Another is 28.400
28.495 SSB Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate Here -- Split
28.600 Old General Callin Frequency - Still used by Old Timers
28.675~28.685 SSTV Operating Frequency -- IARU Region 1
28.680 SSTV Operations USA/Canada
28.825 10-10 Backskatter Net - Paper Chasers Net
28.885 6M DX Liaison Frequency -- Listen here for 6 Meter DX opening announcements and discussions.
28.945 FAX Operating Frequency
29.000-29.200 AM Operations
29.300-29.510 Satellite Downlinks
29.520-29.580 Repeater Inputs
29.600 FM Simplex - Calling Frequency
29.620-29.680 Repeater Outputs  
PSK31


SIX METER FREQUENCIES
50.06-50.09 Beacons
50.0-50.1 CW
50.058 FISTS Calling frequency
50.090 CW Calling Freq
50.7 RTTY Calling Frequency
50.100 to 50.130 DX Window (USB)
50.110 DX Calling Frequency (USB) Usually Non-USA Stations Call Here.
50.115 DXpeditions Frequently operate CW and SSB here
50.125 USA National SSB Simplex Frequency (USB) Lots Of USA Hams Call Here For Local and Across Country
50.1-50.6 Weak Signal, AM  
50.300 FM Simplex Calling Frequency (West Coast)
50.385 USB PSK31
50.4 National AM Simplex Frequency
51.910 FM Internet Linking
52.525 National FM Simplex Calling Frequency

 

A Typical 6 Meter Band Plan.

 

(May Vary From Region to Region)

50.000 - 50.100 CW, Beacons

50.100 - 50.300 SSB, CW
50.100 - 50.125 DX Window
50.125 SSB Calling Frequency

50.270 FSK Meteorscatter

50.290 PSK31 (SSB)

50.300 - 50.600 All Modes

50.300 FM Simplex Calling Frequency (West Coast)

50.400 AM Calling Frequency

 

50.600 - 50.800 Digital

50.680 SSTV
50.800 - 51.000 Remote Control
51.000 - 51.100 Pacific DX Window
51.120 - 51.180 Digital

51.120 PSK31 (FM)

51.200 - 51.480FM Repeater Inputs
51.500 - 51.600FM Simplex
51.620 - 51.680 Digital
51.700 - 51.980 FM Repeater Outputs

52.020 - 52.040 FM Simplex
52.060 - 52.480 FM Repeater Inputs
52.525 FM Simplex Calling Frequency
52.540 FM Simplex

52.560 - 52.980 FM Repeater Outputs
53.000 - 53.020 FM Simplex
53.040 - 53.480 FM Repeater Inputs

53.100 Remote Control
53.200 Remote Control
53.300 Remote Control
53.400 Remote Control

53.500 Remote Control
53.520 FM Simplex
53.540 - 53.980 FM Repeater Outputs

53.600 Remote Control
53.700 Remote Control
53.800 Remote Control
53.900 FM Simplex

   

VHF TO DAYLIGHT BEACONS -- 2 meters to 1 centimeter

Repeater Pairs and Simplex Frequencies - From The South Eastern Repeater Association

VHF and Above Calling & Simplex Frequencies

CALLING FREQUENCIES 
2M CW.........   144.100 MHz
2M PSK ........  144.144 to 144.150
2M SSB........   144.200 MHz
2M FM.........   146.520 MHz (National Simplex Freq)
1.25M PSK .... 222.07 to 222.15 
1.25M CW.....  222.100 MHz
1.25M SSB....  222.100 MHz
1.25M FM.....  223.500 MHz
70cm SSB......  432.100 MHz
70cm PSK .....  432.2 and up
70cm FM.......  446.000 MHz
33cm CW/SSB.. 903.100 MHz
33cm FM......     906.500 MHz
23cm FM......    1294.500 MHz
23cm CW/SSB..1296.100 MHz
13cm CW/SSB..2304.100 MHz


VHF/UHF/SHF SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES
2 METERS
146.400, 146.415, 146.430, 146.445, 146.460, 146.475, 146.490, 146.505, 146.535, 146.550, 146.565, 146.580, 146.595, 147.405, 147.420, 147.435, 147.450, 147.465, 147.480, 147.495, 147.510, 147.525, 147.540, 147.555, 147.570, 147.585
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144.31 to 144.375, unchannelized, 144.405 to 144.475, unchannelized 144.49 (International Space Station        uplink: transmit here & listen to 145.80 for the downlink)
145.51 to 145.595, unchannelized
145.71 to 145.785 in 15 kHz steps (for fixed simplex base station use, i.e. IRLP, Echolink)
146.43 (ATV simplex only), 146.52 (national simplex), 146.535, 146.55 146.565 (local ARDF freq.; usable   when there is no "T hunt" in progress) 146.58, 146.595, 147.48, 147.51, 147.525, 147.54, 147.555, 147.57


1.25 METERS
223.420, 223.440, 223.460, 223.480, 223.520, 223.540, 223.560, 223.580, 223.600, 223.620, 223.640, 223.660, 223.680, 223.700, 223.720, 223.740 ,223.760, 223.780, 223.800, 223.820, 223.840


70 CM
445.9125 445.9250 445.9375 445.9500 445.9625 445.9750 445.9875 446.0000 * 
446.0125 446.0250 446.0375 446.0500 446.0625 446.0750 446.0875 446.1000 
446.1125 446.1250 446.1375 446.1500 446.1625 446.1750
* 446.000 is the National FM Voice Simplex Calling Frequency


900 MHz
National “Traditional” FM Voice Simplex Channels
(also for use with 25 MHz duplex offset radios)
906.000 to 907.000 MHz - channel every 25 KHz
906.500 - National Calling Frequency


1.2 GHz
1294.00 - 1295.00 Narrow Band FM simplex, every 25 KHz
1294.50 National simplex calling channel

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QRP CALLING FREQUENCIES -- USA

 

BAND

CW

SSB

160M

CW--1.810

SSB -- 1.910

80M

CW-- 3.560

SSB --3.985

80M

CW-- 3.579 (Colorburst Crystal Frequency)

--

80M

CW--3.710 (Novice)

--

40M

CW--7.040 NOTE 1.

SSB --7.285

40M

CW--7.035 (QRP-L)

--

40M

CW--7.110 (Novice)

--

40M

CW--7.112 (NorCal crystals)

--

30M

CW--10.106

--

30M

CW-- 10.116 (QRP-L)

--

20M

CW-- 14.060

SSB --14.285

17M

CW--18.096

SSB --18.130

15M

CW--21.060

SSB --21.385

15M

CW-- 21.110 (Novice)

--

12M

CW--24.906

SSB --24.950

10M

CW--28.060

SSB -- 28.885

10M

CW--28.110 (Novice)

SSB --28.385 (Novice)

6M

CW-- 50.060

SSB --50.885

2M

CW--144.060

SSB --144.285

2M

--

FM--144.585

QRP CALLING FREQUENCIES -- EUROPE

 

BAND

CW

SSB

160M

--

SSB --1.843

80M

--

SSB --3.690

80M

--

SSB --3.690

40M

CW--7.030

SSB --7.090

40M

CW--7.060

--

15M

--

SSB --21.285

10M

--

SSB -- 28.360

6M

--

SSB --50.285

ISLAND HUNTER FREQUENCIES (IOTA)

IOTA CW: 3.530, 7.030, 10.115, 14.040, 18.098 and 21.040 MHz
IOTA SSB: 3.755, 7.060, 14.260, 18.128, 21.260, 24.950, 28.460 and 28.560 MHz
US Island Hunters: 7.250, 14.250 to 14.260 (main), 21.350, 28.450 MHz
CW - anywhere.


COUNTY HUNTERS NETS AND CALLING FREQUENCIES

Primary SSB net frequency is 14.336 MHz.
A secondary net at 7.238 MHz or 7.243 MHz.
75 meters is 3.903 MHz
15M at 21.338 MHz
and 10M at 28.336 MHz

CW Net frequencies at 14.0565 MHz
7.0395 on 40 meters

Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide

1.800-1.830  CW, data and other narrowband modes
1.810 QRP CW calling frequency
1.830-1.840 CW, data and other narrowband modes, intercontinental QSOs only
1.840-1.850 CW; SSB, SSTV and other wideband modes, intercontinental QSOs only
1.850-2.000 CW; phone, SSTV and other wideband modes


3.500-3.510 CW DX window
3.560 QRP CW calling frequency
3.590 RTTY DX
3.580-3.620 Data
3.620-3.635 Automatically controlled data stations
3.710 QRP Novice/Technician CW calling frequency
3.790-3.800 DX window
3.845 SSTV
3.885 AM calling frequency
3.985 QRP SSB calling frequency


7.040 RTTY DX QRP CW calling frequency
7.080-7.100 Data
7.100-7.105 Automatically controlled data stations
7.110 QRP Novice/Technician CW calling frequency
7.171 SSTV
7.285 QRP SSB calling frequency
7.290 AM calling frequency


10.106 QRP CW calling frequency
10.130-10.140 Data
10.140-10.150 Automatically controlled data stations


14.060 QRP CW calling frequency
14.070-14.095 Data
14.095-14.0995 Automatically controlled data stations

14.100 NCDXF Beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination.  For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network

14.1005-14.112 Automatically controlled data stations
14.230 SSTV
14.245 Family Hour DX Net Daily 1400-1700 UTC
14.285 QRP SSB calling frequency
14.286 AM calling frequency
14.336 MHz when ever 20 is open and mobiles are around


18.100-18.105 Data
18.105-18.110 Automatically controlled data stations

18.110 NCDXF Beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network 


21.060  QRP CW calling frequency
21.070-21.100 Data
21.090-21.100 Automatically controlled data stations

21.150 NCDXF/IARU beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network

21.340 SSTV
21.385 QRP SSB calling frequency


24.920-24.925 Data
24.925-24.930 Automatically controlled data stations

24.930 NCDXF Beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network


28.060 QRP CW calling frequency
28.070-28.120 Data
 
28.120-28.189 Automatically controlled data stations
 
28.190-28.225 Beacons
 
 NCDXF/IARU beacons
 

28.200 NCDXF Beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network
28.330 10M DX Net Daily 1430 UTC
 
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


 

  COMMON PSK31 FREQUENCIES

The plan for PSK31 activity has always been (since PSK31 started) to concentrate activity starting from the bottom edge of the IARU RTTY bandplan, expanding upwards as activity increased. The exception is in the 10 mts band in order to give non full privileges ham to meet. It was defined as 150 Hz above it. Keep in mind that all you need is about 100 Hz as channel separation.

These recommended frequencies are in accordance with the IARU bandplan for region 1. There may be differences for regions 2 and 3

1838.150
3580.150
7035.15 for region 1 and region 3, and 7080.15 for region 2 *
10142.150
14070.150
18100.150
21080.150 (although most activity can be found 10 kHz lower)
24920.150
28120.150

* This is due to the fact that the 7 MHz band is much wider in region 2 (the Americas), and the IARU bandplan reflects this. 

 

 HF Portable Calling Frequencies

BAND

CW/Data

SSB 

160M

--

SSB -- 1.8495   LSB (Regions 1 & 3)

160M

CW/Data -- 1.8075

SSB -- 1.9125   LSB (USA)

80M

--

SSB -- 3.6875   LSB (Regions 1 & 3)

80M

CW/Data -- 3.5775

SSB -- 3.9975   LSB (USA)

40M

--

SSB -- 7.0875   LSB (Regions 1 & 3)

40M

CW/Data -- 7.0675

SSB -- 7.2475   LSB (USA)

30M

CW -- 10.1175

--

30M

CW/Data -- 10.1375

--

20M

CW/Data -- 14.0975

SSB -- 14.3425  USB 

17M

CW/Data -- 18.1075

SSB -- 18.1575  USB 

15M

CW/Data -- 21.1075

SSB -- 21.4375  USB

12M

CW/Data -- 24.9275

SSB -- 24.9775  USB

10M

CW/Data -- 28.1075

SSB -- 28.3375  USB

6M

--

SSB -- 50.1625  USB