10 metre band frequencies

10 metre band frequencies.

This is my interpretation of the 10 metre band frequencies. I thought this would be of interest to readers. Other than the military, amateur radio operators are the only users of the radio spectrum that are permitted to change frequency. This means that as licensed amateur radio operators, we do not have to restrict ourselves to stipulated channels. Having said that, the 10 metre band covers a wide range of frequencies and many applications for amateur radio in the band involve automated equipment such as repeaters, satellites and beacons. For these reasons it has become general practice to specify frequencies as if they were channels.

10 metre band frequencies

Specifying band frequencies does not distract from the enjoyment of working on 10 metres. It basically means that you will now know where to listen for other users. It also means that when you transmit, you are less likely to interfere with other users that cannot change frequency, such as repeaters, satellites, and beacons. Here is my interpretation of the 10 metre band frequencies.

FrequencyModeNotes
28.000Start of band
28.000-28.070Telegraphy28,055 kHz QRS (slow telegraphy) Centre of Activity.
28,060 kHz QRP (low power) Centre of Activity.
28,070-28,120Narrow band modes
28,120-28,150Narrow band modesautomatically controlled data stations (unattended)
28,150-28,190Narrow band modes
28,190-28,199IBP - regional time shared beacons
28,199-28,201IBP - world wide time shared beacons
28,201-28,225IBP - continuous-duty beacons
28,225-28,300All modes - beacons
28,300-28,320All modes - automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
28,320-29,000All modes28,330 kHz - Digital Voice centre of activity
28,360 kHz - QRP Centre of Activity.
28,680 kHz - Image Centre of Activity.
29,000-29,100All modes
29,100-29,200All modesFM simplex - 10 kHz channels
29,200-29,300All modesautomatically controlled data stations (unattended)
29,300-29,510Satellite links
29,510-29,520Guard channel
29,520-29,590All modesFM repeater inputs (RH1-RH8)
29,600All modesFM calling channel
29,610All modesFM simplex repeater (parrot) - input and output
29,620-29,700All modesFM repeater outputs (RH1-RH8)
29.700End of band

To see all band frequencies as published by the RSGB, follow this link:- https://rsgb.services/public/bandplans/html/rsgb_band_plan_2020.htm

To see frequency details for specific repeaters, go to:- https://ukrepeater.net/


What is amateur radio?

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service. As a licensed amateur radio operator, you are permitted to transmit and receive radio signals on frequency bands allocated for use by amateur radio amateurs. Amateur radio operators use these designated bands of radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. A 1910 announcement by the then HM Postmaster General licensed “experimental wireless”, which still uniquely gives radio amateurs the ability to innovate without commercial or statutory controls even in the closely regulated environment of the 21st century. Amateur radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.

Amateur radio operators use the amateur radio bands for a variety of purposes:

  • Contacting people all over the world by radio which often leads to developing international friendships,
  • Competing in international competitions to test the effectiveness of their equipment and their skill as a radio operator,
  • Technical experimentation — many of the leaps forward in radio technology have been initiated by radio amateurs,
  • Communication through amateur space satellites or with the International Space Station (which carries an amateur radio station),
  • Providing communications at times of emergencies and undertaking exercises to maintain that capability.

There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur.


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