2-meter band frequencies

2-meter band frequencies.

This is my interpretation of the 2-meter 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 2-meter 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.

2-meter band frequencies

Specifying band frequencies does not distract from the enjoyment of working on the 2-meter band. 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 2-meter band frequencies.

144.0000 MHzStart of band
144.0000 MHz
144.0250 MHz
All modesIncluding Satellite downlinks
144.0250 MHz
144.1000 MHz
Telegraphy (including EME CW)144.050 MHz Telegraphy Centre of Activity
144.100 MHz Random MS telegraphy calling
144.1000 MHz
144.1500 MHz
Telegraphy and MGMEME MGM activity
144.1500 MHz
144.4000 MHz
Telegraphy, MGM and SSB144.200 MHz Random MS SSB
144.250 MHz GB2RS news broadcast and slow Morse
144.260 MHz
144.300 MHz SSB Centre of Activity
144.370 MHz MGM MS calling
144.4000 MHz
144.4900 MHz
Propagation Beacons only144.4320 MHz GB3SEV Stourport-on-Severn
144.4900 MHz
144.5000 MHz
Beacon guard band144.491-144.493 MHz Personal Weak Signal MGM Beacons (BW: 500 Hz max)
144.5000 MHz
144.7940 MHz
All Modes144.500 MHz Image Modes (SSTV, Fax etc)
144.600 MHz Data Centre of Activity (MGM, RTTY etc)
144.6125 MHz UK Digital Voice (DV) calling
144.625-144.675 MHz
144.750 MHz ATV Talk-back
144.775-144.794 MHz
144.7940 MHz
144.9900 MHz
MGM / Digital Communications
145.0000 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV48
145.0125 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV49
145.0250 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV50
145.0375 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV51
145.0500 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV52GB3MN Disley (FM)
145.0625 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV53
145.0750 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV54
145.0875 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV55GB3SJ Northwich (FM)
145.1000 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV56GB3HH Buxton (FM)
145.1125 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV57
145.1250 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV58GB3VT Stoke-on-Trent (FM)
145.1375 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV59
145.1500 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV60
145.1625 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV61
145.1750 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV62
145.1875 MHzFM/DV repeater inputRV63
145.2000 MHzFM/DV simplexV16
145.2125 MHzFM/DV simplexV17
145.2250 MHzFM/DV simplexV18
145.2375 MHzFM/DV simplexV19
145.2500 MHzFM/DV simplexV20
145.2625 MHzFM/DV simplexV21
145.2750 MHzFM/DV simplexV22
145.2875 MHzFM/DV simplexV23
145.3000 MHzFM/DV simplexV24
145.3125 MHzFM/DV simplexV25
145.3250 MHzFM/DV simplexV26
145.3375 MHzFM/DV simplexV27
145.3500 MHzFM/DV simplexV28
145.3625 MHzFM/DV simplexV29
145.3750 MHzFM/DV simplexV30
145.3875 MHzFM/DV simplexV31
145.4000 MHzFM/DV simplexV32
145.4125 MHzFM/DV simplexV33
145.4250 MHzFM/DV simplexV34
145.4375 MHzFM/DV simplexV35
145.4500 MHzFM/DV simplexV36
145.4625 MHzFM/DV simplexV37
145.4750 MHzFM/DV simplexV38
145.4875 MHzFM/DV simplexV39
145.5000 MHzFM/DV simplexV40FM calling
145.5125 MHzFM/DV simplexV41
145.5250 MHzFM/DV simplexV42GB2RS news broadcast
145.5375 MHzFM/DV simplexV43
145.5500 MHzFM/DV simplexV44Rally/exhibition talk-in
145.5625 MHzFM/DV simplexV45
145.5750 MHzFM/DV simplexV46
145.5875 MHzFM/DV simplexV47
145.6000 MHzFM/DV simplexV48
145.6000 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV48
145.6125 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV49
145.6250 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV50
145.6375 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV51
145.6500 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV52GB3MN Disley (FM)
145.6625 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV53
145.6750 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV54
145.6875 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV55GB3SJ Northwich (FM)
145.7000 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV56GB3HH Buxton (FM)
145.7125 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV57
145.7250 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV58GB3VT Stoke-on-Trent (FM)
145.7375 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV59
145.7500 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV60
145.7625 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV61
145.7750 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV62
145.7875 MHzFM/DV repeater outputRV63
145.8000 MHzFM/DVSpace communications (e.g. I.S.S.) - Space-Earth
145.8060 MHz 146.0000 MHzAll modesSatellite exclusive
146.0000 MHzEnd of band

To see all band frequencies as published by the RSGB, follow this link:-  https://rsgb.services/public/bandplans/html/rsgb_band_plan_2022.htm

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 amateur radio bands for a variety of purposes:

  • Contacting people all over the world by radio often leads to developing international friendships,
  • Competing in international competitions to test the effectiveness of their equipment and their skill as radio operators,
  • 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.

You can also find out more through the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) https://rsgb.org/

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