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QRP frequencies

This is my interpretation of the QRP 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, each amateur radio band covers a wide range of frequencies and many applications for amateur radio in each band involve automated equipment such as repeaters, satellites, and beacons. For these reasons it has become general practice to specify frequencies, such as the QRP frequencies, as if they were channels.

BandFrequencyNotes
160 M1,836 kHzSSB QRP Centre of Activity
80 M3,560 kHz
3,690 kHz
Telegraphy QRP Centre of Activity
SSB QRP Centre of Activity
40 M7,030 kHz
7,090 kHz
Telegraphy QRP Centre of Activity
SSB QRP Centre of Activity
30 M10,116 kHzTelegraphy QRP Centre of Activity
20 M14,060 kHz
14,285 kHz
Telegraphy QRP Centre of Activity
SSB QRP Centre of Activity
17 M18,086 kHz
18,130 kHz
Telegraphy QRP Centre of Activity
SSB QRP Centre of Activity
15 M21,060 kHz
21,285 kHz
Telegraphy QRP Centre of Activity
SSB QRP Centre of Activity
12 M24,906 kHz
24,950 kHz
Telegraphy QRP Centre of Activity
SSB QRP Centre of Activity
10 M28,060 kHz
28,360 kHz
Telegraphy QRP Centre of Activity
SSB QRP Centre of Activity

To see all band frequencies as published by the RSGB, follow this link:- https://rsgb.services/public/bandplans/html/rsgb_band_plan_2019.htm


QRP frequencies

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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