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70cm frequencies

This is my interpretation of the 70cm 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 70cm 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.

70cm frequencies

Specifying band frequencies does not distract from the enjoyment of working on 70cms. 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 70cm band frequencies.

FrequencyModeNameNotes
430.0000 MHzStart of band
430.1625 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU13GB7TD Wakefield (DMR)
430.4000 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU32
430.4125 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU33
430.4250 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU34GB7HS Batley (DMR)
430.4375 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU35
430.4500 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU36
430.4625 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU37
430.4750 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU38
430.4875 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU39
430.5000 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU40
430.5125 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU41
430.5250 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU042
430.5375 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU43
430.5750 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU46GB7HX Huddersfield (DMR)
430.5875 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU47
430.6000 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU48
430.6125 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU49
430.6250 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU50GB7RV Ribble Valley (DMR)
430.6375 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU51
430.6500 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU52
430.6625 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU53GB7LE Leeds (DMR)
430.6750 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU54
430.6875 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU55
430.7000 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU56
430.7125 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU57GB7EL Nelson (DMR)
430.7250 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU58
430.7375 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU59GB7MR Rochdale (DMR)
430.7500 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU60
430.7625 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU61GB7WP Warrington (D-Star)
430.7750 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - inputsDVU62GB7MY Bolton (D-Star)
430.8250 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU66
430.8500 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU68
430.8625 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU69
430.8750 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU70GB7HN Leigh (FM)
430.8875 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU71
430.9000 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU72GB3PZ Dukinfield (FM)
430.9125 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU73
430.9250 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU74
430.9375 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU75GB3WP Hyde not operational
430.9500 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU76
430.9625 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU77
430.9750 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputsRU78
431.1250 MHzMB6ICY Oldham
(D-Star simplex gateway)
432.1000 MHz
432.4000 MHz
SSB, Telegraphy, Machine Generated Modes (MGM)
432.4000 MHz
432.4900 MHz
Propagation Beacons only
433.0000 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB0
433.0250 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB01GB3MA Bury (FM)
433.0500 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB02
433.0750 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB03GB3KU Ashton Under Lyne (FM)
433.1000 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB04
433.1250 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB05
433.1500 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB06GB3CR Caergwrle (FM)
433.1750 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB07
433.2000 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB08
433.2250 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB09
433.2500 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB10
433.2750 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB11
433.3000 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB12
433.3250 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB13
433.3500 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB14GB3MR Stockport (FM)
433.3750 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater outputsRB15
433.4000 MHzFM SimplexU272
433.4250 MHzFM SimplexU274
433.4500 MHzFM SimplexU276
433.4750 MHzFM SimplexU278
433.5000 MHzFM SimplexU280Calling frequency
433.5250 MHzFM SimplexU282
433.5500 MHzFM SimplexU284
433.5750 MHzFM SimplexU286
434.6250 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB01GB3MA Bury (FM)
434.6500 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB02
434.6750 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB03GB3KU Ashton Under Lyne (FM)
434.7000 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB04
434.7250 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB05
434.7500 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB06GB3CR Caergwrle (FM)
434.7750 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB07
434.8000 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB08
434.8250 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB09
434.8500 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB10
434.8750 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB11
434.9000 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB12
434.9250 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB13
434.9500 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB14GB3MR Stockport (FM)
434.9750 MHz1.6 MHz split FM/DV repeater inputsRB15
435.0000 MHz
438.0000 MHz
Satellites and fast scan TV
435.1700 MHzAO-85 (Fox-1A) satelliteFM uplink frequency
435.3500 MHzAO-92 (Fox-1D) satelliteFM uplink frequency
436.7950MHzSO-50 satelliteFM downlink frequency
438.4250 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU66
438.4500 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU68
438.4625 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU69
438.4750 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU70GB7HN Leigh (FM)
438.4875 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU71
438.5000 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU72GB3PZ Dukinfield (FM)
438.5125 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU73
438.5250 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU74
438.5375 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU75GB3WP Hyde not operational
438.5500 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU76
438.5625 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU77
438.5750 MHz7.6 MHz split repeaters – inputsRU78
438.5875 MHzDMR SimplexDH1
438.6000 MHzDMR SimplexDH2
438.6125 MHzDMR SimplexDH3Calling frequency
438.6250 MHzDMR SimplexDH4
438.6375 MHzDMR SimplexDH5
438.6500 MHzDMR SimplexDH6
438.8000 MHzLow Power Non-NoV Personal Hot-Spot usage
439.1625 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU13GB7TD Wakefield (DMR)
439.4000 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU32
439.4125 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU33
439.4250 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU34GB7HS Batley (DMR)
439.4375 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU35
439.4500 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU36
439.4625 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU37
439.4750 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU38
439.4875 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU39
439.5000 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU40
439.5125 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU41
439.5250 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU42
439.5375 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU43
439.5750 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU46GB7HX Huddersfield (DMR)
439.5875 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU47
439.6000 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU48
439.6125 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU49
439.6250 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU50GB7RV Ribble Valley (DMR)
439.6375 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU51
439.6500 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU52
439.6625 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU53GB7LE Leeds (DMR)
439.6750 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU54
439.6875 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU55
439.7000 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU56
439.7125 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU57GB7EL Nelson (DMR)
439.7250 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU58
439.7375 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU59GB7MR Rochdale (DMR)
439.7500 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU60
439.7625 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU61GB7WP Warrington (D-Star)
439.7750 MHzUK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - outputsDVU62GB7MY Bolton (D-Star)
440.0000 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_2019.htm

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


70cm band plan

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.