Technician Class Frequency Privileges in Ham Radio
Part of the Ham Radio For Dummies Cheat Sheet
When you’re getting started, remembering where you’re allowed to operate is important. As a Technician licensee, you have free access to all amateur frequencies above 50 MHz, but what about on the shortwave high-frequency (HF) bands? This chart helps you follow the rules. A band-by-band plan showing where to find different types of activity is available from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
|Band||Frequencies (In MHz)||Modes You Can Use|
|80 meters||3.525 – 3.600||CW|
|40 meters||7.025 – 7.125||CW|
|15 meters||21.025 – 21.200||CW|
|10 meters||28.000 – 28.300
28.300 – 28.500
|CW, RTTY/data, 200 watts PEP maximum power
CW, phone, 200 watts PEP maximum power
|Above 50 MHz||All amateur privileges|
CW = Morse code; PEP = peak envelope power; RTTY = radioteletype.