Contest Bands Only
Frequency(kHz)Max Bandwidth(Hz)Preferred mode and usage
LA Contest Club version
1.8 MHz Band
1810 - 1850
1850 - 1900
Details below1000 W
10 W (Norske radioamatører kan benytte inntil 1000 watt i utvalgte contester. Se punkt "1.8 MHz band ii" under.)
1810 - 1838200CW, QRP Centre of Activity 1836 kHz
1838 - 1840500Narrow band modes
1840 - 18432700All modes - digimodes, (*)
1843 - 20002700All modes, (*)
3.5 MHz Band
3500 - 3510200CW, priority for intercontinental operation
3510 - 3560200CW, contest preferred, QRS Centre of Activity 3555 kHz
3560 - 3580200CW, QRP Centre of Activity 3560 kHz
3580 - 3590500Narrow band modes - digimodes
3590 - 3600500Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
3600 - 36202700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data station (unattended), (*)
3600 - 36502700All modes, SSB contest preferred, (*)
3650 - 37002700All modes, SSB QRP Centre of Activity 3690 kHz
3700 - 38002700All modes, SSB contest preferred, Image Centre of Activity 3735 kHz,
Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activity 3760 kHz
3775 - 38002700All modes, priority for intercontinental operation
7 MHz Band
7000 - 7200Details below1000 W
7000 - 7035200CW, QRP Centre of Activity 7030 kHz
7035 - 7038500Narrow band modes - digimodes
7038 - 7040500Narrow band modes – digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
7040 - 70432700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended), *
7043 -71002700All modes, Image Centre of Activity 7043 kHz,
Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activity 7060 kHz, SSB QRP Centre of Activity 7090 kHz, (1)
7100 - 72002700All modes (2009: 200 Hz and 500 Hz segments below 7100 kHz will be extended)
14 MHz Band
14000 - 14060200CW, contest preferred, QRS Centre of Activity 14055 kHz
14060 - 14070200CW, QRP Centre of Activity 14060 kHz
14070 - 14089500Narrow band modes - digimodes
14089 - 14099500Narrow band modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
14099 - 14101IBP, exclusively for beacons
14101 - 141122700All modes - digimodes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
14112 - 141252700All modes
14125 - 143002700All modes, SSB contest preferred, Priority for Dxpeditions 14195 kHz ± 5 kHz,
Image Centre of Activity 14230 kHz, SSB QRP Centre of Activity 14285 kHz
14300 - 143502700All modes, Global Emergency centre of activity 14300 kHz.
21 MHz Band
21000 - 21070200CW, QRS Centre of Activity 21055 kHz,
CW QRP Centre of Activity 21060 kHz
21070 - 21090500Narrow band modes - digimodes
21090 - 21110500Narrow band modes - digimodes,
automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
21110 - 211202700All modes (excluding SSB) - digimodes,
automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
21120 - 21149500Narrow band modes
21149 - 21151IBP, exclusively for beacons
21151 - 214502700All modes, SSB QRP Centre of Activity, 21285 kHz, Image Centre of Activity 21340 kHz,
Global Emergency Centre of Activity 21360 kHz
28 MHz Band
28000 - 28070200CW, QRS Centre of Activity 28055 kHz,
CW QRP Centre of Activity 28060 kHz
28070 - 28120500Narrow band modes - digimodes
28120 - 28150500Narrow band modes - digimodes,
automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
28150 - 28190500Narrow band modes
28190 - 28199IBP, regional time shared beacons
28199 - 28201IBP, worldwide time shared beacons
28201 - 28225IBP, continuous duty beacons
28225 - 283002700All modes - beacons
28300 -283202700All modes - digimodes,
automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
28320 - 292002700All modes, SSB QRP Centre of Activity 28360 kHz,
Image Centre of Activity 28680 kHz
29200 - 293006000All modes - digimodes,
automatically controlled data stations (unattended)
29300 - 295106000Satellite-downlink
29510 – 29520Guard channel
29520 – 295506000All modes - FM simplex – 10 kHz channels
29560 – 295906000All modes - FM repeater input (RH1 – RH4)
296006000All modes - FM calling channel
29610 – 296506000All modes - FM simplex – 10 kHz channels
29660 - 297006000All modes - FM repeater outputs (RH1 – RH4)
  • Sideband Usage
    Below 10MHz use lower sideband (LSB), above 10 MHz use upper sideband (USB)
    Amplitude modulation (AM) may be used in the telephony sub-bands providing consideration is given to adjacent channel users.
  • DEFINITIONS
    All modes: CW, SSB and those modes listed as Centres of Activity, plus AM (Consideration should be given to adjacent channel users).
    Image modes: Any analogue or digital image modes within the appropriate bandwidth,for example SSTV and FAX.
    Narrow band modes: All modes using up to 500 Hz bandwidth, including CW, RTTY, PSK etc.
    Digimodes: Any digital mode used within the appropriate bandwidth, for example RTTY, PSK,MT63 etc.
    (*) Lowest dial setting for LSB: 1843, 3603 and 7043 kHz.
  • Notes
    CW QSOs are accepted across all bands, except within beacon segments. (Recommendation DV05_C4_Rec_13)
    Contest activity shall not take place on the 10, 18 and 24 MHz bands.
    Non-contesting radio amateurs are recommended to use the contest-free HF bands (30, 17 and 12m) during the largest international contests. (DV05_C4_Rev_07)
    The term “automatically controlled data stations” includes Store and Forward stations.
  • Transmitting frequencies:
    The announced frequencies in the bandplan are understood as “transmitted frequencies” (not those of the suppressed carrier!)
  • Unmanned transmitting stations:
    IARU member societies are requested to limit this activity on the HF bands. It is recommended that any unmanned transmitting stations on HF shall only be activated under operator control except for beacons agreed with the IARU Region 1 beacon coordinator, or specially licensed experimental stations.
  • 1.8 MHz band:
    Those societies, which have a SSB allocation only below 1840 kHz, may continue to use it, but they are requested to take all necessary steps with their licence administrations to adjust the phone allocations in accordance with the Region 1 Bandplan. (UBA – Davos 2005)
  • 1.8 MHz band ii: NRRL har mottatt brev, datert 16.10.2007, med nedenstående tekst fra Post- og teletilsynet:
    Tillatelse for norske radioamatører til å benytte inntil 1000 watt sender utgangseffekt på frekvensbåndet 1850-1900 kHz i forbindelse med internasjonale tester.
    Vi viser til brev datert 12.10.2007 og gir med dette tillatelse til at norske radioamatører kan benytte inntil 1000 watt sender utgangseffekt på frekvensbåndet 1850-1900 kHz i følgende internasjonale tester:
    ARRL DX contest, CW og SSB
    ARRL 160 meter contest, CW
    CQ WW DX contest, CW og SSB
    CQ WW WPX contest, CW og SSB
    CQ WW 160 meter contest, CW og SSB
    IARU HF Championship, CW og SSB
    Tillatelsen gjelder inntil videre og kan bli trukket tilbake dersom Post- og teletilsynet vurderer at dette er nødvendig.
  • 3.5 MHz band:
    Intercontinental operations should be given priority in the segments 3500-3510 kHz and 3775-3800 kHz.Where no DX traffic is involved, the contest segments should not include 3500-3510 kHz or 3775-3800 kHz. Member societies will be permitted to set other (lower) limits for national contests (within these limits).3510-3600 kHz may be used for unmanned ARDF beacons (CW A1A) (Recommendation DV05_C4_Rec_12)Member societies should approach their national telecommunication authorities and ask them not to allocate frequencies to other than amateur stations in the band segment that IARU has assigned to intercontinental long distance traffic.
  • 7 MHz band:
    The band segment 7035-7045 kHz may be used for automatically controlled data stations (unattended) traffic in the area of Africa south from the equator during local daylight hours.
  • 28 MHz band:
    Member societies should advise operators not to transmit on frequencies between 29.3 and 29.51 MHz to avoid interference to amateur satellite downlinks.
    Experimentation with NBFM Packet Radio on 29 MHz band:
    Preferred operating frequencies on each 10 kHz from 29.210 to 29.290 MHz included should be used. A deviation of ±2.5 kHz being used with 2.5 kHz as maximum modulation frequency.

Link: Komplett båndplan på lovdata

PDF: IARU Region 1 HF band plan