28000-29700 kHz

The 10 meter band


IARU Spectrum Requirement

Retention of this popular band is essential to the amateur and amateur-satellite services.

Considerations

This allocation is extensively used for both terrestrial and satellite communications. Modes that cannot be accommodated on lower-frequency bands owing to their inherent bandwidths can be accommodated here, offering (under favourable propagation conditions) the only opportunity for international communication via these modes. While no additional terrestrial allocation is imperative at this time, retention is extremely important for absorbing growth in HF amateur service activity.