18068-18168 kHz

The 17 meter band

IARU Spectrum Requirement

The growing needs of the amateur service would best be addressed by an exclusive allocation of 250 kHz in this vicinity.

Considerations

The band 18068 – 18168 kHz was allocated to the amateur service at WARC-79, but full implementation was delayed for some ten years pending the re-accommodation of fixed service stations. Now, most ITU member administrations permit their amateurs to use this allocation. It has proven to be very popular with operators who wish to avoid the congestion in the 14-MHz band and who are flexible in selecting the best operating frequency for a given path. Monitoring indicates that amateur utilisa