50 - 54 MHz

the 6 meter band (50-52 MHz)

This bandplan is the simplified version, without the footnotes. If you want to have the fully detailed bandplan please refer to the VHF managers Handbook

Varna 2014 - Download the 6 metre band file

Note:

This bandplan, first adopted at the IARU Region 1 Conference in Torremolinos (1990) and revised at the 1996 Tel Aviv conference, the 2002 San Marino Conference, and the 2011 Sun City Conference is recommended for use in those countries in the European part of Region 1 which allow amateurs to operate in this part of the radio spectrum. In many countries in the African part of Region 1 (see footnotes accompanying the ITU frequency allocation table) the 50 ‑ 54 MHz band is allocated to the Amateur Service on a primary basis. These Countries may refer to the SARL Bandplan.

Frequency

Maximum Bandwidth Mode Usage

50.000

 

 

 

50.100

 

 

500 Hz

 

Telegraphy exclusive

(except Beacon Project)

 50.000 - 010 Region 1*

 50.010 - 020 Region 2*

 50.020 - 030 Region 3*

 50.050 CW future international center of activity

 50.090 Intercontinental  center of activity

50.100

 

 

 

50.200

 

 

2 700 Hz

 

Telegraphy

& SSB

 50.100 - 130   Intercontinental section

 50.110   Intercontinential center of activity

 50.130 - 200 International section

 50.150  International center of activity

50.200

 

50.300

 

2 700 Hz

 

Telegraphy

& SSB

 General usage

 50.285 for crossband

50.300

 

 

50.400

 

 

2 700 Hz

 

MGM

Narrowband

Telegrapy

 50.305 PSK Center of activity

 50.310 - 320  EME center of activity

 50.320 - 380  MS center of activity

50.400

 

 

50.500

 

 

1 000 Hz

 

 

MGM

Telegraphy

 

 

BEACONS EXCLUSIVE

50.401 MHz +/- 500Hz WSPR Beacons

50.500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52.000

 

 

 

 

12 kHz

 

 

 

 

all mode

50.510    SSTV

50.520 - 540  Simplex FM Internet Voice Gateways

50.550   Image working frequency

50.600   RTTY (FSK)

50.620 - 750   Digital communications

50.630    Digital Voice (DV) calling

51.210 - 390  FM/DV Repeater Inputs

51.410 - 590  FM/DV Simplex

51.510    FM calling frequency

51.810 - 51.990  FM repeaters output channels


In many countries in the African part of Region 1 (see footnotes accompanying the ITU frequency allocation table) the 50 - 54 MHz band is allocated to the
Amateur Service on a primary basis. These Countries may refer to the SARL Bandplan. Please see the IARU Region-1 VHF Handbook for details.

Overview of 50 MHz status in ITU Region 1 (Revised 26th Feb 2016 - ON4AVJ). Minor additions 1st June 2016 - G3PSM 

Country

Allocation Table or EFIS

Comments

Albania 50.0-52.0 MHz sec  
Algeria (PDR of)   ARA website
Andorra 50.0-52.0 MHz sec   
Angola (Republic of)    
Armenia (republic of)    
Austria 50.0-52.0 MHz sec max. 100 Watts
Azerbaijani Republic    
Bahrain (Kingdom of)

50.0-50.5 MHz primary,

50.5-52.0 MHz sec

RR 4.4 - 1500 Watts - A92IO Dec 2013
Belarus (Republic of) Not allowed  operation allowed 1994-1998 (BFRR)
Belgium 50.0-52.0 MHz sec  
Benin (Republic of)    
Bosnia and Hercegovina 50.0-52.0 MHz sec  
Botswana (Republic of) 50-54 MHz prim FN 5.169
Bulgaria (Republic of) 50.05-50.20 MHz sec Max 10 Watts  
Burkina Faso    
Burundi (Republic of) 50-54 MHz prim FN 5.169 (removed from footnote WRC-12)
Cameroon (Republic of)    
Cape Verde (Republic of)    
Central African Republic    
Chad (Republic of)    
Comoros (union of the)    
Congo (Democratic Republic of the) 50-54 MHz prim FN 5.169
Congo (Republic of)    
Côte d'Ivoire    
Croatia (Republic of) 50.0-51.9 MHz sec 100 Watts and max 12 kHz bandwidth
Cyprus (Republic of) 50.0-51.0 MHz sec  400 Watts
Czech Republic 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 20 Watts
Denmark 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 1 kW max
Djibouti (Republic of)    
Egypt (Arab Republic of)    
Equatorial Guinea (Republic of)    
Eritrea    
Estonia (Republic of) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 1 kW max
Ethiopia (FDR of)    
Faroe Islands 50.0-52.0 MHz sec  
Finland 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 200 Watts PEP 

France

50.2-52.0 MHz sec 120 Watts PEP (RR 1.157) 
Gabonese Republic    
Gambia (Republic of the)    
Georgia    
Germany (Federal Republic of) 50.08-51.0 MHz sec 25 Watts ERP 
Ghana
Greece 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 100 Watts PEP 
Guinea (Republic of)    
Guinea-Bissau (Republic of)    
Hungary (Republic of) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 10 Watts ERP 
Iceland 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 100 Watts 
Iraq (Republic of)    
Ireland 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 100 W updated IRTS July 2010
Israel (State of) 50-50.2 MHz sec 25 Watts PEP 
Italy 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 500 Watts
Jordan (Hashemite Kingdom of) 50.0-51.5 MHz  
Kazakhstan (Republic of)    
Kenya (Republic of)    
Kuwait (State of)    
Kyrgyz Republic    
Latvia (Republic of) 50.0-52.0 sec  50 Watts
Lebanon   Not allowed
Lesotho (Kingdom of) 50.0-54.0 MHz prim FN 5.169
Liberia (Republic of)    
Liechtenstein (Principality of) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 25 Watts ERP 
Lithuania (Republic of) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec Class A operators only - 25 Watts EIRP 
Luxembourg 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 100 Watts ERP
Madagascar (Republic of)    
Malawi 50-54 MHz prim FN 5.169
Mali (Republic of)    
Malta 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 100 Watts PEP 
Mauretania (Islamic Republic of)    
Mauritius (Republic of)   not allowed (ops who activated 3B9C)
Moldova (Republic of)   not allowed (ARM)
Monaco (Principality of) 50.0-52.0 MHz  (http://www.arm.asso.mc/page21.html)
Montenegro 50.0-52.0 MHz sec   
Mongolia    
Morocco (Kingdom of)    
Mozambique (Republic of)    
Namibia (Republic of) 50.0-54.0 MHz prim FN 5.169
Netherlands (Kingdom of the) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec

30 - 120 Watts PEP
Niger (Republic of the)    
Nigeria (Federal Republic of) not in NAT (PB2T sept 04) amateur activity reported
Norway 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 100 Watts
Oman (Sultanate of) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec as of June 2010. source ROARS A41KB
Poland (Republic of) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec 100 Watts EIRP
Portugal 50.0-52.0 MHz sec
Starting 26 April 2012 the band was extended to 50-52 MHz sec with 25 Watts. (ICP-ANACOM). Power permitted now up to 300 Watts
Qatar (State of)    
Romania 50.0-52.0 MHz sec  25 Watts 
Russian Federation    
Rwanda (Republic of) 50.0-54.0 MHz prim FN 5.169
San Marino (Republic of) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec   
Sao Tome and Principe (Democratic Republic of)    
Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) not allowed CITC webpage
Senegal (Republic of) 50.0-51.0 MHz prim

FN 5.169

Serbia 50.0-51.9 MHz sec FN70 (NN25)
Seychelles (Republic of)    
Sierra Leone    
Slovak Republic 50.0-52.0 MHz sec http://www.vus.sk/ntfs
Slovenia (Republic of) 50.0-52.0 MHz prim 100 Watts
Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya    
Somali Democratic Republic 50.0-54.0 MHz  http://www.somaliahamradio.8k.com/custom4.html
South Africa (Republic of) 50.0-54.0 MHz prim FN 5.169
Spain 50.0-52.0 MHz sec  600 Watts PEP and 1000 Watts for EME and MS outside cities.
Sudan (Republic of the)    
Swaziland (Kingdom of) 50.0-54.0 MHz prim FN 5.169
Sweden 50.0-52.0 MHz sec Max 200 Watts
Switzerland (Confederation of) 50.0-52.0 MHz sec

www.bakom.admin.ch/themen/frequenzen/00652/00654/index.html?lang=en www.ofcomnet.ch/cgi-bin/rir.pl?id=1101;nb=11

Syrian Arab Republic    
Tajikistan (Republic of)    
Tanzania (United Republic of)    
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 50.0-52.0 MHz sec   
Togolese Republic    
Tunisia    
Turkey NAT: no Only with limited permission.   Not available at this time. 
Turkmenistan    
Uganda (Republic of)    
Ukraine    
United Arab Emirates    
United Kingdom of GB and NI (incl. Gibraltar) 50.0-51.0 MHz prim 51.0-52.0 MHz sec

50.0-51.0 MHz 400W (26dBw), 51.0-52.0 MHz 100 Watts (20dBw)

Uzbekistan (Republic of)    
Vatican City State 50.0-52.0 MHz sec   
Yemen (Republic of)    
Zambia (Republic of) 50-54 MHz prim FN 5.169
Zimbabwe (Republic of) 50-54 MHz prim FN 5.169