70.0 - 70.5 MHz

 

The 4 metre band

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

IARU Spectrum Requirement

The amateur service requires an allocation at or near 70 MHz of at least 500 kHz on a secondary basis.

Considerations

In countries where allocated, this band is used for local amateur communication on 24-hour basis, including radio control of objects. Tropospheric scatter and sky-wave propagation (principally sporadic-E) are used for longer distances, as well as auroral propagation at the higher latitudes. Meteor scatter has been used for Morse code and voice communications primarily during meteor showers. Newer computer-based techniques make meteor scatter possible for distances up to 2 000 km.

A Regional allocation is sought for Region 1, where the following countries are already authorized to use all or part of this band: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Sweden and United Kingdom.

Varna 2014 (no changes in Landshut 2017)

 Frequency

Maximum

Bandwidth

 Mode

 Usage

70.000

 

 70.090

 

1 000 Hz

 Telegraphy

MGM

 

 

Coordinated Beacons

70.090

70.100

1 000 Hz

Beacons

 Temporary and personal beacons

70.091 Personal WSPR beacons

70.100

 

  70.250

 

 2 700 Hz

 Telegraphy

SSB

MGM 

 70.185 Crossband center of activity

70.200 Telegraphy/SSB calling

70.250 MS calling

70.250

 

 70.294 

 

12 kHz

 

 AM / FM

70.260  AM/FM calling

70.270   MGM centre aof activity

70.294

 

 

 

  

 

70.500

 

 

12 kHz

 

 

FM Channels

12.5 kHz spacing

 

 

70.3125 digital communications

70.3250 digital communications

 

70.4500 FM calling

70.4625           

70.4750           

70.4875 digital communications

 Please see the IARU Region 1 VHF Handbook for details