3 300 - 3 500 MHz

 

The 9 cm 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

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IARU Spectrum Requirement

The amateur service seeks the retention of the secondary allocations of the band 3 300 – 3 500 MHz in Regions 2 and 3, and a secondary allocation throughout Region 1. Further, the amateur service seeks upgrading the allocation status of the sub-band 3 400 – 3 410 MHz to primary. The amateur-satellite service seeks to retain its bi-directional (Earth-to-space and space-to-Earth) allocation of the band 3 400 – 3 410 MHz in Regions 2 and 3, and to expand this allocation to Region 1.

CEPT DSI Phase I considered an Amateur Service secondary allocation at 3400-3500 MHz. As a result, the following footnote was adopted by the CEPT:

EU17: In the sub-bands 3 400 - 3 410 MHz, 5 660 - 5 670 MHz, 10.36 - 10.37 GHz and 10.45-10.46 GHz the amateur service operates on a secondary basis. In making assignments to other services, CEPT administrations are requested wherever possible to maintain these sub-bands in such a way as to facilitate the reception of amateur emissions with minimal power flux densities.

In effect, EU17 allocates 3 400 - 3 410 MHz for amateur use in Europe and encourages administrations to afford some consideration to amateur weak-signal operations in the band.

There has been a major effort by the telecommunications industry to promote the band 3 400 - 3 800 MHz for wireless access applications. WRC-07 identified the band 3 400 - 3 500 MHz for IMT applications in certain countries, which poses an additional difficulty for the Amateur Services in achieving improvement in the band 3 400 - 3 410 MHz with respect to upgrading the allocation or extending the allocation to Region 1.

 

Bandplan - Varna 2014 

Frequency

Maximum Bandwidth Mode Usage

 3400.000

 3400.800

500 Hz

Telegraphy

MGM

 3400.100 EME Centre of activity

 3400.750 - 3400.800 Local beacons

 3400.800

 3400.995

500 Hz

Telegraphy

MGM

 Beacons only

 3401.000

 3402.000

2 700 Hz All modes  

 3402.000

 3410.000

  All modes  Satellite downlinks

 3410.000

 3475.000

  All Modes  

Please see the IARU Region 1 VHF Handbook for details