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Shortwave Frequency Guide

This is a high frequency band guide detailing the various services throughout the HF band. Listed are such things as the SW broadcast, Amateur, Marine, Aircraft, Fixed, Mobile and CB services.

USATVS Shortwave Frequencies Band Guide

Freq Band KhzCodeServiceComments
535 – 1705LOCALAM BroadcastStandard North America AM
1705 – 1800FIXEDFixed ServiceLand/Mobile/Marine
1800 – 2000HAMAmateur 160 Meters
2000 – 2107MARINEMaritime Mobile
2107 – 2170FIXEDFixed ServiceLand/Mobile/Marine
2170 – 2194MOBILELand Mobile Service
2194 – 2300FIXEDFixed Service
2300 – 2495SWBCShortwave Broadcast120 Meters
2495 – 2505TIMETime Standard
2505 – 2850FIXEDFixed ServiceLand/Mobile/Marine
3155 – 3200FIXEDFixed Service
3200 – 3400SWBCShortwave Broadcast90 Meters
3400 – 3500AIRAeronautical MobileTransoceanic Flights
3500 – 4000HAMAmateur 80/75 Meters
3500 – 3750CWAmateur 80 Meter CWExtra
3525 – 3750CWAmateur 80 Meter CWAdvanced, General
3700 – 3750CWAmateur 80 Meter CWNovice, Technician
3750 – 4000PHONEAmateur 75 Meter PHONEExtra
3775 – 4000PHONEAmateur 75 Meter PHONEAdvanced
3850 – 4000PHONEAmateur 75 Meter PHONEGeneral
3900 – 4000SWBCShortwave Broadcast75 Meters, Not in Region 2
4000 – 4000TIMETime StandardNew WARC Allocation Region 3
4000 – 4063FIXEDFixed Service
4063 – 4438MARINEMaritime MobileShip / Shore
4438 – 4650FIXEDFixed Service
4650 – 4750AIRAeronautical MobileTransoceanic Flights
4750 – 5060SWBCShortwave Broadcast60 Meters
5000 – 5000TIMETime StandardWWV
5005 – 5450FIXEDFixed Service
5450 – 5730AIRAeronautical MobileTransoceanic Flights
5730 – 5950FIXEDFixed Service
5950 – 6200SWBCShortwave Broadcast49 Meters
6525 – 6765AIRAeronautical MobileTransoceanic Flights
6765 – 7000FIXEDFixed Service
7000 – 7300HAMAmateur 40 Meters
7000 – 7150CWAmateur 40 Meter CWExtra
7025 – 7150CWAmateur 40 Meter CWAdvanced, General
7100 – 7150CWAmateur 40 Meter CWNovice, Technician
7150 – 7300PHONEAmateur 40 Meter PHONEExtra, Advanced
7225 – 7300PHONEAmateur 40 Meter PHONEGeneral
7100 – 7300SWBCShortwave Broadcast41 Meters, Not in Region 2
7300 – 8195FIXEDFixed Service
7335 – 7335TIMETime StandardCHU Canada
8000 – 8000TIMETime StandardNew WARC Allocation Region 3
8195 – 8815MARINEMaritime MobileShip / Shore
8815 – 9040AIRAeronautical MobileTransoceanic Flights
9040 – 9500FIXEDFixed Service
9500 – 9900SWBCShortwave Broadcast31 Meters
9775 – 9995FIXEDFixed Service
10000 – 10000TIMETime StandardWWV
10005 – 10100AIRAeronautical MobileTransoceanic Flights
10100 – 10150HAMAmateur 30 MetersCW Only
10100 – 10150CWAmateur 30 MetersExtra, Advanced, General
10100 – 11175FIXEDFixed Service
11400 – 11650FIXEDFixed Service
11650 – 12050SWBCShortwave Broadcast25 Meters
12050 – 12330FIXEDFixed Service
12330 – 13200MARINEMaritime MobileShip / Shore
13200 – 13360AIRAeronautical MobileTransoceanic Flights
13360 – 13600FIXEDFixed Service
13600 – 13800SWBCShortwave BroadcastNew WARC Allocation
13800 – 14000FIXEDFixed Service
14000 – 14350HAMAmateur 20 Meters
14000 – 14150CWAmateur 20 MetersExtra
14025 – 14150CWAmateur 20 MetersAdvanced, General
14150 – 14350PHONEAmateur 20 MetersExtra
14175 – 14350PHONEAmateur 20 MetersAdvanced
14225 – 14350PHONEAmateur 20 MetersGeneral
14350 – 14995FIXEDFixed Service
15000 – 15000TIMETime StandardWWV
15010 – 15100AIRAeronautical MobileTransoceanic Flights
15100 – 15600SWBCShortwave Broadcast19 Meters
15600 – 16460FIXEDFixed Service
16460 – 17360MARINEMaritime MobileShip / Shore
17360 – 17550FIXEDFixed Service
17550 – 17900SWBCShortwave Broadcast16 Meters
18030 – 18780FIXEDFixed Service
18780 – 18900MARINEMaritime MobileShip / Shore
18900 – 19680FIXEDFixed Service
19680 – 19800MARINEMaritime MobileShip / Shore
19800 – 21000FIXEDFixed Service
21000 – 21450HAMAmateur 15 Meters
21000 – 21200CWAmateur 15 MetersExtra
21025 – 21200CWAmateur 15 MetersAdvanced, General
21100 – 21200CWAmateur 15 MetersNovice, Technician
21200 – 21450PHONEAmateur 15 MetersExtra
21225 – 21450PHONEAmateur 15 MetersAdvanced
21300 – 21450PHONEAmateur 15 MetersGeneral
21450 – 21850SWBCShortwave Broadcast13 Meters
21850 – 22000AIRAeronautical Mobile
22000 – 22720MARINEMaritime MobileShip / Shore
22720 – 23200FIXEDFixed Service
23200 – 23350AIRAeronautical Mobile
23350 – 24990FIXEDFixed Service
24890 – 24990HAMAmateur 12 MetersShared with above Fixed Sve.
24890 – 24930CWAmateur 12 MeterExtra, Advanced, General
24930 – 24990PHONEAnateur 12 MeterExtra, Advanced, General
25000 – 25000TIMETime Standard
25330 – 25600GOVERNGovernment Freq.
25600 – 26100SWBCShortwave Broadcast11 Meters
26100 – 26480MOBILELand Mobile Service
26480 – 26950GOVERNGovernment
26950 – 26960FIXEDInternational Fixed Sve
26960 – 27410CBCitizen’s BandChannels start at 26965 by 10
27410 – 27540MOBILELand Mobile Service
27540 – 28000GOVERNGovernment
28000 – 29700HAMAmateur 10 Meters
28000 – 28300CWAmateur 10 MeterExtra, Advanced, Genral
28100 – 28200CWAmateur 10 MeterNovice, Technician
28300 – 28500PHONEAmateur 10 MeterNovice, Technician
28300 – 29700PHONEAmateur 10 MeterExtra, Advanced, General
29700 – 29800INDUSTForestry Service
29800 – 29890FIXEDFixed Service
29890 – 29910GOVERNGovernment
29910 – 30000FIXEDFixed Service

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