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U.S. Radio Frequency Allocations - 30 MHz to 300 GHz

These are the United States radio frequency allocations per the wall chart issued by RF Design magazine in 2005.

As with all bureaucracies, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) rules are changed all the time, so it behooves you to check the source for regulations on frequency allocations, power limits, modulation techniques, etc., prior to planning any serious production design or implementation. The responsibility is entirely yours to assure compliance.

Download the 2003 U.S. Frequency Allocation Chart published by U.U. Department of Commerce.

Download the 2007 "Selected U.S. Radio Frequency Allocations from 30 MHz to 300 GHz" wall chart PDF file from RF Design.




Application30 MHz to 400 MHz400 MHz to 3000 MHz3 GHz to 35 GHz35 GHz to 300 GHz
218-219 MHz Service
(formerly interactive video & data service)
218-219   
Advanced Wireless Services including 3G 1915-1920, 1995-2000, 2020-2025, 2175-2180  
Aeronautical Communications & Navigation74.8-75.2, 108-137, 328.6-335.4849-851, 894-896, 960-1215, 1300-1350, 1435-1525, 1559-1626.5, 2700-29003.5-3.65, 4.2-4.4, 5.0-5.25, 5.35-5.65, 9.0-9.5, 13.25-13.4, 14.0-14.2, 15.4-15.7, 24.45-24.65, 24.75-25.05, 31.8-33.466-71, 252-265
Amateur Radio50-54, 144-148, 216-220, 222-225420-450, 902-928, 1240-1300, 2300-2310, 2390-24503.3-3.5, 5.65-5.925, 10-10.5, 24-24.547-47.2, 76-81, 122.25-123, 134-141, 241-250
Auditory Assistance Devices72-73, 74.6-74.8, 75.2-76, 216.75-217   
Auxiliary Broadcasting54-72, 76-108, 152.855-154, 161.625-161.775, 162.0125-173.2, 174-216450-456, 470-608, 614-806, 944-960, 2025-2110, 2450-2483.56.425-6.525, 6.875-7.125, 12.7-13.25, 17.7-18.3, 19.3-19.7 
Cable TV Relay 2025-21106.425-6.525, 6.875-7.125, 12.7-13.25, 17.7-18.3, 19.3-19.7 
Cellular Phone Service 824-849869-894 
Commercial Aviation Air-Ground Telephone 849-851, 894-896  
Dedicated Short-Range Communications  5.85-5.925 
Digital Audio Broadcasting 2310-2360  
Digital Electronic Messaging Service  24.25-24.45, 25.05-25.25 
Differential GPS108-117.9751559-1610  
Digital TV54-400400-698, 698-806 (transition period)  
Direct Broadcast Satellite  12.2-12.7, 17.3-24.75-25.25 
Family Radio Service 462.5625-467.7125  
Fixed Microwave 928-929, 932-935, 941-960, 1850-2000, 2110-2180, 2450-24834.94-4.99, 5.925-6.875, 10.55-10.68, 10.7-13.25, 14.2-14.4, 17.7-18.3, 19.3-19.7, 21.2-23.6, 24.25-24.45, 25.05-25.25, 27.5-29.5, 31-31.337-40, 42-42.5, 71-76, 81-86, 92-94, 94.1-95
Fixed Satellite 1390-1392, 1430-14323.6-4.2, 4.5-4.8, 5.85-7.075, 7.25-7.85, 7.9-8.4, 10.7-12.2, 12.7-13.25, 13.75-14.5, 15.43, 15.63, 17.3-21.2, 24.75-25.25, 27.5-3137.5-42, 42.5-45.5, 47.2-50.2, 50.4-51.4, 71-76, 81-86, 123-130, 167-174.5, 209-226, 232-240, 238-241, 265-275
FM Broadcasting88-108   
General Aviation Air to Ground Telephone 454.675-454.975, 459.675-459.975  
General Mobile Radio Service 462.55-467.725  
Industrial/Business Radio Pool30-50, 72-76, 150-174, 216-220406-413, 421-430, 450-470, 470-512, 800, 900  
Industrial Scientific & Medical40-42902-928, 2400-25005.625-5.925, 24.0-24.2559.3-64, 116-123, 241-248
Instructional TV Fixed Service 2500-2690  
Local Multipoint Distribution Service  27.5-29.5, 31-31.3 
Location & Monitoring Service 902-928  
Low Power Radio Service216.75-217.0   
Maritime Communications & Radar154-161.625, 161.775-162.0125, 216-220454-455, 456-460, 1525-1559, 1626.5-1660, 2900-31005.47-5.65, 9.2-9.3, 14.00-14.2 
Medical Implant Communications Service 402-405  
Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz Service   71-76, 81-86, 91-94, 94.1-95
Mobile Satellite137-138, 148-150.05, 399.9-400400-400.05, 400.15-401, 406-406.1, 1525-1559, 1610-1660.5, 2000-2020, 2180-2200, 2483.5-25007.25-7.75, 7.9-8.4, 14-14.5, 19.7-21.2, 29.5-3139.5-41, 43.5-47, 50.4-51.4, 66-74, 81-84, 123-130, 158.5-160, 191.8-200, 252-265
Multiple Address Systems 928-960  
Multipoint Distribution Service 2150-2162, 2596-2690  
Multi-Use Radio Service151.82, 151,88, 151.94, 154.57, 154.60   
PCS Broadband 1850-1910, 1930-1990  
PCS Narrowband 901-902, 930-931, 940-941  
PCS Unlicensed 1910-1930, 2390-2400  
Petroleum Radio Service36.25, 41.71, 150.980, 154.585, 158.445, 159.480454. 459  
Public Mobile and Private Land Mobile30.56-32, 33-34, 35-36, 37-38, 39-40, 40-40.98, 42-46.6, 47-49.6, 72-73, 74.6-74.8, 75.2-76, 150.8-156.2475, 157.0375-173.4, 216-222410-455, 456-462.5375, 462.7375-467.5375, 467.7375-512, 764-901, 902-930, 931-940, 941-960, 1427-1432, 2110-2155, 2160-21802450-2483.5, 2900-30003.0-3.6, 4.94-4.99, 5.25-5.65, 5.85-5.925, 10.0-10.55, 13.4-14, 15.7-17.2, 33.4-3535-36
Radio Astronomy37.5-38.25, 73-74.6406.1-410, 608-614, 1400-1427, 1610.6-1613.8, 1660-1670, 2690-27004.99-5, 10.68-10.7, 15.35-15.4, 22.21-22.5, 23.6-24, 31.3-31.842.5-43.5, 76-116, 123-158.5, 164-167, 182-185, 200-231.5, 241-275
Remote Control Models72-73, 75.4-76   
Space Operation and Space Research137-138400.15-402, 410-420, 1215-1300, 1400-1427, 1660.5-1668.4, 2025-2110, 2200-2300, 2655-27003.1-3.3, 4.99-5.0, 5.25-5.57, 7.19-7.235, 8.4-8.65, 9.5-9.8, 10.6-10.7, 13.25-14.2, 14.5-15.4, 16.6-17.1, 17.2-17.3, 18.6-18.8, 21.2-21.4, 22.21-22.5, 23.6-24.0, 31.3-32.3, 34.2-34.740.0-50.5, 50.2-50.4, 52.6-59.3, 65-66, 74-84, 86-92, 94.0-94.1, 100-102, 105.0-122.5, 148.5-151.5, 155.5-158.5, 164-167, 174.8-191.8, 200-209, 217-231.5, 235-238, 250-252
Specialized Mobile Radio 806-821, 851-866, 896-901, 935-940  
Standard Frequency and Time Signal Satellite 400.05-400-1513.4-14.0, 20.2-21.2, 25.25-27, 30-31 
Television54-72-76-88-174-216470-608, 614-806, 2025-2110  
Terrestrial Direct Broadcast Service  12.2-12.7 
Ultra Wideband (UWB) below 9601.99-10.6 or 3.1-10.6 
Vehicle Radar Systems  22-2946.7-46.9, 76-77
Weather Instruments/Radar
/Satellites
137-138400.15-406, 449, 460-470, 1668.4-1710, 2700-30005.6-5.65, 10-10.025 
Wildlife Telemetry40.66-40.7, 162-174, 217-220   
Wireless Medical Telemetry Service 608-614, 1395-1400, 1427-1432  
Wireless Microphones54-72, 76-88, 169.445, 169.505, 170.245, 170.305, 171.045, 171.105, 171.845, 171.905, 174-216470-608, 614-806  

Information derived from 2005 RF Design poster

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