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Radio Spectrum

Radio Spectrum
Band Frequency
Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) 0 to 3 KHz
Very Low Frequency (VLF) 3 KHz to 30 KHz
     Radio Navigation &
     maritime/aeronautical mobile
9 KHz to 540 KHz
Low Frequency (LF) 30 KHz to 300 KHz
Medium Frequency (MF) 300 KHz to 3000 KHz
     AM Radio Broadcast 540 KHz to 1630 KHz
     Travellers Information Service 1610 KHz
High Frequency (HF) 3 MHz to 30 MHz
     Shortwave Broadcast Radio 5.95 MHz to 26.1 MHz
Very High Frequency (VHF) 30 MHz to 300 MHz
     Low Band: TV Band 1 - Channels 2-6 54 MHz to 88 MHz
     Mid Band: FM Radio Broadcast 88 MHz to 174 MHz
     High Band: TV Band 2 - Channels 7-13 174 MHz to 216 MHz
     Super Band (mobile/fixed radio & TV) 216 MHz to 600 MHz
Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) 300 MHz to 3000 MHz
     Channels 14-70 470 MHz to 806 MHz
     L-band: 500 MHz to 1500 MHz
     Canada DARS 1452 MHz to 1492 MHz
     Personal Communications Services (PCS) 1850 MHz to 1990 MHz
     Unlicensed PCS Devices 1910 MHz to 1930 MHz
     S-band for DARS 2310 MHz to 2360 MHz
     microwave TV 2500 MHz to 2700 MHz
Superhigh Frequencies (SHF) 3 GHz to 30.0 GHz
     C-band & big-dish 6-10' 3600 MHz to 7025 MHz
     X-band: 7.25 GHz to 8.4 GHz
     Ku-band & small-dish 1-4' 10.7 GHz to 14.5 GHz
     Ka-band 17.3 GHz to 31.0 GHz
Extremely High Frequencies (EHF)
(Millimeter Wave Signals)
30.0 GHz to 300 GHz
     Additional Fixed Satellite 38.6 GHz to 275 GHz
Infrared Radiation 300 GHz to 810 THz
Visible Light 810 THz to 1620 THz
Ultraviolet Radiation 1.62 PHz to 30 PHz
X-Rays 30 PHz to 30 EHz
Gamma Rays 30 EHz to 3000 EHz

This chart derived from ADEC and FCC charts

- 1999 by Steven E. Schoenherr. All rights reserved.

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