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40 Meters (7 Mhz through 7.3 Mhz)

One of the five original shortwave bands allocated to amateurs in 1926, 40 Meters is considered the most reliable all-season DX band. Most useful for inter-continental communication at night and extremely useful for local contacts out to a range of 1000+ miles, depending on conditions.

For many years the portion of the band from 7100-7300 kilohertz has been allocated to shortwave broadcasters outside the Americas and not available to radio amateurs outside ITU Region 2. At the World Radio Conference WRC-03 in 2003 it was agreed that the broadcast stations would move out of the section 7100-7200 Khz on 29 March 2009 and that portion would become a worldwide exclusive amateur allocation afterwards. Discussions on releasing the remaining 100 kHz of the band to amateurs at a later date will continue in future conferences. Several European countries have now allowed amateur communication in the 7100-7200 kilohertz section on a shared non-interference basis as an initial act.

Band Charts are for general information, please check your local band plan for operating privlages. For example; ARRL Band Plan or RSGB Band Plan.

Featured Frequencies

!! 443.600.000 W6MOW Salinas, CA
W6MOW Repeater located in Salinas, CA, United States operating on 443.6000 Mhz.
!! 147.180.000 W6WLS Felton, CA
W6WLS Repeater located in Felton, CA, United States operating on 147.1800 Mhz.
!! 927.900.000 N6TBQ Seaside, CA
N6TBQ Repeater located in Seaside, CA, United States operating on 927.9000 Mhz.

Relative Frequencies (7.2 Mhz) Display All

7.230.000 CAF Meyerton
7.145.000 RBL Orcha
7.295.000 Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran Kamalabad
7.160.000 Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran Kamalabad
7.220.000 Voice of America Pinheira
7.140.000 BBC Worldservice Limassol
7.120.000 CNR Beijing
7.200.000 Radio Rossii Yakutsk
7.260.000 TRT Emirler
7.180.000 CRI Jinhua
7.105.000 IRB Zahedan
7.230.000 Voice of Jammu - Kashmir Freedom Islamabad
7.285.000 Radio Liberty Tinang
7.130.000 VOR Sankt Peterburg
7.110.000 China National Radio 1 Shijiazhuang
7.215.000 Radio Romania International Tiganesti
7.285.000 VOR Novosibirsk
7.265.000 CRI Kashi
7.165.000 Radio Ethiopia Geja Jewe
7.290.000 AIR Chennai Thiruvananthapuram

© 2008 (KG6YPI, Brandon Hansen)