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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

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

Relative Frequencies (7.2 Mhz) Display All

7.155.000 IBB Azagra
7.180.000 CRI Beijing
7.215.000 Voice of America Biblis
7.120.000 Radio Rossii Moscow-Taldom
7.205.000 DWL Vladivostok
7.230.000 Channel Africa Meyerton
7.285.000 WYFR (Family Radio) Wertachtal
7.215.000 China National Radio 1 Shijiazhuang
7.105.000 PBS Nei Menggu Hohhot
7.180.000 Voice of Russia Armavir/Krasnodar
7.140.000 AIR New Delhi Delhi (Kingsway)
7.260.000 Voice of Turkey Emirler
7.260.000 LRT Sitkunai
7.280.000 Voice of America Udon Thani
7.210.000 Radio Romania International Tiganesti
7.105.000 BBC Ascension
7.260.000 Radio Thailand Udon Thani
7.125.000 All India Radio Delhi (Kingsway)
7.205.000 Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran Sirjan
7.295.000 IBB Biblis

© 2008 (KG6YPI, Brandon Hansen)