UK 40m Band Plan (7MHz)
UK 40m band plan for 7 MHz for use by amateur radio operators. Foundation and Intermediate Licence holders are advised to check their licences for the permitted power limits and conditions applicable to their class of licence.
All band plans are based on the IARU International band plans, however, there may be slight variations to allow for local regulations. This 40m band plan is for UK based radio amateurs.
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40m band plan (7 MHz)
|Frequency||Bandwidth||Preferred Modes and Usage|
|7.000 – 7.040 MHz||200 Hz||CW – 7.030 MHz QRP (low power) Centre of Activity|
|7.040 – 7.047 MHz||500 Hz||Narrow band modes (Note 2)|
|7.047 – 7.050 MHz||500 Hz||Narrow band modes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended)|
|7.050 – 7.053 MHz||2.7 KHz||All modes, automatically controlled data stations (unattended), (Note 1)|
|7.053 – 7.060 MHz||2.7 KHz||All modes, digimodes|
|7.060 – 7.100 MHz||2.7 KHz||All modes, SSB Contest Preferred Segment|
7.070 MHz: Digital voice
7.090 MHz: SSB QRP Centre of Activity
|7.100 – 7.130 MHz||2.7 KHz||All modes, 7.110 MHz – Region 1 Emergency Centre of Activiity.|
|7.130 – 7.200 MHz||2.7 KHz||All modes, SSB Contest Preferred Segment|
7.165 MHz: Image Centre of Activity
|7.175 – 7.200 MHz||2.7 KHz||All modes, priority for intercontinental operation|
- Lowest LSB carrier frequency (dial setting) should be 7.053 MHz.
- PSK31 activity starts from 7.040 MHz