Band Plans

UK 4m Band Plan (70MHz)

UK 4m band plan for 70 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.

4m band plan
All band plans are based on the IARU International band plans, however, there may be slight variations to allow for local regulations. This 4m band plan is for UK based radio amateurs.

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4m band plan (70 MHz)

Frequency Bandwidth Preferred Modes and Usage
70.000 – 70.090 MHz1 KHzPropagation Beacons only
70.090 – 70.100 MHz1 KHzPersonal Beacons
70.100 – 70.270 MHz2.7 KHzNarrow Band modes
70.185 MHz: Cross-band activity centre
70.200 MHz: CW/SSB calling
70.270 MHz: MS (Meteor Scatter) calling
70.250 – 70.294 MHz12 KHzAll Modes
70.260 MHz: AM/FM calling
70.270 MHz: MGM centre of activity
70.294 – 70.500 MHz12 KHzAll modes channelised operations using 12.5 kHz spacing
70.3125 MHz: Digital modes
70.3270 MHz: DX Cluster
70.3375 MHz: Digital modes
70.3500 MHz: Internet voice gateway (Note 2)
70.3625 MHz: Internet voice gateway
70.3770 MHz (Note 2)
70.3875 MHz: Internet voice gateway
70.4000 MHz (Note 2)
70.4125 MHz: Internet voice gateway
70.4270 MHz: FM simplex – used by GB2RS news broadcast
70.4375 MHz: Digital modes (special projects)
70.4500 MHz: FM calling
70.4625 MHz: Digital modes
70.4875 MHz: Digital modes


  1. Usage by operators in other countries may be influenced by restrictions in their national allocations
  2. May be used for Emergency Communications and Community Events
  3. 160W Maximum Power – Available on the basis of non-interference to other services (inside or outside the UK)
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