Band Plans

UK 70cms Band Plan (430-440 MHz)

UK 70cms band plan for 430-440 MHz, or UHF for 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.

70cms 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 70cms band plan is for UK based radio amateurs.

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70cms band plan (430-440 MHz)

Frequency Bandwidth Preferred Modes and Usage
430.000 – 431.981 MHz20 KHzAll modes
430.0125-430.0750 MHz: FM Internet voice gateways (Notes 4 & 5)
430.400 – 430.575 MHzDigital links
430.400-430.775 MHz: UK DV 9 MHz split repeaters – Inputs
430.600 – 430.925 MHzDigital repeaters
430.8000 MHz: 7.6 MHz Talkthrough (Note 6)
430.8250-430.9750 MHz: RU66-RU78 7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputs
430.9900-431.9000 MHz: Digital Communications
431.0750-431.1750 MHz: DV Internet voice gateways (Note 8)
432.000 – 432.100 MHz500 HzCW/MGM
432.0000-432.0250 MHz: Moonbounce (EME)
432.0500 MHz: CW centre of activity
432.0880 MHz: PSK31 centre of activity
432.100 – 432.400 MHz2.7 KHzCW, SSB, MGM
432.2000 MHz: SSB centre of activity
432.3500 MHz: Microwave talkback (Europe)
432.3700 MHz FSK441 calling frequency
432.400 – 432.500 MHz500 HzPropagation Beacons only
432.500 – 432.994 MHz25 KHz
(Note 7)
All modes
432.5000 MHz: Narrow band SSTV activity centre
432.6250-432.6750 MHz: Digital communications (25 kHz channels)
432.7750 MHz: 1.6 MHz Talkthrough – Base TX (Note 6)
432.994 – 433.381 MHz25 KHz
(Note 7)
FM repeater outputs
433.0000-433.3750 MHz (RB0-RB15) RU240-RU270 FM/DV repeater outputs (25 kHz channels) in UK only (Note 1)
433.394 – 433.581 MHz25 KHz
(Note 7)
FM/DV simplex channels
433.4000 MHz: U272 – IARU Region 1 SSTV (FM/AFSK)
433.4250 MHz: U274
433.4500 MHz: U276 (Note 3)
433.4750 MHz: U278
433.5000 MHz: U280 – FM Calling channel
433.5250 MHz: U282
433.5500 MHz: U284 – Used for Rally/Exhibition talk-in
433.5750 MHz: U286
433.600 – 434.000 MHz25 KHz
(Note 7)
All modes
433.625-675 MHz: Digital communications (25 kHz channels)
433.700 MHz: (Note 6)
433.725-433.775 MHz:(Note 6)
433.800-434.250 MHz: Digital communications
433.800 MHz for APRS where 144.800 MHz cannot be used
434.000 – 434.594 MHz25 KHz
(Note 7)
433.950-434.050 MHz: Internet voice gateways (Note 8)
434.375 MHz: 1.6 MHz Talkthrough – Mobile TX (Note 6)
434.475 – 434.525 MHz: Internet voice gateways (Note 8)
434.594 – 434.981 MHz25 KHz
(Note 7)
FM/DV repeater inputs (25 kHz channels) in UK only (Note 8)
ATV (Note 2)
435.000 – 438.000 MHz20 KHzSatellites and fast scan TV (Note 2)
437.000 MHz: Experimental DATV Centre of Activity (Note 10)
438.000 – 440.000 MHz25 KHz
(Note 7)
All modes
438.025-438.175 MHz: IARU Region 1 Digital communications
438.200-439.425 MHz: (Note 1)
438.400 MHz: 7.6 MHz Talkthrough (Note 6)
438.425-438.575 MHz: RU66-RU78 7.6MHz split repeaters – inputs
438.6125 MHz: UK DV calling (Note 8) (Note 9)
439.600-440.000 MHz: Digital communications
439.400-439.775 MHz: UK DV 9 MHz split repeaters – Outputs

Notes to 70cms band plan

  1. In Switzerland, Germany and Austria, repeater inputs are 431.050-431.825 MHz with 25 kHz spacing and outputs 438.650-439.425 MHz.
    In Belgium, France and the Netherlands repeater outputs are 430.025-430.375 MHz with 12.5 kHz spacing and inputs at 431.625-431.975 MHz.
    In other European countries repeater inputs are 433.000-433.375 MHz with 25 kHz spacing and outputs at 434.600-434.975 MHz, i.e. the reverse of the UK allocation.
  2. ATV carrier frequencies shall be chosen to avoid interference to other users, in particular the satellite service and repeater inputs.
  3. In other countries IARU Region-1 recommend 433.450 MHz for DV calling
  4. Users must accept interference from repeater output channels in France and the Netherlands at 430.025-430.575 MHz. Users with sites that allow propagation to other countries (notably France and the Netherlands) must survey the proposed frequency before use to ensure that they will not cause interference to users in those countries
  5. All Internet voice gateways: 12.5kHz channels, maximum deviation +-2.4kHz, maximum erp 5W (7 dBW), attended-only operation in the presence of the NoV holder.
  6. May be used for Emergency Communications and Community Events
  7. IARU Region 1 recommended maximum bandwidths are 12.5 or 20 kHz
  8. Embedded data traffic is allowed with digital voice (DV)
  9. Simplex use only – no DV gateways
  10. QPSK 2 Mega-symbols/second maximum recommended
  11. Exclusion: 431-432 MHz not available within 100km radius of Charing Cross, London
  12. Power Restriction: 430-432 MHz is 40W erp maximum
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