Posted by: jasonk2600 | December 4, 2009

Radio Frequency Spectrums (U.S.A.)

This list of various radio frequency spectrums is by no means complete.  When conducting an RF survey of your organization with a frequency counter or spectrum analyzer the following list can aid in determining sources of wireless transmissions.  With that being said, here are some of the more popular spectrums.

 

Common Frequency Bands / Spectrums

Frequency Band Name Frequency Spectrum

AM Radio

535 KHz – 1.7 MHz

Shortwave Radio

5.9 MHz – 26.1 MHz

CB Radio

26.96 MHz – 27.41 MHz

10 Meter HAM

29.0 MHz – 29.7 MHz

Low Band

29.7 MHz – 50.0 MHz

6 Meter HAM

50.0 MHz – 54.0 MHz

VHF Television

54 MHz – 88 MHz

FM Radio

88 MHz – 108MHz

Military

137 MHz – 144 MHz

2 Meter HAM

144 MHz – 148 MHz

High Band

148 MHz – 174 MHz

UHF Television

174 MHz – 220 MHz

Federal Government

406 MHz – 420 MHz

70 cm HAM

420 MHz – 450 MHz

UHF Band

450 MHz – 470 MHz

“T” Band

470 MHz – 512 MHz

“800” Band

806 MHz – 956 MHz

Personal Communications Services (PCS)

1850 MHz – 1990 MHz

Unlicensed PCS Devices

1910 MHz – 1930 MHz

ISM Band

2.400 GHz – 2.484 GHz

5 GHz Public Use Band

5.800 GHz – 5.925 GHz

Microwave

3 GHz – 30 GHz

“C” Band

3.600 GHz – 7.025 GHz

“X” Band (Radar)

7.25 GHz – 8.4 GHz

“Ku” Band (Radar)

10.7 GHz – 14.5 GHz

“Ka” Band (Radar)

17.3 GHz – 31.0 GHz

Infrared (Lidar)

300 GHz – 430 THz

Visible Light

430 THz – 750 THz

Ultraviolet

(UVA, UVB, etc)

1.62 PHz – 30 PHz

X-Rays

30 PHz – 30 EHz

Gamma Rays

30 EHz – 3000 EHz

 

WiFi 802.11b Frequency Spectrum Breakdown

Channel # Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
1 2.401 GHz 2.412 GHz 2.423 GHz
2 2.404 GHz 2.417 GHz 2.428 GHz
3 2.411 GHz 2.422 GHz 2.433 GHz
4 2.416 GHz 2.427 GHz 2.438 GHz
5 2.421 GHz 2.432 GHz 2.443 GHz
6 2.426 GHz 2.437 GHz 2.448 GHz
7 2.431 GHz 2.442 GHz 2.453 GHz
8 2.436 GHz 2.447 GHz 2.458 GHz
9 2.441 GHz 2.452 GHz 2.463 GHz
10 2.451 GHz 2.457 GHz 2.468 GHz
11 2.451 GHz 2.462 GHz 2.473 GHz

 

WiFi 802.11a Frequency Spectrum Breakdown

Channel Frequency
36 5.180 GHz
40 5.200 GHz
44 5.220 GHz
48 5.240 GHz
52 5.260 GHz
56 5.280 GHz
60 5.300 GHz
64 5.320 GHz
149 5.745 GHz
153 5.765 GHz
157 5.785 GHz
161 5.805 GHz

Analog Cellular Telephone Spectrum

  • 824.0000 MHz – 849.0125 MHz

General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)

Channel Frequency
01 462.5625 MHz
02 462.5875 MHz
03 462.6125 MHz
04 462.6375 MHz
05 462.6625 MHz
06 462.6875 MHz
07 462.7125 MHz
08 462.5500 MHz
09 462.5750 MHz
10 462.6000 MHz
11 462.6250 MHz
12 462.6500 MHz
13 462.6750 MHz
14 462.7000 MHz
15 462.7250 MHz

 

That’s all for now, check back often as this list is updated frequently.

 

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