RHA68

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RHA68 - VHF FM license free radio service - Finland only. Similar to the Thailand 78 MHz VHF CB allocation, Italian 43 MHz VHF 43 CB service, the Swedish 31 MHz JAKT Radio 31 MHz hunting radio service and Swedish 69 MHz mid-band 69 MHz VHF CB service VHF mid band 66-88 MHz band, FM voice. Very close to the 70 MHz (4-metre) amateur (ham) radio band.

The channels may be referred to by their sequential number or by alphanumeric designation per Finnish law. Power limit is 5 watts for hand-portable stations and 25 watts for mobile stations on all of group A channels and on group E channels 15, 16 and 18–21. Base stations may only be used on group A channels with maximum transmitting power of 15 watts.

FM voice, appears to be standard 4 kHz FM deviation or 5 kHz FM deviation - 16K0F3E or 20K0F3E emission, 25 kHz channels. Odd channel numbering sequence.

VHF mid band - or VHF low band depending on who you ask - channels 67.500 MHz to 72.325 MHz FM - middle of the band is 70 MHz, cf. 72 MHz, 74 MHz and 75 MHz. Falls above and below the 70 MHz or 4-meter amateur band (where available). Finland authorizes 70.0 MHz to 70.3 MHz as the 4 meter band. RHA68 channel 13 (70.200 MHz) falls within this allocation.

Like other license-free services (such as 11-meter 27 MHz CB or 27MHz LA Radio or LA-Phone or PMR446) RHA68 is popular with radio hobbyists as well as private individuals, hunting clubs, businesses, outdoor organizations, hikers, backpackers, hunters, outdoorsman, farmers, taxi drivers, rideshare drivers (Uber, Lyft, etc.) and numerous other groups.

  • Channel 1 / 1A - 68.1000 MHz
  • Channel 2 / 2A - 68.3000 MHz
  • Channel 3 / 3A - 68.4250 MHz
  • Channel 4 / 4A - 68.5250 MHz
  • Channel 5 / 5E - 68.0500 MHz
  • Channel 6 / 6E - 68.5750 MHz
  • Channel 7 / 7E - 68.1750 MHz
  • Channel 8 / 8E - 67.5000 MHz
  • Channel 9 / 9E - 71.3750 MHz
  • Channel 10 / 10E - 71.4250 MHz
  • Channel 11 / 11E - 71.4750 MHz
  • Channel 12 / 12E - 71.6250 MHz
  • Channel 13 / 13E - 70.2000 MHz
  • Channel 14 / 14E - 71.0250 MHz
  • Channel 15 / 15E - 71.0500 MHz
  • Channel 16 / 16E - 71.1000 MHz
  • Channel 17 / 17A - 68.2250 MHz
  • Channel 18 / 18E - 68.3750 MHz
  • Channel 19 / 19E - 71.1750 MHz
  • Channel 20 / 20E - 71.7500 MHz
  • Channel 21 / 21E - 71.9000 MHz
  • Channel 22 / 22E - 71.3500 MHz
  • Channel 23 / 23E - 71.5500 MHz
  • Channel 24 / 24E - 71.5750 MHz
  • Channel 25 / 25E - 71.6000 MHz
  • Channel 26 / 26E - 72.3250 MHz



Channel group A

Channel Frequency Usage Power limit
1 68.100 MHz Roadside assistance organizations 25 W
2 68.300 MHz Motor sports 25 W
3 68.425 MHz Voluntary rescue service 25 W
4 68.525 MHz Motor sports 25 W
17 68.225 MHz Voluntary rescue service 25 W


Channel group E

Channel Frequency Usage Power limit
5 68.050 MHz General use 5 W
6 68.575 MHz General use 5 W
7 68.175 MHz General use 5 W
8 67.500 MHz General use 5 W
9 71.375 MHz General use 5 W
10 71.425 MHz General use 5 W
11 71.475 MHz General use 5 W
12 71.625 MHz General use 5 W
13 70.200 MHz General use 5 W
14 71.025 MHz General use 5 W
15 71.050 MHz General use 25 W
16 71.100 MHz General use 25 W
18 68.375 MHz General use 25 W
19 71.175 MHz General use 25 W
20 71.750 MHz General use 25 W
21 71.900 MHz General use 25 W
22 71.350 MHz General use 5 W
23 71.550 MHz General use 5 W
24 71.575 MHz General use 5 W
25 71.600 MHz General use 5 W
26 72.325 MHz General use 5 W


Relation to 4 meter amateur radio band (70 MHz band). The RHA68 frequencies fall within the 66-88 MHz VHF mid band (sometimes called "VHF low band" or "VHFL". The 4 meter ham radio band also falls within this spectrum. The 66-88 MHz spectrum is used for land mobile two-way radio in many areas. It is used for broadcasting as part of the OIRT FM band (65.9 MHz to 74 MHz) in Russia and Eastern Europe. Interference from OIRT FM broadcasters is possible. The lower part of VHF mid band falls within the original Band I broadcasting band plan (47 MHz to 68 MHz) for FM radio and TV broadcasting.


Alan (Midland) HM70 professional grade 66-88 MHz VHF FM transceiver, ideal for both the 70 MHz amateur band and the RHA68 frequencies.
AnyTone AT-5189 66-88 MHz mobile VHF transceiver, sold as System M-230 and Zodaic Transport 80 as well as AT-5189 and other model names and numbers. As the ZODAIC TRANSPORT 80 the radio offers 250 programmable channels, CTCSS, DCS, 2-tone, 5-tone DTMF signalling, 5w low power, 10w mid power and 25w high power settings, making it ideal for the RHA68 radio service.
AnyTone AT-588 66-88 MHz VHF transceiver, called "LVHF" or "low VHF" in Europe. Sold under the CRT brand as the CRT 4M in various European countries. Note similarity to the TH-9000D or RT-9000D radio below. 45 watt power output or 60 watt power output depending on where you look.
TYT TH-9000D aka Retevis RT-9000D aka Baofeng BF-9900 and probably a dozen others (note the similarity to the AnyTone AT-588 series). 66-88 MHz VHF FM transceiver mobile car radio 70 MHz band 4 meter mobile radio RT-9000 VHFL VHF low band VHF mid band 66.000 to 88.000 MHz coverage. 60 watts transmit power output, voice inversion scrambling, 1024 DCS codes, 50 CTCSS tones, DTMF selective calling, 25K wide band FM 20K0F3E, 20K mid band FM 16K0F3E and 12K narrow band FM 11K0F3E emission bandwidth deviation. 200 channel memory, 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/15/20/25/30/50kHz 2.5 kHz, 5 kHz, 6.25 kHz, 10 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 15 kHz, 20 kHz, 30 kHz and 50 kHz channel step, etc. This family of radios are sold worldwide, with various versions covering 66-88 MHz, 136-174 MHz, 220-260 MHz or 400-490 MHz.



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