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* [[Amateur_radio|Ham Radio / Amateur Radio]] which includes ''several'' VHF/UHF allocations worldwide  
* [[Amateur_radio|Ham Radio / Amateur Radio]] which includes ''several'' VHF/UHF allocations worldwide (2m, 70cm, etc.)
* [[JAKT Radio 31MHz|JAKT Radio 31 MHz]] Swedish Hunting Radio Service VHF low band 31 MHz Band (license free - Sweden only)
* [[JAKT Radio 31MHz|JAKT Radio 31 MHz]] Swedish Hunting Radio Service VHF low band 31 MHz Band (license free - Sweden only)
* [[JAKT Radio 155MHz|JAKT Radio 155 MHz]] Swedish Hunting Radio Service VHF band 155 MHz Band (license free - Sweden only)
* [[JAKT Radio 155MHz|JAKT Radio 155 MHz]] Swedish Hunting Radio Service VHF band 155 MHz Band (license free - Sweden only)

Revision as of 12:58, 15 June 2022

Local radio services above 30 MHz (or 25 MHz, see below), while mostly focusing on US topics this list does include services only used outside the United States as well as international services such as the internationally-allocated VHF maritime band and the internationally-allocated VHF aeronautical band.

While operating in the 26-28 MHz range, the 27 MHz CB radio service/Citizen's Band (CB) radio service is often lumped in with these services since it is treated as a local service by most users and regulatory agencies alike. Technically, the CB service allocation is an HF band allocation, but it normally behaves like a VHF low band service as CB is above 25 MHz.

Not all listed services are available in all countries.

  • Ham Radio / Amateur Radio which includes several VHF/UHF allocations worldwide (2m, 70cm, etc.)
  • JAKT Radio 31 MHz Swedish Hunting Radio Service VHF low band 31 MHz Band (license free - Sweden only)
  • JAKT Radio 155 MHz Swedish Hunting Radio Service VHF band 155 MHz Band (license free - Sweden only)
  • 138 MHz / 143 MHz Norwegian Hunting Radio VHF 138-144 MHz Band (license free - Norway only)
  • KDR444 or SRBR444 Nordic UHF license free service 444 MHz - Norway and Sweden only
  • Italian 43 MHz VHF CB Italian VHF-FM land mobile service 43 MHz band (license free - Italy only...but very popular in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe)
  • RHA68 RHA68 Finnish VHF mid band 66-88 MHz low band 67 MHz-72 MHz band "68 MHz" FM license free service Finland only
  • 69 MHz VHF CB Swedish license free mid band VHF 66-88 MHz mobile radio service for public use - 25 watt/5 watt power limits
  • 78 MHz VHF CB 78 MHz CB Service - license-free VHF mid band VHF CB service in Thailand (see also: RHA68, 70MHz/4m and the OIRT FM broadcast band 65.8 MHz - 74 MHz)
  • 245 MHz VHF CB 245 MHz CB Service - license free VHF CB service in Thailand 160 channels 245-247 MHz
  • Freenet German 149 MHz Band VHF CB Service (license free - Germany only)
  • FRS Family Radio Service - 22 channel license free UHF band (462/467 MHz) service - no license required
  • GMRS General Mobile Radio Service - shares channels with FRS, but allows use of higher power and repeaters (simple license requirement)
  • MURS Multi-Use Radio Service - 5 channel license-free "VHF CB" service available in the United States - includes information about MURS simplex repeaters
  • Militia and Patriot Frequencies standardized militia patriot handheld tactical radio VHF UHF frequency plans, using FRS/GMRS, MURS, VHF marine, etc.
  • Militia Intra-Squad Radio Frequencies - UHF 450-470 MHz band Short Range Squad Tac Radios 16 Channel 16 Group Walkie Talkie Programming
  • LPRS Low Power Radio Service 216-217 MHz
  • Wi-Fi WLAN Wireless LAN Systems 900 MHz/2.4 GHz/3.65 GHz/5 GHz/5.9 GHz 6 GHz/60 GHz bands 802.11 specs
  • 142 MHz VHF CB 142-143 MHz VHF CB service, Indonesia - Indonesia also permits use of the Australian 476-477 MHz UHF CB service
  • 409 MHz Public Radio Service China, Hong Kong - 409 MHz 20 channel Chinese license free walkie talkie service
  • 350 MHz Short Range Radio 350 MHz UHF CB band 13 channel license free service allocated in India only
  • 351 MHz UHF Digital Radio Service 351 MHz UHF digital radio service, Japan only
  • Specified Low Power Radio SLPR 421/422 MHz/440 MHz UHF very short range radio service, Japan only
  • 325 MHz Short Range Radio Service 325 MHz UHF CB band 40 channel license free Philippines only
  • 448 MHz South Korean Personal Radio 448 MHz/449 MHz South Korean version of FRS, PMR446, etc.
  • Business Radio FCC Licensed Part 90 Land Mobile Business/Industrial Radio 25-940 MHz
  • License-free Part 15 49MHz FM walkie-talkies 49.82 MHz to 49.9 MHz
  • ISM Various Services on the Part 18 (Part 18 applies to US) ISM Industrial Scientific Medical Bands (often overlapping with Part 15)
  • VHF LADD Canadian VHF LADD, Loading channels (LD) and Resource Road (RR) "Ice Road Truckers" trucking natural resource channels (Canada only)
  • PMR446 European equivalent of FRS, extensive use in many countries with analog and digital voice - standardized across dozens of countries
  • LPD433 433 MHz low power service - Short Range Device SRD433
  • SRD860 863 MHz - 870 MHz European short range service
  • Cordless Phones - General information about cordless telephones, see also: Part 15 and DECT
  • DECT 1.9 GHz 1900 MHz band (1.7 GHz - 2.0 GHz) cordless telephones, wide-area business cordless phone systems, full-duplex intercoms, etc.
  • Lojack Lojack Automobile location system 173.075 MHz VHF
  • UHF CB Australian, New Zealand, Malaysian equivalent of FRS/GMRS - originally 40 channels, now 80 (77) channels
  • VHF airband VHF airband aircraft radio allocation, used worldwide
  • VHF marine VHF maritime allocation, used worldwide
  • SINCGARS VHF-FM military tactical radio system, with ECCM capability 30-88 MHz in 25 kHz steps, often called "FM" or "Fox Mike"
  • UHF Military Intra Squad Radio 396-400 MHz 0.5w "military FRS" 14 channel service - limited adoption? IISR 380-430 MHz 380-512 MHz
  • Civil Air Patrol VHF and MF/HF frequencies listed
  • Nationwide Public Safety Interoperability VHF/UHF frequencies for the United States
  • Remote Control RC R/C Radio Control RC frequencies for various countries worldwide (see also: Part 15)
  • Hunt Club Frequencies VHF licensed business radio systems as hunting clubs move away from VHF marine and CB and 11 meters
  • VHF UHF Logs - VHF/UHF logs - mostly Business Band and FRS/GMRS and MURS.

Now even you can outfit your militia with VHF/UHF radio communications! Use Baofeng model UV-5R tactical VHF/UHF radios! Image shows a Ukrainian solider with a handheld VHF UHF radio - the popular Baofeng UV5R 136-174 MHz and 400-520 MHz covers most of the popular VHF/UHF bands as well as 2-meter and 70-cm amateur bands. Reports indicate that use of 2 meter frequencies as well as land mobile frequencies in the VHF band are popular for short-range tactical communications within and between units of both Ukrainian military and militia groups. Russian troops have also been photographed with Baofeng UV-5R, UV-82, UV-82HP, BF-F8HP, UV-6R, BF-888S and similar Chinese VHF/UHF handheld radios in Ukraine. In addition to the Baofengs used by Ukraine, Russian troops are reported to be using Baofeng UV-82 radios, BF-888 type radios such as the Luiton LT-458, and others. Ukrainian forces have also been noted using Motorola FRS handhelds in addition to Baofeng, Pofung, Quansheng, Puxing, Retevis, etc. The Retevis RT1 VHF handheld with the long antenna is apparently very popular.
Another image of a solider in Ukraine using a Baofeng UV-5R VHF/UHF radio.

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