VHF / UHF Radio
Local radio services above 30 MHz (or above 25 MHz, or above 29.7 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.
- Default Factory Out Of The Box Frequencies Channels Programming For Popular Radios
- 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
- FRS/GMRS in Canada - 22 channel license free UHF two-way radio simplex service, very similar to the FRS service in the USA
- 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 (UHF/SHF)
- 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
- 27.5 MHz - 39.5 MHz Fishery Radio Service - High HF (11m, 10m and VHF-low to 39.475 MHz) China (People's Republic of China), Hong Kong and many others (Chinese equipment)
- Taiwan FRS - Taiwan FRS Service - 467 MHz only UHF variant of the US FRS service for use in Taiwan (Republic of China)
- 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.
- VHF UHF Propagation - Modes of VHF/UHF DX Propagation
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