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The RF Spectrum - French Allocations

last meddled with : 14.feb.2001


Radio band details for France. If you can help improve this page (detail-wise, I LIKE the colour scheme!), please e-mail to all at the EuroScanner mailing list at euro-scanner@grid9.net - thanks.

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MHz


  0.13675 Ham 2km band (135.7-137.8 kHz)       ** new Euro band, 1998 **
       


--0.1485------------------------          
  0.153.. LW AM Broadcasting, to 0.279 - 9kHz channels (ITU Region1) + some Nav. (NDB)

    153   Germany, Romania, Algeria
    162   France, Turkey
    171   Russia, Morocco,  
    177   Germany
    183   Germany
    189   Italy
    198   UK BBC Radio 4
    207   Germany, Morocco
    216   France,  Norway
    225   Poland,  spare UK allocation
    234   Luxembourg, Russia
    243   Denmark
    252   EIRE Atlantic 252, Algeria
    261   Moscow
    270   Czech
    279   Belarus, Isle of Man (soon)



--0.2835------------------------ 
          Marine/Aero Navigation (NDB beacons) + Maritime Mobile (CW)

  0.500   Calling, Distress (CW)
  0.518   Navtex, (& 490 & 4209.5 kHz)



--0.5265--MF--------------------
  0.531.. MW AM Broadcasting, to 1.602 - 9 kHz channels (10kHz to 1.700 in USA)


--1.6065-------------------------
          MF mobile, Maritime and Aero. (OR)

          Amateur Radio 160m "Top Band" (1.81-2.0) (SSB used is mainly LSB)

  2.182   Calling, Distress



--2.85----HF--------------------    the "reeal shortwave bands"!
          mobile, fixed, military, ISM, SRD, and...            "numbers stations".   More.
 
          AM Broadcasting
          (around 2.4, 3.3, 3.975, 5, 6, 7.2, 9.7, 11.8, 13.7, 15.3, 17.8, 21.6, 25.8)

          Amateur Radio
          80m   ( 3.5 - 3.8)   (SSB mainly LSB)
          40m   ( 7.0 - 7.1)   (SSB mainly LSB)
          30m   (10.1 - 10.15) (SSB not recommended) (WARC)
          20m   (14.0 - 14.35)
          16.5m (18.068-18.168) (WARC)
          15m   (21.0 - 21.45)
          12m   (24.89- 24.99)  (WARC)

          Standard Frequency references, and Time signals
          (at 2.5, 5.0, 10.0, 15.0, 20.0, 25.0)



          Maritime (3kHz SSB channels)    more  more 

   2046+ 2049  intership (kHz)
   2053+ 2056  intership
   4146+ 4149  intership
   4357- 4435  shore chs  401- 427 ( -292kHz split:  4065- 4143)    4417/ 4125 calling
   6224- 6230  intership
   6501- 6522  shore chs  601- 608 ( -301kHz split:  6200- 6221)    6516/ 6215 calling
   8291        ch 833 GMDSS
   8294+ 8297  intership
   8707- 8716  chs 834-837
   8719- 8812  shore chs  801- 832 ( -524kHz split:  8195- 8288)    8779/ 8255 calling
  12353-12365  intership
  13077-13197  shore chs 1201-1241 ( -847kHz split: 12230-12350)   13137/12290 calling
  16528-16546  intership
  17242-17410  shore chs 1601-1656 ( -882kHz split: 16360-16525)   17302/16420 calling
  18825-18843  intership
  19755-19797  shore chs 1801-1815 ( -975kHz split: 18780-18822)   19770/18795 calling
  22159-22177  intership
  22696-22852  shore chs 2201-2253 ( -696kHz split: 22000-22156)   22756/22060 calling
  25100-25118  intership
  26145-26172  shore chs 2501-2510 (-1075kHz split: 25070-25097)   26172/25097 calling



          Aeronautical R or ER (En-Route on fixed airways; so mainly civil)  (3kHz SSB channels)   more

   2851- 3019 kHz
   3401- 3497
   4651- 4696
   5481- 5676
   6526- 6682
   8816- 8960
  10006-10096
  11276-11396
  13261-13357
  17901-17967
  21925-21997



          Aeronautical OR (Off-Route; so mainly military)  (3kHz SSB channels)      GHFS

   3023- 3152 kHz
   4700- 4995
   5680-      GMDSS SAR
   5684- 5726
   6685- 6763
   8965- 9037
  11175-11271
  13200-13257
  15010-15097
  17970-18027
  23200-23350



---26.175-------------------
              Fixed & Mobile (not aero)

   26.3125... Cordless phones base, to 26.4875  (split +15: 41.3125...) "15 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"

   26.515...  CB, to 26.955
              26,635 26,695 et 26,745 on-site paging (10 kHz)
              26,81 - 26,92  11 canaux simplex de 10 kHz (models)
   26.965...  CB, to 27.405  (legal - CEPT)


  26.965  01
  26.975  02       +"Black" (Models code)
  26.985  03
  26.995     "Brown" / 3A
  27.005  04
  27.015  05       +27.020 "Brown/Red" (5a)
  27.025  06
  27.035  07
  27.045     "Red"     +Test/Dev / 7A
  27.055  08
  27.065  09       +27.070 "Red/Orange" (9a)
  27.075  10
  27.085  11
  27.095     "Orange"  +Railway SRDs / 11A
  27.105  12
  27.115  13       +27.120 "Orange/Yellow" (13a)
  27.125  14
  27.135  15
  27.145     "Yellow" / 15A
  27.155  16
  27.165  17       +27.170 "Yellow/Green" (17a)
  27.175  18
  27.185  19
  27.195     "Green" / 19A
  27.205  20           from 20 to 40  channel num = first two decimals except 23 to 25...
  27.215  21       +27.220 "Green/Blue" (21a)
  27.225  22
  27.235  24 !
  27.245  25 !     +"Blue"
  27.255  23 !
  27.265  26       +27.270 "Blue/Grey" or sometimes "White" (26a)
    to
  27.405  40

   27.415...  CB, to 27.855
   27.865...  CB, to 27.985

  28=...  Amateur 10m band, to 29.7=  primary   CW,USB,Satellite,FM
  28.3... Voice... (and other modes)
  29.3=.. Satellite, to 29.5=
  29.51.. FM, to 29.69   10kHz channels
  29.6    FM calling
  29.61...Repeaters, to 29.69 (split: -0.1)
          Various parts of these channels used for repeaters in different regions
          with the remaining channels used for simplex.



---29.7-------VHF-------------
              Mobile. Military, PMR (12.5 kHz channels)

              29.7 ...   mil
   30.525...  PMR single, to 32.125  "30,83125-32,11875 MHz, 103 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              LPD "30,875;30,900;30,950 MHz, 3 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              On-site paging "31,300 MHz, un canal simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              Mics "31,600 MHz, un canal simplex de 150 kHz
                    ou 31,55;31,60;31,65 MHz, 3 canaux simplex de 25 kHz
                    31,800 MHz, un canal simplex de 150 kHz"
   31.0375... Cordless phone base, to 31.2125 (duplex, split +8.9: 39.9375-40.1125) 25kHz channels MPT1384
                 (4 more ch. in some European countries, up to 40.2125)   10mW
              32.125 ... mil
   32,6125    PMR simplex, to 32,6875 "7 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
   32.8       mics  "32,8 MHz, un canal simplex de 200 kHz"
   34.8625... PMR single, to 34.9 "4 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
   34.9125... PMR, to 36.25 (split +4.4: 39.3125 - 40.65)  "108 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"
   36.2625... PMR single, to 36.2875   "3 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              36.3 ...   mil, mics
   36.3= ...  Mics, to 36.5=  : 36.4 (200kHz b/w)
   36.5125... PMR single, to 36,5875  "7 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              37.5 ...   Radio Astronomy, to 38.25
              38.25...   mil, mics
   38.8625=.. Mics, to 38.9375=  : 38.9 "canal simplex de 75 kHz"
              39.0= MBC Meteor Burst Comms, to 39.2= (8x 25kHz : 39.0125 to 39.1875) 500-1600km range
   39.0125... PMR single, to 39.0875 "7 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              39.3125 - 40.65 PMR  see -4.4 : 34.9125
   39.1= ...  Mics, to 39.3=  : 39.2 (200kHz)
              39.3125 ...   PMR mobile,  to 40.65 (see -4.4: 34.9125)
   39.9375... Cordless phones, to 40.1125 (split -8.9: 31.0375-31.2125)
   40.500     Mil. Distress, Rescue (often wrongly listed as 40.050)  40.5 x 3 = 121.5
              40.6 ...   mil
   40.66...   ISM, to 40.7 (40.68 +/- 20kHz)  ** proposed new Euro amateur beacons band **

   41= ...    Harmonised Military Band (EU1)
              40,995-41,105 Models "11 canaux simplex de 10 kHz"
              41,105-41,205 Modesl "10 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              41,225        Alarms "canal simplex de 37,5 kHz" until 31/12/05

   41.3125... Cordless phone mobile, to 41.4875 (see -15: 26.3125...)
              41.5 ...   mil



---47.0-----------------------
              Broadcasting Band I

              TV in 8 MHz channels - Canal+
              System L (SECAM) :  inverted...
              AM Vision carrier   at +7.75 (inverted video)
              AM Sound  carrier   at +1.25 (6.5 lower than video)

              F2 49   -57     : sound 49.25  vision 55.75
              F3 53.75-61.75  : sound 54     vision 60.5
              F4 57   -65     : sound 57.25  vision 63.75

              Euro TV 7MHz ch.: E2 47-54, E3 54-61, E4 61-68
 

   47...      Broadcasting support services, to 50.2
              47.025... Mics, to 47.1  (Split +3: 50.025-50.1) "4 canaux duplex de 25 kHz"
              47.5      Mics           (Split +3: 50.5) "un canal duplex de 25 kHz" Paris only
              47.7      Mics           (Split +3: 50.7) "un canal duplex de 25 kHz"


   50.2 ...   Amateur 6m band, to 51.2
              50.2 "un canal simplex vidéo" (railways)

   51.2 ...   Military, to 60
              53.0 Mics "un canal simplex de 25 kHz"

              56.33 & 62.86 "2 canaux simplex vidéo" Paris railway stations

              There is a Euro plan (25-08) to re-organise 54-68:  (boundaries)
              61... Base, to 68 (split -7: 54-61)


---68.0-----------------------
              Mobile. Military, PMR (12.5 kHz channels)

              There is a Euro plan (25-08) to re-organise this band:  (boundaries)
              77.8 ...  Base, to 87.5 (split -9.8: 68-77.7)   single: 77.7-77.8 and 74.8-75.2 & 84.6-85

              68 ...     mil
              68.475...  PMR / Customs / Elec de.F. / Interieur Ministry, to 69.2375 mobile (see +4.05: 72.525...)
              69.250 ... mil
   70.2625... PMR single, to 70.5125 "21 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              70.525 ... mil
   70.9875... PMR single, to 71.9375 "77 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              71,25;71,30;71,50;71,525;71,5375;71,55;71,575;71,825;71,85;71,975 SAB/SAP 10 ch. "simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              71.525     Prefered freq for temp use by foreigners, and 71.6
              71,325;71,375;71,775 LPD "3 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz" tele...

              71.950 ... mil
   72.2...    Models, to 72.5 "15 canaux simplex de 20 kHz"
   72.525...  PMR / Customs / EDF / Min. Int., to 73.2875  base (split -4.05: 68.475-69.2375)  "62 canaux"
   73.300     Prefered freq for temp use by foreigners
              73.3 ...  Military: Gendarmerie
              74.8 ...  Aero (radiolocation), to 75.2
              75.0      Runway marker beacons
   75.2 ...   PMR single, to 75.3  "4 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz" (.21 .23 .26 .28)
              with 75.225 75.25 75.275 as SAB/SAP "3 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"

   75.225     Prefered freq for temp use by foreigners
              75.3 ...  PMR mobile, to 77.475 (see +5)
              75.5      SAB/SAP "un canal simplex de 150 kHz"
                        OR 75.44 75.48 75.52 75.56 "4 canaux simplex de 25 kHz"

              77.475... Military: Gendarmerie
   80.0125... PMR single, to 80.2875 "23 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
   80.3 ...   PMR (taxis etc), to 82.4750  base (split -5.0: 75.3-77.475) "174 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"
              80.5      SAB/SAP "un canal simplex de 150 kHz"
                        OR 80.44 80.48 80.52 80.56 "4 canaux simplex de 25 kHz"

              82.475... mil


---83--------------------------
              Ministere de l'Int. (CRS/Police/Fire/Ambulance)

              83.0 ...  dual: mobile, to 83.6 (see +3)
              83.6 ...  ???
   85.5 ...   single, to 85.9875  simplex
   86.0 ...   dual: base, to 86.6 (split -3: 83-83.6)
              86.6 ...  ???



---87.3------------------------
              Paging, 25 kHz  "alphapage biplus ou eurosignal"

   87.34      ch A
   87.365     ch B
   87.39      ch C  + POCSAG
   87.415     ch D



---87.5------------------------
              Broadcasting Band II

   87.6 ...   FM Broadcasting, to 107.9  (no bandplan for national networks)


--108.0------------------------
              Aero Navigation, Military

  108.050...  ILS/VOR/ATIS, to 117.95 (50 kHz channels)


--117.975----------------------
             "Airband"
 
             100kHz spacing (original)  - 1 decimal place 118.0,   118.1 etc.               on air : 1 decimal
              50kHz spacing (1954)      - 2 decimals, new 118.05,  118.15 etc.              on air : 2 decimals
              25kHz spacing (1974)      - 3 decimals, new 118.025, 118.075 etc.             on air : 2 decimals
               8.33 spacing (1999/2000) - infinite recurring decimals! new 118.00833. etc   on air : 3 decimals

             The newer 25kHz spaced channels are rounded to only 2 decimal places when referred to, i.e. 118.02 or
             118.07 because the second decimal is only ever 2 or 7 and so there is no ambiguity.

             For "8.33", rounded 3 decimal place Channel Names are used :

              --NAME--   -step- -MHz---           --rounded--
              (1xx.x)    25     1xx.x00 \
              "1xx.x05"   8.33  1xx.x00 /         up 5
              "1xx.x10"   8.33  1xx.x08333   NEW  up
              "1xx.x15"   8.33  1xx.x16667   NEW  down
              "1xx.x2"   25     1xx.x25 \         down 5
              "1xx.x30"   8.33  1xx.x25 /         up 5
              "1xx.x35"   8.33  1xx.x33333   NEW  up
              "1xx.x40"   8.33  1xx.x41667   NEW  down
              (1xx.x5)   25     1xx.x50 \
              "1xx.x55"   8.33  1xx.x50 /         up 5
              "1xx.x60"   8.33  1xx.x58333   NEW  up
              "1xx.x65"   8.33  1xx.x66667   NEW  down
              "1xx.x7"   25     1xx.x75 \         down 5
              "1xx.x80"   8.33  1xx.x75 /         up 5
              "1xx.x85"   8.33  1xx.x83333   NEW  up
              "1xx.x90"   8.33  1xx.x91667   NEW  down

             Any 8.33 NAME just 5kHz higher than a normal 25kHz channel is the same freq.,
             otherwise tune to the NAMED freq. in 5kHz steps and you'll only be 1.666kHz off...
             ... then :
               If a NEW channel name is 10kHz ABOVE an old 25kHz channel, tune DOWN 1.666
               If a NEW channel name is 10kHz BELOW an old 25kHz channel, tune  UP  1.666

  118.0 ...   AM comms, to 136.975
 
  121.5       Distress, EPIRBs

  132.0 ...   8.33 sub-band, to 134.8  (for over FL195)


--137.0------------------------

 137=...  Aero (OR) to 144=

 137=...  Satellite, to 138=

          Weather Satellites, 137.3, 137.4, 137.5, 137.62, 137.85 etc.   Tracking.
          FM picture data not only too wide for most scanners (50kHz) but mind the Doppler shift too!
          More.   Good AmSat Keplers tutorial.

          LEO MSS Sat. downlinks, to 138= (up at 148-149.9)   Orbcomm (4800 bps FSK)
          137.000= - 137.025= Primary
          137.025= - 137.175= Secondary
          137.175= - 137.825= Primary
          137.825= - 138.000= Secondary

          Orbcomm 25kHz 12dBW RHCP channels, 1 per sat.
          137.200  S1
          137.225  S2
          137.250  S3
          137.2875 S11
          137.3125 S12
          137.435  S4
          137.460  S5
          137.560  Gateway (50kHz)
          137.6625 S6
          137.678  S7
          137.7125 S8
          137.7375 S9
          137.800  S10

--138.0------------------------
              Aero (OR) - Military 

  138.2 ...   future Euro. SRD band, to 138.45

  143.625     Space - MIR station  (also 121.75 & 130.165 FM)

  143.9875   "Free-Flight": hang-gliding, Help, Weather bulletins (FM)


--144.0------------------------

  144...   Amateur 2m band, to 146   Primary - IARU Bandplan:
           EME (Moonbounce)...
  144.035..CW
  144.150..SSB - calling 144.3
  144.4... Beacons, to 144.49
  144.5... All modes
  144.8... Digital, to 144.99
  145.0... Repeater inputs, to 145.1875

  145.2... "Transparent Repeaters" (transponders), to 145.2625
  145.2    S8     MIR (with 145.8)
  145.2125 S8x
  145.225  S9 
  145.2375 S9x    
  145.25   S10
  145.2625 S10x

  145.275..FM Simplex, to 145.5875 (12.5 kHz channels) older 25kHz channels listed:
  145.275  S11, V22
  145.3    S12, V24
  145.325  S13, V26   ex R8b F5ZBF repeater Caen (split normal -0.6)  moving to 145.7875
  145.35   S14, V28   ex R9b
  145.375  S15, V30   ex R10
  145.4    S16, V32   ex R11
  145.425  S17, V34   ex R12
  145.45   S18, V36
  145.475  S19, V38
  145.5    S20, V40   Mobile
  145.525  S21, V42
  145.55   S22, V44
  145.575  S23, V46
  145.5875      V47
           (Repeaters 145.6 - 145.7875, split -0.6)
  145.600  R0,  RV48  FZ3VHF St.Brieuc
  145.6125 R0x, RV49  F5ZBL  Evreux
  145.625  R1,  RV50  FZ3VHD Quimper
  145.6375 R1x, RV51  F5ZDE  Chateauroux
  145.650  R2,  RV52  
  145.6625 R2x, RV53  F5ZCR  Vernon
  145.675  R3,  RV54  F1ZBX  Rennes
  145.6875 R3x, RV55  FZ2VHF Lille
  145.700  R4,  RV56  F6ZCE  Alencon
  145.7125 R4x, RV57
  145.725  R5,  RV58  FZ2VHC Le Havre
  145.7375 R5x, RV59
  145.750  R6,  RV60
  145.7625 R6x, RV61
  145.775  R7,  RV62  FZ3VHB Les Herbiers
  145.7875 R7x, RV63 
  145.8... Satellite Service, to 146


--146-------------------------
              Mobile

              There is a Euro plan (25-08) to re-organise 146-156:  (boundaries)
              151.4 ... Base, to 156 (split -7: 146.8-151.4)   single: 146-146.8 and 149.9-150.05 & 154.5-154.65


  146.0125... base, to 146.3875  (split +4.6: 150.6625 to 150.9875)

              146.4 ... ???

  149.9 ...   Satellite Navigation, to 150.05

              150.050...  ???
              150.6625..  mobile,          to 150.9875 (see -4.6: 146.0125)
              151.0125... PMR R150 mobile, to 151.3875 (see +4.6)
  151.4...    PMR single, to 152.975  "2RP, 127 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              152,0125 "Radiomessagerie sur site, un canal simplex de 12,5 kHz, émission mobile"
              152,575  LPD, with 152,5875 152,65 "3 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz" tele...
  152.9875... PMR R150, to 153.1125 base (split +4.6: 157.5875 -157.6125)  11 ch  inland base
  153.125...  PMR 2RP,  to 153.4125 "24 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
  153.425...  PMR R150, to 155.6 (split +4.6: 158.025-160.2) "175 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" inland base

              154.9875... Fixed Links "isolés", to 155.175  (split +4.6: 159.5875-159,675)
                "16 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" with "géographique" sharing with PMR

  155.6125... PMR R150, to 155.9875 base (split -4.6: 151.0125-151.3875)  31 ch


* Inland - "en dehors des côtes" :
  156.0...    PMR 2RP, to 156.3625 couplée à  +4.6: 160.6   -160.9625 "30 canaux" (mobile)
  156.375...  PMR 2RP, to 156.875    41 canaux "simplex de 12,5 kHz"
  156.8875..  PMR 2RP, to 157.4375 couplée à  +4.6: 161.4875-162.0375 "45 canaux" (mobile)
  157.45...   PMR 2RP, to 157.575   "11 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
  157.5875... PMR,     to 157.7125 couplée à  -4.6: 152.9875-153.1125 "11 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" (mobile)
  157.725...  PMR 2RP, to 158.0125 couplée à  +4.6: 162.325 -162.6125 "24 canaux" (mobile)
  158.025...  PMR,     to 160.2    couplée à  -4.6: 153.425 -155.6   "175 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" (mobile)
  160.2125... PMR,     to 160.5875 couplée à  +4.6: 164.8125-165.1875 "31 canaux" (mobile)
  160.6...    PMR 2RP, to 160.9625 couplée à  -4.6: 156.0   -156.362  "30 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" (base)
  160.975     PMR 2RP, to 161.475   "41 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
  161.4875    PMR 2RP, to 162.0375 couplée à  -4.6: 156.8875-157.4375 "45 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" (base)
  162.05      PMR 2RP, to 162.3125  "22 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
  162.325...  PMR 2RP, to 162.6125 couplée à  -4.6: 157.725 -158.0125 "24 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" (base)
  162.625...  PMR 2RP, to 162.9875  "30 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              163...  ???
  164.8125... PMR,     to 165.1875 couplée à  +4.6: 160.2125-160.5875 "31 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" (base) all areas


* Coastal areas - Marine VHF :
  155.???     some private single detected, to 156
              156.0250... Marine mobile (see +4.6: 160.625)
  156.3       ch 6 (single)
  156.375...  Marine single : ch 8-17 and 67-77  
              156.9 ...   Marine mobile, to 157.425 (see +4.6: 161.5)
              157.45...   PMR
  160.625...  Marine base, to 160.950  (split -4.6: 156.025-160.950)
  160.975...  private single "2RP maritimes", to 161.475  and 160.9
                "22 canaux simplex de 25 kHz, sur les côtes" (shared)
  161.5 ...   Marine base, to 162.025  (split -4.6: 156.900-157.425)
              162.050...  Marine base, to 162.600  (split -4.6: 157.450-158.000) auto-patching until Mar 2000


 Let's track the Marine VHF channels in two columns 4.6 MHz apart...

 ** dual freq. pairs
                   Shore/Base   Ship/mobile  4.6 MHz lower
 --------------------------------------
                      160.625---156.025  60
                      160.650---156.050   1
                      160.675---156.075  61
                      160.700---156.100   2
                      160.725---156.125  62
                      160.750---156.150   3
                      160.775---156.175  63
                      160.800---156.200   4
                      160.825---156.225  64
                      160.850---156.250   5
                      160.875---156.275  65
 160.900  private               156.300   6 intership1 and SAR
                      160.925---156.325  66
                      160.950---156.350   7

 ** Now single freq.s           Base/Mobile
 ----------------------------   -------
 160.975  private               156.375  67 intership9
                                156.400   8 intership2
                                156.425  68
                                156.450   9 intership5
                                156.475  69 intership8
   ...                          156.500  10 intership3
                                156.525  70 DSC Digital SelCall ONLY, GMDSS NO VOICE
                                156.550  11
                                156.575  71
                                156.600  12
   to                           156.625  72 intership6
                                156.650  13 intership4 + International Nav Safety Comms
                                156.675  73 intership7
                                156.700  14
                                156.725  74
   ...                          156.750  15 intership11  1W on-board
                                156.775  75 1W
                                156.800  16 Calling, Distress
                                156.825  76 1W
                                156.850  17 intership12  1W on-board
 161.475  private               156.875  77 intership10

 ** Now dual freq. pairs again
                      Shore     Ship
 --------------------------------------
                      161.500---156.900  18
                      161.525---156.925  78
                      161.550---156.950  19
                      161.575---156.975  79
                      161.600---157.000  20
                      161.625---157.025  80
                      161.650---157.050  21
                      161.675---157.075  81
                      161.700---157.100  22
                      161.725---157.125  82
                      161.750---157.150  23
                      161.775---157.175  83
                      161.800---157.200  24
                      161.825---157.225  84
                      161.850---157.250  25
                      161.875---157.275  85
                      161.900---157.300  26
                      161.925---157.325  86
                      161.950---157.350  27
                      161.975---157.375  87 old, paired use
 161.975 AIS1                   157.375  87
                      162.000---157.400  28
                      162.025---157.425  88 old, paired use
 162.025 AIS2                   157.425  88



              
              165.2...  PMR mobile, to 168.8875 (see +4.6)

  165.2       PMR mobile, to 168.8875 couplée à +4.6: 169.8-173.4875  "296 canaux duplex"
              168.9...  ???
              169.4250  ERMES-01  (ERMES Paging (25kHz, continuous, 6.25kbps, 4level FSK)   [Hear it here!])
                         16 channels, with each country having 4 "preferred" channels
              169.65    ERMES-10  France
              169.75    ERMES-14  France
              169.8000  ERMES-16

  169.8...    PMR base, to 173.4875 (split -4.6: 165.2-168.8875) "296 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" e.g. France Telecom

              This ties in with a Euro plan (25-08) to re-organise 157.45-174:  (boundaries)
              162.05... Base, to 165.2 (split -4.6: 157.45 -160.6)
              169.825...Base, to 174   (split -4.6: 165.225-169.4)


--174-------------------------
              Broadcasting Band III (8MHz TV F5-F10: Canal+), mobile, mics

              mics 175.5-178.5 and 183.5-186.5 "canaux simplex de 200 kHz"

 
              Euro TV (7MHz)  E5 174-181, E6 181-188, ... E11 216-223, E12 223-230
 
              176.0  TV ch F5   vision
  176.5 ...   Radiocom 2000, to 183.5  base (split +8: 184.5-191.5)
              182.5  TV ch F5   sound
              184.0  TV ch F6   vision
  184.5 ...   Radiocom 2000, to 191.5  mobile (see -8)
              190.5  TV ch F6   sound
              192.0  TV ch F7   vision
  192.5 ...   Radiocom 2000, to 199.5  mobile (see +8)
              198.5  TV ch F7   sound
              200.0  TV ch F8   vision
  200.5 ...   Radiocom 2000, to 207.5  base (split -8: 192.5-199.5)
              206.5  TV ch F8   sound
              208.0  TV ch F9   vision
  208.5 ...   Radiocom 2000, to 215.5  base (split +8: 216.5-223.5)
              214.5  TV ch F9   sound
              216.0  TV ch F10  vision
  216.5 ...   Radiocom 2000, to 223.5  mobile (see -8)
              225.5  TV ch F10  sound
 
              223.5-225 LPD "canaux simplex de 200 kHz" until 31/12/05, tele..


--225---------UHF-------------
              Military: NATO band
              Air-Ground-Air, Air-Air AM comms  (25 kHz channels)
              Radio Relay, Satellite

  243         Distress, EPIRBS   2 x 121.5 = 243

  390         Gendarmerie TETRAPOL, to 392 (split -10: 380-382) 20kHz channels - same mode as 77MHz (4/00)

--399.9-----------------------
              Mobile. Satellite. Military

  399.9 ...   Satellite Nav., Meteo sondes, Sat. mobile, EPIRBS, to 406.1


              There is a Euro plan (25-08) to re-organise 410-430:  (boundaries)
              420 ... Base, to 430 (split -10: 410-420)


  406.1125... PMR 2RP single, to 407.9875 "151 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              LPD 407.7 407.9 407.925 "3 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"  tele...

  408.0 ...   PMR dual, to 410 (+10)

              411.05  412.90  413.25 414.2375 SAB/SAP, couplées à
              421.05  422.90  423.25 424.2375 "4 canaux duplex de 75 kHz" unprotected, "dérogation d’affectataire"

  413.7375    PMR mobile 3RP, to 413.975  couplée à 423.7375-423.975 "20 canaux" "dérogation d'affectataire"

  414.5125    PMR mobile, to 414.7875 couplée à 424.5125-424.7875 "23 canaux"

  415=-       PMR mobile, digital TETRA, to 420=    couplée à 425-430 en métropole
                (except 415-416/425-426 near Ile de France)  "200 canaux duplex de 25 kHz"

  418.0 ...   PMR dual, to 420 (-10)

              ex 424.5-428  PMR / Radiocom 2000  base (split -10)  until 2000

  423.7375    PMR 3RP (base), to 423.975  couplée à -10: 413.7375-413.975
                "20 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz" "dérogation d'affectataire"

  424.5125    PMR (base), to 424.7875 couplée à -10: 414.5125-414.7875 "23 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"

* 70cm :
  430.0 ...   Amateur 70cm band, to 440   (430-434 secondary - radiolocalisation)
  430.025...  Repeaters, to 430.375  (split +1.6: 431.625-431.975)  FRU1 -FRU15
  431.225...  transponders, to 431.4
  433.025...  Repeaters, to 433.200  (split -1.6: 431.425-431.600)  FRU17-FRU24
  433.4  ...  transponders, to 433.575

  433.075...  LPD, to 434.775 (69 x 25kHz channels, 38 CTCSS tones, 10mW)  (e.g. Icom IC-4008E)
              433.92 "un canal simplex de 12,5 kHz" tele...
  433.75 ...  Space research, to 434.25  Earth-to-space



              440-446.6 PMR / RadioTelephone base (split +10) SFR  until 2000

  443.55...   PMR 2RP, to 444.4875 couplée à +10: 453.55-454.4875 "75 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"
              443.875    SAB/SAP/Prefered freq for temp use by foreigners (with +10)
                         "un canal simplex de 16 kHz, dérogation d'affectataire"
              444.075    Prefered freq for temp use by foreigners

  444.5 ...   PMR single, to 446.9875 "200 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              444.675    SAB/SAP/Prefered freq for temp use by foreigners "un canal simplex de 16 kHz"
              445.2...   Civil TETRA DMO Direct Mode (Euro standard), to 445.3

  446.03125...RPS (PMR446), to 446.09375  license exempt "6 canaux de 12,5 kHz"
              446.03125  3 (446.030 to nearest 5kHz, 1.25kHz error)
              446.04375  4 (446.045)
              446.05625  5 (446.055)
              446.06875  6 (446.070)
              446.08125  7 (446.080)
              446.09375  8 (446.095)

              446.475  446.525 "Radiomessagerie sur site" (base) and 445.5 (mobile) "3 canaux simplex de 12,5 kHz"
              446.5      "télécommande et télémesure médicale, un canal simplex de 12,5 kHz"
 
  446.95      RPS-1 : RPS (Radio Professionnelle Simplifiée, CTCSS - SRBR)
  446.975     RPS-2
  446.9875    RPS-3


              There is a Euro plan (25-08) to re-organise 450-470:  (boundaries)
              460 ...     Base, to 470 (split -10: 450-460)


              450.0 ...   PMR / RadioTelephone, to 446.6  mobile (see -10)
  453.55...   PMR 2RP, to 454.4875 couplée à -10: 443.55-444.4875 "75 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"
              453.875     SAB/SAP "un canal simplex de 16 kHz" (some use with -10)
              454.0       Prefered freq for temp use by foreigners

              454.6 ...   Min. de l'Int. (CRS/Police/Fire/Ambulance), to 456  mobile (see +10)

  456.0125... PMR mobile, to 459.9875  couplée à +10: 466.0125-469.9875 "319 canaux"
              457.525...  Marine on-board, to 457.575  single OR dual:+10

              457.675...  SNCF (rail), to 458.225

              458.2125    Fixed Links "isolés", to 458.4 couplée à 468.2125-468.4 "16 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"

  463.0 ...   PMR, to 464

  464.0 ...   Min. de l'Int. (CRS/Police/Fire/Ambulance), to 466  base   (split -10: 454-456)

  466.0125... PMR base, to 469.9875  couplée à -10: 456.0125-459.9875 "319 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"
              466.025...  POCSAG Paging, to 466.2 "5 canaux duplex de 25 kHz"
              467.525...  Marine on-board, to 467.575  single OR dual: see -10
              467.625...  SNCF (rail), to 468.325 (Split -10)


  468.2125    Fixed Links "isolés", to 468.4  couplée à 458.2125-458.4 "16 canaux duplex de 12,5 kHz"
                with "géographique" sharing with PMR


--470--------------------------
              Broadcasting Bands IV and V, land mobile (secondary - SAB)
              TV in 8 MHz channels
              System L (SECAM) : Offsets of +/- 37.5 kHz may be used. 
              AM Vision carrier   at +1.25 (inverted video)
              AM Sound  carrier   at +7.75 (6.5 higher than video)
              Nicam digital sound at +7.55

              Wireless mics 470-830

  470-478  21  477.75 sound
  478-486  22  485.75
  486-494  23  493.75
  494-502  24  501.75
  502-510  25  509.75
  510-518  26  517.75
  518-526  27  525.75
  526-534  28  533.75
  534-542  29  541.75
  542-550  30  549.75
  550-558  31  557.75
  558-566  32  565.75
  566-574  33  573.75
  574-582  34  581.75
  582-590  35  589.75
  590-598  36  597.75
  598-606  37  605.75
  606-614  38  613.75
  614-622  39  621.75
  622-630  40  629.75
  630-638  41  637.75
  638-646  42  645.75
  646-654  43  653.75
  654-662  44  661.75
  662-670  45  669.75
  670-678  46  677.75
  678-686  47  685.75
  686-694  48  693.75
  694-702  49  701.75
  702-710  50  709.75
  710-718  51  717.75
  718-726  52  725.75
  726-734  53  733.75
  734-742  54  741.75
  742-750  55  749.75
  750-758  56  757.75
  758-766  57  765.75
  766-774  58  773.75
  774-782  59  781.75
  782-790  60  789.75

--790----------------
               TV

  790-798  61  797.75
  798-806  62  805.75
  806-814  63  813.75
  814-822  64  821.75
  822-830  65  829.75

--830----------------
               MOBILE (primary) and TV

  830-838  66  837.75
  838-846  67  845.75
  846-854  68  853.75
  854-862  69  861.75



--862--------------------------
             Mobile.

  863...     Wireless LPD audio, to 865
  864.1...   FT BiBop RadioTelephones, to 868.1    (864.15 ch 1, to 868.05 ch 40)
  868...     LPD/alarms/telecontrol/telemetry etc, to 870

             884...    Radiocom 2000, to 890  mobile (see +45)
             890...    GSM, to 915            mobile (see +45)
  921=...    UIC, to 925= (by 2005)  Euro. Railways GSM system  "19 canaux duplex de 200 kHz"
  929...     Radiocom 2000, to 935  base (split -45: 884-890)

  935.2 ...  GSM RadioTelephones, to 959.8 continuous base (split -45: 890-915) "124 canaux duplex de 200 kHz"
             France Telecom, Bouygues Telecom and SFR

             935.2... FT,  to 945.0  all France
             945.2... FT,  to 947.4  high density areas  (945.2-946.0 middle density areas)
             945.2... BT,  to 949.8  low  density areas  (946.2-948.8 middle density areas)
             947.6... SFR, to 949.8  high density areas  (949.0-949.8 middle density areas)
             950.0... SFR, to 959.8  all France



--960--------------------------
             Aero Navigation

  978...     DME Ground reply X channels, to 1087  (paired with 1xx.x0 MHz) (to +63)
 1025...     DME Air mobile channels, to 1150      (1-126 x 1 MHz channels; 1-16 and 60-69 not used)
             Selected in aircraft by tuning to a paired channel between 108 and 118 MHz
             Pulses transmitted by the aircraft,    returned by the ground station & time difference measured.
 1104...     DME Ground reply Y channels, to 1213  (paired with 1xx.x5 MHz) (to -63)

 1030        SSR/IFF (Squalk) Ground (secondary radar - rotating), air reply on 1090




-1215--------------------------
             RADIONAVIGATION (PRIMARY)

 1240...     Amateur 23cm band

 1246...     Russian GLONASS GPS  L2,  0-12: 1246+n(0.4375)  see 1602

-1300--------------------------



 1,384... Fixed Links, to 1400    couplée à 1452-1460 et 1484-1492 MHz
          "systèmes de distribution téléphonique entre commutateurs et concentrateurs d'abonnés"

 1,400=...Transmission Prohibited
          Astronomy, Space Research, SETI, Hydrogen Line. Certain frequencies around here
          propagate very well through the universe, so the boffins listen here for extra-
          terrestial transmissions. But surely the little grey men are doing the same thing?
          1420 SETI@Home (+/-1.25MHz)

 1,429... Liaisons vidéo mobiles 1429-1452 MHz 

 1,452... see 1384

 1,460... Liaisons vidéo mobiles 1460-1484 MHz 

 1,467=...  Worldspace digital satellite broadcasting, to 1492 (7025-7075 MHz uplinks)   more
            3 sat.s, each with 3 beams of 2 TDM carriers (one left, one right circular pol.)
            TDMs are QPSK modulated, overall rate of 3.68 Mbit/s - 96 so called Prime Rate Channels
            (PRCs) having 16 kbit/s each. MP3 audio coding. 2.3MHz TDM sep.  detail
            Receivers cover 1453.384 to 1490.644 MHz (52 centers currently: 1467.184-1490.644, 0.460 MHz steps)
            Orbital positions :
              AfriStar  21 East - 1469R 1471L 1478R 1481L (MHz & Pol)  details
              AsiaStar 105 East - 1473R 1475L 1478L 1480R 1488R 1490L  details
              AmeriStar 95 West - (2001)    (details)

 1,484... see 1384

 1,492... Liaisons vidéo mobiles 1492-1515 MHz 

 1,525=...Satellite comms downlinks -   Inmarsat GMDSS etc (uplinks 1626.5-1660.5) (+101.5)  more
          1535-1544 FM comms, 25kHz steps

 1,559=...Radionavigation, to 1626.5=
          1,575.42 Navstar GPS Nav L1 C/A (military accuracy with 1227.6 L2 +/-14MHz)  spread
                   The L1 carrier is modulated by all three GPS data streams, C/A, P and Nav/System Data.
                   The L2 carrier is modulated by two GPS data streams, P-code and Nav/System Data.
                   The L3 carrier 1381.05 MHz is a non-navigation signal associated with nuclear burst detection.
                   One frequency explored for the L4 carrier is 1841.4 MHz.
          1,602... Russian GLONASS L1,  0-12: 1602+n(0.5625)   spread spectrum

 1,610=...Mobile-satellite systems, uplinks (down at -101.5)
          1,610=...LEO MSS, to 1626.5= (up&down) CDMA  i.e. Globalstar, Iridium (TDMA, 780km up)
          1,645.5..Distress EPIRBs, to 1646.5 (Inmarsat E)  1645.6-1645.8?

 1,670=...TFTS ground stations

 1,675=...Meteo satellite, to 1710
          1,690=...Weather Satellite HRPT (Hi-res pics), to 1710=  NOAA, GOES, MeteoSat



 1,710=...links, radioastronomy, GSM 1800 mobile phones, to 1880= :

 1,800.30.TFTS in-flight digital phones (air-ground), to 1804.969 (164 x 30.303 kHz channels : ground at -130)

 1,805=...GSM 1800 mobile phone system, to 1880= (split -95: 1710-1785)   (ERO doc about usage)
          Standard : 1805.2 to 1879.8 (374x TDMA 200kHz channels)  Digital duplex. Scrambled. Base continuous. info.
          France   : 1835.0 to 1879.8


 1,880=...DECT Digital Euro. Cordless Telephones, to 1900=
          1881.792..ch1, to 1897.344 ch10 (steps of 1.728 MHz)   encrypted,   base continuous (pulses),  less than 250mW
          Single Freq. Duplex (Digital TDMA) - supporting 12 conversations at once per channel
          "10 canaux simplex espacés de 2 MHz"





Frequency multiplied by wavelength gives 300,000,000 m/s - the speed of light... or 299,792,458 to be more exact. 300 mHz > 3000 mHz 1Gm > 100Mm easier to count s/cycle than c/s ! 3 Hz > 30 Hz 100Mm > 10Mm VERY long waves! Natural 'Earth' waves 30 Hz > 300 Hz ELF 10Mm > 1Mm Bass! 300 Hz > 3000 Hz ILF 1000km > 100km Voice frequencies (sound) 3 kHz > 30 kHz VLF 100km > 10km 30 kHz > 300 kHz LF 10km > 1km 300 kHz > 3000 kHz MF 1km > 100m 3 MHz > 30 MHz HF 100m > 10m 30 MHz > 300 MHz VHF 10m > 1m 300 MHz > 3000 MHz UHF 1m > 10cm 3 GHz > 30 GHz SHF 10cm > 1cm 30 GHz > 300 GHz EHF 1cm > 1mm mainly experimental 300 GHz > 30 THz THF 1mm > 10um limits of radio / far infra-red 30 THz > 300 THz 10um > 1um infra-red light 300 THz > 3000 THz 1um > 100nm infra red > visible > ultra violet (near & far) 3 PHz > 30 PHz 100nm > 10nm extreme ultra violet 30 PHz > 30 EHz 10nm > 10pm x-rays 30 EHz > 10pm > Gamma rays

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