RSGB Band Plan (effective from 1st January 2018)
The following band plan is largely based on that agreed at IARU Region 1 General Conferences with some local differences on
on frequencies above 430 MHz.
430MHz (70cm) Necessary  UK Usage
IARU Recommendation Bandwidth  
430.0000-431.9810 MHz 20 kHz 430.0125-430.0750 MHz   FM Internet voice gateways (Notes 7, 8) 
All modes   430.250-430.300 MHz  UK DV 9 MHz reverse-split repeaters - Outputs
430.4000-430.5750   430.400-430.775 MHz  UK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - Inputs
digital links    
430.6000-430.9250   430.8000 MHz   7.6 MHz Talkthrough (Note 10)
digital repeaters   430.8250-430.9750 MHz RU66-RU78 7.6 MHz split repeaters – outputs
    See licence exclusion note; 431-432 MHz
    430.9900-431.9000 MHz Digital Communications
    431.0750-431.1750 MHz   DV Internet voice gateways (Note 8)
432.0000-432.1000 500 Hz 432.0000-432.0250 MHz   Moonbounce (EME)
Telegraphy, MGM   432.0500 MHz   Telegraphy centre of activity
432.1000-432.4000 2700 Hz 432.2000 MHz   SSB centre of activity
SSB, Telegraphy   432.3500 MHz   Microwave talkback (Europe)
MGM   432.3700 MHz   FSK441 calling frequency
432.4000-432.4900 500 Hz Propagation Beacons only 
    432.491-432.493 MHz  Personal Weak Signal MGM Beacons (BW: 500 Hz max)
432.5000-432.9940 25 kHz 432.5000 MHz   Narrow band SSTV activity centre
All modes (Note 11) 432.6250-432.6750 MHz   Digital communications (25 kHz channels)
Non-channelised   432.7750 MHz   1.6 MHz Talkthrough  - Base TX (Note 10)
432.9940-433.3810 25 kHz 433.0000-433.3750 MHz (RB0-RB15) RU240-RU270
FM repeater outputs (Note 11) FM/DV repeater outputs (25 kHz channels) in UK only
in UK only (Note 1)    
433.3940-433.5810 25 kHz 433.4000 MHz   U272; IARU Region 1 SSTV (FM/AFSK)
  (Note 11) 433.4250 MHz   U274
FM/DV (Notes 12, 13)   433.4500 MHz   U276 (Note 5)
Simplex   433.4750 MHz   U278
Channels   433.5000 MHz   U280  FM Calling channel
    433.5250 MHz   U282 
    433.5500 MHz   U284  Used for Rally/Exhibition talk-in  
    433.5750 MHz   U286 
433.6000-434.0000 25 kHz  
All modes (Note 11) 433.6250-6750 MHz   Digital communications (25 kHz channels)
433.800 MHz for   433.7000-433.7750 MHz  (Note 10)
APRS where 144.800    
MHz cannot be used.   433.8000-434.2500 MHz   Digital communications & Experiments
434.000-434.5940 25 kHz 434.0000  Low Power Non-NoV Personal Hot-Spot usage
  (Note 11) 433.9500-434.0500 MHz   Internet voice gateways (Note 8)
    434.3750 MHz   1.6 MHz Talkthrough  - Mobile TX (Note 10)
    434.4750-434.5250 MHz  DV Internet voice gateways (Note 8)
434.5940-434.9810 25 kHz 434.6000-434.9750 MHz (RB0-RB15) RU240-RU270
FM repeater inputs in (Note 11) FM/DV repeater inputs (25 kHz channels) in UK only (Note 12).
UK only and ATV (Note 4)    
435.0000-438.0000 20 kHz Satellites and fast scan TV (Note 4)
    437.0000 Experimental DATV Centre of Activity (Note 14)
438.0000-440.0000 25 kHz 438.0250-438.1750 MHz  IARU Region 1 Digital communications
All modes (Note 11) 438.2000-439.4250 MHz (Note 1)
    438.4000 MHz   7.6 MHz Talkthrough  (Note 10)
    438.4250-438.5750 MHz   RU66-RU78 7.6MHz split repeaters – inputs
    438.6125 MHz   UK DV calling (Note 12) (Note 13)
    438.8000  Low Power Non-NoV Personal Hot-Spot usage
    439.6000-440.0000 MHz   Digital communications 
    439.250-439.300 MHz  UK DV 9 MHz reverse-split repeaters - Inputs
    439.400-439.775 MHz  UK DV 9 MHz split repeaters - Outputs
Note 1: In Switzerland, Germany and Austria, repeater inputs are 431.050-431.825 MHz with 25 kHz spacing and outputs 
438.650-439.425 MHz.   In Belgium, France and the Netherlands repeater outputs are 430.025-430.375 MHz with 12.5 kHz spacing
and inputs at 431.625-431.975 MHz.   In other European countries repeater inputs are 433.000-433.375 MHz with 25 kHz spacing
and outputs at 434.600-434.975 MHz, i.e. the reverse of the UK allocation. 
Note 4: ATV carrier frequencies shall be chosen to avoid interference to other users, in particular the satellite 
service and repeater inputs.   
Note 5: In other countries IARU Region-1 recommend 433.450 MHz for DV calling 
Note 7: Users must accept interference from repeater output channels in France and the Netherlands at 430.025-430.575 MHz.
Users with sites that allow propagation to other countries (notably France and the Netherlands) must survey the proposed
frequency before use to ensure that they will not cause interference to users in those countries.   
Note 8: All Internet voice gateways: 12.5kHz channels, maximum deviation +-2.4kHz, maximum erp 5W (7 dBW), 
attended-only operation in the presence of the NoV holder.
Note 10: May be used for Emergency Communications and Community Events
Note 11: IARU Region 1 recommended maximum bandwidths are 12.5 or 20 kHz
Note 12: Embedded data traffic is allowed with digital voice (DV)  
Note 13: Simplex use only - no DV gateways 
Note 14: QPSK 2 Mega-symbols/second maximum recommended
LICENCE NOTES:   Amateur Service: Secondary User.    Amateur Satellite Service: 435-438MHz: Secondary User
  Exclusion: 431-432 MHz not available within 100km radius of Charing Cross, London.
  Power Restriction: 430-432 MHz is 40W erp maximum
Notes to the Band Plan
ITU-R Recommendation SM.328 (extract)
Necessary bandwidth: For a given class of emission, the width of the frequency band which is just sufficient to 
ensure the transmission of information at the rate and with the quality required under specified conditions.
The use of Amplitude Modulation (AM) is acceptable in the all modes segments but users are asked to consider
adjacent channel activity when selecting operating frequencies. 
Foundation and Intermediate Licence holders are advised to check their licences for the permitted power limits and 
conditions applicable to their class of licence.