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Emission Designators

Often just the last 3 characters are used. For example, A3E or A3 to indicate AM voice or AM telephony, F3E or F3 to indicate FM voice or FM telephony.

  • Analog voice and data


  • 80K0F3E - military FM +/- 20 kHz deviation - 100 kHz channel steps - PRC-8, PRC-8A, PRC-9, PRC-9A, PRC-10, PRC-10A, SCR-300, etc.
  • 75K0F3E - military FM - 100 kHz channel steps
  • 60K0F3E - military FM +/- 15 kHz deviation - land mobile and fixed links high-HF and low-VHF 20-55 MHz 100 kHz channels
  • 54K0F3E - wireless microphones VHF band (169-172 MHz and 174-216 MHz bands, 54 kHz bandwidth)
  • 40K0F8W - AMPS cellular (analog 800 MHz cellular service, now defunct, 30 kHz channels)
  • 40K0F3E - military FM 10 kHz deviation
  • 36K0F3E - military FM 30-76 MHz/30-88 MHz 9 kHz FM deviation SINCGARS - VRC-12, PRC-25, PRC-68, PRC-77, etc. "36F3"
  • 32K0F3E - military FM 30-88 MHz 8 kHz FM deviation SINCGARS
  • 30K0F3E - military FM 30-88 MHz 7.5 kHz FM deviation SINCGARS
  • 24K0F3E - military FM 30-88 MHz 6 kHz FM deviation - "narrow band" on PRC-1177 25 kHz step version of PRC-77 (normally 50 kHz steps)
  • 20K0F3E - Regular 5 kHz deviation "wideband" FM voice - used for land mobile systems below 150 MHz, including VHF low band 25-50 MHz
  • 20K0F3E - FM voice - amateur radio standard FM used 29 MHz and up - 25 kHz bandwidth
  • 20K0F3D - DMTF and other tone-based signalling systems - 5 kHz deviation
  • 20K0F9W - Combined analog FM voice, GPS data and ANI information (used by American Red Cross 47.42 MHz blanket system)
  • 20K0F7W - see 20K0F9W above, used by the ARC on 47.42 MHz and other VHF low band frequencies (eg. 47.5 MHz, 47.54 MHz, etc.)
  • 16K0F3E - military FM 30-88 MHz Datron HH7700, PRC1077 PRC-1077, PRC1060 PRC1080 25 kHz bandwidth mode - "wide band FM" 25 kHz channel spacing
  • 16K0F3E - 4 kHz deviation FM analog voice - used on the 800/900 MHz bands, the VHF marine band - 20K “middle band” on many land mobile radios
  • 16K0G3E - 4 kHz deviation PM analog phase modulation voice (considered identical to FM or 16K0F3E emission)
  • 15K8F3E - MURS mobile radio (154.57 MHz and 154.6 MHz only) FM voice, considered functionally the same as 20K0F3E or 16K0F3E
  • 15K5F3E - GMRS mobile radio FM voice, considered functionally the same as 20K0F3E or 16K0F3E
  • 14K0F3E - 3.5 kHz deviation FM voice, used on some FM CB equipment (see also: 10K0F3E, 11K0F3E, 12K5F3E, etc.)
  • 13K6F3E - 900 MHz SMR analog FM voice (Motorola Type II, etc.) 13.6 kHz bandwidth
  • 12K5F3E - ITU designation for narrow band FM 12.5 kHz channel, 3.125 kHz deviation
  • 12K0F3E - 3 kHz deviation, narrow FM voice - cf. HH7700, PRC1077, PRC1060, PRC1080 and other more modern military FM tactical radios
  • 11K3F3E - 2.5 kHz deviation FM "narrowband 12.5 kHz" analog voice, 11.25 kHz occupied bandwidth
  • 11K2F3E - Considered the same as 11K3F3E by the FCC
  • 11K3F3D - DTMF and other tone-based signalling systems - 2.5 kHz deviation narrow band
  • 11K2F3D - DTMF and other tone-based signalling systems - 2.5 kHz deviation narrow band
  • 11K0F3E - military FM 30-88 MHz Datron HH7700 12.5 kHz bandwidth mode - "narrow band FM" 12.5 kHz channel spacing
  • 11K0F3E - Considered the same as 11K3F3E by the FCC - 12K narrow band on many land mobile radios, GMRS, FRS, MURS, etc.
  • 11K0F3D - DTMF and other tone-based signalling systems - 2.5 kHz deviation narrow band
  • 11K3F3D - Audio frequency shift keying within a narrowband 12.5 kHz bandwidth channel FFSK, AFSK, FSK
  • 10K7F3E - Narrowband FM mode used by numerous FCC-approved Part 90/Part 95 handheld radios, 10.7 kHz bandwidth
  • 10K5F3E - Narrowband FM mode used by numerous FCC-approved Part 90/Part 95 handheld radios, 10.5 kHz bandwidth
  • 10K4F3E - Narrowband FM mode used by numerous FCC-approved Part 90/Part 95 handheld radios, 10.4 kHz bandwidth
  • 10K2F3E - Narrowband FM mode used by numerous FCC-approved Part 90/Part 95 handheld radios, 10.2 kHz bandwidth
  • 10K0F3E - 10 kHz bandwidth FM - used on many European-spec FM CB radios, also export CB/11 meter equipment sold in USA FM mode
  • 10K0A3E - AM voice, double side band with carrier (10 kHz bandwidth) - wide band AM 5 kHz sidebands
  • 9K90F3E - Narrow FM voice, 9.9 kHz bandwidth - FRS wireless FM intercom systems
  • 9K80F3E - Narrow FM voice, 9.8 kHz bandwidth - FRS wireless FM intercom systems
  • 9K84F3E - Narrow FM NFM 9.84 kHz bandwidth 9.9 kHz bandwidth - Motorola FRS walkie talkies
  • 9K64F3E - Narrow FM, FRS walkie talkies
  • 9K50A3E - AM voice, double side band with carrier (9.5 kHz bandwidth)
  • 9K20F3E - Baofeng (and other Chinese radios) narrow FM mode
  • 9K10F3E - Baofeng (and other Chinese radios) narrow FM mode
  • 8K50F3E - Narrow FM voice, FRS radios, 6 channel 7 channel 10 channel 20 channel wireless intercoms (using FRS frequencies)
  • 8K00A3E - AM voice, double side band AM with carrier (8 kHz bandwidth)
  • 8K00F3E - Narrow FM voice, 8 kHz bandwidth, wireless FRS intercoms and other two-way radios
  • 6K00F3E - Super narrow FM voice, 6.25 kHz channel 6 kHz bandwidth
  • 6K00A3E - AM voice, double side band with carrier (6 kHz bandwidth) - used for CB and VHF aircraft band airband
  • 5K80A3E - AM voice, double side band with carrier, modern 27 MHz AM CB gear per FCC authorization paperwork
  • 5K75A3E - AM voice, double side band with carrier (5.75 kHz bandwidth) - narrow AM, modern AM CB equipment
  • 5K68F3E - Super narrow FM voice, 5.68 kHz bandwidth - Motorola FRS walkie talkies
  • 5K20F3E - Super narrow FM voice, 5.2 kHz bandwidth - Motorola FRS walkie talkies
  • 5K20F3E - Narrow FM Baofeng radios, Pofung, etc. UV-5R UV-5RA UV-5RE UV-6R UV-82 UV-82C UV-82HP BF-F8HP (super-narrow FM)
  • 4K50A3E - AM voice, double side band with carrier - narrow AM for 8.33 kHz airband channel step
  • 4K00F3E - Super narrow FM voice, used with NXDN or NEXEDGE systems
  • 4K00F3D - Super narrow FM - used for CW ID callsign license ID on NXDN, NEXEDGE and IDAS systems (narrowband)
  • 4K00J3E - SSB AC-SSB Amplitude Compandored Sideband (pilot tone/carrier) voice (4 kHz)
  • 4K00J3E - ESSB enhanced SSB (can be wider than 4 kHz)
  • 3K00J3E - SSB single sideband voice (USB or LSB) - 3 kHz bandwidth SSB voice
  • 2K80J3E - SSB single sideband voice (USB or LSB) - 2.8 kHz bandwidth SSB voice


  • Digital modes, including frequency shift keying (FSK) and audio frequency shift keying (AFSK)


  • 1M25F9W - CDMA cellular (voice and data)
  • 30K0DXW - TDMA cellular (voice and data)
  • 22K0D1E - TETRA digital voice
  • 22K0D1D - TETRA data
  • 22K0D1W - TETRA voice and data
  • 22K0D7W - TETRA voice and data
  • 22K0D7E - TETRA digital voice
  • 22K0D7D - TETRA data
  • 22K0DXW - TETRA voice and data
  • 21K0D1W - TETRA voice and data
  • 20K1D1D - TETRA PowerTrunk data
  • 20K0D1E - TETRA PowerTrunk digital voice
  • 20K0D1W - TETRA PowerTrunk digital voice and data
  • 20K0D7W - TETRA voice and data combined - reduced power TETRA
  • 20K0D7E - TETRA digital voice - reduced power TETRA
  • 20K0D7D - TETRA data - reduced power TETRA
  • 20K0D7W - TETRA voice and data combined - reduced power TETRA
  • 20K0F3D - FM tone-based systems (DMTF, siren activation, station alerting, etc.)
  • 20K0F1D - FM paging - POCSAG systems, 25 kHz bandwidth (no voice)
  • 20K0F1D - FSK data, regular 5 kHz deviation - used for 72 MHz wireless clock systems, callboxes and other operational fixed purposes
  • 20K0F1D - wireless control and telemetry systems operating on the 154 MHz MURS channels 154.57 MHz or 154.6 MHz
  • 20K0F1D - 19.2 kbps data on wideband channel RD-LAP
  • 20K0F1E - Encrypted Voice - Motorola DVP, DES, DES-XL, SECURENET - not P25
  • 20K0F2D - Audio frequency shift keying within a wideband 20 kHz / 25 kHz bandwidth channel FFSK, AFSK, FSK
  • 20K0G3D - PSK - phase shift keying, 20 kHz bandwidth remote control RC radio control systems, various VHF/UHF bands
  • 19K6F1D - FFSK - GMSK data link radios, including Maxon VHF 136-174 MHz and UHF 450-490 MHz data radios telemetry radios
  • 19K0F2D - FSK data, digital link, data, telemetry, telecommand (noted on public safety licenses)
  • 19K0F1D - FSK data, digital link, data, telemetry, telecommand (noted on public safety licenses)
  • 19K0D1W - P25 Project 25 2-slot TDMA P25 Phase II true TDMA, appearing on Phase II P25 licenses
  • 17K7D7D - Motorola Astro 25 data - Motorola High Performance data Air Interface - wideband 25 kHz channel
  • 16K8F1E - Encrypted Voice - Motorola DVP, DES, DES-XL, SECURENET - not P25
  • 16K0F1D - Motorola Type II trunking system 3600 baud control channel
  • 16K0F1D - FSK telemetry, telecommand and data links (used on various VHF/UHF bands, including RC services in Europe
  • 14K0F1D - Motorola Type II trunking system 3600 baud control channel
  • 13K1F9W - OpenSky digital voice / data 4-slot - SMR
  • 12K1F9W - OpenSky digital voice / data 4-slot - NPSPAC
  • 11K3F1D - FM paging - POCSAG systems, 11.25 kHz bandwidth (no voice)
  • 11K3F1E - Encrypted Voice - Motorola DVP, DES, DES-XL, SECURENET - not P25
  • 11K3F7W - Mixed analog/digital use, technically incorrect per FCC rules, but widely found on licenses
  • 11K2F7W - Mixed analog/digital use, technically incorrect per FCC rules, but widely found on licenses
  • 11K0F7W - Mixed analog/digital use, technically incorrect per FCC rules, but widely found on licenses
  • 10K0F1D - GPS RTK data links
  • 10K0F1D - 9.6 kbps data on narrowband channel RD-LAP
  • 10K0F1D - Automatic Vehicle Location AVL systems, radio modems - 10 kHz bandwidth FSK
  • 10K0F1D - FSK remote control FM RC systems, 10 kHz bandwidth
  • 9K80D7W - P25 Project 25 2-slot TDMA P25 Phase II
  • 9K80F1D - P25 Project 25 2-slot TDMA P25 Phase II data
  • 9K80F1E - P25 Project 25 2-slot TDMA P25 Phase II voice
  • 9K70F1D - P25 Project 25 WCQPSK Data - Used for simulcast systems
  • 9K70F1E - P25 Project 25 WCQPSK Voice - Used for simulcast systems
  • 9K36F7W - Yaesu System Fusion combined C4FM (Voice Wide * Voice Narrow + Data * Data Wide)
  • 9K30F1D - SCADA, data links, telecommand and remote control (fits in 12.5 kHz narrow band channel)
  • 9K20F3D - DTMF selective calling, ANI - automatic number identification, including end of transmission DTMF bursts
  • 9K20F2D - Paging and system alerting (including fire station systems, Zetron)
  • 9K10F3D - DTMF selective calling, ANI - automatic number identification, including end of transmission DTMF bursts
  • 8K90F1D - GPS RTK data links
  • 8K50F2D - Audio frequency shift data, FSK (FM) telemetry, telecommand, including remote control uses in Europe
  • 8K50F1D - Frequency shift data, FSK (FM) telemetry, telecommand
  • 8K50A1D - 8 kHz AFSK - AM remote control 8.5 kHz bandwidth
  • 8K50A2D - 8 kHz AFSK with modulating sub-carrier - remote control
  • 8K30F1D - NDXN, IDAS or NEXEDGE Wideband 12.5 kHz - Data
  • 8K30F1E - NDXN, IDAS or NEXEDGE Wideband 12.5 kHz - Digital voice
  • 8K30F7W - NXDN, IDAS or NEXEDGE Wideband 12.5 kHz - Digital voice + data combined
  • 8K30F1W - P25 Project 25 Voice and data Phase I C4FM voice and data
  • 8K10F1E - P25 Project 25 Voice - P25 Phase I C4FM voice
  • 8K10F1D - P25 Project 25 Data - P25 Phase I C4FM voice
  • 8K10F1W - P25 Project 25 Voice and data - P25 Phase II H-CPM
  • 8K10FXE - P25 Project 25 Voice - P25 Phase I C4FM voice
  • 8K10FXD - P25 Project 25 Data - P25 Phase I C4FM voice
  • 8K00F1D - High power 27 MHz data links - 27.255 MHz, see HF pagers and remote control pages
  • 8K00F1D - 8 kHz FSK - remote control (per FCC rules under Part 95 RCRS, 26-28 MHz band, 72 MHz band, 75 MHz band)
  • 8K00F2D - 8 kHz FSK with modulating sub-carrier - remote control
  • 8K00A1D - 8 kHz AFSK - AM remote control, 26-28 MHz band, 72-76 MHz band, 49 MHz band/27 MHz band
  • 8K00A2D - 8 kHz AFSK with modulating sub-carrier - remote control
  • 8K00N0N - 8 kHz OOK on off keying remote control
  • 7K60FXE - DMR digital voice - TDMA 2-slot DMR MotoTRBO digital voice
  • 7K60FXD - DMR data - TDMA 2-slot DMR MotoTRBO data
  • 7K60FXW - DMR digital voice + data - TDMA - 2-slot DMR MotoTRBO combined voice and data
  • 7K60F7W - DMR digital voice + data - TDMA - 2-slot DMR MotoTRBO combined voice and data
  • 7K60F1W - DMR digital voice + data - TDMA - 2-slot DMR MotoTRBO combined voice and data
  • 7K60F1E - DMR digital voice - TDMA 2-slot DMR MotoTRBO digital voice
  • 7K60F1D - DMR data - TDMA 2-slot DMR MotoTRBO data
  • 6K50F1D - SCADA, data links, carrier FSK 6.5 kHz bandwidth
  • 6K00F7W - Mixed analog/digital use, technically incorrect per FCC rules, but widely found on licenses 6.0 kHz bandwidth
  • 6K00F1D - SCADA, data links, carrier FSK, telecommand (R/C, remote control and radio control systems 25 MHz and above)
  • 6K00F2D - SCADA, data links, regular audio FSK AFSK 6 kHz bandwidth
  • 6K00F3D - SCADA, data links, various-tone based systems, DTMF, alerting systems, etc. - 6 kHz bandwidth
  • 5K76G1E - P25 Voice - CQPSK voice, used for simulcast Project 25 systems
  • 5K60F2D - 5.6 kHz bandwidth FSK, operational fixed usage, SCADA, remote control
  • 4K00F1D - NDXN, IDAS or NEXEDGE Narrowband 6.25 kHz - Data
  • 4K00F1E - NDXN, IDAS or NEXEDGE Narrowband 6.25 kHz - Digital voice
  • 4K00F1W - NXDN, IDAS or NEXEDGE Narrowband 6.25 kHz - Digital voice + data combined
  • 3K30F1D - 3.3 kHz bandwidth SCADA datalink telecommand, i.e. 151 MHz, 154 MHz or 173 MHz narrowband systems (6.25 kHz or 3.125 kHz steps)
  • 3K00H2B - ALE MIL-STD-188-141A and FED-STD-1045 - MF and HF systems, 2-30 MHz
  • 2K80J2D - PACTOR-III
  • 2K80J2B - RTTY or RATT - radioteletype
  • 2K50J2D - ROS datamode, similar FSK/AFSK modes such as WSPR, OLIVIA, JT65, etc.
  • 2K00J2D - MT63-2000 (200wpm) 2000 Hz bandwidth 2 kHz bandwidth
  • 1K00J2D - MT63-1000 (100wpm) 1000 Hz bandwidth 1 kHz bandwidth
  • 100HN0N - True CW continuous wave Morse code on off keying 100Hz 0.1 kHz bandwidth



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