HF airband

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HF aeronautical bands. The 3800-3950 kHz range is generally not used in ITU Region 2 and is shared with other services. 3 kHz frequency steps (channelization), USB voice used with SELCAL extensively used. Military generally uses 3 kHz steps but will sometimes use split or offset frequencies and non-voice modes.

See the MWARA page for specific frequencies, including VOLMET broadcasts (meteo) transmissions, weather frequencies and HF long-range ATC frequencies. This page is for the bands only. See also MF/HF marine bands and MF/HF fixed/mobile bands.


MF SSB and HF SSB aircraft bands

Frequency Range civil sub band / military sub band
2850 kHz to 3155 kHz 2850 - 3025 kHz civilian / 3025 - 3155 kHz military
3400 kHz to 3500 kHz 3400 - 3500 kHz civilian
3800 kHz to 3950 kHz 3800 - 3950 kHz civilian (shared with 75 meter amateur band and broadcasting)
4650 kHz to 4750 kHz 4650 - 4700 kHz civilian / 4700 - 4750 kHz military
5450 kHz to 5730 kHz 5450 - 5680 kHz civilian / 5680 - 5730 kHz military
6525 kHz to 6765 kHz 6525 - 6685 kHz civilian / 6685 - 6765 kHz military
8815 kHz to 9040 kHz 8815 - 8965 kHz civilian / 8965 - 9040 kHz military
10005 kHz to 10100 kHz 10005 - 10100 kHz civilian
11175 kHz to 11400 kHz 11175 - 11275 military / 11275 - 11400 kHz military
13200 kHz to 13360 kHz 13200 - 13260 civilian / 13260 - 13360 kHz military
15010 kHz to 15100 kHz 15010 - 15100 kHz military
17900 kHz to 18030 kHz 17900 - 17970 civilian / 17970 - 18030 kHz military
21870 kHz to 22000 kHz 21870 - 22000 kHz civilian
23200 kHz to 23350 kHz 23200 - 23350 kHz civilian

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