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50 MHz and 53 MHz are surface and air radio control frequencies located within the six-meter amateur radio band. As such, it is necessary to be in possession of a valid Technician, General, Advanced or Extra class US amateur radio license or equivalent in order to legally operate a radio controlled model on these frequencies.

50 MHz allocationsEdit

  • 50.800 MHz -- Channel RC00
  • 50.820 MHz -- Channel RC01
  • 50.840 MHz -- Channel RC02
  • 50.860 MHz -- Channel RC03
  • 50.880 MHz -- Channel RC04
  • 50.900 MHz -- Channel RC05
  • 50.920 MHz -- Channel RC06
  • 50.940 MHz -- Channel RC07
  • 50.960 MHz -- Channel RC08
  • 50.980 MHz -- Channel RC09

53 MHz allocationsEdit

53 MHz is no longer in general use for R/C as high-powered repeaters are now operating on this band. These frequencies are still on the list of AMA-certified frequencies for use in aircraft.

  • 53.100 MHz -- Black-Brown
  • 53.200 MHz -- Black-Red
  • 53.300 MHz -- Black-Orange
  • 53.400 MHz -- Black-Yellow
  • 53.500 MHz -- Black-Green
  • 53.600 MHz -- Black-Blue
  • 53.700 MHz -- Black-Violet
  • 53.800 MHz -- Black-Gray


What follows is a broader, more technical dissertation on six-meter frequency allocations.

Band Plans Edit

IARU Region 1 50MHz Band Plan Edit

(with the UKSMG's recommended change to the adoption of the term
"inter-regional" rather than "inter-continental")

50.000 - 50.100   

CW only   

50.020 - 50.080   

 Beacons

   

   

50.090   

 CW calling frequency

50.100 - 50.500   

SSB and CW only   

50.100 - 50.130   

 DX window

   

   

50.110   

 Inter-Region calling frequency

   

   

50.150   

 SSB centre of activity

   

   

50.185   

 Cross-band activity centre

   

   

50.200   

 MS reference frequency (CW and SSB)

50.500 - 51.000   

All modes   

50.500 - 50.700   

 Digital communications

   

   

50.510   

 SSTV

   

   

50.550   

 Fax

   

   

50.600   

 RTTY

   

   

50.710 - 50.910   

 FM repeater outputs (UK)

51.000 - 51.410   

All modes   

51.210   

 Emergency communications priority

   

   

51.210 - 51.410   

 FM repeater inputs (UK)

51.410 - 51.830   

All modes   

51.430 - 51.590   

 FM, 20kHz channel spacing

   

   

51.510   

 FM calling

51.830 - 52.000   

All modes   

51.940 - 52.000   

 Emergency communications priority




(Source: VOLUNTARY OPERATING CODE OF PRACTICE for 6m operators UKSMG 16 February 2003)

IARU Region 2 Band Plan Edit

50.0-50.1CW, beacons
50.060-50.080beacon subband
50.1-50.3SSB, CW
50.1-50.125DX window
50.125SSB calling
50.3-50.6All modes
50.4AM calling
50.6-50.8Nonvoice communications
50.62Digital (packet) calling
50.8-51.0Radio remote control (20-kHz channels)
51.0-51.1Pacific DX window
51.12-51.48Repeater inputs (19 channels)
51.12-51.18Digital repeater inputs
51.62-51.98Repeater outputs (19 channels)
51.62-51.68Digital repeater outputs
52.0-52.48Repeater inputs (except as noted; 23 channels)
52.02, 52.04FM simplex
52.2TEST PAIR (input)
52.5-52.98Repeater output (except as noted; 23 channels)
52.525Primary FM simplex
52.54Secondary FM simplex
52.7TEST PAIR (output)
53.0-53.48Repeater inputs (except as noted; 19 channels)
53.0Remote base FM simplex
53.02Simplex
53.1, 53.2, 53.3, 53.4Radio remote control
53.5-53.98Repeater outputs (except as noted; 19 channels)
53.5, 53.6, 53.7, 53.8Radio remote control
53.52, 53.9Simplex

(Source: ARRL Band Plans)

IARU Region 3 Band Plan Edit

The Band Plan for IARU Region 3 may be found in their Band Plan Document

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