Shortwave Broadcast Band Allocations

    • 2300-2495 120 meters (Note 1)
    • 3200-3400 90 meters (Note 1)
    • 3900-3950 75 meters (Regional band, used for broadcasting in Asia only)
    • 3950-4000 75 meters (Regional band, used for broadcasting in Asia and Europe)
    • 4750-4995 60 meters (Note 1)
    • 5005-5060 60 meters (Note 1)
    • 5730-5900 49 meter NIB (Note 2)
    • 5900-5950 49 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 5950-6200 49 meters
    • 6200-6295 49 meter NIB (Note 2)
    • 6890-6990 41 meter NIB (Note 2)
    • 7100-7300 41 meters (Regional band, not allocated for broadcasting in the western hemisphere)(Note 4)
    • 7300-7350 41 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 7350-7600 41 meter NIB (Note 2)
    • 9250-9400 31 meter NIB (Note 2)
    • 9400-9500 31 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 9500-9900 31 meters
    • 11500-11600 25 meter NIB (Note 2)
    • 11600-11650 25 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 11650-12050 25 meters
    • 12050-12100 25 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 12100-12600 25 meter NIB (Note 2)
    • 13570-13600 22 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 13600-13800 22 meters
    • 13800-13870 22 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 15030-15100 19 meter NIB (Note 2)
    • 15100-15600 19 meters
    • 15600-15800 19 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 17480-17550 17 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 17550-17900 17 meters
    • 18900-19020 15 meter WARC-92 band (Note 3)
    • 21450-21850 13 meters
    • 25670-26100 11 meters

Notes

  • Note 1 Tropical bands, 120/90/60 meters are for broadcast use only in designated tropical areas of the world.
  • Note 2 Broadcasters can use this frequency range on a (NIB) non-interference basis only.
  • Note 3 WARC-92 bands are allocated officially for use by HF broadcasting stations in 2007. They are only authorized on a non-interference basis until that date.
  • Note 4 WRC-03 update. After March 29, 2009, the spectrum from 7100-7200 kHz will no longer be available for broadcast purposes and will be turned over to amateur radio operations worldwide