Common Amateur Simplex Frequencies

Simplex Calling Frequencies

29.600
International 10m FM Simplex

50.125
USB simplex 6m SSB calling frequency.
Users should move up if the band is open beyond normal line of sight.

144.200
USB simplex 2m SSB calling frequency, Okanagan 2m SSB Net can be found on this frequency, Tuesday at 7:30 PM local time.

146.520
National 2m FM Simplex Calling Frequency, also used when traveling in areas with few or no local repeaters.

223.500
National 1.25m FM Simplex Calling Frequency

432.200
USB Simplex 70cm Calling Frequency

446.000
National 70cm FM Simplex Calling Frequency

 

Special Interest Frequencies

144.340
Amateur TV audio - talkback and coordination

145.800
ARISS - Hams in space (FM Voice downlink frequency for ARISS Space to Ground Voice Comms, a
lso used for SSTV transmissions from the ISS)

146.415
Hang Gliding - Hams in the air (unfortunately a few unlicensed pirates heard) Most active in the Lumby area

146.460
4X4 - Hams in the backcountry (unfortunately a few unlicensed pirates heard) Much activity in the Okanagan area  

 

Other Specialty Frequencies

Theses frequencies are used for specialized communications modes. Please refrain from operating FM Voice on these frequencies.

50.235
| Digital |    Q65-120E    |    Tropo/Rain/Back scatter (100W or less)

50.260
| Digital |    MSK144   |      Meteor scatter

50.275
| Digital |    Q65-30A    |    Tropo/Rain/Back scatter (100W or more)

50.313
| Digital |    FT8    |    (within North America)

50.318
| Digital |    FT4    |    (within North America)

50.323
| Digital |    FT8    |    (DX outside North America) 

144.100
| CW     |    CW calling    |      

144.120-144.140
| Digital |    Moonbounce (various modes)    |    EME

144.150
| Digital |    MSK144    |    Meteor scatter

144.170
| Digital |    Q65-60C   |    Tropo/Rain/Back scatter

144.174
| Digital |    FT8    |      

144.390
| FM      |    Packet APRS    |    North America wide APRS

144.910-144.970
| FM      |    Packet    |    1200 baud AX.25 packet (20 kHz spacing)

144.990
| FM      |    Low Power/Local Area Packet APRS    |    North America wide APRS

145.825
| FM      |    Packet    |    FM downlink frequency for ARISS 1200 baud packet radio.

144.990
| FM      |    Packet APRS low power    |    Alternate APRS for local operations

145.800-146.000
| FM, SSB, CW, Digital |    Satellite    |    Multiple modes for satellite work