Amateur Band

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Amateur Band


a wave band allocated for amateur radio communications (including amateur radio competitions) or for transmission of signals to radio-controlled models.

In accordance with an international treaty regarding radio communications, there are five shortwave bands assigned to amateur radio communications: 80-, 40-, 20-, 14- and 10-m wavelength bands; these correspond respectively to the frequency ranges of 3.50-3.65 megahertz (MHz), 7.0-7.1 MHz, 14.00-14.35 MHz, 21.00-21.45 MHz, and 28.00-29.7 MHz. Six ultrashort-wave bands have also been allocated, with frequency ranges of 144‣146 MHz, 430‣440 MHz, 1.215-1.300 gigahertz (GHz), 5.65-5.67 GHz, 10.0-10.5 GHz and 21‣22 GHz. The frequencies assigned for the radio control of models are 27.12 MHz ± 0.05 percent and several sections in the bands 28.0-29.7 MHz and 144‣146 MHz.

Within each amateur band, individual sections are assigned to telegraph and telephone operation and to communications with nearby and distant stations.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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