F band (NATO)

Summary

The NATO F band is the obsolete designation given to the radio frequencies from 3,000 to 4,000 MHz (equivalent to wavelengths between 10 and 7.5 cm) during the cold war period. Since 1992, frequency allocations, allotment and assignments are in line with the NATO Joint Civil/Military Frequency Agreement (NJFA).[1] However, in order to identify military radio spectrum requirements, e.g. for crisis management planning, training, electronic warfare activities, or in military operations, this system is still in use.

NATO F band
Frequency range
3–4 GHz
Wavelength range
10–7.5 cm
Related bands
NATO LETTER BAND DESIGNATION[citation needed] BROADCASTING
BAND
DESIGNATION

[citation needed]
NEW[when?] NOMENCLATURE OLD[when?] NOMENCLATURE
BAND FREQUENCY (MHz) BAND FREQUENCY (MHz)
A 0 – 250 I 100 – 150 Band I
47 – 68 MHz (TV)
Band II
87.5 – 108 MHz (FM)
G 150 – 225 Band III
174 – 230 MHz (TV)
B 250 – 500 P 225 – 390
C 500 – 1 000 L 390 – 1 550 Band IV
470 – 582 MHz (TV)
Band V
582 – 862 MHz (TV)
D 1 000 – 2 000
S 1 550 – 3 900
E 2 000 – 3 000
F 3 000 – 4 000
G 4 000 – 6 000 C 3 900 – 6 200
H 6 000 – 8 000 X 6 200 – 10 900
I 8 000 – 10 000
J 10 000 – 20 000 Ku 10 900 – 20 000
K 20 000 – 40 000 Ka 20 000 – 36 000
L 40 000 – 60 000 Q 36 000 – 46 000
V 46 000 – 56 000
M 60 000 – 100 000 W 56 000 – 100 000
US- MILITARY / SACLANT[citation needed]
N 100 000 – 200 000
O 100 000 – 200 000


References edit

  1. ^ "NATO Joint Civil/Military Frequency Agreement (NJFA)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-01-05.