Compiled by Mark ZL3AB assisted by Gary ZL2IFB
Updated 31 Dec 2018
1810 CW QRP
1836.6 WSPR beacons
1910 SSB QRP
3500-3525 CW DX Window simplex or split, listen for op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
3530 IOTA CW
3559 Hellschreiber (Region 3)
3560 QRP CW
3579 QRSS Beacons
3590 RTTY DX
3592.6 WSPR beacons
3620-3640 VK/ZL digimodes window
3710 QRP CW
3730-3740 SSTV (ITU Region 1)
3755 IOTA SSB
3776-3800 SSB DX window for intercontinental traffic
3845 SSTV (ITU Region 2)
ZL is currently operating on 60m on a trial basis with two spot frequencies:
(The trial ends July 2019)
5353 USB Phone
5362 - 5364 Narrow band modes (FT8 / CW)
Note: A Separate license is required for 60m Operation. See: 60m information.
7000-7025 CW DX Window simplex or split, listen for op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
7030 IOTA CW
7035-7040 BPSK31 (ITU Regions 1 & 3)
7035-7045 RTTY (ITU Regions 1 & 3)
7040 RTTY DX
7040 QRP (ITU Region 2)
70599 QRSS Beacons
7070-7075 BPSK31 (ITU Region 2)
7076 JT65A (USB)
7080 RTTY (ITURegion 2)
7083.6 WSPR beacons
7084 Hellschreiber (USB Region 1)
7075-7.100 SSB Calling Simplex or split listen for op's instructions
7100-7.200 SSB (Region 1)
7125-7.300 SSB (Region 2)
7285 QRP SSB
New Zealand is in ITU Region 3 but ZL amateurs are also allowed to use digimodes on the frequencies allocated to ITU Region 2 (the Americas).
10100-10110 CW DX Window simplex or split listen for op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
10115 IOTA CW
10116 QRP CW
10138.7 WSPR beacons
10140 QRSS Beacons
14000-14025 CW DX Window simplex or split, listen for op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
14040 IOTA CW
14060 CW QRP
14073 Hellschreiber DX calling frequency
14090-14110 Packet, AMTOR, PACTOR
14095.6 WSPR beacons
140989 QRSS Beacons
14107.5 Olivia 32/100
14100 NCDXF International beacon Network (Do not transmit here)
14115-14350 SSB (14170-14220 DX Calling Simplex or split listen for op's instructions)
14260 IOTA SSB
14285 SSB QRP
18070-18080 CW DX Window simplex or split listen for op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
18090 IOTA CW
18104.6 WSPR beacons
181089 QRSS Beacons
18110 NCDXF International Beacon Network (Do not transmit here)
18128 IOTA SSB
21000-21025 CW DX Window simplex or split listen for op's instructions(no local ragchewing)!
21040 IOTA CW
21060 QRP CW
21080 RTTY DX
21094.6 WSPR beacons
21150 NCDXF International Beacon Network (Do not transmit here)
21385 QRP SSB
21260 IOTA SSB
24890-24910 CW DX Window simplex or split listen for op's instructions (no local ragchewing)
24924.6 WSPR beacons
24930 NCDXF International Beacon Network (Do not transmit here)
24950 IOTA SSB calling frequency
28000-28025 CW DX Window simplex or split listen for op's instructions (no local ragchewing)
28060 QRP CW
28080 RTTY DX
28124.6 WSPR beacons
28160-28300 Beacons (Do not transmit here)
28200 NCDXF International Beacon Network (Do not transmit here)
28321 QRSS beacons
28385 QRP SSB
28460 IOTA SSB
28560 IOTA SSB
28885 Six metre liaison frequency
29300-29510 Satellite downlinks (Do not transmit here)
29520-29580 FM repeater inputs (duplex, listen 100 kHz higher)
28590-28610 FM simplex
29600 FM simplex calling frequency
29620-29680 FM repeater outputs (duplex, transmit 100 kHz lower)
This list is not definitive.
Check your transmitting license for the explicit terms and conditions according to the New Zealand law.
All frequencies are dial settings in kiloHertz.
In order to prevent your transmissions extending out of band, do not transmit right at the band edges.
Keep your power, microphone gain and speech processing down to reduce spurious transmissions and overmodulation, especially on digimodes.
Stay clear of the beacon and satellite downlink frequencies to avoid interfering with reception of very weak signals.
On SSB, use LSB on 40m and lower frequency bands, or USB on 20m and up.
Most digimodes use USB on all bands. If you cannot decode a good signal, try LSB or 'invert', assuming you are using the appropriate digimode and speed!
Some of the frequencies shown are not available to amateurs in other countries, who may therefore be found elsewhere. In particular, novices often have restrictions on the bands, frequency-ranges and transmit power.
CW is permitted across the entirety of each band, but is usually found in the segments indicated.
DXpeditions and rare DX stations usually operate "split" (half-duplex): listen to the DX operator's instructions or tune around to find other callers. Avoid calling on the DX station's transmit frequency (simplex) unless you are sure he is taking callers there.
All frequencies except band edges are approximate. Always listen carefully for a clear frequency before transmitting (including when operating split).
The 30m, 17m and 12m bands have been known as "the WARC bands" since they were initially allocated at a World Amateur Radio Conference.
Some bands (such as 80 & 30 metres) are shared with other radio services: do not interfere with them. They may have primary rights.
Please report pirates and intruders to the IARU Monitoring Service (see http://www.nzart.org.nz/nzart/monitoring-service/)
Morse code: CW
Voice modes: SSB, FM, AM and digital speech
Digimodes: JT65A, MT63, PSK, MFSK, Throb, RTTY, Packet, AMTOR, PACTOR, Clover, OLIVIA, DominoEX, ALE, CMSK, Piccolo and others
Raster-scanning modes: Hellschreiber, SSTV
ALE (in USB mode): MIL-STD 188-141 ; FED-1045 (8FSK - 2kHz Bandwidth)
AM Amplitude Modulation
AMTOR Amateur Telex Over Radio
CMSK Correlated, Convolved, Chat-mode MSK (see http://www.qsl.net/zl1bpu/CMSK/cmsk.htm)
CW Continuous Wave
Digimodes Digital data modes
Duplex Transmit on one frequency while simultaneously receiving on another
FM Frequency Modulation
Half-duplex, split Transmit on one frequency, then receive on another
IOTA Islands On The Air
ITU International Telecommunications Union
LSB Lower Sideband
MSK Multi-Shift Keying
NCDXF Northern California DX Foundation (see http://www.ncdxf.org/pages/beacons.html)
Packet Packet radio (TCP/IP)
PACTOR Packet Telex Over Radio (100 baud increasing to 200 baud on good links)
PSK Phase Shift Keying (mostly 31 baud i.e. PSK31, with some activity on PSK63, PSK125 and occasionally other variants)
QRP Low transmit power (up to 5 watts output)
QRSS Very slow speed CW (takes seconds to send each element)
RTTY Radio Teletype (usually 170 Hz shift and 50 baud, sometimes 75 baud)
Simplex Transmit and receive on the same frequency
SSB Single Sideband
SSTV Slow-scan Television
USB Upper Sideband
WSPR Weak Signal Propagation Reporter beacon use MEPT_JT mode, similar to JT65A (see http://WSPRnet.org)