This page provides a reference for commonly used frequencies on the HF bands from 160 to 10 metres.

This has been compiled by Mark, ZL3AB assisted by Gary, ZL2IFB.

Click on a band below for details.

    1800-1810   Digimodes
    1840        FT8
    1810-1850   CW
    1810        CW QRP
    1836.6      WSPR beacons
    1838        JT65A
    1840-1843   Digimodes
    1843-1950   SSB
    1910        SSB  RP
            
  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
  3570        BPSK31
  3573        FT8
  3575        Hellschreiber
  3576        JT65A
  3579        QRSS Beacons
  3580        RTTY
  3590        RTTY DX
  3592.6      WSPR beacons
  3600-3900   SSB
  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
  3791        ALE
  3845        SSTV (ITU Region 2)
  3885        AM
            

ZL is currently operating on 60m on a trial basis with two spot frequencies:
(The trial ends July 2018)

  5353        USB Phone
  5362-5364   Narrow band modes (FT8 / CW)

Note the power limit of 10W EiRP. See: 60m information.

  7000-7025   CW DX Window simplex or split, listen for 
              op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
  7030        IOTA CW
  7030-7040   Hellschreiber
  7035-7040   BPSK31 (ITU Regions 1 & 3)
  7035-7045   RTTY (ITU Regions 1 & 3)
  7039        JT65A
  7039        Hellschreiber
  7040        RTTY DX
  7040        QRP (ITU Region 2)
  70599       QRSS Beacons
  7070-7075   BPSK31 (ITU Region 2)
  7074        FT8
  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)
  7171        SSTV
  7185.5      ALE
  7285        QRP SSB  
  7290        AM    			
            
    				  
  10100-10110  CW DX Window simplex or split listen for
               op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
  10115        IOTA CW
  10116        QRP CW
  10135-10145  Hellschreiber
  10136        FT8
  10138.7      WSPR beacons
  10139        JT65A
  10140        QRSS Beacons
  10140        PSK
  10140-10150  RTTY
  10147        MFSK16
    				
  14000-14025  CW DX Window simplex or split, listen for
               op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
  14040 IOTA   CW
  14060        CW QRP
  14070-14073  PSK
  14071-14075  Hellschreiber
  14073        Hellschreiber DX calling frequency
  14074        FT8
  14076        JT65A
  14078-14080  Throb
  14078-14082  MFSK16
  14080-14090  RTTY
  14090-14110  Packet, AMTOR, PACTOR
  14095.6      WSPR beacons
  14098.9      QRSS Beacons
  14101        ROS
  14103        ROS
  14107.5      Olivia 32/100
  14100        NCDXF International beacon Network
               (Do not transmit here)
  14109-14111  MT63
  14115-14350  SSB (14170-14220 DX Calling Simplex or split
                    listen for op's instructions)
  14227        SSTV
  14230        SSTV
  14233        SSTV
  14236        SSTV
  14260        IOTA SSB
  14285        SSB QRP
  14286        AM
  14346        ALE
    				
  18070-18080  CW DX Window simplex or split listen for 
               op's instructions (no local ragchewing)!
  18090        IOTA CW
  18100        PSK
  18100        FT8
  18102        JT65A
  18104-18107  Hellschreiber
  18104.6      WSPR beacons
  18105        MFSK16
  18108.9      QRSS Beacons
  18110        NCDXF International Beacon Network (Do not transmit here)
  18117.5      ALE
  18128        IOTA SSB
  18120-18168  SSB
            
  21000-21025  CW DX Window simplex or split listen for 
               op's instructions(no local ragchewing)!
  21040 IOTA   CW
  21060 QRP    CW
  21063-21070  Hellschreiber
  21070-21080  PSK
  21074        FT8
  21074        Hellschreiber 
  21076        JT65A
  21080        MFSK16 
  21080        RTTY DX
  21080-21110  RTTY
  21094.6      WSPR beacons
  21100-21450  SSB 
  21150        NCDXF International Beacon Network
               (Do not transmit here)
  21340-21430  SSTV
  21385        QRP SSB
  21260        IOTA SSB
  21432.5      ALE
            
  24890-24910  CW DX Window simplex or split listen for 
               op's instructions (no local ragchewing)
  24915        FT8
  24917        JT65A
  24920-24925  PSK
  24920-24930  RTTY
  24924        Hellschreiber
  24924.6      WSPR beacons
  24930        NCDXF International Beacon Network
               (Do not transmit here)
  24932        ALE
  24935-24990  SSB
  24950        IOTA SSB calling frequency
            
  28000-28025  CW DX Window simplex or split listen for
               op's instructions (no local ragchewing)
  28060 QRP    CW
  28063-28070  Hellschreiber
  28074        FT8
  28074        Hellschreiber
  28076        JT65A
  28080        RTTY DX
  28080-28110  RTTY
  28120        PSK
  28124.6      WSPR beacons
  28160-28300  Beacons (Do not transmit here)
  28200        NCDXF International Beacon Network
               (Do not transmit here)
  28312.5      ALE
  28321        QRSS beacons
  28385        QRP SSB
  28350-28700  SSB
  28460 IOTA   SSB
  28560 IOTA   SSB
  28675-28685  SSTV
  28885        Six metre liaison frequency
  29000-29200  AM
  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)
            

The whole list can be dowloaded as a PDF to print as well.

Notes

  • 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. (note 60m is the exeption to this rule)
  • 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 /nzart/monitoring-service/)