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Frequencies

This page lists the radio frequencies used in the various FAI member countries. The information comes from national aeromodelling federations and CIAM delegates. In each case, the source of information, and the date of last update is indicated. We welcome comments and proposals for updates/additions to this page, but will only accept information coming from authoritative sources. We therefore ask you to channel your comments and requests for changes through your national CIAM delegate.

The FAI declines any responsability about the accuracy and validity of the published information below.

It is the responsability of each aeromodeller to comply to the rules of the country in which he/she operates, in particular concerning the use of legal frequencies.

Argentina (ARG)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 9 March 2011

Band 72 MHz:
For Model Aircraft Use Only: These frequencies are assigned "exclusively" for model airplanes in Argentina. It means that the Office of Telecommunications will not assign these frequencies to anybody else. It is a different concept than "legal".
72.010 / 72.030 / 72.050 / 72.070 / 72.090 / 72.110 /72.130 / 72.150 / 72.170 /72.190 / 72.210 / 72.230 / 72.250 / 72.270 / 72.290 / 72.310 / 72.330 / 72.350 / 72.370 / 72.390 / 72.410 / 72.430 / 72.450 / 72.470 / 72.490 / 72.510 / 72.530 / 72.550 / 72.570 / 72.590 / 72.610 / 72.630 / 72.650 / 72.670 / 72.690 / 72.710 / 72.730 / 72.750 / 72.770 / 72.790 / 72.810 / 72.830 / 72.850 / 72.870 / 72.890 / 72.910 / 72.930 / 72.950 / 72.970 / 72.990

Band 50 MHz: For Model Aircraft Use
50.800 / 50.820 / 50.840 / 50.860 / 50.880 / 50.900 / 50.920 / 50.940 / 50.960 / 50.980

Band 53 MHz: For Model Aircraft Use
53.100 / 53.200 / 53.300 / 53.400 / 53.500 / 53.600 / 53.700 / 53.800

Band 2.4 GHz: Today it is legal to use the radios 2.4 GHz

The available legal frequencies for aeromodelling use in Argentina are are contained in the following document updated on 9 March 2011

Australia (AUS)

Checked and updated by MAAA Secretary on 14 March 2011

Radio Controlled Model Aircraft can only operate legally in Australia on frequencies approved by the Australian Communications Authority.

The frequency bands approved by the M.A.A.A. are
29.720 - 30.000 MHz
36.000 - 36.600 MHz
40.660 - 40.700 MHz

2.4 GHz frequency band, provided that the equipment conforms to the Australian Communications and Media Authority Class Licence and the relevant Australian Standards for the specific technology. In addition the MAAA requires that the usage complies with the requirements of MAAA MOP 058.

It should be noted that the assigned centre frequencies for operation are 5kHz removed from the band edges. Frequencies other than those identified above are not recommended to be used at any field operated by the M.A.A.A., any State Association, Club, or any M.A.A.A. affiliated member.

Austria (AUT)

Check by CIAM Delegate on 14 March 2011

The legal frequencies for radio-control model aircraft in Austria are:
Band 35 MHz:
35.010 / 35.020 / 35.030 / 35.040 / 35.050 / 35.060 / 35.070
35.080 / 35.090 / 35.100 / 35.110 / 35.120 / 35.130 / 35.140 / 35.150 / 35.160 / 35.170 / 35.180 / 35.190 / 35.200 /
35.820 / 35.830 / 35.840 / 35.850 / 35.860 / 35.870 / 35.880
35.890 / 35.900 / 35.910
The use of the above frequencies is recommended (exclusive use for radio control of model aircraft).

2,4 GHz Band
2,4000 – 2,4835 GHz
Max 100 mW eirp if spread spectrum technology is used, otherwise 10 mW/MHz eirp.

The following frequencies may also be used (legal frequencies) but must be shared with other users (non-exclusive use). They are NOT recommended:
Band 27 MHz:
26.995 / 27.005 / 27.015 / 27.025 / 27.035 / 27.045 / 27.055
27.065 / 27.075 / 27.085 / 27.095 / 27.105 / 27.115 / 27.125
27.135 / 27.145 / 27.195 / 27.255
Band 40 MHz:
40.665 / 40.675 / 40.685 / 40.695

Canada (CAN)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 15 March 2011

The frequencies for CANADA are the same as those for the USA.

Czech Republic (CZE)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 24 January 2011

The available legal frequencies for aeromodelling use in the Czech Republic are contained in the following document

Denmark (DEN)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 24 January 2011

The available legal frequencies for aeromodelling use in Denmark are contained in the following document submitted by the CIAM Delegate on 24/01/2011

Estonia (EST)

 

Checked and updated on 23.04.2012

The use of the frequencies in the 27 MHz or 40 MHz range is possible but NOT recommended for aeromodelling.

27 MHz Band, common for all RC models
26.995 MHz (ch 4) / 27.045 MHz (ch 9) / 27.095 MHz (ch 14) / 27.145 MHz (ch 19) / 27.195 MHz (ch 24)

35 MHz Band, for aeromodelling only
34.995-35.225 MHz, ch60...ch82

40 MHz Band, common for all RC models
40.665 MHz (ch 50) / 40.675 MHz (ch 51) / 40.685 MHz (ch 52) / 40.695 MHz (ch 53)

70 MHz Band, common for all RC models
70.140-70.300 MHz

2.4GHz Band
2400-2483,5 MHz, max 100mW e.i.r.p. and power spectral density max 100
mW/100 kHz e.i.r.p., if FHSS modulation or other appropriate mitigation techniques are used (otherwise 10 mW e.i.r.p.) Equipment must also fulfill requirements defined in EN 300 328

Finland (FIN)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 24 June 2004

The RC frequencies in Finland are:

For aeroplanes only:
35.000 - 35.220 MHz

For all RC models:
26.995 27.045 27.095 27.145 27.195 27.255 MHz
40.665 40.675 40.685 40.695 40.705 40.715 40.725 40.735 40.745 40.765 40.785 NHz

France (FRA)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 25 January 2011

The available legal frequencies for aeromodelling use in France are contained in the following documents

Guatemala (GUA)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 25 January 2011

The available legal frequencies for aeromodelling use in Guatemala are contained in the following document

Germany (GER)

Updated by CIAM Delegate on 3 February 2011

In Germany the following frequencies may be used for radio control of model aircraft (all frequencies in MHz):

35.010 / 35.020 / 35.030 / 35.040 / 35.050 / 35.060 / 35.070 / 35.080 / 35.090 / 35.100 / 35.110 / 35.120 / 35.130 / 35.140 / 35.150 / 35.160 / 35.170 / 35.180 / 35.190 / 35.200

35.820 / 35.830 / 35.840 / 35.850 / 35.860 / 35.870 / 35.880 / 35.890 / 35.900 / 35.910

The use of the above frequencies is recommended (exclusive use for radio control of model aircraft).

The following frequencies may also be used (legal frequencies) but must be shared with other users (non-exclusive use):

26.995 / 27.005 / 27.015 / 27.025 / 27.035 / 27.045 / 27.055 / 27.065 / 27.075 / 27.085 / 27.095 / 27.105 / 27.115 / 27.125 / 27.135 / 27.145 / 27.195 / 27.255

40.665 / 40.675 / 40.685 / 40.695

The use of the frequencies in the 27 MHz and 40 MHz range is possible but NOT recommended.

2.4 GHz: 2400 - 2483.5 MHz / 100 mW EIRP. Shared with other radio applications or radio services

Greece (GRE)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 24 January 2011

The RC frequencies in Greece are:

For model aeroplanes only:
35.000 - 35.220 MHz

For all RC models:
26.995 27.045 27.095 27.145 27.195 27.255 MHz

40.665 40.675 40.685 40.695 MHz

2.4 GHz (utilizing spread spectrum)

Hungary (HUN)

Updated by CIAM Delegate on 24 January 2011

In Hungary the following frequencies may be used for radio control of model aircraft:

27 MHz Band, general application: 26,995 / 27,045 / 27,095 / 27,145 / 27,195

35 MHz Band, exclusively for model aircrafts: 35,000 / 35,010 / 35,020 / 35,030 / 35,040 / 35,050 / 35,060 / 35,070 / 35,080 / 35,090 / 35,100 / 35,110 / 35,120 / 35,130 / 35,140 / 35,150 / 35,160 / 35,170 / 35,180 / 35,190 / 35,200 / 35,210 / 35,220

40 MHz Band, general application: 40,665 / 40,675 / 40,685 / 40,695

2.4 GHz Band, general application.

Permitted effective output power in all Bands: 100 mW

Ireland (IRL)

Updated by CIAM Delegate on 24 January 2011

Aircraft Frequencies in Ireland are 35.000 to 35.250 MHz only. This is known in Europe as Ch.60 to Ch.85.

2.4 GHz is also in use.

Italy (ITA)

Submitted by CIAM Alternate Delegate on 16 June 2004

Here are the legal frequencies in Italy for low power RC equipments:

27 MHz Band
26,995 27,045 27,095 27,145 27,195 27,235 27,275 MHz

35 MHz Band (reserved for aeromodelling)
35,000 35,010 35,020 35,030 35,040 35,050 35,060 35,070
35,080 35,090 35,100 35,110 35,120 35,130 35,140 35,150 35,160 35,170 35,180 35,190 35,200 35,210 35,220 MHz

40 MHz Band
40,665 40,675 40,685 40,695 40,715 40,725 40,735 40,765 40,775 40,785 40,815 40,825 40,835 40,865 40,875 MHz

72 MHz Band
72.080 72,240 MHz

The usage of the 2.4 GHz frequency transmitters are allowed on condition they meet the following requirements:
* operate in the band 2400 - 2483.5 MHz
* 100 mW max emission power(eirp)
* fulfill European Standard EN 300.328
* are CE marked
* have the declaration of conformity

Based on the above requirements:
The usage of 2,4 GHz transmitters operating in FHSS modulation is allowed everywhere.

The usage of 2,4 GHz transmitters operating in DSSS modulation is allowed only for:
Members of Italian clubs flying in the club airfield
Fliers flying in its own private fields
Usage of transmitters operating in DSSS modulation in other locations requires the issue of proper authorization.

Temporary authorizations for special events (e.g. Championships, World Cup contests,etc.) are usually issued.

Japan (JPN)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 1 February 2011

The legal frequencies for radio-control aeromodelling in Japan are:

40.770 MHz, 40.790 MHz, 40.810 MHz, 40.830 MHz, 40.850 MHz.

72.130 MHz, 72.150 MHz, 72.170 MHz, 72.190 MHz, 72.210 MHz,
72.790 MHz, 72.810 MHz, 72.830 MHz, 72.850 MHz, 72.870 MHz

2.4 GHz

The use of the above frequencies for radio-control aeromodelling use in Japan must with "Standard certification of conformity" seal issues by Japan Radio Control Safety Association.

Liechtenstein (LIE)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 16 June 2004

The frequencies for Liechtenstein are the same as in Switzerland

See under Switzerland

Luxemburg (LUX)

Checked and updated by CIAM Delegate on 14 March 2011

The legal frequencies in Luxemburg are:

26.957 MHz - 27.283 MHz (not recommended)

34.995 MHz - 35.225 MHz with 10kHz spacing (exclusive for airplanes)

40.665 MHz; 40.675 MHz; 40.685MHz; 40.695MHz (also for cars and boats)

2.4 GHz Band is also legal

Netherlands (NED)

Checked by CIAM Delegate on 14 March 2011

New Zealand (NZL)

Submitted by NZMAA Secretary on 11 June 2004

Norway (NOR)

Submitted by CIAM Alternate Delegate on 30 June 2004

The legal frequencies allowed for all kinds of R/C in Norway are:

27 MHz Band:
26,995 MHz 27,045 MHz 27,095 MHz 27,145 MHz 27,195 MHz 27,255 MHz

40 MHz Band:
40,665 MHz 40,675 MHz 40,685 MHz 40,695 MHz

The legal frequencies allowed for flying models ONLY in Norway are:

35 MHz Band:
35,010 MHz 35,020 MHz 35,030 MHz 35,040 MHz 35,050 MHz
35,060 MHz 35,070 MHz 35,080 MHz 35,090 MHz 35,100 MHz
35,110 MHz 35,120 MHz 35,130 MHz 35,140 MHz 35,150 MHz
35,160 MHz 35,170 MHz 35,180 MHz 35,190 MHz 35,200 MHz
35,210 MHz 35,220 MHz 35,230 MHz 35,240 MHz 35,250 MHz
35,260 MHz 35,270 MHz 35,280 MHz 35,290 MHz 35,300 MHz

The legal frequencies allowed for surface models ONLY (cars/boats) in Norway are:

35 MHz Band:
35,310 MHz 35,320 MHz 35,330 MHz 35,340 MHz 35,350 MHz
35,360 MHz 35,370 MHz 35,380 MHz 35,390 MHz

40 MHz Band:
40,705 MHz 40,715 MHz 40,725 MHz 40,735 Mhz 40,745 MHz
40,755 MHz 40,765 MHz 40,775 MHz 40,785 MHz 40,795 MHz

Poland (POL)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 18 March 2011

The following frequency bands are available for model aircraft control in Poland.

Model aircraft control:
34.945 MHz to 35.225 MHz: Effective Radiated Power 100 mW

Shared with other radio applications or radio services:
2.4 GHz: 2400 - 2483.5 MHz Effective Radiated Power 100 mW

Portugal (POR)

Checked and Updated by CIAM Delegate on 24 January 2011

The legal frequencies of radio-control for aeromodelling use in Portugal are:

In all Bands:
category: short Radiant device (SRD)
Station Licence: not necessary
Maximum Power: 100 mW (p.a.r.)
Spacing: 10 kHz

27 Mhz Band (mixed utilization: boats, cars )
26,995 MHz, 27,045 MHz, 27,095 MHz 27,145 MHz, 27,195 MHz

35 Mhz Band (reserved for aeromodelling)
35,000 MHz, 35,010 MHz, 35,020 MHz, 35,030 MHz,
35,040 MHz, 35,050 MHz, 35,060 MHz, 35,070 MHz,
35,080 MHz, 35,090 MHz, 35,100 MHz, 35,110 MHz,
35,120 MHz, 35,130 MHz, 35,140 MHz, 35,150 MHz,
35,160 MHz, 35,170 MHz, 35,180 MHz, 35,190 MHz,
35,200 MHz, 35,210 MHz, 35,220 MHz

40 Mhz Band (mixed utilization: boats, cars)
40,665 MHz, 40,675 MHz, 40,685 MHz, 40,695 MHz

2,4 GHz used at 10mW is allowed

Serbia (SRB)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 25 January 2011

RC frequencies for aero/space models in Serbia are allocated as follows:

Frequency band from 26.957 – 27.283 MHz: 5 channels
26.965 MHz, 27.045 MHz, 27.095 MHz, 27.145 MHz, 27.195 MHz (Channel spacing - 10 KHz, ERP – 100 mW)

Note 1: May be used only in accordance with CEPT documents ERC/DEC/(01)10 and ERC /REC/70-03 and ETSI standard EN 300 220.

Frequency band from 34.995 MHz to 35.225 MHz: 23 channels
35.000, 35.010, 35.020, 35.030, 35.040, 35.050, 35.060, 35.070, 35.080, 35.090, 35.100, 35.110, 35.120, 35.130, 35.140, 35.150, 35.160, 35.170, 35.180, 35.190, 35.200, 35.210, 35.220 MHz (Channel spacing - 10 KHz, ERP – 100 mW)

Note 2: May be used only in accordance with CEPT documents ERC/DEC/(01)11 and ERC /REC/70-03 and ETSI standard EN 300 220. Only for flying models.

Frequency band from 40.660 to 40.700 MHz: 4 channels
40.665, 40.675, 40.685 MHz, 40.695 MHz (Channel spacing - 10 KHz, ERP – 100 mW)

Note 3: May be used only in accordance with CEPT documents ERC/DEC/(01)12 and ERC /REC/70-03 and ETSI standard EN 300 220. Only for flying models. .

Source: Pravilnik o vrstama radiostanica za koje se ne izdaje dozvola za radio stanicu (“Sluzbeni glasnik RS” br. 26/07). (“Code on sorts of radio stations for which a license for radio station need not to be issued” – The Official Gazette of Republic of Serbia” No 26/07 ).

Slovakia (SVK)

Submitted by Zväz Modelárov Slovenska General Secretary on 16 June 2004

The official legal RC frequencies are:

26,995, 27,045, 27,095, 27,145, 27,195, 27,255 MHz

35,560, 35,020, 35,030, 35,040, 35,050, 35,060, 35,070, 35,080, 35,090, 35,100, 35,110, 35,120, 35,130, 35,140, 35,150, 35,160, 35,170, 35,180, 35,190, 35,200 MHz

40,715, 40,725, 40,735, 40,765, 40,775, 40,785, 40,815, 40,825, 40,835, 40,865, 40,875, 40,885, 40,915, 40,925, 40,935, 40,965, 40,975, 40,985 MHz

South Africa (RSA)

Confirmed by CIAM Delegate on 16 March 2011

The available legal frequencies for aeromodelling use in South Africa are contained in the following document from 20.07.2006, which is still valid on 16.03.2011

Spain (ESP)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate on 24 January 2011

The available legal frequencies for aeromodelling use in Spain are contained in the following documents

Sweden (SWE)

Submitted by CIAM Delegate 19 February 2011

All frequencies listed below are exempted from licensing requirements and can be used for remote control of models. It is recommended to use the 35 MHz or the 2.4 GHz band.

35 MHz Band

The 35 MHz Band is exclusive for radio control of model aircrafts.

35,000 / 35,010 / 35,020 / 35,030 / 35,040 / 35,050 / 35,060 / 35,070 / 35,080 / 35,090 / 35,100 / 35,110 / 35,120 / 35,130 / 35,140 / 35,150 / 35,160 / 35,170 / 35,180 / 35,190 / 35,200 / 35,210 / 35,220 / 35,230 / 35,240 / 35,250 / 35,260 / 35,270 MHz (channel 60 to 87)
Max 100 mWerp, 10 kHz bandwidth.

2,4 GHz Band
2,4000 – 2,4835 GHz
Max 100 mWeirp if spread spectrum technology is used, otherwise 10 mW/MHz eirp.

Other frequencies which may be used for remote control of models of any kind are listed below. It is however not recommended to use them as they are shared with other services and users, sometimes using high power:

27 MHz Band
(100 mWerp and 10 kHz bandwidth)
26,825 / 26,865 / 26,885 / 26,935 / 26,995 / 27,045 / 27,095 / 27,145 / 27,195 MHz

30 MHz Band
(100 mWerp and 10 kHz bandwidth)
30,270 / 30,280 / 30,290 / 30,300 / 30,310 / 30,320 / 30,330 / 30,340 / 30,350 MHz

40 MHz Band
(100 mWerp and 10 kHz bandwidth)
40,665 / 40,675 / 40,685 / 40,695 / 40,705 / 40,715 / 40,725 / 40,735 / 40,745 / 40,755 / 40,765 / 40,775 / 40,785 / 40,795 MHz

439 MHz Band
(25 kHz channel spacing, 500 mWerp)
439,700 / 439,725 / 439,750 / 439,775 / 439,800 / 439,825 / 439,850 / 439,875 / 439,900 / 439,925 / 439,950 / 439,975 MHz

Switzerland (SUI)

Checked and updated by CIAM Delegate on 15 March 2011

The legal frequencies for aeromodelling in Switzerland are:

35.000 MHz / 35.010 MHz / ... 10 kHz spacing ... / 35.210 MHz / 35.220 MHz
(for aeromodelling only)

40.665 MHz / 40.675 MHz / 40.685 MHz / 40.695 MHz (general purpose frequencies ISM, not exclusively for aeromodelling)

40.715 MHz / 40.725 MHz / 40.735 MHz / 40.765 MHz / 40.775 MHz / 40.785 MHz / 40.815 MHz / 40.825 MHz / 40.835 MHz / 40.865 MHz / 40.875 MHz / 40.885 MHz / 40.915 MHz / 40.925 MHz / 40.935 MHz / 40.965 MHz / 40.975 MHz / 40.985 MHz
(until end of 2012 for aeromodelling only, these frequencies will be used for military purposes after 2012)

26.995 MHz / 27.045 MHz / 27.095 MHz / 27.145 MHz / 27.195 MHz

433.250 MHz / 433.300 MHz / 433.350 MHz / 433.600 MHz / 433.700 MHz / 433.750 MHz / 434.150 MHz / 434.400 MHz / 434.450 MHz / 434.500 MHz

2.4 Ghz: 2.400000 GHz to 2.483500 GHz

United Kingdom (GBR)

Submitted by the CIAM Delegate on 26 January 2011

The following frequency bands are recognised as available for model aircraft control within the UK

Model control:
26.960 MHz to 27.280 MHz: Effective Radiated Power 100 mW
34.945 MHz to 35.305 MHz: Effective Radiated Power 100 mW
2.4 GHz: Effective Radiated Power 100 mW

Model control and telemetry:
458.5 MHz to 459.5 MHz: Effective Radiated Power 100 mW

United States of America (USA)

Model aircraft may only be operated using only radio-control frequencies currently allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Only individuals properly licensed by the FCC are authorized to operate equipment on Amateur Band frequencies.

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