H band (NATO)

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NATO H band
Frequency range
6 - 8 GHz
Wavelength range
5 – 3.75 cm
Related bands

The NATO H band is the obsolete designation given to the radio frequencies from 6 000 to 8 000 MHz (equivalent to wavelengths between 5 and 3.75 cm) during the cold war period. Since 1992 frequency allocations, allotment and assignments are in line to NATO Joint Civil/Military Frequency Agreement (NJFA). [1] However, in order to identify military radio spectrum requirements, e.g. for crises management planning, training, Electronic warfare activities, or in military operations, this system is still in use.

NATO LETTER BAND DESIGNATIONBROADCASTING
BAND
DESIGNATION
NEW NOMENCLATUREOLD NOMENCLATURE
BANDFREQUENCY (MHz)BANDFREQUENCY (MHz)
A 0 – 250I 100 – 150Band I
47 – 68 MHz (TV)
Band II
87.5 – 108 MHz (FM)
G 150 – 225Band III
174 – 230 MHz (TV)
B 250 – 500P 225 – 390
C 500 – 1 000L 390 – 1 550Band IV
470 – 582 MHz (TV)
Band V
582 – 862 MHz (TV)
D 1 000 – 2 000S 1 550 – 3 900
E 2 000 – 3 000
F 3 000 – 4 000
G 4 000 – 6 000C 3 900 – 6 200
H 6 000 – 8 000 X 6 200 – 10 900
I 8 000 – 10 000
J 10 000 – 20 000Ku10 900 – 20 000
K 20 000 – 40 000Ka20 000 – 36 000
L 40 000 – 60 000Q 36 000 – 46 000
V 46 000 – 56 000
M 60 000 – 100 000W 56 000 – 100 000
US- MILITARY / SACLANT
N 100 000 – 200 000
O 100 000 – 200 000

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