N band (NATO)

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NATO M band
Frequency range
100 - 200 GHz
Wavelength range
3 – 1.5 mm
Related bands
  • V  / W (IEEE)
  • EHF (ITU)

The NATO N band is the designation given to the radio frequencies from 100 to 200 GHz (equivalent to wavelengths between 3 mm and 1.5 mm) used by US armed forces and SACLANT in ITU Region 2.

The NATO N band is also a subset of the EHF band as defined by the ITU. [1]

Particularities

The NATO N band is not subject to the NATO Joint Civil/Military Frequency Agreement (NJFA). [2] However, military requirement, which may apply to the NATO operations in ITU Region 1, are subject to coordination with the appropriate frequency administration concerned.

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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