METER BAND FREQUENCY IN MHz PATH CONDITION COMMENTS
120 METERS 2.300-2.495 DARKNESS Mainly used in tropical regions.
90 METERS 3.200-3.400 DARKNESS Mainly used in tropical regions.
75 METERS 3.900-4.000 DARKNESS Not used in the Americas because of conflict with 75 meter ham band.
60 METERS 4.750-5.060 DARKNESS Mainly used in tropical regions.
49 METERS 5.900-6.200 DARKNESS Very popular band for nighttime broadcasting.
41 METERS 7.100-7.450 DAYLIGHT/DARKNESS Broadcasters in the Americas may not use 7.200-7.300 to avoid conflict with the 40 meter ham band.
31 METERS 9.400-9.900 DAYLIGHT/DARKNESS Very popular band for any hour of the day.
25 METERS 11.600-12.100 MOSTLY DAYLIGHT Popular band for daytime broadcasting.
22 METERS 13.570-13.870 DAYLIGHT Not heavily used.
19 METERS 15.100-15.800 DAYLIGHT Great band for long distance daylight propagation.
16 METERS 17.480-17.900 DAYLIGHT Good band for daylight broadcasting when band conditions are favorable.
15 METERS 18.900-19.020 DAYLIGHT Little used.
13 METERS 21.450-21.850 DAYLIGHT Seldom used.
11 METERS 25.600-26.100 DAYLIGHT Seldom used.
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NOTES: Some broadcasters may choose a frequency just outside of the band limits to obtain a clear frequency.
The "PATH CONDITION" describes the distance between you and the station. So 49 meter broadcasts from Europe may be received clearly in the late afternoon in North America because most of the path is in darkness at the time. Similarly transmissions in the 19 and 16 meter bands from Australia and New Zealand may be heard well during the evening in North America because most of the path is still in daylight.