AM, FM and TV Frequencies

AM, FM and TV Frequencies

In order to help better identify signals of interest from ambient signals that might already be in the area, we have included a table of VHF, UHF, and FM frequencies, as a companion to our TDS-536 TV Dipole set, specifically designed for testing at these frequencies. These are the frequencies that TV stations and radio stations use, as mandated by the FCC. If these are frequencies of interest or if testing is to be performed at or near these frequencies, this should help identify which signals are particularly strong ambient signals from local TV and radio, versus the often less powerful transmitters used in testing or the small emissions from equipment under test (EUT).


Channel Range (MHz) Video Color Sound
VHF 1
2 54 60 55.25 58.83 59.75
3 60 66 61.75 64.83 65.75
4 66 72 67.25 70.83 71.75
5 76 82 77.25 80.83 81.75
6 82 88 83.25 86.83 87.75
FM Radio
- 88 108 - - -
VHF 2
7 174 180 175.25 178.83 179.75
8 180 186 181.25 184.83 185.75
9 186 192 187.25 190.83 191.75
10 192 198 193.25 196.83 197.75
11 198 204 199.25 202.83 203.75
12 204 210 205.25 208.83 209.75
13 210 216 211.25 214.83 215.75
UHF
14 470 476 471.25 474.83 475.75
15 476 482 477.25 480.83 481.75
16 482 488 483.25 486.83 487.75
17 488 494 489.25 492.83 493.75
18 494 500 495.25 498.83 499.75
19 500 506 501.25 504.83 505.75
20 506 512 507.25 510.83 511.75
21 512 518 513.25 516.83 517.75
22 518 524 519.25 522.83 523.75
23 524 530 525.25 528.83 529.75
24 530 536 531.25 534.83 535.75
25 536 542 537.25 540.83 541.75
26 542 548 543.25 546.83 547.75
27 548 554 549.25 552.83 553.75
28 554 560 555.25 558.83 559.75
29 560 566 561.25 564.83 565.75
30 566 572 567.25 570.83 571.75
31 572 578 573.25 576.83 577.75
32 578 584 579.25 582.83 583.75
33 584 590 585.25 588.83 589.75
34 590 596 591.25 594.83 595.75
35 596 602 597.25 600.83 601.75
36 602 608 603.25 606.83 607.75
37 608 614 609.25 612.83 613.75

The FCC announced the auction of the remaining spectrum in 2015, known in the broadcast TV industry as the channel "repack", resulting in the reconfiguration of channel allotment. In April 2017, all channels 38 and above have been deleted, but channel 37 remains reserved for radio astronomy in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and the Bahamas.

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