10 Metres, 28.0 – 29.7MHz
10 metres is by far the widest of the HF bands and can seem very empty during the years of sunspot minima. However, there is often propagation to somewhere at many times, so it’s always worth checking and calling. During sunspot maxima, it can be open worldwide and contacts are easy with low power and simple antennas.
In the summer months, sporadic E propagation is very common, providing very strong signals around Europe and further. The top part of the band is also used for FM, and there are a number of repeaters and internet gateways is this portion of the band.
|kHz||28000 28070||28070 28190||28190 28225||28225 29100||29100 29300||29300 29520||29520 29700|
Indication of predominant mode use, see detailed band plan for full definition of permitted modes.