17 Metres, 18.068 – 18.168MHz

One of the WARC bands, propagation on 17 metres is similar in many ways to 20 metres. It can often be easier than 20 metres for more modestly equipped stations to make DX contacts as it is not so busy and even the super stations are likely to have smaller antennas, focussing their efforts on the contest bands.

It is a fairly narrow band, just 100kHz wide, and is designated contest free. Be careful to avoid transmitting on the International Beacon Project frequency of 18.110MHz.

kHz 18068 – 18095 18095 – 18109 18109 – 18111 18111 – 18168
Modes CW Data IBP SSB

Note that this is only an indication of predominant mode use, see detailed band plan for full definition of permitted modes.