Green Building Dictionary

 

Fig. 8: ITU Radio Bands

ITU band

Name

Abbr

Frequency Range

Uses

1

Extremely Low Frequency

ELF

3–30 Hz

Submarine communications

2

Super Low Frequency

SLF

30–300 Hz

Submarine communications

3

Ultra Low Frequency

ULF

300–3000 Hz

Communication within mines

4

Very Low Frequency

VLF

3–30 kHz

Submarine communication, avalanche beacons, heart rate monitors, geophysics

5

Low Frequency

LF

30–300 kHz

Navigation, time signals

6

Medium Frequency

MF

300–3000 kHz

AM broadcasts

7

High Frequency

HF

3–30 MHz

Shortwave and aviation communications, RFID

8

Very High Frequency

VHF

30–300 MHz

FM, television, and aircraft communications

9

Ultra High Frequency

UHF

300–3000 MHz

Television, microwave ovens, mobile phones, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, GPS and Two-Way Radios, RFID

10

Super High Frequency

SHF

3–30 GHz

Microwave devices, wireless LAN, radar

11

Extremely High Frequency

EHF

30–300 GHz

Radio astronomy