The 5 centimeter or 5 GHz band is a portion of the SHF (microwave) radio spectrum internationally allocated to amateur radio and amateur satellite use on a secondary basis. In ITU regions 1 and 3, the amateur radio band is between 5,650 MHz and 5,850 MHz. In ITU region 2, the amateur radio band is between 5,650 MHz and 5,925 MHz. The amateur satellite service is allocated 5,830 to 5,850 MHz, for down-links only on a secondary basis, and it is also allocated 5,650 to 5,670 MHz, for up-links only on a non-interference basis to other users (ITU footnote 5.282). Amateur stations must accept harmful interference from ISM users operating in the band.
Some administrations have authorized spectrum for amateur use in this region.
1 This is not mentioned in the ITU's Table of Frequency Allocations, but individual administrations may make allocations under Article 4.4 of the ITU Radio Regulations. See the appropriate Wiki page for further information. 2 HF allocation created at the 1979 World Administrative Radio Conference. These are commonly called the "WARC bands". 3 This includes a currently active footnote allocation mentioned in the ITU's Table of Frequency Allocations.