B band

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Not to be confused with UBV photometric system.
NATO B band
Frequency range 250 to 500 MHz
Wavelength range 1.2 m to 6 dm
Related bands VHF · UHF
ITU Radio Band Numbers

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

ITU Radio Band Symbols

ELF SLF ULF VLF LF MF HF VHF UHF SHF EHF THF

NATO Radio bands

A B C D E F G H I J K L M

IEEE Radar bands

HF VHF UHF L S C X Ku K Ka V W mm

Television and radio bands

I II III IV V VI

The NATO B band is the range of radio frequencies from 250 MHz to 500 MHz in the system of letter designations for frequency bands used by the NATO for electronic countermeasure (ECM) applications.[1][2] This is equivalent to wavelengths between 1.2 m and 0.6 m. The B band is in the VHF/UHF range of the radio spectrum as defined by the ITU and the IEEE.[3][4]

The B band overlaps with the P band of the older IEEE classification system.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonid A. Belov; Sergey M. Smolskiy; Victor N. Kochemasov (2012). Handbook of RF, Microwave, and Millimeter-Wave Components. Artech House. pp. 27–28. ISBN 978-1-60807-209-5. 
  2. ^ Norman Friedman (2006). The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems. Naval Institute Press. pp. xiii–xiv. ISBN 978-1-55750-262-9. 
  3. ^ "V.431: Nomenclature of the frequency and wavelength bands used in telecommunications". ITU-R. 2006-01-04. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  4. ^ "521-2002 - IEEE Standard Letter Designations for Radar-Frequency Bands". IEEE. 2003-01-14. doi:10.1109/IEEESTD.2003.94224. Retrieved 2014-02-03. (subscription required (help)).