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Please also insert links to the other frequency bands —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.149.61.135 (talk) 20:25, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Microwave ovens and UHF/SHF band[edit]

The parenthesis in this sentence:

Microwave ovens operate at 2495 or 2450MHz (which actually makes them UHF
instead of microwave/SHF)

makes little sense, in my opinion. Microwave ovens are so called just because they use, indeed, microwaves. There is no claim of them working in either the UHF or SHF band, and in fact this has little importance, especially after one has said what is the exact working frequency. This is a longer justification of my edit, which has been reverted without any explicit justification.

So I would just delete the sentence in parenthesis, as I had done before your revert, unless there is no clear reason to leave the observation about UHF and SHF, which in this context is useless and possibly misleading. --Pot (talk) 21:18, 15 August 2009 (UTC)


Every other band with a wavelength name has a corresponding frequency range:
  • longwave = LF
  • mediumwave = MF
  • shortwave = HF
  • millimeter wave = EHF
  • microwave = SHF (therefore: microwave UHF)
Why should microwave be arbitrarily different? It is obviously worth noting that different groups (like RF engineers) may think differently for practical reasons based on how they happen to use the spectrum, but this does not change physics, or scientific definitions.  –radiojon (talk) 07:47, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Microwave is not the same as SHF: just see microwave and super high frequency for the definitions. By looking at the definitions, you will see that microwaves encompass UHF, SHF and EHF. So, if you think otherwise, and can provide a reliable reference, you should first edit the microwave article. After that, we could think about editing other articles that reference microwaves, for consistency. Until then, I think that this article is accurate and consistent with the definitions in microwave, UHF and SHF. --Pot (talk) 21:33, 19 August 2009 (UTC)