27 MHz CB27/81 Bandplan

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The 27 MHz CB27/81 Bandplan is a list of the channel frequencies for FM CB radio in the United Kingdom.

Unlike CB usage in the United States, and subsequently elsewhere in the world, the original UK 40 channels progress in order with 10 kHz spacing. These channels apply to UK-only radios meeting MPT-1320 (marked CB 27/81)[1] and MPT-1382 (marked PR 27/97, these may also feature the additional 40 CEPT channels). In 2006, the UK 27/81 Bandplan was introduced by the Republic of Ireland's Comreg as one of two sets of channels available for the Wireless Public Address System (WPAS) licensing scheme (similar to the UK's CADS - Community Audio Distribution System), as many Irish churches were already illegally using UK 27/81 CB equipment for this purpose. Usage of the 27/81 channels for CB however remains illegal in the Republic of Ireland, though usage has been noted in areas near the Northern Ireland border.

CB27/81 Radio Channels [2]
Channel  Frequency  Channel  Frequency 
1 27.60125 21 27.80125
2 27.61125 22 27.81125
3 27.62125 23 27.82125
4 27.63125 24 27.83125
5 27.64125 25 27.84125
6 27.65125 26 27.85125
7 27.66125 27 27.86125
8 27.67125 28 27.87125
9 27.68125 29 27.88125
10 27.69125 30 27.89125
11 27.70125 31 27.90125
12 27.71125 32 27.91125
13 27.72125 33 27.92125
14 27.73125 34 27.93125
15 27.74125 35 27.94125
16 27.75125 36 27.95125
17 27.76125 37 27.96125
18 27.77125 38 27.97125
19 27.78125 39 27.98125
20 27.79125 40 27.99125

By convention, channel 9 is set aside for emergency use, channel 14 is a 'calling' channel, where one CBer can call someone else before they both move to another channel for the bulk of their conversation. Channel 19 is commonly used by mobile stations (in vehicles).

References[edit]

  1. ^ CB sets that attract unseasonal greetings, New Scientist, Dec. 17, 1981 page 809
  2. ^ http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ra/publication/ra_info/ra246/ra246.htm Citizen's Band Information Sheet retrieved 2010 Dec 8