QRP Frequencies around the World


QRP clubs around the world have agreed for the following frequencies to be centres of CW QRP activity:

10m: 28.060 MHz

12m: 24.906 MHz

15m: 21.060 MHz

17m: 18.096 MHz

20m: 14.060 MHz

30m: 10.106 MHz

QRPers on lower HF bands may also congregate around certain frequencies, with more local variations. For example:

40m: 7.030 MHz (Australia 7.028 MHz)

80m: 3.560 MHz (Australia 3.530 MHz)

160m: 1.810 MHz (Australia 1.815 MHz)





International beacons

These operate on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres and are located around the world. IBP beacons are particularly useful for QRPers as their output power is varied over four steps of “ 100 watts, 10 watts, 1 watt, 0.1 watt.  IBP beacons operate on the following frequencies:

20m: 14.100 MHz

17m: 18.110 MHz

15m: 21.150 MHz

12m: 24.930 MHz

10m: 28.200 MHz

In addition 10 metres has many beacons in the 28.2 – 28.3 MHz segment. These typically run fairly low power so if they can be heard then there’s a fair chance you’ll be able to make contacts with QRP.


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