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A television Radio Frequency (RF) channel is allocated 6 MHz of bandwidth for over-the-air transmission in the VHF or UHF frequency band. The VHF band has 12 RF channels (2-13). The band is sometimes subdivided into VHF-Lo (channels 2-6), and VHF-Hi (channels 7-13). The UHF band originally had 70 RF channels (14-83), but was later reduced to 56 channels (14-69). Note, channel 37 is reserved for radio astronomy, leaving 55 UHF channels for TV broadcast.

TV FREQUENCY BANDS
Band RF Channels Frequency
VHF-Lo 2 - 6 54 - 88 MHz
VHF-Hi 7 - 13 174 - 216 MHz
UHF 14 - 69 470 - 806 MHz
Each RF channel has a 6 MHz bandwidth
Television Frequency Bands (MHz)
TV VHF and UHF bands

VHF - Very High Frequency 30 - 300 MHz
UHF - Ultra High Frequency 300 - 3000 MHz

Also see;
-- Reception Factors Wavelength Calculator.
-- CopRadar.com/ Radio Frequency Bands.


Television VHF Band (54 - 216 MHz)

VHF-Lo (54 - 88 MHz)
RF
Channel
MHz Band-
width
Government and Public Service 30-50
Amateur Radio 50-54
2 57 54-60
3 63 60-66
4 69 66-72
Shared Use 72-76
5 79 76-82
6 85 82-88
FM Radio 88-108
Air Navigation 108-118
Aircraft Voice (AM) 118-138
Radar 138-144
Amateur 144-148
Police / Fire / Ambulance / Business 148-164
Public Service 164-174
VHF-Hi (174-216 MHz)
RF
Channel
MHz Band-
width
7 177 174-180
8 183 180-186
9 189 186-192
10 195 192-198
11 201 198-204
12 207 204-210
13 213 210-216
Radar 216-225
Government 225-300

Television UHF Band (470 - 806 MHz)
RF
Channel
MHz Band-
width
14 473 470-476
15 479 476-482
16 485 482-488
17 491 488-494
18 497 494-500
19 503 500-506
20 509 506-512
21 515 512-518
22 521 518-524
23 527 524-530
24 533 530-536
25 539 536-542
26 545 542-548
27 551 548-554
28 557 554-560
29 563 560-566
30 569 566-572
31 575 572-578
32 581 578-584
RF
Channel
MHz Band-
width
33 587 584-590
34 593 590-596
35 599 596-602
36 605 602-608
37 611 608-614
38 617 614-620
39 623 620-626
40 629 626-632
41 635 632-638
42 641 638-644
43 647 644-650
44 653 650-656
45 659 656-662
46 665 662-668
47 671 668-674
48 677 674-680
49 683 680-686
50 689 686-692
51 695 692-698
Few Stations
RF
Channel
MHz Band-
width
52 701 698-704
53 707 704-710
54 713 710-716
55 719 716-722
56 725 722-728
57 731 728-734
58 737 734-740
59 743 740-746
60 749 746-752
61 755 752-758
62 761 758-764
63 767 764-770
64 773 770-776
65 779 776-782
66 785 782-788
67 791 788-794
68 797 794-800
69 803 800-806
No Longer Used for TV
RF
Channel
MHz Band-
width
70 809 806-812
71 815 812-818
72 821 818-824
73 827 824-830
74 833 830-836
75 839 836-842
76 845 842-848
77 851 848-854
78 857 854-860
79 863 860-866
80 869 866-872
81 875 872-878
82 881 878-884
83 887 884-890

Channel 37 is reserved for radio astronomy.
A few stations still use channels from 52-69.

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