Frequency plan

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A frequency plan is used to assign frequencies or frequency ranges and their uses. For example, suitable radio bands are officially assigned to radio as a radio service . The current wave plan forms the global framework for this .


The frequency plan (until April 2012: Frequency Usage Plan ) for the Federal Republic of Germany is a comprehensive overview of all frequency uses in the frequency range from 0  kHz to 3  THz . The frequency plan consists of numerous frequency usage sub-plans for individual frequency sub-areas. These frequency usage sub-plans contain information on the frequency range assignments to radio services, additional usage conditions and the frequency uses permitted in the individual frequency sub-ranges and their frequency usage conditions.

Frequency subranges assigned to different uses can overlap or even match. The allocation table distinguishes between primary and secondary radio services: If a radio service is only allowed to use a frequency secondarily, it must not interfere with primary use.

The frequency plan also contains information on “Other radio and other electromagnetic wave applications”; these are inductive and infrared -Funkanwendungen, ISM applications (industrial, scientific ( English scientific ), medical applications), telecommunication systems and networks as well as intermediate frequencies for radio and television broadcast receiver.

The frequency plan forms the basis for all frequency assignments that are required for frequency use. It is published in the official gazette of the Federal Network Agency and is based on the Frequency Ordinance (FreqV) and ultimately on the Telecommunications Act .


In Austria , the frequency usage plan is published by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology . It defines the frequency uses and the necessary conditions of use in the frequency spectrum up to 3,000 GHz. Planned future frequency uses are also included.


The frequency usage plan in Switzerland is called the National Frequency Allocation Plan (NaFZ) and is published by OFCOM .


The Belgian frequency plan is available on the website of the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications .


In Italy, the frequency plan is published by the Ministry of Economic Development under the name Piano nazionale di ripartizione delle frequenze (PNRF) .


  • Curt Rint : Handbook for high frequency and electrical technicians Volume 2. 13th edition, Hüthig and Pflaum Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, 1981, ISBN 3-7785-0699-4

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Federal Government: § 3 Structure of the frequency allocation table. In: Frequency Ordinance (FreqV). Federal Office of Justice, August 27, 2013, accessed on November 20, 2019 .
  2. Frequency plan . Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications, April 5, 2017, accessed November 20, 2019 .