Radio Frequency Category
ABB Range Name Frequency Band Name Uses
ELF 100—10 Mm Decamegametre 3—30 Hz Extremely low Communications with submarines, geophysics
SLF 10—1 Mm Megametre 30—300 Hz Super low Communications with submarines, geophysics
ULF 1,000—100 km Hectokilometre 300—3,000 Hz Ultra low Communications with submarines, through-the-Earth communications (in mines and caves)
VLF 100—10 km Myriametre 3—30 kHz Very low Navigation, time signals, communications with submarines, wireless heart rate monitors, geophysics
LF 10—1 km Kilometre 30—300 kHz Low Navigation, time signals, longwave broadcasting (Europe and parts of Asia), radio-frequency identification, amateur radio
MF 1,000—100 m Hectometre 300—3,000 kHz Medium Mediumwave broadcasts, amateur radio, avalanche beacons
HF 100—10 m Decametre 3—30 MHz High Shortwave broadcasts, citizens’ band radio, amateur radio and over-the-horizon aviation communications, radio-frequency identification, over-the-horizon radar, near vertical incidence skywave radio communications, marine and mobile radio telephony
VHF 10—1 m Metre 30—300 MHz Very high FM radio and television broadcasts, line-of-sight ground-to-aircraft and aircraft-to-aircraft communications, land and maritime mobile communications, amateur radio, weather radio
UHF 1,000—100 mm Decimetre 300—3,000 MHz Ultra high Television broadcasts, microwave oven, microwave communications, radio astronomy, mobile phones, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, GPS, amateur radio
SHF 100—10 mm Centimetre 3—30 GHz Super high Radio astronomy, microwave communications, wireless LAN, most modern radars, satellite radio and television broadcasting, amateur radio
EHF 10—1 mm Millimetre 30—300 GHz Extremely high Radio astronomy, high-frequency microwave radio relay, microwave sensors, weather radars, amateur radio, medicine