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Encyclopedia > FM band

In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87.5~108.0 MHz. In the Americas (ITU region 2) it starts at 87.8, at the top end of TV channel 6. In Japan the FM broadcast band is 76~90 MHz, unlike any other country in the world. The old OIRT band in Eastern Europe was 66~74MHz.

The name "FM band" is usually used but is slightly misleading, as one can transmit FM on any frequency. All of these bands mentioned are in the VHF band.


Japanese bandplan

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The document sought feedback on proposals for the future of the FM band (88-108 MHz) and, in particular, the allocation of spectrum within the upper FM band (100-108 MHz).
A number of the smaller independent broadcasters agreed that the upper FM band should be used for non-commercial services, as there was already a high level of competition in the industry.
It is vital that the use of the upper FM band does not cause interference to the aeronautical navigation and communication services in the adjacent band.
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