The UK 10 GHz or 3cms allocation nominally runs from 10-10.5 GHz but with a number of gaps/restrictions. It is the only UK amateur microwave band available to all three Licence Levels including Foundation. The centre of the narrow band operating segment is at 10368 MHz.
Frequency ranges available are:-
- Amateur Service: 10.000-10.125 and 10.225-10.475 GHz
- Amateur Satellite: 10.450-10.500 GHz
See the RSGB band plan for further info
Beacons & Repeaters
There are a number of narrow band beacons in the 10 GHz band - see www.beacons.org.uk for an up to date list. There are also a number of licensed TV repeaters in the band which provide useful signals - see the ETCC web site for more details.
10 GHz Equipment
3cms is a great band to get an introduction to microwaves and several equipment manufacturers make transverters for 10GHz. Opportunities also arise from widespread availability of low power radar modules.