76 GHz

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The UK 76 GHz allocation runs from 75.5-81 GHz and has a mix of Primary and Secondary segments. UK narrowband activity is centred at 75.976 - just below the automotive radars that use 76-77 GHz. Activity is largely portable narrowband stations though some Amateur TV is also used


Band Plan

See the RSGB band plan for full details.

The UK segment at 75.875-76.0 GHz is a UK Primary and coincides with a Fixed Links guard band. It is part of the CEPT ECA35 footnote allocation for 75.5-76 GHz. Operation at ~75.9 is preferred compared to 76032 that is often used in Europe or 77.5 in the USA

Beacons

There is currently one licensed narrow band beacon in the band. Several individuals will run personal beacons as required

76 GHz Equipment

It is common to use high performance lower frequency synthesisers (eg at ~11-13GHz) and multiply/mix up/down.

76 GHz Power amplifiers


76 GHz Antennas

Modest size Parabolic dishes or Horns give plenty of gain and directivity at these frequencies. Consequently the narrow beam angles make precise antenna pointing/alignment a key consideration.