Digital mode frequencies are fairly well organized for the most part. Some ops will always go where they wish and they are better off ignored. Even so, paying attention to the frequencies where everyone else is gives you more chances to work that new one. Or even an old friend. So are our choices for the various bands? Many are covered here on this web site from the list of links below:
- 10M – 12M – 15M – 17M – 20M – 30M – 40M – 60M – 75M – 80M – 160M
- 1.25M – 2M – 6M
- 13cm – 23cm – 33cm – 70cm
- 3cm – 5cm – 9cm
You’ll find some of the digital mode frequencies difficult to keep track of without some sort of a list. So without duplicating the work of a lot of others there are links below for the most important modes. You’ll find that all of Joe Taylor’s modes have the frequencies listed in the software itself so no list is needed for JT/FT modes (there are other modes listed in WSJT but the most popular were listed here). One of the biggest lists you will encounter is that of the Olivia mode, Olivia is a very good mode for digging the signals out of the mud and yet it is also a mode where you can enjoy an actual conversation with someone. The leading place for information on the Olivia mode is HFLink.com, for a list specific to just Olivia use this link: Olivia Frequencies. This is a great resource for Olivia because using the Olivia mode without the correct software settings makes a difference between working others and wasting your own time. The newest digital mode, JS8CALL, frequencies can be found on their FAQ page: http://js8call.com/faq/.
The frequencies for modes like PSK, Hellschreiber and most others are fairly straightforward to remember, only Olivia presents a problem when setting the band, mode, speed, dial frequency and so forth.