VHF High Band Frequency Band Plan (148 to 174 MHz) - Overview
The VHF High Band Frequency Band Plan (148 MHz to 174 MHz) ceased on 1 October 2015 under sunsetting requirements of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (LIA). Since 1 October 2015 the radiofrequency channeling arrangements contained in the band plan are recorded in RALI MS 42: Frequency plan for the VHF bands (70 - 87.5 MHz and 148 - 174 MHz).
The VHF High Band Frequency Band Plan (148 - 174 MHz) was made on 14 November 1991. It was made to support the restructuring of the VHF High Band in anticipation of growth in the demand for land mobile services and advances in land mobile technology.
The Plan was varied in June 1996, June 1998 and June 1999. The 1996 and 1998 variations made adjustments to the conversion dates framework in the Plan. The 1999 variation introduced support for the mobile-satellite service in the band 148 - 150.05 MHz, and provided continuing support for the narrowband area service.
The Plan was varied in September 2002 to support fixed applications in segments allocated to paging, and to change the title of a referenced instrument.
View the VHF High Band Frequency Band Plan (148 - 174 MHz) (PDF 38kb).
Spatial data representing areas referred to in the VHF High Band Frequency Band Plan is available in Shapefile (ZIP) and Placemark (KMZ) formats.
Last updated: 25 September 2017