Catv Channel/Frequency Chart

Here is a list of TV frequencies. In the US, a TV channel is a 6 MHz wide. The bottom edge of the over-the-air channel 2 is 54 MHz and the upper edge is 60 MHz. Within this 6 MHz space is a video carrier, a color carrier, and an audio carrier.

The frequency of the video carrier is 1.25 MHz above the lower edge, so for channel 2 the video is at 55.25 MHz.

The color carrier is approx. 3.58 MHz above the _video_ carrier (N.B. not the lower edge), so for ch 2 it is 58.83 MHz.

The audio carrier is 4.5 MHz above the _video_ carrier, so for ch 2 it is 59.75 MHz.

The reason I mention all of this is that you have to be careful to note how a channel frequency is being specified. The two common methods are (1) specifying the lower edge (e.g. 54 MHz, but often as a range of lower edge to upper edge like 54-60 MHz) and (2) specifying the frequency of the video carrier (e.g. 55.25 MHz). In the following lists I always use the latter method, specifying the video carrier.

CATV has channels with frequencies below channel 2. They are designated T-7 (tee seven or tee dash seven) through T-14 and are usually used for transmission in the reverse direction. If your local city council meeting is broadcast live, the camera is being modulated onto one of those T channels and sent back up to the cable system headend whereupon it is broadcast outbound on the community cable access channel.

In the list I have some channels with the designation A-1 (A minus one, not A dash one) through A-8. They are so designated because their frequencies immediately precede that of the CATV channel known as A.

In the CATV listing, the column labeled Common gives the common industry parlance for that channel. The next column labeled EIA gives the new EIA standardized designation. Column STD shows the standard CATV frequency which usually matches IRC. IRC stands for Incrementally Related Carrier and means that the _lower_edge_ of the channel space is on the nice, round-numbered boundary such as 54 MHz, 60 MHz, 66 MHz etc. HRC stands for Harmonically Related Carrier, and as you can see means that it is the _video_carrier_ that is assigned the nice round number (6 MHz harmonics, hence). Some cable systems use IRC, some use HRC.

FM radio frequencies are thrown in for good measure.
 
 
AIR 2 55.25 VHF-LO  
AIR 3 61.25 VHF-LO  
AIR 4 67.25 VHF-LO  
AIR 5 77.25 VHF-LO  
AIR 6 83.25 VHF-LO  
AIR 7 175.25 VHF-HI  
AIR 8 181.25 VHF-HI  
AIR 9 187.25 VHF-HI  
AIR 10 193.25 VHF-HI  
AIR 11 199.25 VHF-HI  
AIR 12 205.25 VHF-HI  
AIR 13 211.25 VHF-HI  
AIR 14 471.25 UHF  
AIR 15 477.25 UHF  
AIR 16 483.25 UHF  
AIR 17 489.25 UHF  
AIR 18 495.25 UHF  
AIR 19 501.25 UHF  
AIR 20 507.25 UHF  
AIR 21 513.25 UHF  
AIR 22 519.25 UHF  
AIR 23 525.25 UHF  
AIR 24 531.25 UHF  
AIR 25 537.25 UHF  
AIR 26 543.25 UHF  
AIR 27 549.25 UHF  
AIR 28 555.25 UHF  
AIR 29 561.25 UHF  
AIR 30 567.25 UHF  
AIR 31 573.25 UHF  
AIR 32 579.25 UHF  
AIR 33 585.25 UHF  
AIR 34 591.25 UHF  
AIR 35 597.25 UHF  
AIR 36 603.25 UHF  
AIR 37 609.25 UHF  
AIR 38 615.25 UHF  
AIR 39 621.25 UHF  
AIR 40 627.25 UHF  
AIR 41 633.25 UHF  
AIR 42 639.25 UHF  
AIR 43 645.25 UHF  
AIR 44 651.25 UHF  
AIR 45 657.25 UHF  
AIR 46 663.25 UHF  
AIR 47 669.25 UHF  
AIR 48 675.25 UHF  
AIR 49 681.25 UHF  
AIR 50 687.25 UHF  
AIR 51 693.25 UHF  
AIR 52 699.25 UHF  
AIR 53 705.25 UHF  
AIR 54 711.25 UHF  
AIR 55 717.25 UHF  
AIR 56 723.25 UHF  
AIR 57 729.25 UHF  
AIR 58 735.25 UHF  
AIR 59 741.25 UHF  
AIR 60 747.25 UHF  
AIR 61 753.25 UHF  
AIR 62 759.25 UHF  
AIR 63 765.25 UHF  
AIR 64 771.25 UHF  
AIR 65 777.25 UHF  
AIR 66 783.25 UHF  
AIR 67 789.25 UHF  
AIR 68 795.25 UHF  
AIR 69 801.25 UHF  
AIR 70 807.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 71 813.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 72 819.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 73 825.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 74 831.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 75 837.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 76 843.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 77 849.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 78 855.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 79 861.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 80 867.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 81 873.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 82 879.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
AIR 83 885.25 UHF (no longer assigned to TV)
Common EIA STD IRC HRC Band
CATV T-7   7.00     SUB
CATV T-8   13.00     SUB
CATV T-9   19.00     SUB
CATV T-10   25.00     SUB
CATV T-11   31.00     SUB
CATV T-12   37.00     SUB
CATV T-13   43.00     SUB
CATV T-14   49.00     SUB
CATV 2-1 (1) 01 49.25 49.25 48.00 LO
CATV 2 02 55.25 55.25 54.00 LO
CATV 3 03 61.25 61.25 60.00 LO
CATV 4 04 67.25 67.25 66.00 LO
CATV A-8 4+   01 73.25 72.00 LO
CATV A-7 5 05   79.25 78.00 LO
CATV A-6 6 06   85.25 84.00 LO
CATV A-5 95 91.25 90.00 91.25 MID
CATV A-4 96 97.25 96.00 97.25 MID
CATV A-3 97 103.25 102.00 103.25 MID
CATV A-2 98 109.25 108.00 109.25 MID
CATV A-1 99 115.25 114.00 115.25 MID
CATV 7 07 175.25 175.25 174.00 HI
CATV 8 08 181.25 181.25 180.00 HI
CATV 9 09 187.25 187.25 186.00 HI
CATV 10 10 193.25 193.25 192.00 HI
CATV 11 11 199.25 199.25 198.00 HI
CATV 12 12 205.25 205.25 204.00 HI
CATV 13 13 211.25 211.25 210.00 HI
CATV A 14 121.25 121.25 120.00 MID
CATV B 15 127.25 127.25 126.00 MID
CATV C 16 133.25 133.25 132.00 MID
CATV D 17 139.25 139.25 138.00 MID
CATV E 18 145.25 145.25 144.00 MID
CATV F 19 151.25 151.25 150.00 MID
CATV G 20 157.25 157.25 156.00 MID
CATV H 21 163.25 163.25 162.00 MID
CATV I 22 169.25 169.25 168.00 MID
CATV J 23 217.25 217.25 216.00 SUPER
CATV K 24 223.25 223.25 222.00 SUPER
CATV L 25 229.25 229.25 228.00 SUPER
CATV M 26 235.25 235.25 234.00 SUPER
CATV N 27 241.25 241.25 240.00 SUPER
CATV O 28 247.25 247.25 246.00 SUPER
CATV P 29 253.25 253.25 252.00 SUPER
CATV Q 30 259.25 259.25 258.00 SUPER
CATV R 31 265.25 265.25 264.00 SUPER
CATV S 32 271.25 271.25 270.00 SUPER
CATV T 33 277.25 277.25 276.00 SUPER
CATV U 34 283.25 283.25 282.00 SUPER
CATV V 35 289.25 289.25 288.00 SUPER
CATV W 36 295.25 295.25 294.00 SUPER
CATV AA 37 301.25 301.25 300.00 HYPER
CATV BB 38 307.25 307.25 306.00 HYPER
CATV cc 39 313.25 313.25 312.00 HYPER
CATV DD 40 319.25 319.25 318.00 HYPER
CATV EE 41 325.25 325.25 324.00 HYPER
CATV FF 42 331.25 331.25 330.00 HYPER
CATV GG 43 337.25 337.25 336.00 HYPER
CATV HH 44 343.25 343.25 342.00 HYPER
CATV II 45 349.25 349.25 348.00 HYPER
CATV JJ 46 355.25 355.25 354.00 HYPER
CATV KK 47 361.25 361.25 360.00 HYPER
CATV LL 48 367.25 367.25 366.00 HYPER
CATV MM 49 373.25 373.25 372.00 HYPER
CATV NN 50 379.25 379.25 378.00 HYPER
CATV OO 51 385.25 385.25 384.00 HYPER
CATV pp 52 391.25 391.25 390.00 HYPER
CATV QQ 53 397.25 397.25 396.00 HYPER
CATV RR 54 403.25 403.25 402.00 HYPER
CATV SS 55 409.25 409.25 408.00 HYPER
CATV TT 56 415.25 415.25 414.00 HYPER
CATV UU 57 421.25 421.25 420.00 HYPER
CATV VV 58 427.25 427.25 426.00 HYPER
CATV WW 59 433.25 433.25 432.00 HYPER
CATV xx 60 439.25 439.25 438.00 HYPER
CATV YY 61 445.25 445.25 444.00 HYPER
CATV ZZ 62 451.25 451.25 450.00 HYPER
CATV AAA 63 457.25 457.25 456.00 HYPER
CATV BBB 64 463.25 463.25 462.00 HYPER
CATV CCC 65 469.25 469.25 468.00 HYPER
CATV DDD 66 475.25 475.25 474.00 HYPER
CATV EEE 67 481.25 481.25 480.00 HYPER
CATV FFF 68 487.25 487.25 486.00 HYPER
CATV GGG 69 493.25 493.25 492.00 HYPER
CATV HHH 70 499.25 499.25 498.00 HYPER
CATV III 71 505.25 505.25 504.00 HYPER
CATV JJJ 72 511.25 511.25 510.00 HYPER
CATV KKK 73 517.25 517.25 516.00 HYPER
CATV LLL 74 523.25 523.25 522.00 HYPER
CATV MMM 75 529.25 529.25 528.00 HYPER
CATV NNN 76 535.25 535.25 534.00 HYPER
CATV OOO 77 541.25 541.25 540.00 HYPER
CATV PPP 78 547.25 547.25 546.00 HYPER
FM 1 88.10 FM
FM 2 88.30 FM
FM 3 88.50 FM
FM 4 88.70 FM
FM 5 88.90 FM
FM 6 89.10 FM
FM 7 89.30 FM
FM 8 89.50 FM
FM 9 89.70 FM
FM 10 89.90 FM
FM 11 90.10 FM
FM 12 90.30 FM
FM 13 90.50 FM
FM 14 90.70 FM
FM 15 90.90 FM
FM 16 91.10 FM
FM 17 91.30 FM
FM 18 91.50 FM
FM 19 91.70 FM
FM 20 91.90 FM
FM 21 92.10 FM
FM 22 92.30 FM
FM 23 92.50 FM
FM 24 92.70 FM
FM 25 92.90 FM
FM 26 93.10 FM
FM 27 93.30 FM
FM 28 93.50 FM
FM 29 93.70 FM
FM 30 93.90 FM
FM 31 94.10 FM
FM 32 94.30 FM
FM 33 94.50 FM
FM 34 94.70 FM
FM 35 94.90 FM
FM 36 95.10 FM
FM 37 95.30 FM
FM 38 95.50 FM
FM 39 95.70 FM
FM 40 95.90 FM
FM 41 96.10 FM
FM 42 96.30 FM
FM 43 96.50 FM
FM 44 96.70 FM
FM 45 96.90 FM
FM 46 97.10 FM
FM 47 97.30 FM
FM 48 97.50 FM
FM 49 97.70 FM
FM 50 97.90 FM
FM 51 98.10 FM
FM 52 98.30 FM
FM 53 98.50 FM
FM 54 98.70 FM
FM 55 98.90 FM
FM 56 99.10 FM
FM 57 99.30 FM
FM 58 99.50 FM
FM 59 99.70 FM
FM 60 99.90 FM
FM 61 100.10 FM
FM 62 100.30 FM
FM 63 100.50 FM
FM 64 100.70 FM
FM 65 100.90 FM
FM 66 101.10 FM
FM 67 101.30 FM
FM 68 101.50 FM
FM 69 101.70 FM
FM 70 101.90 FM
FM 71 102.10 FM
FM 72 102.30 FM
FM 73 102.50 FM
FM 74 102.70 FM
FM 75 102.90 FM
FM 76 103.10 FM
FM 77 103.30 FM
FM 78 103.50 FM
FM 79 103.70 FM
FM 80 103.90 FM
FM 81 104.10 FM
FM 82 104.30 FM
FM 83 104.50 FM
FM 84 104.70 FM
FM 85 104.90 FM
FM 86 105.10 FM
FM 87 105.30 FM
FM 88 105.50 FM
FM 89 105.70 FM
FM 90 105.90 FM
FM 91 106.10 FM
FM 92 106.30 FM
FM 93 106.50 FM
FM 94 106.70 FM
FM 95 106.90 FM
FM 96 107.10 FM
FM 97 107.30 FM
FM 98 107.50 FM
FM 98 107.70 FM
FM 100 107.90 FM

 
 
 

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