Independant Communication Authorities of South Africa  

*  James Road (Street) 16,   Fairleads,   Benoni.        Tel: 011-969-3301,   Fax: 086-545-6004,  Cell: 082-264-4180  *

 

 

Some radio frequencies for the South African

radio, scanner and shortwave radio enthusiast.


Terminology

4WDC -
AM -
ACARS -
ATVC -
BBC -
BW -
FM -
HF -
LSB -
NFM -
ORRA -
SSB -
USB -
RSG -
VHF -
VOR -
WFM -

Four Wheel Drive Club of South Africa
Amplitude Modulation
Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System
All Terrain Vehicle Club (previously known as the Jeep Club)
British Broadcasting Corporation - (Radio Broadcast Service)
Bandwidth
Frequency Modulation - (Normally 25KHz bandwidth)
High Frequency
Lower Side Band
Narrow Band FM - (Normally 12.5KHz bandwidth)
Off-Road Radio Association
Single Side Band
Upper Side Band
Radio Sonder Grense - (Radio Broadcast Service)
Very High Frequency
VHF Omni-directional Range
Wide Band FM - (Normally 100 KHz bandwidth)



27 MHz Citizen Band Frequencies (CB)

 ...as allocated in South Africa - (27.185 - 27.275 MHz)

Channel

 Frequency
(MHz )

Mode

Purpose/Description

19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

27.185
27.205
27.215
27.225
27.255
27.235
27.245
27.265
27.275

AM
AM
AM
AM
SSB
SSB
SSB
SSB
SSB

AM Calling Channel
General Purpose
Emergency use / Road Directions
General Purpose - Mostly use by Caravan Clubs
General Purpose
General Purpose
General Purpose
General Purpose
SSB Calling Channel

 Please Note: Only channel 19 to 27 are legal in South Africa.
  Maximum AM RF Output Power = 4 Watts RF
  Maximum SSB RF Output Power = 12 Watts RF Peak Power



29 MHz Band (Glorified CB)

 29 MHz FREQUENCY ALLOCATION FOR SPECIFIC SERVICES

 ...as allocated in South Africa - (29.7100 - 29.9850 MHz)

Channel

  Frequency
 (MHz.)

Mode

Purpose/Description

01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

29.7100
29.7225
29.7350
29.7475
29.7600
29.7725
29.7850
29.7975
29.8100
29.8225
29.8350
29.8475
29.8600
29.8725
29.8850
29.8975
29.9100
29.9225
29.9350
29.9475
29.9600
29.9725
29.9850

AM
AM
AM
AM/SSB
AM
AM
AM
AM
AM
AM/SSB
AM
AM/SSB
AM
AM
AM
AM
AM
AM
AM
AM/SSB
AM
AM
AM/SSB

General
General
General
Civil Defence (Ch. 2)
General
Marine Ch 2/B - Non-commercial boats
General
General
General
Civil Defence (Ch. 4)
General
Civil Defense (Ch. 1)
General
General
General
General
General
Civil Defence (Ch. 5)
Marine Ch. 1.A - Safety of boats
Civil Defense (Ch. 3)
General
Marine Ch 3/C - Non-commercial boats
Goverment

 

29MHz 4x4 Off-Road Association

Channel Frequency
(MHz)

 Assigned Use

14
15
16

29.8725
29.8850
29.8975

Assigned for 4x4

 

 

29 MHz Ski-Boat Operation

Channel Frequency
(MHz)

 Assigned Use

19 (A)
06 (B)
22 (C)

29.9350
29.7725
29.9725

Calling / Safety
Working
Working / Club

 

 

29 MHz Civil Defense Operation (Farm Band)

Channel Frequency
(MHz)

 Assigned Use

12 (1/A)
04 (2/B)
20 (3/C)
10 (4/D)
18 (5/E)
29.8475
29.7475
29.9475
29.8225
29.9225

Calling / Safety
Working
Working
Working
Fire Fighting (Rural)

Plus ONE additional channel, taken from those
assigned “General” in the list opposite, for use as a private channel by the relevant licensee.
Usually fitted as Channel 6 or F.

 

 

29 MHz Private Radio Communication Users

Channel Frequency
(MHz)

 Assigned Use

01
02
03
05
07
08
09
11
13
14
15
16
17
21
29.7100
29.7225
29.7350
29.7600
29.7850
29.7975
29.8100
29.8350
29.8600
29.8725
29.8850
29.8975
29.9100
29.9600

General
General
General
General
General
General
General
General
General
General - also used for 4x4 activity
General - also used for 4x4 activity
General - also used for 4x4 activity
General
General

Unless otherwise indicated on the licence, ONE ONLY of the following channels may be used by private  business concerns. All other channels must be disabled by a Radio Dealer.

 

 Please Note: Maximum AM RF Output Power = 5 Watts RF
  Maximum SSB RF Output Power = 12 Watts RF Peak Power



Aeronautical Radio Frequencies

  ...HF through to VHF

 HF Communication Frequencies.

Frequency
(MHz)

Place.

Purpose/Description

Remarks

8.933

O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS

Springbok - Worldwide

 VHF Navigational Frequencies.

108.000 to 118.000 MHz, AM unless otherwise stated.

Frequency (MHz)

Place.

Purpose/Description

Contact or GPS Coordinates

115.200

O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS

VHF Omni-directional Range

  VHF Communication Frequencies.

118.000 to 136.000 MHz, AM unless otherwise stated.

Frequency
(MHz)

 Place.

Purpose/Description

Contact or GPS Coordinates

118.100
118.600
118.700
119.600
120.350
120.600
120.800
121.300
121.400
121.500
121.650
121.700
121.750
121.850
121.900
122.000
122.300
122.400
122.650
122.700
123.050
123.200
123.500
123.500
123.700
123.750
124.000
124.100
124.250
124.500
124.800
125.400
125.800
126.200
126.400
126.700
127.400
128.300
128.500
128.900
129.100
130.250
130.700
130.800
130.850
131.200
131.500
131.725
133.200
134.000
134.400
135.500
135.600

O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Rand Airport, Germiston
Hoedspruit Airforce Base, FAHS
Microland, Bapsfontein
Wonderboom, Pretoria North, FAWB
Grand Central
Maputo, Mozambique
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Global
Lanseria Intl., Midrand, FALA
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Swartkop Airforce Base, Pretoria, FASK
Waterkloof AFB, Pretoria, FAWK
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Krugersdorp
Vanderbijlpark
Springs
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Brakpan
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Swartkop Airforce Base, Pretoria, FASK
Parys
Witbank FAWI
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Lanseria Intl., Midrand, FALA
Waterkloof AFB, Pretoria, FAWK
Tracker Helicopter
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Gauteng
Heidelberg, Gauteng
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Hoedspruit Airforce Base, FAHS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS

O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Harare, Zimbabwe
ACAR Telemetry
Petit Airfield, Benoni North
Waterkloof
O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS
Klipriver
Rhinopark

Tower 1 - West ?
Tower 2
Tower
Tower & Radar * 
Microlight Airfield - no tower
Tower / Approach
Tower

Jo'burg Director
Search & Rescue / Emergency
Ground
Clearance
Ground *

Ground

Radio
Tower

Apron Arrivals

Radio / Tower
Apron Departures
Tower *


Radar - West
Comair Flight Ops
Tower
Tower
Stolen Vehicle recovery
Radar - South & East
Uncontrolled Flying Area
Jhb. Special Rules - East
Jhb. Special Rules - West
 Air Traffic Information Centre (ATIS)
Approach *
Radar


Ground Crew
Common traffic advisory (CTA)
East
Ground Crew (SB Tarmac?)
Aircraft Servicing
Passenger Control ?
Freight Control
Passenger Control

ACARS Aircraft Telemetry Data
Radio - no Tower
INFO
Radar - North

S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”
S26°14’31.12” / E28°09’04.88”
S24°21.3’ / E031°03.0’
Hans Schouten - 083-442-4775
S25°39.0’ / E028°13.0


S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”

S25°56'22.90" / E27°55'32.07"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”


S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”



S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”

S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”

S26°53’14” / E27°30’19”
S25°50.0’ / E029°11.6’
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34”
S25°56'22.90" / E27°55'32.07"


S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"



S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S24°21.3’ / E031°03.0’
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"

S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"
S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"


Andy Casperson - 082-651-7317

S26°08’01.30” / E028°14’32.34"

Notes:  * =  Unlicensed Military Aerodrome - to be used in emergency only.

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