Railroad Frequencies (Old AAR Plan)

AAR stands for: Association of American Railroads. This is an organization comprised of American and Canadian railroads. The band plan they use for radio communications consists of 96 VHF frequencies or 'channels'. Each channel is spaced by 15 kilohertz. The band begins at 159.810 MHz and ends at 161.565 MHz. Most railroads have radios that will cover all of these channels. The list below is the old band plan, before the new channels for expanded digital service were added. Please take a moment to check out our TrainTenna railroad related antenna products.

 Frequency Channel AAR CH Notes
159.810 02 0202 (Canada Only)
159.930 03 0303 (Canada Only)
160.050 04 0404 (Canada Only)
160.185 05 0505 (Canada Only)
160.200 06 0606 (Canada Only)
160.215 07 0707 Base & Mobile
160.230 08 0808 Base & Mobile
160.245 09 0909 Base & Mobile
160.260 10 1010 Base & Mobile
160.275 11 1111 Base & Mobile
160.290 12 1212 Base & Mobile
160.305 13 1313 Base & Mobile
160.320 14 1414 Base & Mobile
160.335 15 1515 Base & Mobile
160.350 16 1616 Base & Mobile
160.365 17 1717 Base & Mobile
160.380 18 1818 Base & Mobile
160.395 19 1919 Base & Mobile
160.410 20 2020 Base & Mobile
160.425 21 2121 Base & Mobile
160.440 22 2222 Base & Mobile
160.455 23 2323 Base & Mobile
160.470 24 2424 Base & Mobile
160.485 25 2525 Base & Mobile
160.500 26 2626 Base & Mobile
160.515 27 2727 Base & Mobile
160.530 28 2828 Base & Mobile
160.545 29 2929 Base & Mobile
160.560 30 3030 Base & Mobile
160.575 31 3131 Base & Mobile
160.590 32 3232 Base & Mobile
160.605 33 3333 Base & Mobile
160.620 34 3434 Base & Mobile
160.635 35 3535 Base & Mobile
160.650 36 3636 Base & Mobile
160.665 37 3737 Base & Mobile
160.680 38 3838 Base & Mobile
160.695 39 3939 Base & Mobile
160.710 40 4040 Base & Mobile
160.725 41 4141 Base & Mobile
160.740 42 4242 Base & Mobile
160.755 43 4343 Base & Mobile
160.770 44 4444 Base & Mobile
160.785 45 4545 Base & Mobile
160.800 46 4646 Base & Mobile
160.815 47 4747 Base & Mobile
160.830 48 4848 Base & Mobile
160.845 49 4949 Base & Mobile
160.860 50 5050 Base & Mobile
160.875 51 5151 Base & Mobile
160.890 52 5252 Base & Mobile
160.905 53 5353 Base & Mobile
160.920 54 5454 Base & Mobile
160.935 55 5555 Base & Mobile
160.950 56 5656 Base & Mobile
160.965 57 5757 Base & Mobile
160.980 58 5858 Base & Mobile
160.995 59 5959 Base & Mobile
161.010 60 6060 Base & Mobile
161.025 61 6161 Base & Mobile
161.040 62 6262 Base & Mobile
161.055 63 6363 Base & Mobile
161.070 64 6464 Base & Mobile
161.085 65 6565 Base & Mobile
161.100 66 6666 Base & Mobile
161.115 67 6767 (NS EOTD)
161.130 68 6868 Base & Mobile
161.145 69 6969 Base & Mobile
161.160 70 7070 Base & Mobile
161.175 71 7171 Base & Mobile
161.190 72 7272 Base & Mobile
161.205 73 7373 (Railroad Police)
161.220 74 7474 Base & Mobile
161.235 75 7575 Base & Mobile
161.250 76 7676 Base & Mobile
161.265 77 7777 Base & Mobile
161.280 78 7878 Base & Mobile
161.295 79 7979 Base & Mobile
161.310 80 8080 Base & Mobile
161.325 81 8181 Base & Mobile
161.340 82 8282 Base & Mobile
161.355 83 8383 Base & Mobile
161.370 84 8484 Base & Mobile
161.385 85 8585 Base & Mobile
161.400 86 8686 Base & Mobile
161.415 87 8787 Base & Mobile
161.430 88 8888 Base & Mobile
161.445 89 8989 Base & Mobile
161.460 90 9090 Base & Mobile
161.475 91 9191 Base & Mobile
161.490 92 9292 Base & Mobile
161.505 93 9393 Base & Mobile
161.520 94 9494 Base & Mobile
161.535 95 9595 Base & Mobile
161.550 96 9696 Base & Mobile
161.565 97 9797 Base & Mobile