5.8Ghz Frequency Bands Table

The number of frequency bands for 5.8Ghz FPV system is increasing, we now have 9 bands of 72 channels. We will provide a table / chart to help you look up the frequency for each channel.

Video Transmitter (VTX) comes with a set of bands and channels. You can set it to any particular channel at one time to avoid interference with other pilots.

5.8Ghz Channels and Frequency for FPV

Each band has a unique set of frequencies. In the same set, channels are set apart by a constant frequency, it could be 20Mhz, 19Mhz, 37Mhz, 23Mhz, 18Mhz or 40Mhz.

Band CH 1 CH 2 CH 3 CH 4 CH 5 CH 6 CH 7 CH 8
A 5865 5845 5825 5805 5785 5765 5745 5725
B 5733 5752 5771 5790 5809 5828 5847 5866
E 5705 5685 5665 5645 5885 5905 5925 5945
F 5740 5760 5780 5800 5820 5840 5860 5880
C (Raceband) 5658 5695 5732 5769 5806 5843 5880 5917
Diatone 5362 5399 5436 5473 5510 5547 5584 5621
U 5325 5348 5366 5384 5402 5420 5438 5456
O 5474 5492 5510 5528 5546 5564 5582 5600
L 5333 5373 5413 5453 5493 5533 5573 5613
H 5653 5693 5733 5773 5813 5853 5893 5933

Brand VS Frequency

  • Band A: Team BlackSheep, RangeVideo, SpyHawk, FlyCamOne USA
  • Band B: FlyCamOne Europe
  • Band C: Raceband
  • Band E: HobbyKing, Foxtech
  • Band F (Airwave): ImmersionRC, Iftron
  • Band Diatone: Diatone

* mentioned manufacturers might make products that support other bands

The Beginning – 4 bands 32 channels

When this article was created, there were only 4 bands in the 5.8Ghz FPV system for RC. Some VTX and VRX even only support one of the bands, which is 8 channels.

frequency band table 5.8 video transmitter a b e f

Update (Jan 2016) – New Raceband Added

Raceband Frequency – 5658, 5695, 5732, 5769, 5806, 5843, 5880, 5917 (in MHz).

The Raceband has their channels space out equally in frequency (38MHz apart) and in theory should have a bigger chance of allowing 8 pilots flying at the same time under ideal conditions. Learn about Raceband in more detail.

Update (Feb 2017) – New 6th Band! Now 48 channels in Total

A new band has been introduced by Diatone, marked as F in the follow table, starting with 5362Mhz, ending with 5621MHz.

Diatone 5362MHz 5399MHz 5436MHz 5473MHz 5510MHz 5547MHz 5584MHz 5621MHz

Update (Apr 2017) – 4 New Channels, 80 Channels in Total

Here we have 4 new channels and they are first introduced in the VT03 from Eachine. We now have a total of 9 bands, 72 channels available in the 5.8Ghz frequency.

These channels are created from frequencies that we don’t normally used. But be aware not all these channels are legal to use in some countries.

  • L – Low Band
  • H – High Band
U 5325 5348 5366 5384 5402 5420 5438 5456
O 5474 5492 5510 5528 5546 5564 5582 5600
L 5333 5373 5413 5453 5493 5533 5573 5613
H 5653 5693 5733 5773 5813 5853 5893 5933

Illegal Channels in 5.8Ghz

Although we have so many channels available on some 5.8Ghz VTX and VRX, you should find out which ones are legal to use in your country.

There are frequency band regulations in every country, for example the ISM band. These regulations would normally indicate what range of frequencies hobbyists are allowed to use without a proper license, for example ISM is 5725MHz to 5875MHz, and HAM band is 5650MHz to 5925MHz.

As you can see in the table above, there are channels in some bands could be illegal to use because of this. Furthermore, The entire “L”, “U” and “O” bands are totally illegal to use in the US because they are even outside of the HAM band.

12 thoughts on “5.8Ghz Frequency Bands Table

  1. Ruediger Gmach

    Hi Oscar,
    Thank you for your article concerning the use of normal E-Band and F-Band Channels to get 40MHz distance for 8 simultaneous FPV pilots – really great work !
    You could probably add the channel numbers to your article (E4, E2, F1, F3, F5, F7, E6, E8)

    Finally I just wanted to note a small typo in the section “Update (Jan 2016) – New Raceband Added” the second frequency should read 5695 (instead of 5696). In the tables it is correct anyways.

    Ruediger

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  2. Timmy

    Perhaps time to include some other new bands now too. I’m seeing 72 ch video transmitters out there with Bands, A, B, E, F, R, U, O, L and H. No idea what these new bands are for. I know L is meant to be another set of Raceband style channels going below the current range (to have 16 pilots all at once with sufficient spacing for the same polarization)… but these other ones… no idea.

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  3. Bob W

    Hi Oscar, I’m Bob… I’m new to fpv.. Went to the local rc park and there is a board with black and white squares.. Some rows have “6 meter” at the head.. Most have 2.4 ghz.. The squares Dow the row have numbers and a clip on it.. What the #%*€# is this for? Sorry if this is a stupid ? … Just don’t want to look stupid when I don’t know how to use it.. I suppose it’s for claiming a frequency… I have a futaba 10j.. Flying a mr25 with fpv..

    Thanks, Bob

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    1. Oscar Post author

      i believe what you described is a “Dip Switch chart” for certain brand model VTX :)
      almost all VTX has different dip switch chart, if you move one of the swtiches you get different frequency/channel..

      a lot of VTX these days don’t use dip switches anymore but a push button and LED’s to indicate the channel they are on…

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    2. Adam

      These are for the old FM transmitters that some pilots who haven’t moved to 2.4GHz spread-spectrum yet. They are fixed channels, and they mark their frequency with their park-permit or AMA card so other pilots know they won’t “shoot down” somebody else’s aircraft. It has nothing to do with VTX, but all about RC control transmitter/receivers.

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  4. Gabriel Renaud

    Hello oscar,
    I’m using the Fatshark vtx 250mw and an RC832 from boscam but my video sign is horrible. Could you help me on the best frequency for using this equipment and which antennas i should use?

    Thanks,

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  5. Jacques

    Hi Oscar, thanks for this very helpful blog post.
    If I get the Diversity FR632 video receiver, will it work for all these frequency bands?
    hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__66191__FR632_Diversity_5_8GHz_32Ch_Auto_Scan_LCD_A_V_Receiver.html

    I’m planning to use it with the Quanum V2 Goggles.

    Thanks!

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  6. Zac

    Hi Oscar,

    Ive been trying to find the differences of these five bands, apart from particular companies that use specific ones. On the TBS receiver for FatShark goggles, they say that the use of BOSCAM frequencies is recommended and the quality of Airwave frequencies will be undesirable. Ive seen pilots running TBS DomV2 receivers with ImmersionRC 600mW vTx with great results. Ive also been running the ImmersionRC 600mW with Nextwave Rx just fine.

    I was just wondering if you know the reason why band F frequencies may yield worse results?

    Many thanks, Zac

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    1. Oscar Post author

      Hi Zac
      some device perform better at certain frequencies, also the antenna might cause this issue as they are tuned to certain frequency as well.
      Nothing wrong with the bands, just hardware differences.

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