5.8Ghz Frequency Bands

5.8Ghz Frequency Table – Bands (A, B, E, F) VS Frequencies

Each band has a unique set of frequencies, in the same set, frequencies are generally about 20MHz apart. The F band is known as Airwave band.

frequency band table 5.8 video transmitter a b e f

with Raceband added:

vtx frequency 5 band 40 channel boscam fatshark raceband abef

5.8Ghz Frequency Table – Brands VS Frequencies

Summary

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

* This is only a rough indicator. You need to look carefully what frequency band the actual product supports.

BOSCAM RC832 Frequency range (A B E F)

FR1 5865,5845,5825,5805,5785,5765,5745,5725
FR2 5733,5752,5771,5790,5809,5828,5847,5866
FR3 5707,5685,5665,5645,5885,5905,5925,5945
FR4 5740,5760,5780,5800,5820,5840,5860,5880

Immersion Frequencies (F)

5740, 5760, 5780, 5800, 5820, 5840, 5860MHz

Raceband

Learn about Raceband in this product review.

Update (Feb 2017) – 6th Band!!!

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

    CH Band CH 1 CH 2 CH 3 CH 4 CH 5 CH 6 CH 7 CH 8
A(A) 5865MHz 5845MHz 5825MHz 5805MHz 5785MHz 5765MHz 5745MHz 5725MHz
b(B) 5733MHz 5752MHz 5771MHz 5790MHz 5809MHz 5828MHz 5847MHz 5866MHz
C(E) 5705MHz 5685MHz 5665MHz 5645MHz 5885MHz 5905MHz 5925MHz 5945MHz
d(F) 5740MHz 5760MHz 5780MHz 5800MHz 5820MHz 5840MHz 5860MHz 5880MHz
E(R) 5658MHz 5695MHz 5732MHz 5769MHz 5806MHz 5843MHz 5880MHz 5917MHz
F 5362MHz 5399MHz 5436MHz 5473MHz 5510MHz 5547MHz 5584MHz 5621MHz

10 thoughts on “5.8Ghz Frequency Bands

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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