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Python library and command line tool to get Information about a Radio Frequency

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rf-info Python 3 Documentation Status Updates

Command line & Python library for obtaining details about a radio frequency


Returns information about a radio frequency (US only for now)

  • Band Use
  • Wavelength
  • ITU Band Description
  • ITU Band Abbreviation
  • ITU Band Number
  • IEEE Band Name
  • NATO Band Name
  • Waveguide Band Name
  • Amateur Radio Details (Type, Class, Max Power), - Not yet Implimented

Let me know if there is additional details you would like to see added, or if someone would like to donate some EU/Other band info to add ;-)


Frequency format examples: 89910000, 23,450,000, 12,634.534, 12_000_000, 344_500.100

Also supports “Radio Display” frequency representation (Dotted notation): 124.125.000, 198.000.050, 1.500.125.000, .015, 000.012.500

Suffix examples: hz, khz, Mhz, Ghz (Case Insensitive)

Command Line:

rf-info <frequency> [<suffix>]


from rf-info import Frequency

freq = Frequency(‘112.434.000’)



returns a dictionary:

{‘display’: ‘144.051.000’, ‘hz’: 144051000, ‘khz’: 144051.0, ‘mhz’: 144.051, ‘ghz’: 0.144051, ‘wavelength’: ‘2m’, ‘itu_band’: ‘Very High Frequency’, ‘itu_abbr’: ‘VHF’, ‘itu_num’: 8, ‘ieee_band’: ‘VHF’, ‘ieee_description’: ‘Very High Frequency’, ‘nato_band’: ‘A’, ‘waveguide_band’: None, ‘band_use’: (), ‘amateur_band’: (True, ‘Class’, ‘Use’, ‘General CW and weak signals’)}

or you can get individual items directly:



Also supports adding and subtracting frequencies. Either a frequency object, int, or string representation of a frequency, returns a new frequency object:

new_freq_object = Frequency(‘000.123.000’) + Frequency(‘7’, ‘khz’) # Adds 7khz to 123khz

new_freq_object = Frequency(‘1’, ‘mhz’) + 7000 # Adds 7khz to 1mhz

new_freq_object = Frequency(‘123,000’) - ‘000.007.000’ # Subtracts 7khz from 123khz


  • Finish Amateur Radio Details
  • WIFI band details
  • Cellular band details
  • Sattelite band details
  • GMRS, CB, & WIFI Specific Channels
  • Add more reserved frequency details


Ian Perry (


0.1.0 (2020-01-12)

  • First release on PyPI.

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