What is the difference between C and Ku band?

The following bands are commonly used: - C-band was the first band to be used for satellite communication systems. However, when the band became overloaded (due to the same frequency being used by terrestrial microwave links) satellites were built for the next available frequency band, the Ku-band.
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What is in the Ku band?

Used for satellite communications. In Europe, Ku-band downlink is used from 10.7 GHz to 12.75 GHz for direct broadcast satellite services, such as Astra.
  • What is a Ku band satellite?

    In satellite communications, Ku band is the frequency range from 10.5 to 17 GHz; where 13.75 to 14.50 GHz is for transmission and 10.7 to 12.75 GHz is used for reception.
  • What is K band used for?

    A radar detector works like a radio tuned to microwave frequencies. Valentine One is an extremely sensitive radio, and it's tuned exactly to the frequency bands used by all traffic radar in the U.S. — X band, K band, Ka Band, which includes photo. The only exception is Instant-on radar.
  • What frequency is UHF?

    Ultra high frequency (UHF) is the ITU designation for radio frequencies in the range between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 3 gigahertz (GHz), also known as the decimetre band as the wavelengths range from one meter to one decimeter.
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What is KU band used for?

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BandFrequency RangeOrigin of Name
C4 to 8 GHzC for "compromise" between S and X band.
X8 to 12 GHzUsed in WW II for fire control, X for cross (as in crosshair)
Ku12 to 18 GHzKu for "kurz-under".
K18 to 26 GHzGerman "kurz" means short, yet another reference to short wavelength.
  • What is K band on a radar detector?

    The introduction of the "stalker" radar gun raised the stakes in the detection game. Unlike all previous guns, the Stalker can be FCC licensed for any frequency in the Ka-band between 33.4 GHz to 36.0 GHz, and so cannot be picked up by detectors designed only for X, K, and photo radar.
  • What is P band frequency?

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    BandFrequency RangeOrigin of Name
    Iup to 200 MHzUnknown
    G200 to 250 MHzUnknown
    P250 to 500 MHzP for "previous", as the British used the band for the earliest radars, but later switched to higher frequencies.
    L0.5 to 1.5 GHzL for "long" wave.
  • What is K band frequency?

    K band may refer to: K band (IEEE), a radio frequency band from 18 to 27 GHz. K band (infrared), an atmospheric transmission window centred on 2.2 μm. K band (NATO), a radio frequency band from 20 to 40 GHz.
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What are the frequencies of the Ka band?

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BandFrequency RangeOrigin of Name
X8 to 12 GHzUsed in WW II for fire control, X for cross (as in crosshair)
Ku12 to 18 GHzKu for "kurz-under".
K18 to 26 GHzGerman "kurz" means short, yet another reference to short wavelength.
Ka26 to 4-0Ka for "kurz-above".
  • What is X K band?

    A radar detector works like a radio tuned to microwave frequencies. Valentine One is an extremely sensitive radio, and it's tuned exactly to the frequency bands used by all traffic radar in the U.S. — X band, K band, Ka Band, which includes photo. The only exception is Instant-on radar.
  • What is a band in communications?

    In telecommunication, a band - sometimes called a frequency band - is a specific range of frequencies in the radio frequency (RF) spectrum, which is divided among ranges from very low frequencies (vlf) to extremely high frequencies (ehf). Each band has a defined upper and lower frequency limit.
  • What is the frequency of a microwave oven?

    2,450 MHz

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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