IARU Region 2 calls on its Member Societies to remember the policy of not holding contests in the bands that we have access to on a secondary basis (*), that is, there are other users on those frequencies with a greater right than radio amateurs ham, and in the bands that are narrow in their spectrum.

There bands include:
135.7 – 137.8 kHz *
472 – 479 kHz *
5,351.5 – 5,366.5 kHz *
10.1 – 10.15 MHz *
18.068 – 18.168 MHz
24.890 – 24.990 MHz

IARU R2 strongly encourages all radio amateurs to observe the respective regional band plans for these and all other amateur allocations.