RADIO  STATION  SERVICE  CODES
(no longer in use - replaced by new version)

An  unofficial  list  for  use  by  DXers to classify radio stations

This list was developed by the DX Info Centre and is based on codes used by the ITU, US NTIA & FCC.


SERVICES

AERONAUTICAL A
INDUSTRIAL I
RADIO-DETERMINATION R

AMATEUR H
LAND TRANSPORTATION L
RADIO-TELEPHONE C

BROADCASTING B
MARITIME M
SPACE / SCIENCE
S

CITIZENS / LICENSE-EXEMPT
Z
METEOROLOGICAL
W
GROUPS (CC / TRUNKED)
Y

EXPERIMENTAL X
PUBLIC SAFETY
P
MOBILES / SATELLITES
/














AERONAUTICAL A
INDUSTRIAL I
RADIO-DETERMINATION R

Aviation Broadcast
BA
Industrial / Press Broadcast
BI
Marker Beacon RA

Aerodrome Control / Advisory
AC
Agriculture IA
Radio Beacon
RB

Aeronautical Enroute AE
Business IB
Racon
RC

Air Force
AG
Forest Products
IF
Radio Direction-Finding
RG

Aeronautical Operational AO
Manufacturers IM
Automatic Identification System
RI

Aeronautical Search & Rescue
AR
Petroleum
IP
Instrument Landing System
RL

Aviation Instructional
AS
Mining / Other Industrial
IS
Differential GPS
RM

Flight Test AT
Telephone Maintenance IT
Loran RN

Aerodrome Utility (Ground)
AU
Film / Video Production IV
Omnidirectional Range
RO

Aeronautical Fixed (Link / Relay)
AX
Power / Gas
IW
Surveillance Radar RS




Industrial Link / Relay
IX
Distance-Measuring Equipment
RV

AMATEUR H
Relay Press IY
Meteorological Radar
RW

Amateur Broadcast
BH



Radio-Determination Link / Relay
RX

Amateur HA
LAND TRANSPORTATION L




Amateur Beacon HB
Land Transportation Broadcast
BL
RADIO-TELEPHONE
C

Amateur Civil Emergency
HR
Automobile Emergency LA
Air-to-Ground Radio-Telephone CA

Amateur Link / Relay
HX
Intercity Bus
LI
Cellular Radio-Telephone / PCS
CL




Highway Truck
LK
Offshore Radio-Telephone CO

BROADCASTING B
Railroad LR
Paging CP

Sound Broadcasting
BC
School Bus LS
Rural Radio-Telephone
CR

Remote Pick-Up Broadcast
BR
Taxicab LT
Local Television Transmission
CT

Television Broadcasting BT
Urban Transit
LU
Broadband
CW

Broadcast Link / Relay
BX
Urban Delivery
LV
Radio-Telephone Link / Relay
CX




Land Transportation Link / Relay
LX














CITIZENS / LICENCE-EXEMPT
Z
MARITIME M
SPACE / SCIENTIFIC
S

Citizens / Pirate Broadcast
BZ
Marine Broadcast BM
Std. Freq. / Time / Scientific Bcst.
BS

GMRS / FRS
ZA
Coast MC
Radio Astronomy
SA

Radio Control ZC
Medical Advice
MD
Propagation Beacon
SB

Citizens Band ZD
Coast Guard / Naval MG
Meteor Burst Radar
SD

Industrial, Scientific & Medical
ZI
Limited Coast
ML
Earth Exploration SE

Cordless Phone
ZP
Port
MP
Sounder Network
SN

Wireless Microphone / PAD
ZS
Marine Search & Rescue
MR
Space Operation
SO

Wireless Camera
ZT
Maritime Instructional
MS
Sounder Prediction
SP

Interactive Video & Data
ZV
VTS / Pilot
MT
Space Research SR

Citizens / Licence-Exempt Link
ZX
Marine Utility (Shipyard)
MU
In-House Time Signals SS

Pirate
ZZ
Maritime Link / Relay
MX
Space Tracking ST







Space / Scientific Link / Relay
SX

EXPERIMENTAL
X
METEOROLOGICAL
W




Experimental Broadcast
XB
Meteorological Broadcast
BW
GROUPS (CC / TRUNKED)
Y

Conventional Experimental
XC
Radar Beacon Precipitation Gauge WB
Industrial Group
YI

Medical Testing
XM
Hydrologic / Meteorological
WH
Land Transportation Group
YL

Experimental Program
XP
Oceanographic Data
WO
Public Safety Group
YP

Compliance Testing
XT
Wind Profiler
WP
Mixed Group YY

Experimental Link / Relay
XX
Radiosonde
WR







Meteorological Link / Relay
WX
Mobiles / Satellites






Meteorological Link / Relay
WX
AIRCRAFT
/A








SPACECRAFT
/E





PUBLIC SAFETY
P
MOBILE
/M





Public Safety / TIS Broadcast
BP
PORTABLE
/P





Border Protection
PB
SHIP
/S





Disaster Emergency
PE
SATELLITE
/X





Fire PF
add suffix after code





National or State Govt. / Army
PG







Highway Maintenance
PH
Unwanted / Spurious
U





Public Works / Local Government PL







EMS / Medical
PM







Forestry / Conservation PO







Police PP







Beach / Ski Patrol
PS







Public Safety Link / Relay
PX







Hazardous Material Clean-Up
PZ






 Record of Changes
2019-08-21 
 Code LV Added.
2019-08-19 
 Code XX Added.

Maintained by William R. Hepburn. This list is in not meant to represent official usage.