[chirp_users] Step setting on radios

Dean Gibson AE7Q
Fri Aug 30 10:54:23 PDT 2013

You are correct (corrected in my message below)!!!

My original "12.5kHz to 25kHz" is a related concept:  The *channel 
separation* frequency between different repeaters on adjacent 
"channels", typically set by the local repeater coordination body. 
Usually one wants his/her radio's *tuning step* to be the same as the 
channel separation, or a sub-multiple of that.

On 2013-08-30 10:31, Fred Hillhouse wrote:
> Repeater offset of 600KHz and 5MHz?
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>     *From:* chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
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>     *Dean Gibson AE7Q
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>     *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Step setting on radios
>     There seems to be some confusion here between *repeater offset*
>     (typically 600kHz for VHF, 5MHz for UHF), and *tuning step*
>     (typically between 2.5kHz and 25kHz).  They are not related.
>     On 2013-08-30 09:59, chris at engravedimage.com wrote:
>>     That's the standard offset for UHF repeaters. that's usually selected,
>>     because different states have different standards. For example, in Ohio,
>>     simplex and repeater "channels" (for lack of a better word) are 15 KHz
>>     apart. In Michigan, they are usually 20 KHz apart.  5KHz plays nice with
>>     both.
>>     On 2013-08-30 09:58, Pat Anderson wrote:
>>>     Trump me if I am mistaken, but the usual step value in the US is 5
>>>     mhz.
>>>     On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Mike Morrow
>>>     <mike at primecareercollege.com>  wrote:
>>>>     The step is the channel spacing amount.  You can set this on many
>>>>     radios from 25 to 2.5 MHz.  When you turn a tuning know in VFO mode,
>>>>     this is the amount the radio changes frequency by.
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