[chirp_users] Step setting on radios

Dean Gibson AE7Q data at ae7q.net
Fri Aug 30 10:07:40 PDT 2013


There seems to be some confusion here between *repeater offset* 
(typically 12.5kHz to 25kHz 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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