[chirp_users] Step setting on radios

Ron McKenzie rmckenzie5 at cfl.rr.com
Fri Aug 30 15:10:18 PDT 2013


Jim,

Irreverent or irrelevant?

Ron

On 8/30/2013 2:58 PM, Jim Unroe wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM, Pat Anderson <anderson5420 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:anderson5420 at gmail.com>> 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 <mailto: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.
>
>         If the radio's step is too high, it will not allow entry of
>         some frequencies and will do something (variable by radio) to
>         go to the next higher or lower frequency which complies with
>         the step value you have set.
>
>         Mike
>
>
> This may be different for other radios, but ror the radios that I 
> program with CHIRP, the value in the STEP setting is irreverent. You 
> just key in the frequency that you need to program into the radio. The 
> value in the STEP setting is only required to be set to any particular 
> value when programming in-the-field (without using programming software).
>
> Also, the STEP value in them is KHz, not MHz.
>
> Jim KC9HI
>
>
>
>
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