[chirp_users] Step setting on radios

chris at engravedimage.com chris at engravedimage.com
Fri Aug 30 19:17:02 PDT 2013


Sorry, my mind was a little off there. I had my response all typed, and 
then I reread Pat's post saying 5 MHz, and my mind switched to UHF 
repeater offset.

On 2013-08-30 13:07, Dean Gibson AE7Q wrote:
> 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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