[chirp_users] Tuning step roadblock

ddubois woody2 at questiongravity.com
Sun Dec 8 00:43:46 PST 2013

Hello guys,

I'm new to this realm, and have been lurking for a few days (you've been 
helpful already). I'm very stuck, and it's past 2am, so I'm gonna ask 
y'all so I can go to bed knowing I've done all I can do for one night.

I'm a volunteer firefighter, trying to set up a new Baofeng UV-B5 just 
like the Icom IC-F14 that I was issued. This is both a trial on behalf 
of the department, and a learning experience for me as I study for my 
tech license. I don't need the ticket for my firefighter duties, but am 
finally going for it after wanting to do so for many years.

I got a cable and software that allowed me to take an image off the 
Icom. Between that and radio info from the county, I should have all I 
need to set up the UV-B5 with Chirp. I think I'm fairly well along the 
path of figuring this out...?

Here's what I'm stuck on. I took an image off the Baofeng to use as a 
template. I'm trying to enter the RX freq of 156.2025 into the first 
memory channel. When I do so, I get the error "Tuning step 2.50 not 
supported...Frequency requires 2.50kHz step." I need to configure the 
channel to receive on 159.000, figured I'd set Duplex to Split and set 
Offset to 159.000. I'll spare you all the work-arounds I've tried, and 
the other errors I've seen, 'cause I'm starting to wonder if my radio 
won't support this "step", and I'm left to wonder what the heck "Tune 
step" and "channelize" are anyway? I've looked in the wiki, and done 
some web searching, but so far no joy. Any light would be much appreciated!

Thanks much,
Doug, Kansas

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