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Old 02-01-2007, 7:08 PM
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Default What is VFO Scanning?

Does anyone know what this is, I look in the WIki and over the internet but im not quite sure what it is?
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Old 02-01-2007, 7:17 PM
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Where, and in what context did you hear about this? It may be something which is not related to scanners. Typically, a VFO (variable frequency osciallator) is a means by which the operator can change the operating frequency of a radio by turning a dial. (or by computer control)
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Old 02-01-2007, 7:36 PM
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years ago it was common to enter a frequency in the VFO and then hit a button that would scan up or down the band from the frequency you entered.
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It's probably where you can search through the VFO and find active frequencies. Search each consecutive frequency in a specific range (i.e. 155.000 - 161.0000) instead of only the ones you've input into your bank.
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My AOR 8200 Mk3
Has that Feature

Not 100 percent sure if I have Used it to it full Capabilties...


Her ya all go
As per the 8200 Mk3 Man:

http://www.aorusa.com/Manual/ar82001.pdf

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Old 02-01-2007, 7:57 PM
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Here is an article on Variable-Frequency Oscillator (VFO) that explains it:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...ncy+Oscillator
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Here is an article on Variable-Frequency Oscillator (VFO) that explains it:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...ncy+Oscillator
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:37 PM
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With the Icom R7000 or R7100, you can tune them like a regular general coverage receiver. Just turn the dial and search for sigs.

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You can do that on several of the Uniden scanners as well! My BC796D's have VFO capability, as does several other Uniden models. It gives you the ability to manually tune through frequencies instead of preprogrammed channels.

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