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pathalogical

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When a HF is shown with a decimal, i.e. 1234.5 kHz, what does the 'point 5' mean ? If a radio doesn't have the decimal capability are you still able to hear dx on just 1234 kHz ?
 

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When a HF is shown with a decimal, i.e. 1234.5 kHz, what does the 'point 5' mean ? If a radio doesn't have the decimal capability are you still able to hear dx on just 1234 kHz ?
I think my eton e1 will do the decimal but I would imagine that you would still hear it on 1234 or 1235 probably almost as good as being on exactly. I think mostly only single side band station would use 1234.5 but could be wrong
 

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Depending on what the display is reading, that's .5 of a khz - 5 tenths, in other words. It will make a difference if you are trying to tune a sideband station, but less so in AM 73 Mike
 

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Pathalogical, If you have a Kenwood R-1000 (which doesn't show decimals) you can still nail the 0.X points perfectly by just tuning reeeaal slow when you're close. It just won't show on the display. But if you've got a radio w "PLL" tuning then you can only tune what the display shows -- anything else in between it 'hops' right over to the next displayed frequency.
 
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