Frequency Step

Status
Not open for further replies.

Arvetus

Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2005
Messages
15
Location
Lufkin, TX
Ok, I'm having some difficulty figuring out the frequency step for some frequencies I'm programming.

I have steps of 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50 khz available.

How does one figure out what frequency step applies to the frequency you're programming?

For example, I am trying to program 155.3175. I've tried 6.25 and 12.5 and neither one works. Both rounds it down to 155.3125.

I just moved to East Texas, and I'm going through trying to reprogram my Kenwood TM-V7a. I'm using the Windows program to create my list, and then will download it to the radio.

I'm confused....
 
Last edited:

ridgescan

Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2008
Messages
4,547
Location
San Francisco, Ca.
Morning Arvetus-first,your scanner should have an 'auto' feature within the 'steps' mode, wherby it will choose the proper steps for each freq set you enter. Otherwise, your manual generally list steps for freq sets. Aside from that, maybe you're missing the 12.75 step required for that freq? I'm sure you'll get an answer here shortly--
 

fineshot1

Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2004
Messages
2,479
Location
NJ USA (Republic of NJ)
Arvetus said:
Ok, I'm having some difficulty figuring out the frequency step for some frequencies I'm programming.

I have steps of 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50 khz available.

How does one figure out what frequency step applies to the frequency you're programming?

For example, I am trying to program 155.3175. I've tried 6.25 and 12.5 and neither one works. Both rounds it down to 155.3125.

I just moved to East Texas, and I'm going through trying to reprogram my Kenwood TM-V7a. I'm using the Windows program to create my list, and then will download it to the radio.

I'm confused....
That segment of the VHF-Hi band has been adjusted to 7.5khz steps which ham equipment will not yet do. I have compalined to icom about this and it seems to fall on deaf ears. The engineers over in japan are not in tune with the usa market.
 

N8IAA

Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
6,775
Location
Fortunately, GA
Arvetus said:
Ok, I'm having some difficulty figuring out the frequency step for some frequencies I'm programming.

I have steps of 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50 khz available.

How does one figure out what frequency step applies to the frequency you're programming?

For example, I am trying to program 155.3175. I've tried 6.25 and 12.5 and neither one works. Both rounds it down to 155.3125.

I just moved to East Texas, and I'm going through trying to reprogram my Kenwood TM-V7a. I'm using the Windows program to create my list, and then will download it to the radio.

I'm confused....
When inputting the frequency, choose step size of 6.25, then put it in as 155.31625.
Larry
 

Arvetus

Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2005
Messages
15
Location
Lufkin, TX
N8IAA said:
When inputting the frequency, choose step size of 6.25, then put it in as 155.31625.
Larry
For some reason, it won't let that go in. It keeps rounding it to 155.3125. But I put in 155.31875 and, that is only 1.75khz off, so I should still get something...we'll see.

I may just have to forget it for this particular frequency and use a real scanner instead of my ham equipment ...
 
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top