Although you're most likely attempting to be funny, you fall short. IP Addresses (v4 anyway) have 3 dots, not 2. Also the numbers between the dots don't exceed 255.Yeah, it's called an IP address. Radio usually only has one dot.
An example would be 14.160 mhz, my favorite spot on 20 meters to call CQ.
Have you ever told someone on HF that they are "off frequency" if the frequency they are using doesn't end in a 5 or 0?I've never seen the need to use frequency readouts further than half a kilohertz. I just don't see the point in it.
I think the OP was asking a general question about the format of the frequency readout, not trying to comment on how many digits a signal should be reported too.I've never seen the need to use frequency readouts further than half a kilohertz. I just don't see the point in it.
Seeing a report of a station on 7345.217 Khz just seems pointless. I'm sure as SDR technology progresses they will be able to carry out the precise reading of the kilohertz to another hundred digits.
And I'm also sure there will be SWL's who will use such readouts in their reports.
"Wow, I just got WWV at 10000.012313337293023949283 khz."
It's only a matter of time.
The position of the decimal point depends on the multiplier of course. 12.3400MHz = 12340.0kHz. Logging a broadcast station to any more than 5kHz increments is a waste of time - he knows his transmit frequency to much better accuracy than your receiver will indicate. There aren't many HF broadcast stations that are not on 5kHz increments, but some of the Central and South American stations do tend to have "offsets". :roll: