IC-R30 Tuning steps

wardweb

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I'm trying to enter the local frequency 154.30250 directly. I press the VFO/MR button, then the F-INP button, then start to key in the frequency. I get as far as 154.302, but when I press the 5 I'm asked whether I want a single sweep or a continuous sweep. If I choose one, I'm back to the 154.302 freq. If I use the knob to raise the freq. to 154.30250, I get 154.31250. It looks as if the tuning step is 12.5. Is it possible to change the tuning step so I can receive frequencies with five digits after the decimal?
 

thecop

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I don’t think the R30 would distinguish that last digit. In other words, most scanners/receivers would receive 154.302 the same as they would 154.3025. Pretty sure it has to do with the receive bandwidth.
 

Hit_Factor

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It probably doesn't matter for reception. Try changing the TS before you enter the freq. I checked in the software (Icom, RT, CSV) , and I definitely have 442.9625 entered with a 12.5Khz TS, so it's possible. Page 16 basic manual.
 

wcu02mpa

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I just ordered an R30 today and should get by Friday. I am pretty excited about this receiver. I used to have an AOR 8200-MK3 but sold it. The R30 looks amazing. My main uses will be HF and other utility monitoring. I am also gonna try some UHF sitcom monitoring.
 

bearcatrp

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You will like the R30. Had a AOR 8200 back in the late 90's. Good radio but complicated. The R30 is allot better.
 
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