# scann help

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#### biferi

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If I am at a shortwave radio that displays in MHz and it is showing a display of
2.696 MHz

I know this is 2,000,696,000 Hz

But if I go to a shortwave radio that displays in kHz and I want to listen to the same FREQ what do I put in?

#### kb2vxa

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The decimal system is the simplest of all, to change units move the decimal point. Everything is times 10 to the left as in the above example or divided by 10 to the right.

#### K9WG

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1,000,000 Hz = 1,000 kHz = 1MHz

#### biferi

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thanks but

Thanks for getting back to me but I think I sould explaine were I get mixed up.

If I am on a radio and it is displaying in MHz and it says 2696 MHz I sould read it as 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz

Now if I am on a radio that displays in kHz and it displays 2696 kHz would I read it as 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz

Thanks

#### kma371

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Thanks for getting back to me but I think I sould explaine were I get mixed up.

If I am on a radio and it is displaying in MHz and it says 2696 MHz I sould read it as 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz

Now if I am on a radio that displays in kHz and it displays 2696 kHz would I read it as 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz

Thanks
Not sure where your going here...do you still need help or did you figure it out?

2.696MHz = 2696 kHz

#### stevenlee

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how do u pick up phone calls on a scaanner either cordless phones or cell phones,,

#### kma371

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how do u pick up phone calls on a scaanner either cordless phones or cell phones,,
Don't thread hijack (aka, Your post has nothing to do with this topic). It's not allowed.

Suggest you start a new thread.

#### Jim41

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Thanks for getting back to me but I think I sould explaine were I get mixed up.

If I am on a radio and it is displaying in MHz and it says 2696 MHz I sould read it as 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz

Now if I am on a radio that displays in kHz and it displays 2696 kHz would I read it as 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz

Thanks
2.696 MHz is 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz (note the decimal point)
2,696 KHz is 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz (note the comma)
2 MHz is 2,000 KHz

Jim41

#### DickH

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Thanks for getting back to me but I think I sould explaine were I get mixed up.

If I am on a radio and it is displaying in MHz and it says 2696 MHz I sould read it as 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz

Now if I am on a radio that displays in kHz and it displays 2696 kHz would I read it as 2 million 6 hundred and 96 thousand Hz

Thanks
I think you are giving everyone a headache.

#### biferi

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thanks but

OK I think I have it.

A radio that displays in MHz will say 2.696MHz and it will put a Decimal Point after the two.
A radio that displays in kHz will say 2,696 kHz but it will put a Comma after the two.

And I know some radios that display in kHz will not show the Comma I get this.

But what I never got is this?
if a radio displays 2.696 MHz and you see it on another readio as 2,696 kHz it is the same FREQ.

Now I know 1 kHz = 1,000 they put the k so they don't have to put all the zeros I get it. So they can display 2,696 kHz and the kHz tells to you to read it out as 2,696,000 Hz.

So if I see a display as 2.696 MHz does this not tell me to read it out as 2,696,000,000 Hz?

Because M means to ad six zeros?

No.
Larry

#### RDGDigital

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Because M means to ad six zeros?
No!() M does not mean to add six zeros, it means to move the decimal 6 places so 2.696 MHz = 2,696,000 Hz. Or in other words...

2.696 MHz = 2,696 KHz (decimal moved three places to the right) = 2,696,000 Hz (decimal moved six places to the right). These would all be the same frequency just using a different notation to identify them.

Rick

#### biferi

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thanks but

This is what I sould have asked?

If I am on a radio that tunes in with kHz and see 2696 kHz I would say
2 million 6 houndred and 96 thousand Hz

But if I am on a radio that tunes in with Mhz and I see 2.696 MHz would still say
2 million 6 houndred 96 thousand Hz?

#### KC4RAF

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Yes.

Two million six hundred ninety six thousand Hertz. (and forget the "and")

now where did I put those asprins???

#### kma371

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This is what I sould have asked?

If I am on a radio that tunes in with kHz and see 2696 kHz I would say
2 million 6 houndred and 96 thousand Hz

But if I am on a radio that tunes in with Mhz and I see 2.696 MHz would still say
2 million 6 houndred 96 thousand Hz?
You are making this WAY, WAY, more complicated than its needs to be. It's just

2-6-9-6 kHz
2-point-6-9-6 MHz

On phone numbers do you say
925-555-1212
Nine billion, two hundred fifty five million, five hundred fifty one thousand two hundred and twelve?

2-6-9-6 kHz
2-point-6-9-6 MHz.

That's it.

#### biferi

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thanks but

OK so if I would still say both FREQ. the same what is the deal with the point in the MHz freq. readout?

k tells us to ad three zeros at the end.
And M tells us to ad six zeros at the end RIGHT?

#### kc4jgc

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OK so if I would still say both FREQ. the same what is the deal with the point in the MHz freq. readout?

k tells us to ad three zeros at the end.
And M tells us to ad six zeros at the end RIGHT?
No! Remember what RDGDigital said:
M does not mean to add six zeros, it means to move the decimal 6 places so 2.696 MHz = 2,696,000 Hz. Or in other words...

2.696 MHz = 2,696 KHz (decimal moved three places to the right) = 2,696,000 Hz (decimal moved six places to the right). These would all be the same frequency just using a different notation to identify them.
I'm really wondering why you're so confused. Then I see you original post
If I am at a shortwave radio that displays in MHz and it is showing a display of
2.696 MHz

I know this is 2,000,696,000 Hz
Actually 2,000,696,000 hz=2.000696 GHz (gigahertz).

2,696,000 hz can also be expressed as
2,696 khz (decimal moved 3 positions to the left) which can also be expressed as
2.696 Mhz (decimal moved 3 more postions to the left) which can also be expressed as
.002696 GHz (decimal moved 3 more positions to the left) which can also be expressed as
.000002696 THz (Terahertz)(decimal moved 3 more positions to the left) .

As kb2vxa and k9wg said it's that easy. Like any metric measurement, all that's done is moving the decimal 3 positions either way.

Clear now?

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#### kma371

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