Firstly, the channel steps on 27 MHz CB are 10 KHz, not 25 KHz with a couple
of frequencies missed out (i.e. 27.195 MHz and about 3-4 others). Not sure
what mode you are using, would recommend AM and not FM.
As to other bands, experience will tell you what to use for channel spacing,
it varies with different bands, and different countries.
"Bob" wrote in message
I'm new to scanning and a little confused about how to setup "searches"
of various frequency ranges.
For instance, rather than enter all the CB channel frequencies into
memories I *thought* it would be much easier to simply search through the
CB band in increments equal to channels. So, I programmed 26.965 (ch1)
and 27.405 (ch40) as scan edges into my radio along with a step size of
25 kHz. So far so good... However starting the search resulted in the
radio moving through the band by frequency stops that were "off" from the
actual CB channels???
So what am I doing wrong?
Also, in the specific case of CB I know (or at least can calculate) the
step size between active frequencies. How do I determine that information
for other bands or frequency ranges? And am I going to have the same step
My radio has a programmable step size with a minimum of 0.5 kHz
resolution. Can someone please teach me how to setup searches? Or maybe
direct me to a webSite or book that would help?