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Old November 13th 03, 08:34 AM
Ryan, KC8PMX
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Those frequencies that are "missed out" are some of the "radio control"
frequencies somewhat still used by model aircraft and other model remote
control items. You are correct in the 10khz step making it a better scan


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"Matt" wrote in message
Firstly, the channel steps on 27 MHz CB are 10 KHz, not 25 KHz with a

of frequencies missed out (i.e. 27.195 MHz and about 3-4 others). Not

what mode you are using, would recommend AM and not FM.
As to other bands, experience will tell you what to use for channel

it varies with different bands, and different countries.

"Bob" wrote in message
. 14...
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

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

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

for other bands or frequency ranges? And am I going to have the same


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?