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Default AM Tuning steps (9 vs. 10khz)

On Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 9:48:02 AM UTC+11, Mel3k wrote:
I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but why does AM radio in
Europe/Asia tune in 9khz steps while North American AM goes by steps
of 10khz? Also, why did some countries like Australia switch from
10khz to 9khz steps some years back?

Thanks for your insights


I think it's because of America's geographic position. Because it is locate
d between Europe and Asia the AM band has a tendency to cause interference
with other stations, which is why there is a lot of noise in the background
, so to overcome this problem they had to use different frequencies. If Ame
rica had switched to 9khz like the rest of the world it would be a mess bec
ause you would hear radio stations broadcasting from Europe and parts of As
ia.


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Default AM Tuning steps (9 vs. 10khz)

On 15/03/2015 15:53, wrote:
On Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 9:48:02 AM UTC+11, Mel3k wrote:
I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but why does AM radio in
Europe/Asia tune in 9khz steps while North American AM goes by steps
of 10khz? Also, why did some countries like Australia switch from
10khz to 9khz steps some years back?

Thanks for your insights


I think it's because of America's geographic position. Because it is locate
d between Europe and Asia the AM band has a tendency to cause interference
with other stations, which is why there is a lot of noise in the background
, so to overcome this problem they had to use different frequencies. If Ame
rica had switched to 9khz like the rest of the world it would be a mess bec
ause you would hear radio stations broadcasting from Europe and parts of As
ia.


No. Definately No.
There would be less interference if all stations were on the same channels.
A weak interfering signal 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 kHz away from what you are
trying to listen too is much more of an annoyance than the same signal
would be on the same frequency because you hear a loud 1, 2, 3, 4 or
5kHz whistle rather than just quiet sound of the other station in the
background.

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Default AM Tuning steps (9 vs. 10khz)

I got the modern XAV-AX100 from Sony US SPEC with no way to tune even frequencies on FM. People are right, digital is limited

I would have thought otherwise. Finally one point to analog and a point against digital.

The so called digital technology has made my car radio defunct. I will never import anything from USA



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