scanner steps and delay settings ,HELP PLEASE

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scanner steps and delay settings ,HELP PLEASE

Post by WARLOCK » 01 Aug 2017, 14:55

When using a scanner how important are the step and delay settings you use , lets say on the 2mt / 70 cmt bands FM / civil air / military air bands AM . What settings do you use please .

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Re: scanner steps and delay settings ,HELP PLEASE

Post by stratocaster » 04 Aug 2017, 07:37

I use a 2 second delay, any more and you just basically have a monitor for that specific channel if it's a busy one. So you're setting the minimum delay as you want it to pick up other transmissions in the specific banks you are scanning.
Steps usually set to 1khz/0.50khz unless it's on auto,in which case it will set it for you. It works for me.
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Re: scanner steps and delay settings ,HELP PLEASE

Post by humaxf1 » 07 Sep 2017, 12:57

A step of 1KHz (.001 MHz) or 0.5KHz (.0005 MHz) is fine for HF but certainly doesn't apply to VHF/UHF

The usual default step for commercial VHF/UHF is 12.5KHz

5KHz is fine for civil airband (technically 8.33KHz)

25KHz for milair

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