Off frequency

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by KD9HCO, Feb 10, 2020.

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  1. KD9HCO

    KD9HCO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Last week I made several contacts on my Icom 730 no problems. This week I have had several reports of being off frequency even though I was tuned in to their exact frequency and ssb b was set correct. I have made no changes to the radio and one report claimed I was transmitting about a 100 hertz high. What would cause this sudden change? The weather was dry last week and wet today, but I don't see if that would make any difference.
     
  2. K8BZ

    K8BZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Make sure your RIT is turned off. If you happened to leave it on and it was not centered you will not transmit on the same frequency you are receiving, either high or low depending on where your RIT was tuned. And two different hams can tune an SSB signal in to where it sounds good to them and will easily be off 100 Hz.
     
  3. KD9HCO

    KD9HCO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you, figured it out, all is well.
     
  4. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have come to distrust other station's reports of my TX quality. For various reasons, like is their RIT and TXIT set correctly, is their preamp on and overloading their rig, is their VFO really tuned, etc.
     
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  5. N8AFT

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    DON
    DON'T FERGET THE "NOISE" BLANKER...!
     
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