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Author Topic: Frequency off with RIT on  (Read 685 times)
KJ6TSX
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« on: April 05, 2012, 09:53:24 PM »

Ran into a little problem tonight, not sure what to think about it.
When trying to make contact I was told I was off frequency, when I transmit the frequency display Drops about 3KHZ, When I turn off the RIT frequency stays steady, I was then able to make the contact. Sounds like something is not correct??? I am running a Kenwood TS-130s
Thanks for the Help
George
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 10:06:13 PM »

No, that's exactly what the RIT control does - it shifts your receive frequency relative to your
transmit frequency.  Sounds like you have the control close to one end of travel.

General you'd use operate with the RIT off.  If you are talking to a station that is off frequency,
or is drifting, then you turn it on and use it to tune them in without changing your own transmit
frequency.  This is particular helpful for CW stations to center them in the passband of your
filter or to find the right pitch to make the station most audible through the noise.

When the control is centered the offset should be zero.


But for most operating, especially SSB, you'd leave it OFF.
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KJ6TSX
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 10:11:33 PM »

THANK YOU!!!
I thought it was like fine tuning...... bet I will make more contacts now<GRIN>
Thanks
George
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KA5IWO
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 06:01:07 AM »

With the RIT on and the contol at 12:00 straight up , the frequency shoud not change or very little on receive. If it does change a lot, it can be re-aligned interally by a pot. The TS-130s is a good old work horse. Many of them have outlived much newer Kenwoods.

Kevin
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