>My RX-340 is 43 Hz at 1 Hz step size, and for example,
>with 1 kHz step size, one knob revolution yields a frequency
>change of 43 kHz. Therefore there is greater converge of the band
>per knob rotation with the Orion. Alan likes 5 kHz per complete
>rotation of the knob, not sure why; I like the RX-340 set up.
On RTTY < and possibly other digital modes?>, it is VERY
handy to have a FAST tuning rate, and a SLOW tuning rate.
I only operate RTTY as to digital stuff, but would imagine the
newer modes would need similar requirements. Why not do
some tinkering around there with the RX-340 and see how
changing the tuning rate to different setting works for you
and tuning in the digital signals there and report back?
5 khz works well for many ops ... 43 khz might be a bit fast
for trying to tune in a RTTY signal ... Many use the slowest
and a medium speed here on the MPs ... and touch 1 button
to change the rate ... no menu's/mult's/etc. changes/turns
The Kenwood's also have offer similar options on many
models over the years as I recall ... this is not a new item.
That help to explain why the 'tuning rate' might be important
to some ops and their operating? I certainly don't want to
go back to the Bep Bip Boooop 'steps' on CW and SSB
like the first generation of say the Icoms rigs were ...
73 Billy AA4NU