[maemo-users] [maemo-users] FM Radio - suggestions

From: Simon Budig simon at budig.de
Date: Fri Feb 9 12:20:13 EET 2007
David Hagood (wowbagger at sktc.net) wrote:
> In the US, and IIRC in the rest of the world as well, FM radio stations 
> are on 200kHz channel spacings, on frequencies with an odd 100 kHz digit 
> - in other words, 87.5, 87.7, 87.9, 88.1, etc.

In Germany there are stations with e.g. 89.9, 94.4 - so the
"even 100 kHz digits" are used as well. But yeah, a spacing at 50kHz is
not necessary and the automatic scanning usually stops one step before
the "real" frequency, so that tapping the one-step-button produces
better results (suddenly stereo works).

It probably would be better to try "locking in" the real frequency, i.e.
if there is a candidate, try a bit further and if it gets worse, go back

Also tapping the "scan" button should probably skip 100kHz or so,
because frequently you get the same station again.


              simon at budig.de              http://simon.budig.de/

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