[AMRadio] Grundig Radio Console

Phil Galasso k2pg at worldnet.att.net
Sun Jul 2 19:25:55 EDT 2006

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Miller WB5OXQ"
> Mine plays pretty good but there seems to
> be a bandwidth problem on the fm band and the tuning is very touchy or the
> sound is distorted.

The FM channels are narrower in Europe than they are in the Americas. A
European FM channel is only 150 kHz wide, including the 25 kHz guard bands.
The American FM channels are 200 kHz wide. Also, the Europeans use 50
microsecond pre-emphasis, rather than the 75 microsecond pre-emphasis that
we use here.

The narrower channel width would account for the "touchy" tuning.

Phil K2PG

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