Originally Posted by Evereddie
Curious, why do hams refer to the frequency they use as a wavelength and not just say the frequency? What frequency is 40 meters? 75 meters?
Divide 300 by either to switch between one and the other.
40 meters converted to megacycles(HZ) is 300/40 or 7.5MHz
75 meters is 300/75 or 4 MHz
If some one talks about 144 - 148 MHz they are referring to the 2 meter band.
300/148 a frequency with a wave length of about 2 meters
Think of the 300 as the speed of light in "megameters".
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