style, i.e. pitch increases as one tunes higher in frequency, and
"reversed" when tuned USB style?
I ask the question because my own operating preference has always been
for the "reversed" tuning. I do a fair amount of VHF/UHF weak signal
operating where it is important to be able to switch between USB and CW
with an absolute minimum of retuning at either end of the contact. In
addition, although my memory may be faulty, I am quite certain that I
always tuned CW that way -- even back in the days when it didn't make
much difference because I didn't have a receiver with good enough
selectivity to make much of a difference. And when I got more modern
equipment, it was Yaesu and it tuned my way.
Then I encountered ICOM and Kenwood equipment that sometimes couldn't be
made to tune CW USB style or didn't work as well when it could. I
remember once seeing a rather involved modification for a TS-700, I
think it was, to make it do CW USB style.
Well, this is not earth shattering and I hope I don't start another
endless thread, but if you think you know I'd like to hear from you.
Maybe its just various Japanese engineers' whims.
73, CJ K0CJ