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Cycle(s) per second, abbreviated "Hz."
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The '''hertz''' is the unit of frequency.  One hertz is defined as one cycle per second.
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It is named in honor of [[WikiPedia:Heinrich Rudolf Hertz|Heinrich Rudolf Hertz]] and is abbreviated ''Hz''.
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While there are many possible prefixes for the unit '''Hz''', the only ones really relevant to radio are kHz, MHz, and GHz.
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'''kHz''' = kilohertz = 1,000 Hz
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'''MHz''' = megahertz = 1,000 kHz = 1,000,000 Hz
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'''GHz''' = gigahertz = 1,000 MHz = 1,000,000 kHz = 1,000,000,000 Hz
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See also [[WikiPedia:Hertz]].
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Latest revision as of 22:06, 29 January 2016

The hertz is the unit of frequency. One hertz is defined as one cycle per second. It is named in honor of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz and is abbreviated Hz.

While there are many possible prefixes for the unit Hz, the only ones really relevant to radio are kHz, MHz, and GHz.

kHz = kilohertz = 1,000 Hz

MHz = megahertz = 1,000 kHz = 1,000,000 Hz

GHz = gigahertz = 1,000 MHz = 1,000,000 kHz = 1,000,000,000 Hz

See also WikiPedia:Hertz.