| I got a question about crystals.. just what is the difference
| between a say, a JR channel 42 and a FMA channel 42? Is it just a
| physical difference or ?
It's hard to say. They might be the same, or they might not. It
depends on how the receiver is built.
Most JR receivers are single conversion, where most of the FMA ones
are dual conversion. That alone will almost certainly mean that the
crystals will have different values.
For the most part, the crystals are identical except for the value --
but the values for different brands (or even models) can be quite
different, even though they're meant to receive the same channel.
Better just get a FMA crystal. Perhaps another crystal will work, but
even so, it's possible that it'll work but with issues -- it's not
worth the risk.
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