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Old 19 Feb 2005, 12:52 (Ref:1230111)   #1
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supercar radios

what type of radio do i need to listen in on the car radios between the drivers and the crews at the tracks
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 14:02 (Ref:1230142)   #2
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Contact Lee Andrews at Andrews Communications in Sydney

-he is a radio specialist and been going since 1976 with the CB boom!.

There isnt a thing he doesnt know about the subject and whats available-he has a range of scanning receivers at different price levels to "listen in to cars" and he will enter all the frequencys for you that you need-

he specialises in mail order to all states.

www.andrewscom.com.au

a tip> buy a pair of lightweight headphones that fit the jack in the scanning receiver you choose-helps heaps to hear whats being said when things are noisy at the track!!!

hope this helps

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Old 21 Feb 2005, 11:27 (Ref:1231336)   #3
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If you want to pick up the frequencies listed on the AVESCO site, you'll want a hand held radio scanner.

I went through what you're doing 18 months ago. I eventually bought a base model Uniden 60XLT from Dick Smith's for under $100. It can hold 10 frequencies that I have to programme in myself. 6 months ago a friend bought the newer base model Uniden which now holds 20 channels. They also have preprogrammed in all the Police channels . Also the top of the range models will automatically find the strongest signals, which may or may not be useful.

I couldn't find the frequencies at the moment, but I think they broadcast around 450 to 500 MHz. I tried asking the staff at both DSE and Tandy and none of them had the faintest idea about listening to the team radios. If your not sure, ask them for a scanner that will pick up in that range. Also be warned that the teams don't always stick to the published frequencies or have found a way to protect their signals. I've had trouble picking up HRT chatter, whereas I hear just about all of SBR, PWR and CPR.

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Old 21 Feb 2005, 19:49 (Ref:1231717)   #4
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All tuned into Triple J

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Old 22 Feb 2005, 01:37 (Ref:1231969)   #5
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Beejay, that's cause HRT doesn't want to get caught talking to one of THEIR other drivers which happen to have a different sponsor to HRT........PI 2003.
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 01:44 (Ref:1231970)   #6
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and drive for a different "team", as it were..
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Most V8 teams are between 430 & 512MHz.

A frequency list is usually published on the V8supercar website.

If you can afford it buy a scanner that has 100 channels and align the scanner channel number to the car number so it makes it easier to work out who you are listening to.

As mentioned a headset of some sort is required as the noise levels during races makes the scanner almost impossible to hear with out it.
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... please explain ...

For a novice, are you saying the frequencies posted on the V8SC website are schizen??
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 10:27 (Ref:1232200)   #9
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No, usually they work. However, don't be surprised if you don't get much traffic on some channels. Some drivers are natural talkers and some aren't. I have renewed respect for John Bowe after listening to him talk to his crew at Bathurst about exactly what his car was doing and what might need changing. Other well-paid drivers were just plain vague.

At Bathurst and Eastern Creek last year, I heard bugger all of Mark Skaife and I always thought there was lots of interchange between he, Rob Starr and Jeff "I work for HMS" Grech. I did hear lots on Skaife's frequency at Winton after he spun out and he was trying to keep everyone at HRT amused.

Sometimes you hear what the crew are saying, but not the driver. I can only conclude either that some teams manage to guard the driver's signals or my scanner isn't powerful enough pick up a weak signal. But SBR and others consistenly come in loud and clear.

I do know that some teams change frequencies when they get to a certain track because of interference from track specific sources. Perhaps that was another explanation.
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 11:06 (Ref:1232224)   #10
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where about on the v8 site is the frequencys?
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Sometimes you hear what the crew are saying, but not the driver. I can only conclude either that some teams manage to guard the driver's signals or my scanner isn't powerful enough pick up a weak signal. But SBR and others consistenly come in loud and clear.
Maybe you have the crew/crew channel programmed in instead of crew/driver.
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Interesting comment about JB. When I used to take a scanner to Oran Park, he always came accross as a bit of a whinger back to the crew. (this was back in the DJR days, so perhaps things are different now).
Also, good channels to program in are clerk of course, and other marshalls channels if you have available memories.
Also, the local police channels can often help identify traffic problems to and from the circuit. (not sure if thats possible now since some police have gone to digital radios)
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