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Old 23 Apr 2003, 20:06 (Ref:578528)   #16
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What I like about the ic-r2 is the size, it's not much bigger than a normal radio and does'nt get in the way, and maplins sell them for about 80 so I can't argue with that...
I paid 150 for mine, at Maplins, in September 01. Maplins' website now doesn't list the IC-R2 but those that do quote a price around 140/150.

The IC-R2 is no longer in production and has been replaced by the IC-R5.

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Old 24 Apr 2003, 02:05 (Ref:578912)   #17
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For CART freqs go to
www.motorsports.thepaddock.com
and click on scanner frequencies
this is a free site and they list
a lot o scanner freq in the US and
some F1
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 10:14 (Ref:579218)   #18
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I use a Scanner for when I'm flagging. I've got a GRE PSR-216 which cost 120 from my local CB shop.
i recommend any flaggie to get a scanner as it's invaluble at times, especially if you are the only flaggie on post. You can look in both directions at once so the scanner can fill you in for black/yellow and reds too.
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 10:18 (Ref:579221)   #19
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Interesting topic...

I took my scanner to Mondello with me last weekend with the idea of listening in to the pit to car radio, marshals and safety car freqs. Never really achieved very much as no-one either knew, or would tell me, where I should be looking to scan

So - to make it a little more interesting next time can anyone offer any suggestions for interesting freqs at different circuits? I'll be taking it to Brands in a couple of weeks so any pit to car radios for BTCC, CART or other series would also be interesting!

If I get back into it I will be looking to replace and update my current scanner with something a little more modern and a little smaller, so any suggestions on that front?
why not look on internet for frequencies in Google search..I have found frequencies for australian tracks on same
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 10:23 (Ref:579227)   #20
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I use a Scanner for when I'm flagging. I've got a GRE PSR-216 which cost 120 from my local CB shop.
i recommend any flaggie to get a scanner as it's invaluble at times, especially if you are the only flaggie on post. You can look in both directions at once so the scanner can fill you in for black/yellow and reds too.
scanners are banned over here for flaggies they tend to lose concentration whilst using them also yrs ago a flaggie heard someone say the magic word (RED) over scanner so threw out red flag..needless to say he got his a.r.s.e kicked
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 10:51 (Ref:579242)   #21
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[B]The IC-R2 is no longer in production and has been replaced by the IC-R5.
Had a play with an R5 at Bathurst last year and was impressed by it. Couldn't use half the functions it had without reading the manual. Loved the fact it was programable using a PC (especially when I had to program 20 of them for rental purposes).

Aussie teams use UHF (450-510MHz) while tracks use either UHF or VHF (150-165MHz).

BFC is correct about scanners being frowned upon down under but what they haven't realised is that some of the radios issued can be set up to scan multiple channels (instant scanner).

A recent race meeting the compulsary "Safety Briefing" even mentioned the "new" photo taking mobile phones available down 'ere.
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 11:27 (Ref:579274)   #22
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I use the maycom regularly to aid flagging unless I'm going to the dark world of castle combe.. it works well and is a good small size fits in a small chest pocket... Maplin sell them and some even cheaper scanners.. but those are larger.. maybe worth checking out the maplin website
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 11:58 (Ref:579295)   #23
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I have heard the apocryphal story of the red flag so many times. I've also seen flaggers pickup the red flag by mistake. So to justify the banning of scanners on that basis doesn't hold much validity for me. As a flagger it can prove invaluable. Not just to warn of impending problems but simply to find out the reason for lengthy delays. Race Control always seems reluctant to pass on information. I know these senior officials can be busy but at most meetings they seem to be overflowing with them. Just look at the number of cars circulating between practices and races!
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 12:48 (Ref:579357)   #24
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That's fair enough Dave. I will endeavour to acquire some info on teams from my spies...

Cheers
I have a personal email address of one of the current BTCC Vauxhall drivers, so I will try to find out what their frequency is!
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 13:36 (Ref:579408)   #25
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I have a personal email address of one of the current BTCC Vauxhall drivers, so I will try to find out what their frequency is!
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I have had a reply from Paul O'Neil of Vauxhall BTCC regarding pit - car radio frequencies........


Alright there fella.

I have not got a clue mate. Sorry. I don't think they would give it to me either because we talk set ups and other things we dont want teams to know
about.

I will ask my spark at thruxton and seee what he says

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Old 24 Apr 2003, 13:42 (Ref:579412)   #26
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I have heard the apocryphal story of the red flag so many times. I've also seen flaggers pickup the red flag by mistake
The stories aren't all apocryphal...

I do not have an issue with flag marshal using a scanner as such - what I do have an issue with is those who let listening to the scanner interfere with their flagging.

As an example - A few years ago I was flagging at the Esses at Mallory Park with someone using a scanner - at one point he was so interested it what was being said that he completly missed a 5 car accident in our sector.

Ok so you can put it down to the guy being a prat - BUT - if that can happen when he is on the yellow - what confidence does it give you that he will see anything coming towards us when he is on the blue and is supposed to be in a position to warn me of danger when I'm on the yellow...
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 15:45 (Ref:579534)   #27
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I think we have hit an interesting point about distraction on the circuit.
Scanners can be essential in some circumstances but can be dangerous in others.

What are people's feelings about the other common distractions? ie. radios, mobile phones, camera's etc...
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 15:52 (Ref:579538)   #28
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/[on soapbox} No Marshal on duty should ever be seen with a camera, anyone caught with one should have his/her arms cut off....

At Spa last year (sorry any marshals from Belgium) I saw marshals in the middle of the grid with video cameras and normal cameras whilst the cars were forming up on the grid (not F1) - volunteers or not we are there as professionals to do a professional job.../[off soapbox]
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 16:07 (Ref:579553)   #29
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I think that although scanners can be a good idea some of the things that are said aren't for everybody's ears and also if the marshals need to know anything then the IO will tell them.
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Old 24 Apr 2003, 16:17 (Ref:579566)   #30
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I think that although scanners can be a good idea some of the things that are said aren't for everybody's ears and also if the marshals need to know anything then the IO will tell them.
Yeah, this is the reason Combe have had their fairly harsh policy on scanners. They have relaxed their policy a bit this year but ask that where they are used, they are used with great descretion and switched off or used with an earpiece when within earshot of public or competitors, which I personally feel the sensible approach.
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