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  1. Thank you Bill, That is helpful infomation, and now it makes sense as to why you didn't know the frequencies. Knowing this, if one was so inclined they could go the the FCC licensing page and search for Racing Radios. There it will list all the frequencies licensed to them. Guesing they probably have about 25 or so. Might take some time to sort out which frequency and it may change, but the info is out there if one was so inclined.
  2. From experience the tracks probably do not want a bunch of people calling and asking for the same information again and again, day after day. Think about the person answering your work phones, do they want to repeat some inane info four or five times a day, especially if that info is readily available for dissemination? I will almost guarantee that the track knows who is providing the marshals before the contract is signed. It is not a surprise to anyone, and given the expense of the equipment I doubt they do not know how someone can listen in. We are not the first club to ask this info. The t
  3. As a bit of background, I was "control" (official title was Director of Event Operations) for a time trial club in the northeast for a long time, but it was many years ago. Also did some SCCA and Skip Barber stuff a long time ago. I know intimately how the corner marshal system works. Depending on the track we either supplied the corner marshals and communications, just the marshals or none of it. Most events I was both Control and Event Director. Some tracks had radios and some had hard wired systems. So I have some experience in the matter. Have never worked a corner or pit for Champcar so I
  4. Dana, Thanks for the reply. I think now there is a little bit of confusion/miscommunication going on. From everything it sounds like the new radio system is some sort of digital and not encrypted. Easy to scan with newer scanner, if the frequency is known, but I do not think we would need to listen to Champcar's radio communications. And I think you are right, most people do not want to listen to Champcar workers on pitlane. However, I was not aware that Champcar didn't do the corners, which I think is what most people would want to listen to. This is where track condidtions
  5. I understand ChampCar not wanting people to program a radio to listen (although you can do it as listen only) but I am curious as to why a simple scanner would not work? Digital isn't an issue to a newer scanner. Do you guys do go through the trouble of having encryption? Also not a problem with the right equipment and key but I would find it strange and un-necessary. Really just curious due to the outright dismissive "You can't" response
  6. Hard to compare NASCAR to what we do. Their oval tracks, for the most part, are much smother than most road courses. Might be because the ovals do not have big curbs. If I am still up to date on NASCAR tech, they also run a lot of coil bind suspensions, with the tire becoming the biggest spring once up to speed. That allows them to run a pretty low splitter with out worrying about fluctuations in height and the resultant changes in downforce as spring rates on those tires are in the 600-900 lb range. Find some pictures that compare a NASCAR teams short track, restricto
  7. Slightly off topic, but other than HPDE/SCCA stuff a long time ago I have not driven, but I have crewed a ton. IMSA: 4 races including Daytona, Indy, Road Atlanta and Lime Rock, plus a 24 as a spectator. Champcar/SCCA: under 12 hours: 10 or so 12 hours: 20+ 13 hours: 10 +/- 24 hours: 5+ Sprint races: 50+ Event director for HPDE events: 50+ weekeends Crew for Ti
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