Scanners at the track

Discussion in 'Manton Push Rods Top Alcohol Tech Questions' started by slowpoke96z28, Apr 16, 2018.

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Does your team use a scanner at the track?

  1. Of course we do. Who Doesn't?

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  2. Yea, but we'd never admit it...

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  3. I can neither confirm or deny...

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  4. WTF is a scanner??

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  5. No, we don't see the benefit or just don't feel its right.

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  1. slowpoke96z28

    slowpoke96z28 Member

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    not so much technical as tactical. Are scanners used to monitor what other teams transmit over their radio, or for some other reasons (like listening to track crew or officials for heads up on things maybe not broadcast on the FM radio feed, or if they don't even have an FM feed)?? Is it a common but usually unspoken about thing? Of course PM if that's the case lol. I ask because i'm looking for a new headset and wondering if its worth getting a headset with a scanner port in addition to the regular radio port.
     
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  2. kosky racing

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    You have to know the teams radio frequency in order to monitor it its not always known
     
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    The racing electronics guy rents scanners to fans at the track, so I imagine someone knows frequencies. IDK what they charge, but I cant imagine people would pay for them if there was no way to program them.

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  4. kosky racing

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    They know the big teams usually but not very many of the smaller teams #s
     
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    that makes sense. At Dallas last week, the RE was there renting scanners and programming scanners. I wonder with what lol.
     
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    thanks to everyone who responded.
     
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