V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

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V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Zebedee » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:45 pm

The V8 Supercars are in town again this weekend. Who's going up to the track to watch?

There's not much info radio-wise, but if anyone has anything interesting to share, please put it in this thread :)

The V8 Supercars Website has a list of team frequencies here which is reproduced below:
Car / Team Sponsor Name / Driver Name / Freq (MHz)
1 / Team Vodafone / Jamie Whincup / 463.457
2 / Toll Holden Racing Team / Garth Tander / 464.550
3 / Sprint Gas Racing / Jason Bargwanna / 472.275
4 / Irwin Racing / Alex Davison / 484.825
5 / Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon / Mark Winterbottom / 519.850
6 / Castrol FPR Falcon / Steven Richards / 509.975
7 / Jack Daniel's Racing / Todd Kelly / 462.1375
8 / Team BOC / Jason Richards / 475.050
9 / SP Tools / Shane Van Gisbergen / 471.250
10 / Team Autobarn / Paul Dumbrell / 469.525
11 / Dodo Racing / Jack Perkins / 472.025
12 / Triple F / Dean Fiore / 471.825
14 / WOW Racing / Cameron McConville / 471.325
15 / Jack Daniel's Racing / Rick Kelly / 462.9375
16 / Hi-Tech Oils Racing / Mark McNally / 471.375
17 / Jim Beam Racing / Steven Johnson / 469.500
18 / Jim Beam Racing / James Courtney / 469.95
22 / Toll Holden Racing Team / Will Davison / 457.575
24 / Bundaberg Red Racing / David Reynolds / 457.525
25 / Fujitsu Racing / Jason Bright / 471.350
33 / Gary Rodgers Motorpsorts / Lee Holdsworth / 469.675
34 / Gary Rodgers Motorpsorts / Michael Caruso / 458.075
39 / Supercheap Auto Racing / Russell Ingall / 484.875
51 / Sprint Gas Racing / Greg Murphy / 474.575
55 / The Bottle-o Racing Team / Tony D'Alberto / 471.400
67 / Supercheap Auto Racing / Tim Slade / 471.675
77 / Team IntaRacing / Marcus Marshall / 471.450
111 / Wilsons Security Racing / Fabian Coulthard / 474.925
333 / Wilsons Security Racing / Michael Patrizi / 474.975
888 / Team Vodafone / Craig Lowndes / 471.575
I'm curious what other radio systems may be in use on the day. I'll have a handheld amateur 2m/70cm with me and probably monitoring the northern suburbs repeaters when I can.

There's also radio systems used by the WA Sporting Car club, but I'm not 100% certain what they are. I did manage to find one frequency on the ACMA's website - 450.325 MHz putting out 5 Watts narrow bandwidth FM voice. That might be the frequency that's used by the officials, etc. Not sure.
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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Fastlane » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:54 pm

I *think* there may be a V8 Supercars frequency (UHF) used for Race Control. It used to be listed on the V8 supercars website along with all the other frequencies.. I take it, it isnt there anymore?

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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Zebedee » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:00 pm

Fastlane wrote:I *think* there may be a V8 Supercars frequency (UHF) used for Race Control. It used to be listed on the V8 supercars website along with all the other frequencies.. I take it, it isnt there anymore?
If it is, I couldn't find it. I could only find the team frequencies above...

There's bound to be other frequencies in use though from other organisations / agencies... If anyone knows of any, please share ;)
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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Always RX » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:51 pm

There are three frequencies registered to V8 Supercars PTY LTD and these are listed for use Australia wide. I don't have personal experience listening to these ones but they could be worth a try.

471.125 MHz
472.500 MHz
471.150 MHz

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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Zebedee » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:35 pm

Well, off to Barbagallo tomorrow, our support category has a practice and a qualifying session in the morning.

To anyone who's going out, enjoy! I'll try and report back with those frequencies mentioned, if there's anything happening on them...
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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by gkoutlis » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:58 pm

Zebedee wrote:Well, off to Barbagallo tomorrow, our support category has a practice and a qualifying session in the morning.

To anyone who's going out, enjoy! I'll try and report back with those frequencies mentioned, if there's anything happening on them...
And some pics too please!! [-o< ;)

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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Zebedee » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:42 pm

No chance yet to check out the other frequencies above but if you live close to the track you *may* be able to pick up the internal TV feed which is on UHF TV channels 40 and 41.
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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Zebedee » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:01 pm

Zebedee wrote:There's also radio systems used by the WA Sporting Car club, but I'm not 100% certain what they are. I did manage to find one frequency on the ACMA's website - 450.325 MHz putting out 5 Watts narrow bandwidth FM voice. That might be the frequency that's used by the officials, etc. Not sure.
Well, was listening to the WASCC frequency this afternoon for about an hour and didn't hear a peep.
Always RX wrote:There are three frequencies registered to V8 Supercars PTY LTD and these are listed for use Australia wide. I don't have personal experience listening to these ones but they could be worth a try.

471.125 MHz
472.500 MHz
471.150 MHz
And I've listened to the above three for the same period of time, once I'd finished doing "real work" ;)

Only the first frequency was active, and it was used to carry data transmissions of some sort...

Will listen some more tomorrow.

For those who are out there tomorrow or Sunday - the category that Nafenn and I are pit crewing for in is "Formula Classic" - Race 1 is around 2:30pm and Race 2 is around 3:45pm. Sunday, Race 3 is at 9:10am and Race 4 is at 4:00pm.
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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Zebedee » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:08 pm

Never got a chance to check out any of the other frequencies - was a bit busy!

Still, here's a couple of videos as consolation - quality isn't fantastic coz they were from my phone ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5ivOtDFAVk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dc_0DQgYak
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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Fire Chief » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:20 pm

I was told the radio's used by the WASCC are digital and cant be picked up.
I know for sure you cant pick up the WASCC Emergency chanel.....and we use a lot of mobile phones now

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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Zebedee » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:59 pm

Fire Chief wrote:I was told the radio's used by the WASCC are digital and cant be picked up.
I know for sure you cant pick up the WASCC Emergency chanel.....and we use a lot of mobile phones now
Thanks Fire Chief ... do you happen to know the frequencies they use for any of the internal comms at the racetrack?

The ACMA database search doesn't reveal anything significant, which leads me to think they may be leased radios from a commercial outfit...
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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Fire Chief » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:51 pm

They own the radios.
the flag marshal points use mainly land line intercom
emergency chanel is digital so it cant be picked up....its only used to organise lunches and talk to race control about basic stuff most emergencies we use mobile phone

the radios cost the club stuff all as a sponcership deal was done

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Re: V8 Supercars - 20-22 November 2009

Post by Zebedee » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:39 pm

Fire Chief wrote:They own the radios.
the flag marshal points use mainly land line intercom
emergency chanel is digital so it cant be picked up....its only used to organise lunches and talk to race control about basic stuff most emergencies we use mobile phone

the radios cost the club stuff all as a sponcership deal was done
Thanks for the additional info - even though the comms are digital, would you happen to know the frequencies?
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