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10-12-2005 11:34 PM  12 years agoPost 1
brooksnb

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With the growing amount of people getting radios that can switch frequencies and switch modules I am wondering if people think it would be a good idea for Major events to be required to have a reliable frequency checker at the compound ?? Would this technology help to prevent unforseen problems ?

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10-12-2005 11:49 PM  12 years agoPost 2
dkshema

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Reliable is the key word.

The Hobbico ones are OK, but I wouldn't trust my helis to one at a large event. I saw two side-by-side at the Owatonna Rotary Ring Out this past year, they didn't agree on what channels were being used.

You'd not only need a reliable one, but someone who knows how to run it, and who pays attention to it.

A decent impound usually works well, as long as everyone understands the rules for getting your TX, returning the TX, and about sharing the pin. The people running the impound also need to be vigilant about TXs left on when they are returned.

Technology at this point won't solve or cure the problem. With synthesized systems becoming more available, I think the technology is actually going to work against us for a short while.

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10-12-2005 11:50 PM  12 years agoPost 3
raptorchris

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Yes and No
It can help. It would give people a chance to see if their frequency is in use, even if the pin hasn't been checked out.
However, it won't help with careless accidents like:
1.Somebody turning on their radio without the pin while the person with the pin is flying
2.Somebody with a synth. radio turning on with the pin for channel xx, while still having their radio on a different channel
For the most part, if you got hit, it was caused by carelessness. Somebody that careless probably wouldn't have checked the scanner 1st.

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10-12-2005 11:56 PM  12 years agoPost 4
brooksnb

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Somebody turning on their radio without the pin while the person with the pin is flying

What's the whole point of a compound ?? Search out every TX and insist it stays in the secure area....
Somebody with a synth. radio turning on with the pin for channel xx, while still having their radio on a different channel
Same thing applies here as well...you can't afford to have ANY transmitters floating around the fun fly event...

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10-13-2005 12:03 AM  12 years agoPost 5
A. Bundy

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I think he refers to someone taking the pin(following all the rules) and radio (synth)for one ch and powering up on another carelessly.

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10-13-2005 12:05 AM  12 years agoPost 6
zoom boy

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Take a look at the IDP system ones, I have one and its been very accurate since I got it, fits in the pocket, runs off 3 AAA batteries, and has a 100ft range without the optional aerial.

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10-13-2005 12:09 AM  12 years agoPost 7
A. Bundy

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The hobbico one is flawed.I can get it to regester ch 34 and 35 by touching the antenna or going under a steel shelter.Nice to check,but hardly perfect.

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10-13-2005 12:11 AM  12 years agoPost 8
brooksnb

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has a 100ft range without the optional aerial.
Is that all these checkers are good for ...100 ft ???

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10-13-2005 12:14 AM  12 years agoPost 9
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Just without the antennas attached.

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10-13-2005 01:38 AM  12 years agoPost 10
zoom boy

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300ft with the antenna, but 100ft is fine for everyday use, unless the pits area is absolutly massive.

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