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09-01-2013 08:08 PM  5 years agoPost 1
max232

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How many of y'all have a frequency board in use at the flying field? Our club has one and I keep forgetting to put my card in. Then I get the lip service from the club officers I don't have a problem with the folks still on antique equipment, just seems that it's the're responsibility to check if someone is on their channel. Just had to vent a little as I got the azz chewing today. I told them I witnessed hundred's of pilots at Ircha without using a freq board.

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09-01-2013 08:26 PM  5 years agoPost 2
crunch

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We have one at our field, it's not been used for years the weeds have grown all over it. Now we are all on spectrum radios. It's great.

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09-01-2013 08:30 PM  5 years agoPost 3
fastflyer20

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N. Tonawanda, NY

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We have a few old school members at our club that insist we all use it, even for 2.4. Best part is they are not that old!

They already hate the helis so we reluctantly comply.

We hung our helis on it last year and took a cool photo. They thought we were making fun of it and got irate.

Tom
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09-01-2013 08:35 PM  5 years agoPost 4
D.Magee

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kansas city mo.

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We have one not in use any more. We are thinking about using it for a on deck station. Put a close pin with your name on it on one of the flags that way there is a line to see who is going to fly next at the main flying station.

Teameagles@HaveFun

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09-01-2013 09:55 PM  5 years agoPost 5
GREYEAGLE

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Flat Land's

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The reason they want you to use it " Pin Out " even if you are on 2.4 is many time's they have a mix of radio's. FM & 2.4

They get in the habit of Not Pinning Out -to their 2.4 cause they do not half too.

Then they go grab one of their FM's forgetting to pin it out -- and it all heck in the Air : Decision then fall's on who or Not was Pinned Out.
Who has the rogue transmitter -and forgot.

GEt's even wilder- Not pinning out -THEN NONE have Freq- # Identifier on their radio and several are in the air and messing in the Pitt's making repairs or demon dialing up a channel or setting throw's or adjustment's.

Then you hear whump's on the ground or watch a bunch of of yelling and running around trying too find out who is on what .

Those with NO I.D. on the transmitter's and No Pin usually do not know

greyeagle

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09-01-2013 10:31 PM  5 years agoPost 6
max232

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But if I have 2.4ghz what do I have to do with their fm radios? Like I said, the board should be for fm radios only, let them worry about it. But they insist I place a card in the slot- even 2.4ghz

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09-01-2013 10:35 PM  5 years agoPost 7
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Ours still has one, it still gets used, not only by the 72 MHz crowd that still shows up, but also is there for the 2.4 GHz flyers. Although the 2.4 GHz stuff doesn't need it, the purpose is to show that A) you're a club member, and B) you're an AMA member, as both memberships are required to use the site. It's not just for frequency control any more.

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09-01-2013 10:54 PM  5 years agoPost 8
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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Still Have One
We still have one in use at our field, BUT, it is only for those still on 72.. of which there are several of the old timers and also some younger members.
Our club has a little over 100 members, and 4 flight stations.. we have planes and heli's.. I have been in the club for my 3rd year now, and have not seen any problems with doing it this way.. only the occasional shoot down of a 72 by another 72...
It used to happen when we were all on 72.. much less now!!!!
As mentioned in another post IRCHA had 1032 (+/-) pilots, and no board.. but the AMA site and IRCHA require all on the facility must be on 2.4 (at least for the NATS and IRCHA, not sure about other times of the year!!!!)
I have read some good reasons to keep it, but I would have to say that most clubs might still have them, but again, only used for those still using the 72 equipment..
Gotta do what works for your club....

Stan

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09-01-2013 10:58 PM  5 years agoPost 9
max232

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Pensacola

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the purpose is to show that A) you're a club member, and B) you're an AMA member, as both memberships are required to use the site. It's not just for frequency control any more.
I agree this is the purpose of it. Just to verify a club member, still bothers me that they don't come out and say that's the reason, and I just forget my cards in the slot from time to time then I think someone throws them in the trash I think I will tape my credentials to my flight box then the field police can see them when they make the rounds

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09-01-2013 11:18 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Geena

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Florida-USA

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Our club still has one, and we still have two members who are still on 72MHz.

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09-02-2013 12:12 AM  5 years agoPost 11
trappg

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Concord, NC

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We still have one. It provides a good shelter for wasps, spiders and the occasional birdnest.

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09-02-2013 01:01 AM  5 years agoPost 12
RCHSF

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NC

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Aint 2.4ghz Spread Spektrum? Hopping Right? So how many times per second do you have to run over to the board and change your frequency? Ask them that. Thats crazy someone on 2.4 still have to be on the board. Nuttz

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09-02-2013 03:15 AM  5 years agoPost 13
D.Magee

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kansas city mo.

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the purpose is to show that A) you're a club member, and B) you're an AMA member,
You mean you have so many members in your club that you don't know them?

Teameagles@HaveFun

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09-02-2013 03:30 AM  5 years agoPost 14
max232

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Pensacola

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You mean you have so many members in your club that you don't know them?
Not really, not that many, and mainly the same guys are always there, which is why I got frustrated about it it's just a power trip for the few in charge. I have been a member for years,

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09-02-2013 03:51 AM  5 years agoPost 15
Zaneman007

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Texas - USA

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I fly at two different clubs. One has about forty members. I just know the heli guys. I have not seen anyone ever use the board in the past two years.

The other club has over one hundred members, the frequency board gets used occasionally by a few members. There are a couple of guys that I have seen count the pilots and then stand in front of the board. I don't use it. Don't see the need with 2.4Ghz.

Old Guys Rule!

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09-02-2013 04:05 AM  5 years agoPost 16
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw..

Our club still has one......The 2.4 guys place their cards on a lower row of pins which have no freq. designation...Just shows membership.
Rest of 72/50 pins are there, but are mighty lonely......I think we have more folk on 50 than 72.....
Helis are designated 2.4 only, but cards are displayed at that area as previously described....It's all good......

John.

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