2023 IndyCar Thread

evilbrad

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I have multiple 330s and 230s lol I've told ya once before. Do u have more then one of both? I also use butel for both.
 

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Great to have more folks on board to verify the officials and the baby indycars as I call them. Lights etc.. it was funny how they never would tell you what the frequencies of the pre series drivers are. Last time I had those I pulled them off a re300O after I ota programmed it. The officials radios for those are the Same as the regular indy series. The marketing group/company that runs those once told me "we don't give those out" I highly doubt the Lights etc are running digital for the races in 2022 or 2023
I wonder why they wouldn't want to have those frequencies listed or public? It adds such a fun new level to watching a race!
 

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Well- for one, it's hard to "verify" a week before the race. Or anytime. Except during the race. At which point my list of frequencies is pretty useless. I'm pretty clear that they are BONUS frequencies, and have no guarantee of working. My scanner has 500 memory banks- and my baofengs have 127. I have never run out of space because I load up a few extra MAYBES into memory.

I know PA worked last year- but if it didn't I wouldn't rush to remove it, unless I had confirmation from a source that IMS will no longer broadcast the PA on any frequency or whatever.

I'm not really sure what kind of "verification" you're looking for- wanna help?
I agree that the PA, TV, and Radio frequencies can change year to year. Especially the NBC TV frequencies. I plan to see if the safety team and multiple officials are still on open analog.

Indycar Radio this weekend will be 458.1000 and 454.000
IMS PA is usually strongest on 450.1375 and 455.1375
NBC TV has multiple frequencies between 450.0000-455.0000 of varied use with people talking over the telecast (directors, pit reports, etc). Usually the standard telecast is 450.4625 450.4500 or 450.6750

For the 500, I have time scheduled to post a .zip file of the SC230, BC125AT, BC75XLT, and an Excel sheet on 5/21.

For IndyNXT, I need help identifying any frequency to a specific driver. My most recent list is a Racing Electronics sheet from 2021. Many team changes have occurred since then.
 

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For IndyNXT, I need help identifying any frequency to a specific driver. My most recent list is a Racing Electronics sheet from 2021. Many team changes have occurred since then.
This is not the year for me- waaaay too many things going on this week and the week of the 500 :(
But I'd be down for meeting up next year and working through everything we have, and searching for anything new! Practices, races, whatever!
 

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Uh oh...
I mean, I hate to be "that guy" that "told you so" as to why I keep all these extra channels every year...
But initial reports are that PA on 455.1375 AND 450.7375 are silent so far today.
PA activity might be on 450.6375
I'm also told there is a lot of noise on 450.6750 (which is supposed to be NBC) but maybe also some PA bleedover.

Keep all frequencies guys. They don't really take up space. You never know when you're going to be glad you had one!
 

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Attached is my list after the GMR GP. Only 2 cars changed subtones this year.
I will create Uniden files after the Time Trials this weekend.

Below were the TV/Radio frequencies heard
IMS PA450.4375
IMS PA450.6375
IMS PA450.6875PRIMARY GMR GP
IMS PA455.3125DIRECTOR FEED
NBC450.0750DIRECTOR FEED
NBC450.1250
NBC450.2625
NBC450.2875
NBC450.3375
NBC450.3625PRIMARY GMR GP
INDYCAR RADIO454.0000PRIMARY


The frequencies below were scanned on two radios with no traffic heard on analog.
INDYCAR OFFICIALS468.8125Not broadcast 2023
INDYCAR OBSERVERS469.3625Not broadcast 2023
RACE DIRECTOR464.1750Not broadcast 2023
IMS TRACK SAFETY451.6875Not broadcast 2023
SAFETY 1451.7250Not broadcast 2023
IMS TRACK SAFETY456.7250Not broadcast 2023
SAFETY 3467.9250Not broadcast 2023
TECH INSPECTION467.8375Not broadcast 2023
TIMING & SCORING466.3500Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS451.6875Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS455.8375Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS456.8375Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS457.2375Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS463.3625Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS464.7750Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS468.5875Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS468.6250Not broadcast 2023
OFFICIALS469.9000Not broadcast 2023
FIRESTONE456.6875Not broadcast 2023
 

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Below were the TV/Radio frequencies heard
IMS PA450.4375
IMS PA450.6375
IMS PA450.6875PRIMARY GMR GP
IMS PA455.3125DIRECTOR FEED
NBC450.0750DIRECTOR FEED
NBC450.1250
NBC450.2625
NBC450.2875
NBC450.3375
NBC450.3625PRIMARY GMR GP
INDYCAR RADIO454.0000PRIMARY
Good stuff!- so there were 4 frequencies doing the PA? What is the right column? (Meaning, what is difference between nothing, PRIMARY GMR GP, and DIRECTOR FEED for IMS PA?)
 

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Good stuff!- so there were 4 frequencies doing the PA? What is the right column? (Meaning, what is difference between nothing, PRIMARY GMR GP, and DIRECTOR FEED for IMS PA?)
Just my personal notes.

There are always multiple frequencies for TV, radio, and public address (PA). In my experience, the IMS PA and NBC TV frequencies tend to change from practice to race day. Especially since this year the production trucks were moved from the infield near the media center to outside of Turn 4.

"PRIMARY" is my way of logging the best signal in the infield.

Some frequencies are used for production and pit reporters. It has the main feed on low volume and the director or producer is heard talking. It is easier to type on my phone as "DIRECTOR" when I log these frequencies.
 

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Just my personal notes.

There are always multiple frequencies for TV, radio, and public address (PA). In my experience, the IMS PA and NBC TV frequencies tend to change from practice to race day. Especially since this year the production trucks were moved from the infield near the media center to outside of Turn 4.

"PRIMARY" is my way of logging the best signal in the infield.

Some frequencies are used for production and pit reporters. It has the main feed on low volume and the director or producer is heard talking. It is easier to type on my phone as "DIRECTOR" when I log these frequencies.
 

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For those with the Uniden BC125AT or Uniden BC75XLT, attached are the scanner files for PC programming for Practice and Qualifying.
 

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Thanks for all your work on this, guys! Can you post a plain text list of the current IndyCar freq's so I can hand-program an RE3000? I should be at the track this weekend both days, so I can help to verify if needed.

Edit: I see they're in the zip file in the Spotter Guide. Any reason to program tones for these?
 

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If you know the PL and other tones, programming them in your scanner are most useful in a race environment where there are numerous competing transmissions from many sources.
 

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If you know the PL and other tones, programming them in your scanner are most useful in a race environment where there are numerous competing transmissions from many sources.
I'm just wondering if they're worth the bother to program since they're not in the Spotter Guide.
 

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I'm just wondering if they're worth the bother to program since they're not in the Spotter Guide.
They are worth it because your radio can then ignore anything WITHOUT that tone. So if there are other transmissions on or near those channels from nearby sources, they will be ignored.

NOT programming it won't prevent you from hearing your driver though!
 
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I'm just wondering if they're worth the bother to program since they're not in the Spotter Guide.

Attached are my draft files for this weekend.

CTCSS/DCS tones are not publicly published. Some teams change tones every year.

If you have the wrong tone programmed, you will not hear the team/driver and will hear nothing.
Think of them as a filter that the human ear cannot hear. If the scanner hears radio transmissions with the code, then the squelch opens and you hear chatter. Any other transmissions are filtered out and you hear silence.

Programming the DCS/CTCSS tones in your RE3000 allows you to turn squelch to maximum sensitivity and use a larger antenna.
 

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CTCSS/DCS tones are not publicly published. Some teams change tones every year.
Do you think there is any risk of them changing between now and race day? I've not tried, but is there an easy way to remove the DCS filter on the Bearcat 125AT while sitting at the track if you find your frequency to be a little too quiet?
 

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Do you think there is any risk of them changing between now and race day? I've not tried, but is there an easy way to remove the DCS filter on the Bearcat 125AT while sitting at the track if you find your frequency to be a little too quiet?
No. They'll likely stay the same throughout the season.
 
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