SDS100/SDS200: Programming for Indianapolis 500 Was: Racing

Bralph04

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Going to the Indy500 and bought a sds100 thinking it would be easy to program to individual cars, I was wrong, any advise on how to program a spotters guide ?
 

drdispatch

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I'm guessing (because I haven't actually done it) that you could append the appropriate systems/frequencies for racing teams to a Favorites List and scan that list. Just make sure you go to the Profile Editor and enable the Racing Teams and Racing Officials Service Types.
 

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Going to the Indy500 and bought a sds100 thinking it would be easy to program to individual cars, I was wrong, any advise on how to program a spotters guide ?
There is a Wiki page for the Indy car series.

There is some basic information on the Indy Car Series webpage.

It states that for driver frequencies, first find the specific race:

On the page for a specific race, select the Spotter Guide.

That will take you to a page with drivers and their specfiic frequencies.

Also see this page, which I found using a basic Google search.

If you are using ProScan, you should be able to copy the list of driver frequencies to the Windows clipboard, then ProScan will let you specify which column (on the clipboard) goes to what field when programming. (I don't have the ARC software, but you might be able to do someting similar with it.
 

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Another thought (in addition to all the fine information already listed) would be to ask on the regional forum, listed by state. You may find someone who already has a Favorites List for the race. They may also have all the other data that pertain to the racetrack such as emergency services, etc.
 

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I'm attaching a favorites list.hpe. I used the spotter guide for this years Indy 500. The car and driver channels are labeled as "race team" service type. Also I labeled the car #.s to number tags. If you enable this favorite list only to scan, while scanning push "channel" then press .. as in dot, dot, 5. And then press "channel"again, to go directly to the #5 car. Works with all cars.
I hope this helps, Jack
 

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evilbrad

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There is a Wiki page for the Indy car series.

There is some basic information on the Indy Car Series webpage.

It states that for driver frequencies, first find the specific race:

On the page for a specific race, select the Spotter Guide.

That will take you to a page with drivers and their specfiic frequencies.

Also see this page, which I found using a basic Google search.

If you are using ProScan, you should be able to copy the list of driver frequencies to the Windows clipboard, then ProScan will let you specify which column (on the clipboard) goes to what field when programming. (I don't have the ARC software, but you might be able to do someting similar with it.
Spotter guide doesn't list "backup driver channel "2" or all of the media. It also doesn't usually show the officials frequency which is analog rebroadcast for fans and drivers to listen to. See the indycar2024 thread under sports and rec.. I highly approve of indymotorspeedway.com he has a very nice beginners race scanning guide. Themann also has a good site/tutorials 👍 the wiki is very good and there is alot of updates on the indycar thread.
 
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