Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by Dan » Wed, 09 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I have had an 855 xlt for several years.  Now I am going to a few NASCAR
races and want to take a scanner along to monitor the drivers radio
communications.  Which scanners would you recommend for this.  Also what
headphones are good for use at the racetrack?  Would the stock antena be
adequate? I want to make sure the "audio out" jack is stereo, the one on
my old scanner only has sound in one ear (annoying).

Dan     remove the "xxspam" from my email address if replying by email.

 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by Cathy De Vin » Wed, 09 Sep 1998 04:00:00


You just need a mono to stereo adapter for $1.99 at Radio Shack to get
sound to both ears.

CATHY

 I want to make sure the "audio out" jack is stereo, the one on

Quote:>my old scanner only has sound in one ear (annoying).

 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by DD » Wed, 09 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:>I have had an 855 xlt for several years.  Now I am going to a few NASCAR
>races and want to take a scanner along to monitor the drivers radio
>communications.  Which scanners would you recommend for this.

I'd use a triple conversion scanner.
You can use any of your handhelds if you own any.
Quote:

> Also what
>headphones are good for use at the racetrack?  Would the stock antena be
>adequate? I want to make sure the "audio out" jack is stereo, the one on
>my old scanner only has sound in one ear (annoying).

.

www.racingelectronics.com have good headphones for 60.00 a set.
These can be purchased at the track and play in both ears.(mono in
both ears)

I don't use a antenna at the track.

 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by 50 » Wed, 09 Sep 1998 04:00:00


>I have had an 855 xlt for several years.  Now I am going to a few NASCAR
>races and want to take a scanner along to monitor the drivers radio
>communications.  Which scanners would you recommend for this.  Also what
>headphones are good for use at the racetrack?  Would the stock antena be
>adequate? I want to make sure the "audio out" jack is stereo, the one on
>my old scanner only has sound in one ear (annoying).

It really won't matter too much which portable scanner you use, even
my Pro-43 was eatten up with intermod at the IRL race in Atlanta.  I
took it to the ARCA race, and then programmed my /\/\ MTS2000 so it
would cut down on the intermod, but it didn't matter.  I finally took
off the antannae and used a paper clip (for a very small wave
antannae) and it worked great!

/\/\|k.e

 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by Kevin Schroed » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:> I have had an 855 xlt for several years.  Now I am going to a few NASCAR
> races and want to take a scanner along to monitor the drivers radio
> communications.  Which scanners would you recommend for this.  Also what
> headphones are good for use at the racetrack?  Would the stock antena be
> adequate? I want to make sure the "audio out" jack is stereo, the one on
> my old scanner only has sound in one ear (annoying).

> Dan     remove the "xxspam" from my email address if replying by email.

I have both a PRO-43 and a PRO-34 with me when I go to the races and the
PRO-43 is tough to beat.  It's small, it's high performance and if you
like to plug in all the drivers and NASCAR it has 200 channels.

KT

 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by Chris Fortn » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00



>>I have had an 855 xlt for several years.  Now I am going to a few NASCAR
>>races and want to take a scanner along to monitor the drivers radio
>>communications.  Which scanners would you recommend for this.  Also what
>>headphones are good for use at the racetrack?  Would the stock antena be
>>adequate? I want to make sure the "audio out" jack is stereo, the one on
>>my old scanner only has sound in one ear (annoying).

>It really won't matter too much which portable scanner you use, even
>my Pro-43 was eatten up with intermod at the IRL race in Atlanta.  I
>took it to the ARCA race, and then programmed my /\/\ MTS2000 so it
>would cut down on the intermod, but it didn't matter.  I finally took
>off the antannae and used a paper clip (for a very small wave
>antannae) and it worked great!

I got to both Nascar races in Michigan each year and have been taking
a scanner for the past 4 years or so.  I started with a BC200XLT, and
now have a Relm HS200.....Both worked very well providing that

(1) You have a decent set of headphones to use.  I bought a $75 set
from one of the Racing Electronics booths at the track, and it was
money very well spent...and

(2) Spend $5 and get one of the little 'stubby' antennas from one of
the souvenier booths.....They work very well at cutting down the
intermod from other teams.  I see quite a few people in the stands
using no antenna at all, so this might work out ok for you too.

And make sure you have spare batteries!!  I had mine die with 20 laps
to go a few years back, and boy, I was some pissed at myself!

 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by Gunne » Fri, 11 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Radio Shack sells a Mono To Stereo adapter for a couple of bucks which
work great. I would suggest that if you have nothing programmed in the
scanner now, that you put the frequencies being the same as the channel
number on the scanner as the car. It makes it A LOT easier when trying to
figure out which driver and crew you are listenning to.
 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by Jay Stol » Fri, 11 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I just picked up RS's new Pro-74 "Race Scanner".  It's a nice little scanner
overall and its on sale at the moment.  The best feature about it for race
fans is that it allows you to program in multiple frequencies for each team
and it will display the team number when you get a hit on a frequency you
have programed.  So you can program say 4 frequencies for car number three
and then whenever any of those frequencies get a hit it will tell you the
team number instead of its memory location.  BTW, it also includes the stubby
antenna.  If you have any questions about this scanner just give me a yell.

Jay

Quote:> Radio Shack sells a Mono To Stereo adapter for a couple of bucks which
> work great. I would suggest that if you have nothing programmed in the
> scanner now, that you put the frequencies being the same as the channel
> number on the scanner as the car. It makes it A LOT easier when trying to
> figure out which driver and crew you are listenning to.

 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by Tom » Mon, 14 Sep 1998 04:00:00


> I have had an 855 xlt for several years.  Now I am going to a few NASCAR
> races and want to take a scanner along to monitor the drivers radio
> communications.

SLICED---------------------------------------------

The one other problem that the others have seemed to have missed is theft!!
I had a person next to me at a Pocono event that tried to "Lighten my load
for me"
I stopped him on time but here are a few pointers! :
Try wearing a jacket with an inside pocket and place the radio there. I have
experienced
though from time to time that this can reduce sensitivity.
Make a "leash" that can be tied to your belt loops or wrapped around your
hand.
Or if all else fails KEEP it in your hands!!
Also if the worst does happen have a card in your wallet with the model and
serial #'s on it
So if it does get lifted you have proof that it is yours!!
Remember a lock is only there to keep an honest man honest!

 
 
 

Which scanner for NASCAR races? Please suggest a few.

Post by Don Stegne » Tue, 15 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I brought my RE Alpha2000 to the Busch race in Richmond, VA last Friday and
it was awesome.  The CTCSS capabilites reduced intermode problems
significantly.  The alpha readout was nice too.  I would highly recommend
this scanner for NASCAR races.  You can get more info at
http://www.racingelectronics.com/


>> I have had an 855 xlt for several years.  Now I am going to a few NASCAR
>> races and want to take a scanner along to monitor the drivers radio
>> communications.

>SLICED---------------------------------------------

>The one other problem that the others have seemed to have missed is theft!!
>I had a person next to me at a Pocono event that tried to "Lighten my load
>for me"
>I stopped him on time but here are a few pointers! :
>Try wearing a jacket with an inside pocket and place the radio there. I
have
>experienced
>though from time to time that this can reduce sensitivity.
>Make a "leash" that can be tied to your belt loops or wrapped around your
>hand.
>Or if all else fails KEEP it in your hands!!
>Also if the worst does happen have a card in your wallet with the model and
>serial #'s on it
>So if it does get lifted you have proof that it is yours!!
>Remember a lock is only there to keep an honest man honest!