Donnington Race Park

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by jhampton2000 » 10 Oct 2012, 20:28

I was at Donington in July and noted the following:

164.5125 127.3Hz and 160.0375 D115 Race Control
164.775 88.5 Race Control
166.7625 146.2 and 171.5625 146.2 Marshals

Many of the race teams use Short Term Hire frequencies so try them at race weekends.

If you're after specific racing freqs try http://groups.yahoo.com/group/uk_motors ... equencies/

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by Minus1 » 10 Oct 2012, 22:51

It's also worth looking somewhere you won't expect.
JFMG have been using some VHF Marine channels for PMSE at venues like Donnington, Silverstone, etc.
Being a long way from the sea, there's not going to be conflict with ships.

The WTR doesn't give precise locations or freqs for "Coastal Radio" licences, but you can work them out by recursive searches.
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by jhampton2000 » 11 Oct 2012, 18:59

So I've come across some marine band freqs in use at racing circuits....do you have any specific examples you can share?

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by Minus1 » 11 Oct 2012, 19:41

No, but if you play around with the WTR you can find some

Start with full the marine band, zoomed in on a circuit, then narrow it down by binary search (halve the range) (again zoomed in) to get the freq.

JFMG freqs outside of JFMG bands tend to be transient (they come and go as events occur), so it's worth checking any circuit you are going to just before an event.
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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by radio_ryan » 12 Oct 2012, 17:06

Minus1 wrote: Being a long way from the sea, there's not going to be conflict with ships.

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Sorry but I would not say that, I am in Derbyshire and get the CG on 16 and 15, 12, 84, 86 about S 5 and in Worksop the CG on 0, 16 comes in well too.

When there a life on I hear the south coat and France sometime on the VHF Marine. I may just be in the right places to hear them. Sometime where I hear the GC you would not think you would get them

But thank you for the head up's I will pay it more attention localy too, in sted of just having channel I know I get in the radio :D

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by jhampton2000 » 12 Oct 2012, 20:08

The next opportunity to catch a lot of racing related radio traffic will be 2/3 November withe the Britcar event. Most teams will use simplex Short Term Hire frequencies and many of these will be digital.

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by jhampton2000 » 04 Nov 2012, 20:04

Found these being used at the track over the weekend:

159.1750 D271 Security
164.5125 127.3Hz and 160.0125 D115 Race Control
164.5625 127.3 and 160.125 D115 Safety Car
164.775 88.5 Race Control
166.7625 146.2 and 171.5625 146.2 Marshals
449.400 114.8 Unknown
449.475 229.1 Pitlane
457.275 Commentary

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by jhampton2000 » 03 Apr 2014, 20:11

Will anyone be in the locale of Donington Park next Tues and fancies having scan about for new frequencies?
There's a big test day for British F3 and British GT cars which is open to the public.
I can supply likely frequencies to be used if you can tell me which ones you find are actually being used on the day, as I'll be at work :-( .

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by gosman767 » 03 Apr 2014, 21:19

I live pretty close and will have a scan around in the afternoon when I wake from nights!!
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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by jhampton2000 » 04 Apr 2014, 19:38

Thanks - I've just dropped you a PM

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by radio_ryan » 07 May 2014, 14:49

dose anyone listen 87.7 FM at the bigger race tracked.

was scanning around and I pick up race track radio, which cover big event like BSB WBS and others.

may be link with 457.275 Commentary which Jim posted above

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by jhampton2000 » 07 May 2014, 18:58

So 87.7 is a common 'event' broadcast frequency used at sporting events (1602khz is also used for the same thing). The FM transmitter is new for 2014 at Donington - it's about time as the noise often drowns out the PA system. You'll often find 87.7 is linked to a JFMG frequency such as 457.275 (or 457.26875 or 457.28125 to be more precise)

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by radio_ryan » 25 Apr 2015, 16:34

Can any one let know with these channels are still in use please.

has I where scanning them and did not hear anything over the past weekends for the bikes, and cars. but I was hearing Moto DMR.

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by Gemini4 » 27 Apr 2015, 20:24

i only hear this one now ryan
166.7625 :(

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Re: Donnington Race Park

Post by gosman767 » 28 Apr 2015, 11:38

I live near the circuit and work at the airfield, the only frequency commonly heard on track days etc is 166.7625 (C127.3) which is the Marshalls, at the recent BTCC event I also heard 167.2625 (C146.2) and 166.9750 (C88.5) which were some sort of command, organising cleaners, maintenance and ticket booths etc and 456.750 which was Security. There was a plethora of digital stuff. HTH
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