Important Radio Communications Notice for Drivers
DRIVERS & CREW: ENSURE SAFE RACE COMMUNICATIONS—check your radios
New England Region Club Racing relies on two way radios for relaying all communications from flag stations to Race Control, and from Race Control to all medical, fire and rescue vehicles. Clear, continuous, uninterrupted functioning of these radios is imperative to ensure the safety of everyone on the track, from the drivers, to the flag marshals, to the rescue personnel. Radio interference delays dispatch of appropriate fire, medical and rescue personnel and endangers drivers as well as workers.
More and more drivers are now using radios in their cars to communicate with their crews. What you, as a driver or crew member, may not realize is that NER is experiencing a great deal of interference from your radios. This interference prevents the transmission of essential communications to and from Race Control, and jeopardizes the safety of the race.
Race Teams: For the safety of racers and workers, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING FREQUENCIES at any New England Region Club Racing event:
151.625 151.655 151.715 151.895 152.700 154.515 154.570 154.600
Please check your radios to make sure you are not using one of these frequencies. If you are unsure about what frequency your radio is using, bring it to me and I will test it for you.
This interference has become a big enough problem that it warrants our writing this notice as well as including an injunction against using these frequencies in the Supplemental Regulations for New England Region Events.
The first priority is to have a safe event. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated by everyone who is involved in putting on an NER Club Racing event. Please, help us play safe!
Thank you for your cooperation,
Chief Radio Technician, New England Region