How to tell which group is running?

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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Robert Puertas » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:50 am

Could the timer display be made to flash info between runs?

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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Anthony Porta » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:36 am

Quoc-Viet Dang wrote:Couldn't hear the PA from the starter position on Saturday morning due to wind - just fyi.

rechargeable air horn for indicating worker change over/check-in. wooo wooo. it's okay to blow sound just 5 small times a day right?

https://www.amazon.com/Ecoblast-Rechargeable-Signal-Safety-Sports/dp/B009LNUISQ/



We do have a horn button and output on the timer

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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Mike Simanyi » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:12 pm

How about combining that with this?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XB ... _i=3399081


Orrrrrr just add this to the motorhome: https://www.amazon.com/Kleinn-Air-Horns ... 1X0R7KVRD3

It would need a compressor / tank and some sort of switch(es) mounted in the motorhome to be operational. Pretty sure people would, uh, be aware of it though.

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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Rick Brown » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:13 pm

Mike Simanyi wrote:How about combining that with this?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XB ... _i=3399081

Already have one in the motorhome.

Orrrrrr just add this to the motorhome: https://www.amazon.com/Kleinn-Air-Horns ... 1X0R7KVRD3

It would need a compressor / tank and some sort of switch(es) mounted in the motorhome to be operational. Pretty sure people would, uh, be aware of it though.

I still think this is a non-issue. We almost never are waiting for either cars or workers anymore and worker no-shows are extremely rare.

Improving PA communications would make the events better for competitors in all areas, what's going on in the group running and change over.
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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Rick Brown » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:18 pm

Anthony Porta wrote:
Quoc-Viet Dang wrote:Couldn't hear the PA from the starter position on Saturday morning due to wind - just fyi.

rechargeable air horn for indicating worker change over/check-in. wooo wooo. it's okay to blow sound just 5 small times a day right?

https://www.amazon.com/Ecoblast-Rechargeable-Signal-Safety-Sports/dp/B009LNUISQ/



We do have a horn button and output on the timer

But then we might have Red Bull sponsored drivers jumping out of their cars......... :lol:


(FYI, our timers were originally designed for rodeo use, hence the horn to indicate the end.)
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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby George Schilling » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:18 am

Rick Brown wrote:I still think this is a non-issue. We almost never are waiting for either cars or workers anymore and worker no-shows are extremely rare.
Improving PA communications would make the events better for competitors in all areas, what's going on in the group running and change over.


Completely agree with Rick. But if we need additional help for those in need, let's do it right.
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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Mike Simanyi » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 am

Okay. That was fun.

(A) Wondering what George linked to, then seeing it was...

(2) EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO POST IN THE FIRST PLACE!



My humor was apparently lost. I have a feeling we don't really have a problem. Flags seem like a physical issue that doesn't really answer the question. Honestly... "What color is my group?" is the first thing I'm forgetting at an event. My phone may or may not be with me, so while an app seems interesting it still isn't going to get us flawlessly to our goal. Then again, if Axware had the ability to text registered entrants when we need them to report for work (i.e. it was an easy button to push), I'd support using the feature.

I believe we bought wireless speakers a couple years ago. Do those work? If we can extend the PA range another 150', it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.

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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Rick Brown » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:10 pm

Mike Simanyi wrote:I believe we bought wireless speakers a couple years ago. Do those work? If we can extend the PA range another 150', it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.

From my post on page 1 "We've tried wireless speakers and they were crap, nowhere near the claimed power. You really need something with a small generator, real amp with wireless or FM receiver, and speakers. We have the old portable amp (has one bad channel, but only need one) and extra speakers, just need another generator and a method to connect. It would fit on a small cart you roll wherever you need."
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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Anthony Porta » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:03 pm

Msr is introducing a text message blaster for 2018...

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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Lauren Kane Porta » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Anthony Porta wrote:Msr is introducing a text message blaster for 2018...

I just talked to them at the convention. It will be rolled out in first or second quarter. This is most definitely something we can easily add.

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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Brian Howlett » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:05 pm

Morgan's don't have radios, Hmmm :D
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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Doug Teulie » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:58 pm

Brian Howlett wrote:Morgan's don't have radios, Hmmm :D


Time to get a pit radio for the Prep, Mod and SP cars. :D
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Re: How to tell which group is running?

Postby Jonathan Lugod » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:23 pm

Time to pay more attention to the event.... LOL :lol:
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