If you have any other questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact us
Yes, Peltor and Sparco plug straight in. Stilo, Bell, Autotel, MRTC and others need a simple adaptor which we also supply.
Yes, our headset has a 3.5mm MONO socket but we can either change the socket to match whatever you are using or make a simple adapter to allow you to plug in your own in-ear monitor.
Yes, we can supply the connection leads to suit almost every button type.
Yes. Radios from different manufacturers simply have different connector plugs.
Standard connectors are listed.
Digital radios can produce clearer audio but if the signal is weak or there is interference the sound cuts off completely (like digital TV)
Analogue radios may fade out or crackle over large distances but can still be heard at great distance.
Digital and Analogue radios share the same frequencies so are just as likely to suffer interference.
After CB radios, the EU released a set of 8 frequencies (channels) on the 446Mhz (middle of the UHF band) for the general public to use without a licence.
These have been extended to 16 channels but as mobile phones become more popular PMR radio is mostly used by shop and security staff and less so by the public.
The new upper 8 channels are rarely used as older radios generally cannot access them.
If you go licence-free, our radios will come with the new, extended 16 PMR 446 channels pre-programmed. Each of the 16 channels will be allocated a "random" privacy code "CTCSS" to avoid crosstalk with other teams.
In practice, it's entirely possible for 2 teams to be using the same channel but would be very unlikely to actually hear each other due to the "CTCSS" coding. If they are both transmitting at the same moment, you can get interference, but again, as most transmissions between the Pit & driver are only for a few seconds, it's fairly unlikely to cause a problem.
A "Simple UK Licence" from Ofcom will allocate you several VHF & UHF frequencies (Channels) that are not accessible by the public. Again, we can programme these frequencies into your radios along with "CTCSS" codes to further reduce the instances of interference.
A 5-year licence is £ 75 to cover your team. We can assist in your licence application if required.
Yes, if your vehicle has a metal body it stops radio signals getting in or out. Without an external antenna your radios would by useless.
Karts & boats generally don't need a remote antenna as they are open, but ideally the radio / antenna needs to be mounted as high as possible to give the best performance.
Yes. some teams purchase their own, some are allocated them by "Race Control" to monitor safety announcements.
Our pit headset has a special input socket so that you can connect a race receiver directly into the speakers.
Our vehicle wiring harness is designed to allow a race receiver to be plugged into the lead alongside the radio so that the driver hears "Race Control" directly.
The leads for these connections are available separately.