So i discovered this post on the net and i understand that just posting it as the whole piece is not the right thing, I got permission from the original writer and read up how to curate posts, so this is it…….i thought this was interesting as it highlights some of the highs and lows that I encountered when i was working inside the industry.
When we talk about motorsports, we’re actually referring to multiple types of event. We could be referring to Rallying, Formula 1, Kart Racing, Boat Racing, or even Hovercraft Racing. Essentially, if it involves a motorized vehicle in some way, it’s a motorsport. Yes, that includes snowmobiles.
These races, wherever they may be held and whatever they may involve, are usually large-scale events. Events such as these require a significant amount of planning and organization to pull off. There are smaller races, of course, but even these rely on the dedication and attention to detail of a committed few.
Concerns such as health and safety (including that of the drivers, technical personnel and spectators) or communication between drivers and pit crew (where applicable) are all of vital importance. In addition, other concerns such as the creation of a safe viewing area for spectators or a steady stream of information finding its way into the announcer’s box, are all highly important to the overall presentation of the event itself.
When televised, things become even more challenging. Broadcasters need access to relevant information, often updated on a second-by-second basis. Cameramen need to be directed to anything of interest to the home viewer and the production needs to be a part of the race without getting in the way.
A racetrack is typically a large portion of road, water or terrain. Keeping this area clear and safe for racing presents many challenges, in order to meet these challenges, communication needs to be instant, dependable and clear. Two-way radios, despite being around in some form or another since the late 1930’s, are still the best way to achieve this.
Strong and solidly built, these radios are perfect for the diverse mixture of environments that motorsports can be held in (remember the snowmobile). These devices aren’t delicate like mobile phones or tablet PCs, they are sturdy, durable and tough.
When it comes to motorsports, two-way radios are an essential tool. The truth is that it would be very difficult for anybody to hold any kind of race without them. From the F1 drivers contacting the pit crews, to the on-hand paramedics ready to rush into action at any second, to the race organizers keeping things safe and secure, two-way radios are a vital part of modern motorsports.
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of instant communications when you’re dealing with the level of speed that these sports can reach. Clear signals, easily broadcast over long distances, are the lifeblood of any racing event.