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Old 08-28-2008, 03:39 AM   #61
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You're never this aggressive Andrew, what gives?
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:08 AM   #62
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You're never this aggressive Andrew, what gives?
Not being aggressive IMO. Just stating my opinion, and I thought pretty clear and to the point.

For example, take the post where the fellow says

"I was at the club field a couple of weeks ago & upon arriving & went to frequency board & saw that there were 3 MAAC cards & 3 frequency pins removed. I saw 4 people flying & my first concern was who was not pinned out. I spent 4 or 5 minutes to find before I would pin not knowing who was flying without pinning out. I found out it was somebody on 2.4. nuff said. Bob"

What exactly does that mean? That because a flyer took it upon his/her self to not bother to place a pin on the board - in order to let the other's know he/she is flying - that for some reason 2.4 radios are bad?

This whole thread started about asking whether or not 2.4 radios should be impounded for safety reasons. Simply put, they do not. Many of us who have been to some major events and have seen how things can work effectively have stated that not impounding the 2.4 radios has nothing but a beneficial affect. Yet there will be MANY people who will continue to blame all kinds of NON RELATED issues on this. Thats all.

WHatever works for your club, do it. I will stay clear of this thread.

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Old 08-28-2008, 07:32 AM   #63
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Re: relaxed radio impounds

Here is my opinion and my opinion only. Take it for what it is.

2.4 is meant to be a care free set up regarding frequency. This means you do not need to pin a frequency before flying. It also means you can not be shot down by an unknowing youngster showing up at a flying field with a foamy on your frequency.

Flight control and number of fliers is controlled by the number of flight stations not by a "FREQUECY BOARD" and/or pin. If you do not have flight station, then your field is not set up according to MAAC. The number of radios out and/or on does not mean the number of people flying. People have radios in the pits to set up, check/test and prepare for flight, not just flying.

Many TX's are capable of 2.4 and 72mhz. Mine is. When I use 2.4 I follow the care free avenue. When I use 72mhz (I think I have one plane left on 72mhz) then I follow the 72mhz guidelines. If people think that by impounding 2.4 they will control 72mhz, they are mistaken. Even when 2.4 did not exist, the impound was never foolproof. So regardless of impounding 72 and/or 2.4 there will always be the one guy that does not impound and then shoot someone down.

I am sure it will not be long until 72 is banned. Just like when radios were switched from wide band to narrow. Remeber the gold sticker you needed on your radios to show they were narrow band? Then all this talk of impund vrs no impound will be talked about like "remeber when we needed to impound our radios?".

So to make a long story short. We should use 2.4 for what it is and we control number of fliers by flight stations.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:44 AM   #64
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Re: relaxed radio impounds

This whole thread started because one member is concerned about relaxed radio impounds.

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Old 08-28-2008, 10:01 AM   #65
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Re: relaxed radio impounds

Our board is there for two reasons... to assure the other non-2.4 pilots that there is some kind of control and not having someone disturbing other pilots screaming who has not pinned out,as Andrew stated..

and also to show the other pilots that the 2.4 pilots have a VALID club and/or MAAC membership. Even if all pilots were on 2.4, they would still require a pin to place their VALID cards on the board, and with the slow transition to those not willing to convert, it will be quite a lonnnnnnng time before the frequency board will be redundant for channels.

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Re: relaxed radio impounds

Originally Posted by Ken Currell View Post
That's interesting Jim. What do they do with the 72 mhz guys that have both synthesized tx and synthesized Rx?
I'd be one of those guys. You remind everyone with synth setups that if they want to change freq's, they need to do so at the impound, and get everything squared away as to what freq they are now on.

Fortunately, I've never had the need to change to another channel at a meet.

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