FAO Russ T, Azreal, Randy or any other racing peep

Where do I get hold of onne of the official lap timer transmitter thingies that the tracks use to work out your lap times etc???

I’m guessing when you get your transmitter, you get a frequancy with it and you give this to race control when you sign on or something???

Sean…

Cheap and cheerful… Fine for starting out.

http://www.farringdoninstruments.co.uk/index.html

More expensive stuff available… Obviously!

For real race meetings you get a transponder velcroed into your car by the organisers. Returned at the end of the meeting…

Cheers Alex,

I don’t need a lap timer. Its the official one that I need. I know you can use one from the tracks, but I know a lot of people have there own permanently wired in. Or at least thats what people were telling me at Oulton.

Sean…

Sean

“Renting” a transponder is �20 per meeting. Most of the peeps have bought their own, which they fix/wire into the driver’s side wheelarch area. Each transponder has a unique serial number, & this is transmitted automatically to the timing beacons. When you fill in the race entry forms, you quote the unique number.

If by any chance the transponder is not working (eg loose wire)during practice, Race Control will notify you so you can either fix it before the race, or hire one of their’s.

Cheers matey, thats what I am after, do you know where I can get one from? And is there a certain make and model etc??

Sean…

Sean

Was just looking for this when you posted!

http://www.msttiming.com/Transponder%20Order%20Form.pdf

Thanks Pesky, your an absolute star.

Bloody hell, they don’t give them away do they!!!

Sean…

Sean

I think Knockhill are a dstrubuter of this kit via this lot http://www.smart-timing.co.uk/

I’m sure Uldis knows more about it… so maybe he’ll be along… but maybe they can do you a cheaper deal ?

http://www.farringdoninstruments.co.uk/index.html >

They have an interesting diary of motorsports events also…

Cheers Rox. The place in Peskys link is only about 10 miles up the road from me, so I might drop in if I am passing.

Sean…

Hi Sean,

I’m glad you asked about this because when I looked for the website for the transponder that I’ve got, i noticed something was not quite right. It turns out that chronit went bust (pear shaped for you southerners) and MST declared that they would not be supporting the software needed to detect them from 2006. So for any racers out there, if you are offered an orange coloured transponder cheap, run!

Looks like I’ll be asking you for advice on where to find one Sean.

Hi Sean,

I’m glad you asked about this because when I looked for the website for the transponder that I’ve got, i noticed something was not quite right. It turns out that chronit went bust (pear shaped for you southerners) and MST declared that they would not be supporting the software needed to detect them from 2006. So for any racers out there, if you are offered an orange coloured transponder cheap, run!

Looks like I’ll be asking you for advice on where to find one Sean.

EEEEEEKK

So to clarify as I am a little confused, does this mean that the link That Pesky has given me is no good???

Sean…

Nope, Pesky’s link is fine as they’re directly associated with MST who do all the timing for the AMOC meetings (and just about everyone elses) so they’re probably the safest bet.

Cool Man!!!

So to clarify as I am a little confused, does this mean that the link That Pesky has given me is no good???

Oh, ye of little faith!

So to clarify as I am a little confused, does this mean that the link That Pesky has given me is no good???

Oh, ye of little faith!

I know, how dare I doubt you. Don’t worry, it will never happen again!!!

Sean, before you buy one check the regs with the race organiser. Some series demand a specific transponder, though as someone suggested MST seem to be the most popular. They do a version that connects to the battery, and a rechargeable version. From what I understand the Orange are now obselete, the red are current. You submit your unique transponder number with your race application.

Or ring MST direct on 01827 68010

Russ, nice one…
mind you, I have only one but mine is a DVA-K’series…
laterz,
Bruno

The latest on this issue is that if any of you do have an old Chronit transponder, ring MST and they will give you a good discount on one of their new transponders.

MST 01827 68010