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1 or 2 minute starting tape - electronic version

Postby geeks2you » Mon May 18, 2009 8:18 am

Is there an official version of the 1 or 2 minute starting tape in an electronic format anywhere?

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Postby Rick West » Mon May 18, 2009 8:48 am

Tom Germer is the guru of starting devices. He has information on building a solid state clock and speaker for both 1 and 2 minute versions; the same used at Atlanta GWTW Regatta. He is likely the have the .wav files if you want to make a disc. You may need a simple sound editing program.
Tom Germer, Jacksonville Club - tagermer@comcast.net

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Postby geeks2you » Mon May 18, 2009 9:42 am

Thanks Rick...

We were out this weekend in the rain (should have not been out there [:D]) and the CD Player that we use of Scott's got wet and died. I would like to have one of the speakers for our races as well.

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Postby Chuck Luscomb » Mon May 18, 2009 8:38 pm

Eric,

We purchased one of these awsome electronic starting "tapes" for our club. Great device. Dave Ramos at Chesapeake Performance Models built it for us. www.rcyachts.com

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Postby Capt. Flak » Thu May 21, 2009 7:29 am

Tom Germer is out of the radio making business. He gave Dave Ramos the plans and now Dave makes them. Not exactly cheap. But a great machine to have for any club.

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Postby geeks2you » Thu May 21, 2009 1:01 pm

Thanks for the information. I have talked to both Dave and Tom about the starters.

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Postby Frandito » Fri May 22, 2009 5:00 am

A simple and cheaper solution is to use a small MP3 player and drive some battery powered speakers.
It works great and the batteries last a long time.

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