Post by LF
Forgive me for what is probably a naive question, but I'd like to listen
Post by LF
to the referee's conversations with his touch judges at local rugby games.
It used to be possible to pick these up on FM using
Ref!Link, but this is no longer available. I would like to know what
frequency is likely to be used and what equipment (and cost) I'd need to
pick it up, please.
I assume you're in England in which case my answer probably isnt that much
In Wales there are from what i can tell 2 frequencies designated for this
456.3875 is one confirmed use.
Despite 2 years of searching i havent yet managed to find the other one
despite the touch judges speaking into their microphone no more than 2m in
front of me.
Comms on it are sporadic and its worth noting here at least unless its a
televised game ONLY the touch judges have microphones, the referee is
receive only. You get maybe 1-2 second bursts just to say "offside" or more
commonly just double mic click if a throw is straight so its not a high use
The exception are televised games where referees wear a constant carrier WFM
microphone located somewhere around the 860MHz radio microphone band just
about the TV channels.
Your best bet maybe to buy/borrow/steal a frequency counter to snag it - its
something id love to do.