Trackmate does it have beeps?

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Trackmate does it have beeps?

Post by Jonathan Harms » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:51 pm

Can the 2003-vintage Trackmate timer do a "beep" start cadence of any kind? Or does it only record the times? It's a black box with two red buttons on the top and one sliding black On/Off switch on the side, and it has two "phone jack"-style connections. I'm taking this timer to the Chicago race this weekend and it would be helpful to know if it has that capability. Any current or former owners know the answer?

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:56 pm

Beeps should be OK, you just won't have any pc connection. I've never seen one without beeps, but if you only have two connectors you may have a problem. Normally you should have three (start/stop/sound).

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:20 am

JBH,

I don't think so. If all it has are two phone jacks then there's no output for sound. All is has is input for L/R lanes.

My Trakmate is 2006 and it has a 25-pin connection for sound. Dan shipped a PIN/sound jack converter. (Mine does three tones and a long start tone.) I don't know if Dan had a different sound output port before my model.

I don't know what mine will do with PC connectivity. I've never tried or played with it.

Here's the pics of my model:

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Post by Jonathan Harms » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:25 am

Thanks, guys. I'm afraid this one only has the two phone jacks. There doesn't seem to be any sound connector. I guess we'll just have to make our own "beeps," a.k.a. "3-2-1-go!"

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:36 am

I can't remember if that TrakMate has a PROGRAM 2 on it or not. If it does then the timing table starts both clocks by pushing a button. It's up to the fastest guy on the course to get to the bottom and turn his clock off first.

If there's only PROGRAM ONE or no option at all then every race is just like qualifying. And yes, some prick (who, me?) can stand there and wait for the other guy to finish before even starting.

We had some fun with that at the Park & Ride. Used to really piss off Parsons to no end.
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Post by Jonathan Harms » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:43 am

Yeah, this one has the "Gatorade bottle" push-button start option, so we can use that if we have to.

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Post by Chris Favero » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:24 pm

Jonathan,its awesome you are bring the timer for this weekend.Every time you hit the hill,you're the Champ regardless.C
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:57 pm

Did Sidlo ever find the Freak Bros. timer? Something about it being lost in the rubble of a renovation?
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Post by Jonathan Harms » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:17 pm

I heard Sidlo took the circuit board out of it and MacGyver'ed it into a perpetual-motion machine--some sort of tinfoil pyramid. The physics journals are all abuzz...

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Post by Tod Oles » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:23 am

uh uh.... ah uh "abuzz"


you're so funny Beavus :-)
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Post by Chris Favero » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:03 am

its his GPS on extended paddle excursions on lake michigan.C
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