2016 IndyCar Indy 500 Official Frequencies for CHIRP, Baofeng Radios
If you’ve wanted to listen in to team radio and track announcements now you can do it yourself for about the same price as rental! Plus you’ll be able to do it every year afterwards at no extra cost.
>>> Download Chirp CSV Frequencies file <<<
Cars are input on channels that correspond with their number. So if you see a car pulling into the pits, or watching the lead change perhaps a crash just happened you should be able to type in the car number into your radio to skip directly to that frequency. All car and track frequencies are set with “Duplex off” to avoid accidentally transmitting on these frequencies.
I use CHIRP to program my Baofeng radio, and then export it to a CSV file that anyone else can use to import, or use as reference for a different programming method. You are free to use it and share with your family and friends. All driver frequencies are taken from the official spotters guide. Additionally, I have added in frequencies that in the past have included the PA system, race officials, broadcast radio feed, and TV feeds. Some of these might not work but they are there to experiment with. (Channels 116127)
Finally my export includes local Indianapolis repeaters and national calling frequencies for HAM operators. You must hold a Armature Radio License in order to transmit on these frequencies but you can always listen! (Channels 100115) (Learn more about obtaining your HAM license here)
GEAR—
Don’t have the gear to listen this year? It’s not too late. Amazon has everything you need and if you’re in Indy you can get free SAME DAY delivery if you’re a Prime member.
Radio:
Baofeng Black UV5R V2+ Plus (Same day Prime eligible)
Baofeng UV5R Dual Band (cheapest entry price)
Baofeng UV82 (the radio I use)
Headphones
Powerstroke PSL4HPK Noise Suppression/Voice Amplifying Headphones (headphone I use)
Howard Leight 1030110 Sync NoiseBlocking Stereo Earmuff (Same day Prime eligible)
Howard Leight by Honeywell 1010390 HiVis Radio and MP3 Ear Muff (built in radio)
3M TEKK WorkTunes Hearing Protector, MP3 Compatible with AM/FM Tuner
Earbuds – use your own, along with standard ear muff protection
3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff (hearing protection only use your own earbuds)
PROGRAMMING—
Download Chirp here: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Download
Learn how to install Chirp and necessary drivers here: http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_CHIRP.php
The Miklor site is the best out there for Baofeng info! http://www.miklor.com/
(Other Chirp compatible radios)
If you already own or want to buy something other than the Baofengs listed above the Chirp software should be able to program any of the following radios.
AnyTone
Alinco
Baofeng/Pofung
Baojie
BTECH
Feidaxin
Icom
Intek
Jetstream

Juentai
Kenwood
KYD
Leixen
Puxing
QYT
Retevis
Sainsonic
TYT
Yaesu
WACCOM
Wouxun

2016 IndyCar Scanning Frequencies for Chirp
Looking for the 2016 Indy 500 frequencies? — Go to 2016 IndyCar Indy 500 Official Frequencies for CHIRP, Baofeng Radios
The following file can be used to import the scanning frequencies to your handheld HAM radio using the Chirp software. According to the Chirp website, you should be able to program any of the radios listed below. I have the cars frequencies lined up on the channel that corresponds with their car number. Channels 122 and up are (from last year) frequencies used by race officials, the PA system, and the IMS broadcast. These, along with channels 100114 (local repeaters and national calling Freqs) have been set to skip by default so you don’t stumble on them during a race.
—> CSV Export file <—
I will update this list again before the One Hundredth Running of the Indianapolis 500.
***All frequencies were found via the offical spotters guide from IndyCar.com.***
Download Chirp here: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Download
Learn how to install Chirp and necessary drivers here: http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_CHIRP.php
(Chirp compatible radios)
AnyTone
Alinco
Baofeng/Pofung
Baojie
BTECH
Feidaxin
Icom
Intek
Jetstream

Juentai
Kenwood
KYD
Leixen
Puxing
QYT
Retevis
Sainsonic
TYT
Yaesu
WACCOM
Wouxun

Baofeng UV82 Indy 500 Frequencies for 2015
PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED 2016 FREQ LIST HERE
I’ve used the CHIRP software to program my Baofeng UV82 with all of the driver’s frequencies for the 2015 Indy 500. Each drive is input on the channel that corresponds with their car number this way you can simply type in the car number and start listening. (With the UV82, you have to enter three digits, so Car #1 – Will Power – is brought up by pressing 001 on the scanner)
Features:
 name displayed on screen for selected car
 local HAM calling frequency and repeaters set on channel 101 through 110.
 transmitting has been disabled on UHF (same frequencies you are scanning)
 officials on channels 122 and 123
 PA system on 124 and 125
 Race Control on 126
 IMS Broadcast on 127
 FM Radio set to 97.1 – FM IMS broadcast station
 Channel 101110, and 127 are set to be skipped while scanning
Download the CHIRP .csv export here: < < < DOWNLOAD > > >
Download the Baofeng UV82 2015 Indy 500 CHIRP .img file here:
*******WARNING******** This is for the UV82 ONLY — If you have a different radio, please download the CSV file above, and create your own. *******WARNING******** use at your own risk:< < < DOWNLOAD > > > *******WARNING********
I will update the file if I am made aware of changes and updates up until I leave for the track.
If you know of a change that should be made email me.
If you have a similar file for another radio, you can email that file to me, and I’ll put it online here too.
I’ve also listed the frequencies below if you want to do your own programming.
Car #  Name  Frequency 
1  POWER  466.2125 
2  MONTOYA  464.9250 
3  CASTRON  464.5750 
4  COLETTI  461.9375 
5  HINCHCL  469.4375 
7  JAKES  464.4625 
8  SAAVEDR  461.1875 
9  DIXON  461.6125 
10  KANAAN  467.0375 
11  BOURDAI  464.2500 
14  SATO  467.0750 
15  RAHAL  466.9125 
18  HUERTAS  463.6000 
19  DRACONE  467.2000 
20  FILIPPI  469.1125 
21  NEWGARD  469.9250 
22  PAGENAU  464.1875 
25  WILSON  468.4500 
26  MUNOZ  467.4000 
27  ANDRETT  469.1375 
28  HUNTER  469.3000 
41  HAWKSWO  461.8375 
83  KIMBALL  466.1875 
98  CHAVES  462.2625 
OFFICIA  464.1750  
OFFICIA  468.8250  
PA  450.1375  
PA  455.1375  
RCECTRL  468.8250  
BROADCA  454.0000 
What is this COMMON CORE?!
Memes are everywhere about common core. And they NEVER tell the full story.
These photos on the internet are showing a snapshot in time, and asking old people to make a snap judgement on it. This is new?! What is this?? How are kids supposed to learn?! This is stupid!!!
No it’s not. There are two reasons this is not new.
1st way to know this is not new. I learned this exact method in 1988. We called it “countup subtraction.” I don’t necessarily remember doing it in as many steps as this example but that is EXACTLY what this is: One of many methods of doing subtraction in your head as described on paper. Any method you want to teach needs to be explained out on paper and tested at some point. Just because a student can come up with the right answer doesn’t mean they know why. Maybe they have memorized flash cards (which I totally support… but I never had a flash card that was 1,452 – 766) – so learning other methods are important, along with showing the understanding and execution of that method.
And that’s exactly what “the new way” (which IS NOT new) is above. Most likely the teacher explained it as they went.
Hey kids you already know how to write 3212, with the thirtytwo above the twelve, and then subtract them just one place at a time. You’ve also learned how to “borrow” to avoid negative answers when doing the onesplace column. Now I’m going to teach you a way to do the same math problem in your head, without pencil and paper. There are times that you simply won’t have them available and many people find this method to be a good alternative. Once you have proven proficiency with this method you can choose which one to use in the future for whatever circumstance you find yourself in.
So! Here is how we COUNT UP. Start with the number that’s being subtracted… twelve… and count up to the larger number. This will give you the number of digits between the two numbers, and that will be the same answer you’ll come up with conventional pencil and paper. To make it easier than just counting on your fingers (since we already know the answer is 20, and you don’t have 20 fingers) I’m going to also show you how to get to easy numbers, and add them at the end. Since you all already have your addition flash cards memorized – this will end up being a very simple addition problem. I know, I know it’s kind of silly using 3212 as the example: but we are doing that because it’s already a simple problem and prove that this method works. We’ll do a harder one next.
Twelve– counting up, becomes fifteen when you add 3. (remember 3) fifteen becomes twenty when you add 5 more. 5 + 3 = 8. (remember 8) Twenty becomes thirty, when you add ten. 10 + 8 = 18. (remember 18) Thirty becomes thirtytwo when you count up by just two more. 18 + 2 = 20. And there is your answer.
Now, refer back to the graphic at the beginning, and it should make sense. But if you never learned this or don’t remember it (because now it’s automatic in your head) – you might not realize what you’re looking at. As I said before, this has more steps than I remember doing it. I would have done twelve to twenty in 8, twenty to thirtytwo in 12. 12+8=20 — there’s the answer again!
The 2nd point to prove this isn’t new because it isn’t REPLACING anything. No one is saying that kids will only do subtraction this way from now on. It’s a method being taught and I’m personally glad I was exposed to it in the ’80s. That same year, my family moved and I switched schools. That first or second day at the new school, we had a subtraction test. I finished in at least half the time of the rest of the class. They saw me “counting up” on my fingers, and finishing really fast. After, I taught a few kids how to do it they were amazed.
The way we learn never makes sense in that brief moment in time. Think about kids sounding out new words. Are your kids going to read that way forever? Will each “sil–uhbuh” (syllable) have that hard cadence when your child is 14, and reading Harry Potter books? Nope. It’s just a step along the journey.
Think of it this way at some point our kids will hopefully be in advanced calculus. They are going to have graphic calculators. When they see 3212 in the middle of a super complex problem, they might end up typing it into a calculator. And this is ok because they understand how/why 3212 = 20. But just because a calculator exists doesn’t mean they should skip the first 10 years of math, where they learn basic counting, flash cards, conventional subtraction (“the old way”) and alternative methods (“the new way”) — if you want your kid to learn any of those methods, but you know that one day they will use a calculator then you should let them learn all the ways to solve a problem. Not only will some kids find an easier way to do math but it proves to them that any problem in life can be solved or worked out by taking multiple paths to it.
Finally I want to address the attitude of, “this isn’t how I learned it” and “it doesn’t make sense to me”
It. Doesn’t. Matter. — This is your child’s education. Not yours. If you want to learn it, and help your child I’m all for it. But you can’t just give up, and post angry photos on the internet, and remind the world that you’re an engineer and common core doesn’t make any sense to you. Some kids are bad at spelling. Others will struggle with algebra. We can’t just give up when school work gets hard. There are times that the way our kids learn will seem “childish” — and that might have something to do with the fact that they are children. When a child has 10 marbles, and you have them move 3 away, and recount the rest they come up with the answer 7. Just because you’re teaching that way doesn’t mean I’m going to post photos of marbles on Facebook, and demand to know how you expect kids to do math if they don’t have marbles! It’d be as true as these memes though because it’s a snapshot in time about how someone is learning math.
Now the complex problem, using what this meme calls “common core.” Remember I am typing out exactly what I do in my brain. This will read as a long and drawn out way to come up with an answer– but it’s an answer I can come up with when there is no calculator. It’s one that I can come up with when I don’t have paper and pencil. It’s one I can come up with while driving a car.
1,452 – 766
OK I’m going to count up. I know (from flash cards) that 10066 is 34. So 766 counting up to 800 is 34. (Remember 34) Now, 800 to 1400 is the same as 8 to 14, with some hundreds on the back end. I know that 8 counting up to 14 is 6 (for you can mix it up and use flashcards to do 148=6) so for this section, we have 600. 600+34 is 634. (remember 634) Alright! If we’re at 1400… only 52 to go. We should now be able to add the last 52 directly to the 634. I can mentally stack them in my brain and then I know that 2+4=6 (and no need to carry, good!) and that 5+3=8. So we have 686 as the final answer.
As I typed that, I realized that I actually used flash card memorization, COUNTING UP (“new common core” myth), and CONVENTIONAL addition at the end. I merged 3 different methods to come up with the quickest answer available, that’s accurate, and required no pencil/paper, calculator, or reliance on just one method.
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