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@Dave Hoppie posted:

Some very basic examples:

Your phone ("there's an app for that")

The GARMIN GPS II Plus, used to be very popular speed tracking device (but are hard to find)

Also very popular:

https://www.amazon.com/Dual-El...619208367&sr=8-3

.. but now you'll beat me

~Hoppie

I think you mean the Garmin GPS III Plus, one of the few consumer GPS units that could display tenths of a mph at over 100 mph.  The problem with them is they used an internal hard wired battery that couldn't be replaced when they wore out.  I'd still be using mine if I could get it working again...

https://928.jorj7.com/gauges/0827-160701.jpg

(circa 08/27/2006)

I'm currently using a Garmin Nuvi 2595

But the truth is, they are not as accurate as a good spreadsheet and stop watch.

George

1990 Porsche 928 S4

http://928.jorj7.com

Last edited by George Suennen

To the best of my knowledge, anything that requires use of a smart phone does NOT qualify for basic timing, per point 2-C  in the rules below.  You are not even allowed to use a smart phone as a timer / stopwatch.  As a corollary, that means that a Dual GPS device, which requires a smartphone, would not qualify.   Trust me, if I could sneak a smart phone and Dual GPS into Hand (Basic) Timing, I would definitely do it, but it is not allowed.

This is the info I have on Hand (Basic) Timing:

ADDED NEW in 2019 NORC & SSCC: Hand (BASIC) Timers Option!

Practically all racers are aware of the proliferation of highly sophisticated timing devices, rally computers and other wiz-bang gizmos. Racers who chose to compete using the art of manual timing have long lobbied for special recognition. Well, for 2019 we introduced the Hand (Basic) Timers Option to fill that void.

The Rules are somewhat straight forward:

1. By opting in for Hand (Basic)Timing, you are declaring that you will be using Hand

(Basic) Timing during the event. Hand (Basic)Timing includes:

a. Stopwatch, wristwatch, hourglass, kitchen timer, etc. (not part of Smartphone)

b. OEM automotive GPS

c. Calculator (standalone, not part of Smartphone)

d. Pen & paper for math on the fly

e. Consumer grade, off the shelf, GPS



2. Advanced Timing, which is the default option, includes, but is not limited to:

a. Rally computers (off the shelf or custom built)

b. Laptops and tablets

c. Smart Phones

d. Purpose built, computer driven timing devices.

e. Military grade GPS

f. Remote control of car by non-driver at undisclosed location

3. Determination of a device being considered Basic or Advanced will be made by SSCC

and will be final.

4. In addition to being scored in their respective Speed Class, Hand (Basic) Timing

participants will be scored by Division as follows:

a. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for Touring Division

b. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for Grand Touring Division

c. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for Grand Sport Division

d. Due to limited numbers, no Hand Timing awards for Super Sport.

Hopefully, the honor system will prevail, however, drivers found to be using Advanced Timing after declaring Hand (Basic) Timing will be, at a minimum, disqualified. If you have doubt as to whether your equipment is Basic or Advanced, please discuss with Chief of Tech or Rookie Liaison prior to registration.

We hope everyone finds this new option interesting and fun!

Sincerely,

SSCC Board of Directors

@Dave Hoppie posted:

Some very basic examples:

Your phone ("there's an app for that")

The GARMIN GPS II Plus, used to be very popular speed tracking device (but are hard to find)

Also very popular:

https://www.amazon.com/Dual-El...619208367&sr=8-3

.. but now you'll beat me

~Hoppie

Dual units require a smartphone, which is prohibited for Hand (Basic) Timing, so a Dual GPS unit would not be legal in Hand (Basic) Timing.

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