America’s Cup Event Authority, New Zealand
PD78XG Portable Radio
MD78XG Mobile Radio
During the whole race, radio communications were required for a variety of user groups including umpires and officials, medical support staff, security personnel, race teams, television production, helicopter, boat and shore camera crews as well as technical & rigging crew, and the race was spread over 18 regattas, in 6 host countries with at least 200 days on water, therefore all radio equipments supplied needed to be rugged and robust for communication between events, and all handheld equipments needed to be IP67 rate for reliability in salt water environments.
Due to limited on-site preparation time for the regatta, all radio equipments needed to be operational within 48 hours, requiring reprogramming of all repeaters and subscribed radios and retuning of the antenna to combine system to host countries’ specific frequency allocations.
——Race Management & Course Official