Radio Frequencies


PGA TOUR

ShotLink has licensed numerous frequencies to assist in scoring each golf tournament. Prior to the beginning of each event the ShotLink staff will monitor the local RF spectrum and choose frequencies that are not in use. Six voice channels will be selected from a list of 16 licensed frequencies.

These frequencies will be selected on Sunday preceding the golf tournament. It is imperative that proper coordination between local RF vendors providing radios for the tournament staff and vendors occur to ensure the ability of the ShotLink scoring system to function properly. Below is a list of the licensed frequencies used by ShotLink.

The PGA TOUR has completed the implementation of a WiFi data collection system that utilizes the 802.11a frequency band.


The specific channels that we use are:

VOICE

463.2250 466.7500 461.0250 462.4000
463.2750 468.3750 461.0750 462.5000
463.3750 468.5000 461.1000 463.2000
464.8250 468.7500 461.2500 463.3375
464.8500 468.8750 461.7500 463.3875
464.9000 469.1750 462.1250 463.4875
464.9250 469.5000 462.2500 463.6000
466.5000 469.7500 462.3750


WiFi 

E-UTRA Band Duplex-Mode F (MHz) (UL)-(DL) Channel Bandwidths (MHz)
42 TDD 3500 3400-3600 5,10,15,20
43 TDD 3700 3600-3800 5,10,15,20




PGA TOUR Champions

ShotLink has licensed numerous frequencies to assist in scoring each golf tournament. Prior to the beginning of each event the ShotLink staff will monitor the local RF spectrum and choose frequencies that are not in use. Six voice channels will be selected from a list of 31 licensed frequencies, and 3 data channels will be selected from a list of 24 licensed frequencies. One data channel will also be selected for the scoreboards.

These frequencies will be selected on Sunday preceding the golf tournament. It is imperative that proper coordination between local RF vendors providing radios for the tournament staff and vendors occur to ensure the ability of the ShotLink scoring system to function properly. Below is a list of the licensed frequencies used by ShotLink.



WEB.COM TOUR

Motorola PR860 radios are stored and maintained on the Web.com Tour Operations truck.
Tournament staff/volunteers are responsible for the distribution and collection of radios
during each day of tournament week. The tournaments should assign someone to be in
charge of this. The tournament will need to reimburse the PGA TOUR for any lost radios.
Different areas of operation will have different frequencies (channels). There are sixteen (16)
channels in all.

  • The breakdown of use at each event is as follows:
  • 12 Web.com Tour Staff/Officials
  • 38 Host Tournament Staff
  • 2 Golf Course Superintendent
  • 1 Scoring Central
  • 7 Back-ups/Spares

The host tournament’s radios should be assigned to the most important people. They should include:

  • Tournament Director and Tournament Staff
  • All Volunteer Chairmen
  • Grounds/Operations Chairman
  • First Aid and Security

Radio Frequencies
Below are the frequencies that the Tour uses during your tournament (electronic scoreboards, hand held radios). Please inform media crews, concessions, local radio communications, etc., that they should stay off these frequencies to keep from interfering with the scoring process.