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, and 6 data channels will be selected from a list of 43 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.

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:


Channel:  Frequency: 
149  5.745 GHz 
153  5.765 GHz 
157  5.785 GHz 
161  5.805 GHz 

These frequencies are also used for the distribution of data to the LED Scoreboards.



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.