System Set Up
Reprinted from the RFID Timing Manual
Option 1 - Ground Mat Antenna System
Connect the two end section antennas to the middle section while routing the cables through the inside channels of the antenna mats. The antenna with the longest cable should be the the furthest away from the RFID reader. Place the connected antennas over the top of the finish line.
Option 2 - Side Mounted Antenna System
1. The FIRST ANTENNA should
be raised approximately 1.5-2 feet off the ground and
positioned directly to the side of
the finish line while facing straight inward at the finish line.
2. The SECOND ANTENNA should
be raised approximately 2-4 feet off the ground and
positioned directly in front of (as
shown on previous page) OR
directly adjacent to
the FIRST ANTENNA (as shown below) while
facing straight inward at the
3. It is recommended the THIRD
placed approximately 10
feet beyond the other two antennas (to serve as a
back-up) and positioned with a slight angle toward the finish line.
Sample set-up (hardware relationship) for
a road race or cross country race.
This event is
set up to finish on a running track. The configuration would be the same
regardless of the finish location.