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Old 15-11-2015, 23:04   #31
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Re: Foghorns to be on-demand, VHF-activated

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Consider the number of land-based folks who complain about the noise of the fog horns going all night--they can hear it from their condo, you know the condo that exists where there used to be a haulout facility in the harbors? It's the same everywhere. Perhaps the shore-folks have whined enough to the right people.
We no longer visit a favorite land place getaway, Albion, California, since the LNM provided notice that the fog activated horn was being replaced by a VHF activated horn. The morurnful drone of the horn was a part of the attraction and a soporific for both of us. Oh well, progress has a price. I have considered taking a handheld and playing illegal games, but decided it was a poor idea.
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Old 16-11-2015, 05:19   #32
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Re: Foghorns to be on-demand, VHF-activated

Stonington, Ct harbor breakwater light and foghorn USCG had a cell phone call in proposal 2 years ago because some guy did not like train whistles or fog horn noises. We a wrote CG and got that squashed! To many things can go wrong with this idea.
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Old 16-11-2015, 06:46   #33
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Re: Foghorns to be on-demand, VHF-activated

Aren't you all lucky to have foghorns at all. Here in the British Isles (or These Islands, as we tend to call them in Ireland ), Trinity House and the Commissioners for Irish Lights have decommissioned all sound signals over the last ten years, we just don't have foghorns!
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Re: Foghorns to be on-demand, VHF-activated

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Honestly one of the dumbest moves I have seen by the USCG in a long time.

The fog/moisture activated system has worked tremendously well and I have a very hard time believing that a new automated system, using moisture detection, can't be implemented in the year 2015.....
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The first 5, of about bout 637,000 Google results, for Fog Detector
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http://www.automaticpower.com/produc...OR-012114D.pdf
Marine Offshore Fog Signals and Audible Signals
Optical Fog Sensor, OFS
IMT - Safe Area Visibility-Fog Detector
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Re: Foghorns to be on-demand, VHF-activated

Does anyone know where to find a Notice to Mariners about this? And is there a list of lighthouses affected? People will need to update their charts because only selected lighthouses will be equipped with the MRASS.
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