Originally Posted by El Pinguino
So... does it make the same racket when receiving a routine non urgent call ..ie from another yacht?
Noises are different, but both of them are loud and annoying.
And just as you described -- typically undesignated distress
from bloody Ushant which goes off just as you are trying to get her alongside on a stormy night, and really need to be able to hear your crew's shouts about how many meters or centimeters are left before contact with the quay
Sod's law. Actually happened on multiple occasions.
I've gone from using the helm
second station to cancel the alerts to using the helm
second station to simply shut down the radio
as we start our harbor maneuvers