Boater-activated Foghorns Becoming Common

dweller - June 18, 2010

U.S. foghorns are increasingly becoming boater-activated. News story here...


JensenNR's picture

It is also possible to turn the U.S. automated horns off by keying the mic three times. This comes in handy, when someone decides to activate the horn in perfectly clear weather, just to show their friends that they can do it.

 Port Captain Niels R. Jensen, S/V Freelance

Adena-Marilyn's picture

When you press your microphone button, the foghorn signal activation on Channel 79 requires a longer duration than 5 quick "dits" or "dots". Think of it as 5 "dahs" or "dashes".