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#663979 - 7th Feb 2012 9:39am Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey *****
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As title says all through the night a continous beeping noise like a warning noise or something. Is it fog warning for boats etc?

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#663986 - 7th Feb 2012 9:55am Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Fog Horns

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#663987 - 7th Feb 2012 10:00am Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Fog horns aint continuous though are they??

I wonder if the buoys give give an audible warning in fog??

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#663988 - 7th Feb 2012 10:00am Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
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Fog its terrible - saw loads of people by central station and hamilton square this morn - take it the trains were off - queues massive for birkenhead tunnel - took me ages to get to work crazy

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#663990 - 7th Feb 2012 10:02am Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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with it being a beep noise i first thought it was a neighbours alarm clock through the night then this morning i thought it maybe a car alarm as its not loud were i am.....oh boy fog horns have change since i last heard one many years ago
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#664001 - 7th Feb 2012 10:34am Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: rocks]
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im pretty sure what she is explaining as a beep will be a fog horn i heard them all night aswell

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#664014 - 7th Feb 2012 11:26am Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
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ive just takin a quick stroll along the prom, fog horns going off all the time, visibility down to 40 yrds in places,

no sign of liverpool whatsoever !

appeared at its thickest around the ferry terminal, the New Brighton stretch is patchy
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#664015 - 7th Feb 2012 11:35am Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Yer, fog horns. Ferries are off.
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#664021 - 7th Feb 2012 11:59am Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Last night I am pretty sure the scrap piles in Bootle were working and I think noise carries over from there with the cranes, etc continually bleeping a warning that they are moving. The air was still and any slight breeze was coming from that direction and as it does it carries the sound with it. Since earlier this morning the wind has change yet again and is blowing from the South down the river to the estuary. These sounds are nothing like the shipping fog horns going this morning.

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#664040 - 7th Feb 2012 12:34pm Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Fog horns aint continuous though are they??

I wonder if the buoys give give an audible warning in fog??


must be the latter smile

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#664047 - 7th Feb 2012 12:43pm Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Here it is the sounds on this video>>

lol no way i commented on this video a year ago tease

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS_P1bjFPFI

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#664063 - 7th Feb 2012 1:58pm Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Anyone with a musical ear?

"Each of the Mersey Ferries carries two Kockums Super Tyfon TA 100/165 type fog horns. These are the original horns fitted when the ferries were first built. Both Royal Iris of the Mersey and Snowdrop have an E-flat tone, and Royal Daffodil's is in F Sharp."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mersey_Ferry

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#664096 - 7th Feb 2012 3:34pm Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Just a point, if you are interested, all the fixed fog horns have different blast durations and rest periods. These are marked on the charts so you know where you are. A lot of them have been decommissioned due to sat nav and radar. Lifesavers in the past though.


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#664098 - 7th Feb 2012 3:36pm Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Just been on the ferry (obvs its back on). Sounding the fog horn every 5 seconds-was glad when the commentary came on and drowned it out.
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#664108 - 7th Feb 2012 3:48pm Re: Whats the continuos beeping noise on River Mersey [Re: Katryn]
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Originally Posted By: Kathryn
Here it is the sounds on this video>>

lol no way i commented on this video a year ago tease

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS_P1bjFPFI


that video was soooooo good. It almost brought tears to my eyes as it reminded me of many years ago when I lived in Hr Tranmere and could hear that from my bedroom, I could almost smell the river too watching that clip!

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