Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lanyard

Posted by: Craig

Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lanyard - 07/27/05 11:55 AM

I'm looking for a good way of attaching an ACR Signal Whistle to other gear.

The lanyard/keyring hole provided for this to be accomplished is very narrow, straight, and a bit long (traversing the whistle through its width). Nothing I have except for a bit of aircraft cable will fit through it, and I don't like the way the cable is working with it.

Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated. I am flummoxed (for the moment, anyway).

-- Craig
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lan - 07/27/05 12:24 PM

Have you tried gutted para cord? Pass a loop of fishing line throught the hole in the whistel, put the gutted para cord through the loop, and pull it through. Or, 3mm accessory cord. Or, a drill.
Posted by: Craig

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lan - 07/27/05 12:40 PM

I thought of that. That should work, but this whistle isn't new. Someone must have found a better way by now.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lan - 07/27/05 02:40 PM

How about a thin leather or webbing fob with a grommet for the keyring?

M
Posted by: paramedicpete

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lanyard - 07/27/05 03:16 PM

It to me that these whistles:
Whistle

Use a Fastex snap ring. I would think if you used a Fastex snap ring with a D you could cut the D and get to slide into the holes of the whistle.

D Ring

or

Snap Ring

Pete
Posted by: David

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lanyard - 07/27/05 04:35 PM

Use a small zip tie.

3mm accessory cord will work perfectly, too.

Also, if the current version is like mine, you'll note that one side has a small slot & indentation above the transverse lanyard hole. This is so you can thread the cord through the hole, tie a knot, then pull back & jam the knot into the niche both to hold the knot, & protect it.

David
Posted by: Craig

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lan - 07/27/05 05:04 PM

I see what you mean. I'll try it.
Posted by: Craig

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lan - 07/27/05 05:06 PM

Hmmm...that could work too. I'll give this some more thought. Thank you.
Posted by: Craig_phx

Fox 40 Micro - 07/27/05 08:11 PM

Craig,

Get a good whistle, get a Fox 40 Mirco. It is the one in the Ritter PSP.
Posted by: wolf

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lan - 07/27/05 10:47 PM

I have some cord, slightly thicker than what comes with it, that fits through the slit well. I attatch it to my neck knife sheath with a bit of inner tube, however.
Posted by: wolf

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/27/05 10:49 PM

Where is that pic from? I'm looking for a good source ($$) for these and hadn't seen them offered in such multi-colored diversity.
Posted by: groo

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/27/05 10:56 PM

From Here.

In Firefox, at least, you can right-click on an image and select "Properties" to see the URL.

Posted by: wolf

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/27/05 11:14 PM

Ah HA! *tips hat* Thanks for the link and the tip!
Posted by: duckear

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/27/05 11:24 PM

Buy Micro 40 here

no $$ interest, just giving a link.
Posted by: Bartman

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lanyard - 07/27/05 11:32 PM

Craig, if I may suggest,try braided nylon fishing line. I think it runs about 8-10 bucks a spool at Gander Mtn. Give it a shot and let me know. Bart
Posted by: brian

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 12:43 AM

ACR is a very good whistle and IIRC it is louder than the Fox40 Micros, though not as loud as the Fox40 Minis. This has been discussed here before and test results posted... I just can't seem to find the thread.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 12:50 AM

Has anyone tried the Pearl from Fox40?

They say it is a lower pitch. Lower pitches carry better, but is it enough to make a difference?
Posted by: wolf

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 01:10 AM

Thanks for the link!
Posted by: ken_nerve

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 03:27 AM

Quote:
Has anyone tried the Pearl from Fox40?

They say it is a lower pitch. Lower pitches carry better, but is it enough to make a difference?


The Classic can hit 115db while the Pearl only goes up to 90db, dont know if the lower pitch is worth the trade off.
Posted by: lazermonkey

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 04:16 AM

I've been a soccer referee for awhile and have had a lot of experience with whistles. Any Fox whistle is a great whistle. The lower pitch really saves the ears after hours of blowing. With a Fox 40 or Fox 40 mini after the first 1 or 2 really good blows my ears were ringing and after a day of refereeing I was almost deaf. With the Pearl you could go forever with little hearing impairment. I think the lower pitch of the pearl would allow you to signal for help and still hear a reply. The Pearl is also much more noticeable from a much greater distance IMO.
A few have disagreed with me and side I was backwards. So it might depend on the person listening.
This is just my 2 cents.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 08:56 AM

I work part time at a local park and have been playing around with whistles every summer for the past three years. I've noticed that younger people tend to respond more readily to the higher pitched whistles like the Fox 40 and that adults (age 25+) tend to resond better to seemingly lower pitched whistles like the Acme Tornado...

M
Posted by: harrkev

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 01:00 PM

Quote:
With a Fox 40 or Fox 40 mini after the first 1 or 2 really good blows my ears were ringing and after a day of refereeing I was almost deaf.

Well, now you have another use for your cotton-ball tinder. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Posted by: Craig

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 01:11 PM

I have that one, actually. I have the kit! Isn't it called the Howler?

Anyway, I bought this other whistle because I was intrigued by its flat profile. Very pocket friendly.

It just doesn't seem to automatically slide onto one's keychain. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

-- Craig
Posted by: Craig_phx

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 04:16 PM

Alright! A dog whistle for kids. If they are being bad just blow your Fox 40.

<img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Posted by: KenK

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 04:25 PM

No joke! With all the messing around I've done with survival whistles, my daughter has adapted a kind of ongoing joke where when I blow a whistle, no matter where she is or what she is doing, she'll immediatly stop and come running to me in a pretend state of excitement (like a dog who thinks he'll get a treat).

Hey, whatever works to get their attention. <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Posted by: GoatRider

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 05:00 PM

Heh. I'm starting to do use my Fox40 with my Dog! She's so well behaved that I don't use a leash on walks. I let her run in the woods as a reward at the end of a walk. She comes back when I call, but only if she can hear me. So I'm training her that the whistle means the same as "come", figuring that will penetrate further.
Posted by: lazermonkey

Re: Fox 40 Micro - 07/28/05 06:46 PM

Not just for controlling dogs anymore! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
Posted by: Craig

Re: Attaching ACR Signal Whistle to keyring or lan - 07/29/05 11:43 AM

I should have thought of that, myself. Did I? No. Then again, that's why I come here. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />