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#217216 - 02/16/11 06:50 PM Whistles
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Can anyone recommend a good, compact whistle? I am leaning toward the Safety Whistle by Whistles for Life. Another consideration is the SHARX Whistle.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#217223 - 02/16/11 07:06 PM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I highly recommend the Sharx by Fox 40. I have four. I also highly recommend the Sonik Blast by Fox 40, which is shorter but fatter.

I don't think either of the whistles you listed fall into the "compact" category, but they're about as small as they can be for their performance.

Note the Safety Whistle you listed has a pea. I prefer pea-less because a pea may freeze up in freezing environments.
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#217224 - 02/16/11 07:08 PM Re: Whistles [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
The SHARX is basically a Fox 40 Micro that they added some grip and girth to for AMK and a few sporting companies. Useless bulk.


Huh? Do you have any documentation for that? The designs are different. Fox 40 (the maker of both) lists the Sharx as being 10 dB louder. Also, the Sharx has a rubberized casing that makes usage a bit more comfortable.
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#217226 - 02/16/11 07:16 PM Re: Whistles [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99


I pay $5.50 for the Blaze Orange model at John McCann's site.

(No affilitation...etc, etc.)



I've become a big fan of that site, have ordered a ton of stuff the past few months. Several shipments. 110% satisfied. I now take the fact that they carry a product as a credible endorsement.

http://www.bepreparedtosurvive.com/SignalingProducts,%20Starflash_Signal_Mirror,%20Fox_40,%20Emergency_Pocket_Strobe,%20ACR_Firefly_Plus.htm

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#217228 - 02/16/11 07:18 PM Re: Whistles [Re: ireckon]
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Originally Posted By: ireckon
Note the Safety Whistle you listed has a pea. I prefer pea-less because a pea may freeze up in freezing environments.

According to their frequently asked questions, this is not a problem.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#217231 - 02/16/11 07:24 PM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: JeanetteIsabelle
Originally Posted By: ireckon
Note the Safety Whistle you listed has a pea. I prefer pea-less because a pea may freeze up in freezing environments.

According to their frequently asked questions, this is not a problem.

Jeanette Isabelle


I didn't see anything about the pea not freezing up in freezing environments. I've never seen any manufacturer make that claim.

Here's how it happens: You blow the whistle in freezing temperature; the condensation builds around the pea and eventually causes the pea to become too large or to stick to the whistle. Whether or not it's a real danger, a pea-less whistle does not have this problem. So, there are other options if you want peace of mind. I have pea whistles, but I don't carry them in the snow.
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#217233 - 02/16/11 07:25 PM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I believe there is difference between the pea swelling and the pea freezing to the whistle chamber. I donít know if this is significant issue or not, but it is something to consider.

Pete

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#217237 - 02/16/11 07:41 PM Re: Whistles [Re: Dagny]
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Originally Posted By: Dagny
Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99


I pay $5.50 for the Blaze Orange model at John McCann's site.

(No affilitation...etc, etc.)



I've become a big fan of that site, have ordered a ton of stuff the past few months. Several shipments. 110% satisfied. I now take the fact that they carry a product as a credible endorsement.

http://www.bepreparedtosurvive.com/SignalingProducts,%20Starflash_Signal_Mirror,%20Fox_40,%20Emergency_Pocket_Strobe,%20ACR_Firefly_Plus.htm

I would have to question the judgement of any company who sells the Burton Pocket "Survival Kit."

Jeanette Isabelle
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#217238 - 02/16/11 07:42 PM Re: Whistles [Re: ]
Russ Offline
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I must strongly disagree with Izzy. The Sharx (Design: 2-chamber/4 resonators; pealess, Sound Power: 120 dB) is significantly louder than the Fox 40 Micro (Design: 3-chamber pealess, Sound Power: 110 dB).

The "useless bulk" allows for much larger inlet and chambers -- very loud. Per Fox 40, the Sharx has a 10dB advantage over the Micro, and I found it takes less effort to blow.

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#217240 - 02/16/11 07:54 PM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
dweste Offline
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What whistle did Blast use to win drinks for loudest sound at the SHOT show?

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