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#220550 - 03/30/11 12:12 AM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Franklin Offline
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Registered: 12/28/10
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Sorry I meant 106...
http://www.stormwhistles.com/faq.html

The table shows it at around 106-107

I know the Fox's are all around 120.

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#220554 - 03/30/11 12:29 AM Re: Whistles [Re: Franklin]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1613
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: Franklin
Sorry I meant 106...
http://www.stormwhistles.com/faq.html

The table shows it at around 106-107

I know the Fox's are all around 120.



That chart shows the loudness "at a determined flow rate and at a given distance from the receiver". That indicates to the chart is not showing the maximum volume, but rather a volume at a consistence flow rate for all the whistles tested for fairness. Again, that same site on top of that same page you linked claims 130 dB for the Storm.

When I just blew all three, the Storm definitely has a bit more beef in the volume. Again, however, it's a lower frequency and oscillating, which may or may not be better for a particular environment.

We are talking about categories of genius. All three whistles are extremely high performing. My preference came down to which one I would actually carry after the novelty of the whistles wore off.
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#220560 - 03/30/11 02:04 AM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
rebwa Offline
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Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 295
I like the design of the fox micro that comes in Dougís kit. And have one on my neck lanyard and key chain in addition to the kits. Itís plenty loud and most importantly itís small, doesnít catch or snag on things and easy to carry. To my way of thinking get one that you will always carry.

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#220598 - 03/30/11 11:29 PM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Franklin Offline
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Registered: 12/28/10
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I missed the top part about it being 130 db... its nowhere in the text. I like the sharx because its powerful but smaller than a storm... Has anybody asked you why you wear a whistle? How do you respond?

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#220609 - 03/31/11 03:57 AM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Frisket Offline
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Registered: 09/03/10
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I carry a Fox 40 howler like the one in the PSP on my keychain on my hip and Im CONSTANTLY asked by everyone I meet why I carry it. After the first few times of attempting to explain the full reason to carrying a whistle i got tired of it and just reply "Im into survival" People usually go "oh ok" and leave it at that. Let them think what they want of me! They are the ones who are always asking me in the end for my EDC items when they need um cuz they carry nothing or just junk!
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#220628 - 03/31/11 03:32 PM Re: Whistles [Re: Franklin]
rebwa Offline
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Registered: 01/25/09
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Originally Posted By: Franklin
I missed the top part about it being 130 db... its nowhere in the text. I like the sharx because its powerful but smaller than a storm... Has anybody asked you why you wear a whistle? How do you respond?


I never get asked! Key chain is usually in my pocket or sometimes in the bag and unless it's tee shirt time in the summer the neck lanyard isn't visible. I live in W Washington state so tee shirt weather is short!

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#220630 - 03/31/11 03:46 PM Re: Whistles [Re: Franklin]
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
My reply? "It's for emergencies"
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#220675 - 04/01/11 02:29 AM Re: Whistles [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Franklin Offline
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Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 6
Loc: US
I like "It's for emergencies". If there comes a need, the are going to remember you and wish they did the same.

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#220676 - 04/01/11 03:04 AM Re: Whistles [Re: Franklin]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1613
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: Franklin
I missed the top part about it being 130 db... its nowhere in the text. I like the sharx because its powerful but smaller than a storm... Has anybody asked you why you wear a whistle? How do you respond?


I never get asked. I have an all black Fox40 Sharx. With black paracord (or black bootlace), it's barely noticeable and just looks like a boring lucky charm. Also, my normal way of carrying a whistle is inside may man bag, which I always carry.

When I'm out biking, hiking, snowboarding, etc., I use a brighter whistle. A whistle is one of the least weird things to carry there.
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#220686 - 04/01/11 05:42 AM Re: Whistles [Re: Franklin]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2537
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Franklin
Has anybody asked you why you wear a whistle? How do you respond?


Try: "Because 'put your lips together and blow' doesn't mean what it used to." cool

(Seriously, there are a million of these.)

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