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Old 10-20-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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You can read all about these sirens at

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I've read that those sirens put out so much acoustic power that when they were run on a foggy day the fog would fall as rain for quite a distance around the tower!
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They are the loudest siren ever.Period.

OSHA regualtions now limit warning sirens to 100 decibels/100 feet from the horn.

Don't know about that one Dave. Urban legend maybe??

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sounds like a cow in heat at slow speed.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:25 PM   #7
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quoteon't know about that one Dave. Urban legend maybe??
I think this was where I read about Uncle Sam's fog dispersal techniques. Sirens were used in experiments to clear fog. Not sure about frequencies used, though. Interesting article. Scroll down on the left to news articles and read the first one from Mechanix Illustrated titled "The Fogfighters".

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Old 10-21-2007, 12:34 PM   #8
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A little more info. I grew up hearing the air raid sirens being tested every Saturday morning around 11:00 in Memphis. Nothing as awesome as the Victory, though!

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quote: The Chrysler Air Raid Siren is so powerful that it can reportedly start fires with just the sound vibrations it produces. It can turn fog into rain, clearing the sky. It can produce an effective 70 dB air raid signal for a distance of two miles, and under proper conditions can be heard 30 to 50 miles away. Its advertised effective range was four miles in every direction. That's a long way!
http://www.antiqueweekend.com/x/main.htm

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Old 10-21-2007, 02:23 PM   #9
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sounds like a cow in heat at slow speed.
Rancher said he gets a chub every time he hears it.
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:31 PM   #10
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quote:Rancher said he gets a chub every time he hears it.
He told me that also.
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