Long Island Sound Coast Guard to replace foghorns

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(WTNH) — The Long Island Sound Coast Guard will be replacing its traditional sound signals.

Instead of foghorns, the Coast Guard will use marine radio activated sound signals.

They will be used at eight different locations across Connecticut and three locations on Long Island.

According to the Coast Guard, “Mariners that require the use of sound signals during periods of reduced visibility will be able to activate them on demand by momentarily turning their VHF-FM radio to channel 83A/157.175Mhz and key their microphone five times consecutively. This will activate the sound signal for up to 60 minutes.”

Light characteristics, equipment, and patterns, along with sound signal types and characteristics will not change.

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