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View Poll Results: Should the PSP use different sounding horns for adjacent fields?
Yes, different horn sounds would be beneficial 32 91.43%
No, it wouldn't be helpful 3 8.57%
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:10 PM #1
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Question Game horn question

Would it be possible to have 3 or 4 distinctly different sounding horns so each field could have their own in contrast to the fields beside them?

I don't know how many times I heard teams mention that their horn went off right after or during the next fields. I know it's the players responsibility to pay attention to their fields horn but sometimes it becomes a guessing game.

I'm just wondering how hard it would be to add a couple of other horn sound files to the program so that fields A, B, C, & D don't all use the same sound?

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Old 07-02-2014, 06:30 PM #2
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Not gunna lie, I deffintly went on the other fields horn, ours sounded right after almost immediately, but that split second jump gave me more then enough time to own the d side off th3 break, the refs didnt pull me because they were confused to which horn was ours
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This is a great idea.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:07 PM #4
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I believe it has been tried already. People still jump off of just about any loud noise that happens under 5-10 seconds.

Linking the times of adjacent fields to the scorekeepers laptop could work. Pausing the time for a couple seconds to let the next field get going may help to mitigate the issue further.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:49 AM #5
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Yeah it's like all you have to do is yell go inside 5 seconds from the sidelines and I would bet you anything Atleast 2 people go it's just you are listening for the slightest thing. Not a bad idea tho. Still think refs arms raised up in the center and on the sides of the field and the second the horn sounds lower them it would help nppl use to do this I know
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:24 PM #6
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if someone on the sideline points out to the ref that both horns are going to go off at the same time or close to it they will pause the timer for a few seconds, saw it in Chicago. also the time keepers try and look out for that as well
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if someone on the sideline points out to the ref that both horns are going to go off at the same time or close to it they will pause the timer for a few seconds, saw it in Chicago. also the time keepers try and look out for that as well
That would mean you're depending on a spectator to watch multiple fields and also allowing time for the spectator side ref to run across the field, talk to the head ref, and then head ref communicate to the scorekeeper the situation. Too many variables there imho.

If all the fields were aware of the other field's clock, as mentioned above, I think that would work too. However, the scorekeepers already have a busy enough job on their own field to worry about different fields start time. With different horns there would be no time stoppages do to possible overlapping horns.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:19 PM #8
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When I ref back line on the challenger field I always check to see if the field next to us is close in between points. The sounds are different for must buzzers already.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:27 PM #9
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I have already tried using different horn sounds and it did not make a difference. I have also observed teams jump on a horn when thier field was using a whistle. Dont know how the sounds can be any different than that.
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I believe it has been tried already. People still jump off of just about any loud noise that happens under 5-10 seconds.

Linking the times of adjacent fields to the scorekeepers laptop could work. Pausing the time for a couple seconds to let the next field get going may help to mitigate the issue further.
Many times the referees on the field will try to mitigate this with the scorekeeper if the field at their back is within a second or two of theirs. Typically though, the horn that makes teams jump is no the starting horn but the point ending horn.
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They should make a tall metal antenna with a red or green light on top right on the middle of the X so both sides can see the light post goes off when the buzzer goes...
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They should make a tall metal antenna with a red or green light on top right on the middle of the X so both sides can see the light post goes off when the buzzer goes...
If it costed $1 more psp wouldn't do it. Remember we all don't know how much it costs to put on an event *eyeroll*
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