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Old 04-26-2008, 3:58 AM
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Question What Does Motorboating Sound Like?

What does it sound like? Anyone have a audio clip?
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Sounds just like a short burst of digital audio being heard through an analog only radio.
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What does it sound like? Anyone have a audio clip?
Well, usually you hear a lot of water slapping upside the boat.
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2 cycle or 4 cycle??
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It's a low frequency oscillation that can sound like someone blowing rasperries, ir can even sound like a very low note played on a tuba. If the frequency is really low, it an sound like a small engine putting.
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In reference to scanners and digital audio, it refers to hearing the digital noise that is a voice transmission, before it's been decoded back into voice. I never considered it to be a motorboat type sound until people on RR started calling it that - it was most often referred to as a diesel engine before the motorboating comment came around.

There's a sample of digital Motorola IMBE audio (sometimes called P16) here.
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In reference to scanners and digital audio, it refers to hearing the digital noise that is a voice transmission, before it's been decoded back into voice. I never considered it to be a motorboat type sound until people on RR started calling it that - it was most often referred to as a diesel engine before the motorboating comment came around.
In reference to non-scanner and digital audio.....

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it was most often referred to as a diesel engine before the motorboating comment came around.
A Diesel MotorBoat.
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Everyone should experience motorboating for themselves to get a true feel for the sound.


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I think "Motorboating" sounds like "Sailboating" with a MOTOR...LOL...OK bad joke,I'll walk the PLANK!!
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Everyone should experience motorboating for themselves to get a true feel for the sound.


Can you please thank your wife for sharing this with us.

Ba-da BOOM!

(Jes' kiddin')

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