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  • Doorman's counter checking people in and out
  • Pulling the cord to switch on an electric shower
  • When a cassette tape comes to an end
  • Pushing the end of a ball point pen to retract and extend the nib
  • Stapling paper
  • An upholstery stapler
  • A hole punch
  • Latch on a briefcase
  • Popcorn in a microwave
  • Clicking in a seat belt
  • Shutting the latch on a gate
  • Self inking stamp
  • Paper stapler
  • An ear piercing gun
  • A Rivett
  • Snapping shut an A4 ring binder
  • Closing a DVD or CD case
  • A cassette tape coming to the end
  • A supermarket pricing gun
  • A stapler
  • A stapler remover
  • Dog clicker to train puppies
  • Clicking in a seatbelt
  • Pressing in the crown on a watch
  • Closing the cover on an Ipad or pressing the top button
  • Nail Clippers
  • A stapler
  • Someone having their ticket punched on public transport
  • Fastening a press-stud 
  • The mechanism of a gate as it closes
  • A hand-held pricing gun (like they use in a shop/supermarket)
  • Flipping a switch down on a kettle
  • Switching on an electric heater
  • Banging teeth together
  • Gun that attached labels to clothes
  • Clipping bank statements into a binder
  • A circuit breaker operating
  • Opening the catch on a briefcase
  • Closing the clasp on a ladies handbag
  • Closing the flip top lid on a kitchen bin
  • Clicking a DVD into the case or popping the button to release the DVD
  • Clicking a seat belt in
  • Undoing a car screen wash cap
  • Using a nutcracker
  • Opening an oven door 
  • Pressing a key on an Old Fashioned type writer
  • Putting the lock down on a briefcase
  • Snapping on a wristband
  • Someone cracking their knuckle
  • Clicking the remote on your car key to unlock/lock the door
  • Clicking your ski boots into your skis or snowboard
  • Closing the lever on an A4 lever arch file
  • Someone's joints cracking
  • A nail gun
  • Locking an Iphone or Ipad
  • Self inking date stamp
  • Snapping a glow stick
  • Someone using a hole punch
  • Opening and shutting the clasp on a purse
  •  A badge maker
  • A BB Gun 
  • Shutter on a camera
  • Clicking your fingers
  • Closing the glove box
  • Putting down the receiver on an old fashioned phone
  • Clicking the remote lock on the car key
  • Buckling or unbuckling a seat belt
  • Resetting the arm on Pie Face
  • Pulling the ring pull on a tin can
  • Pushing the top of a PirateFM ball point pen
  • Electric can opener
  • Closing the door on a washing machine
  • Closing the door on an industrial fridge
  • Pet Clicker
  • Pressing down on a sprung loaded center punch
  • Pressing the button on a computer mouse
  • Pushing the shutter on an Instamatic camera
  • Snapping the battery compartment closed on a remote control
  • Switch on a kettle turning on/off
  • A Post Office or Bank Stamp
  • Using a manual label maker dymo
  • Switching on a coffee machine
  • A train conductors ticket punch
  • A manual tally counter
  • Flicking a switch on a fan
  • Pushing down the plastic dice roller on a game of frustration
  • The tick of a loud clock
  • Fastening a metal watch strap
  • Breaking the seal of a coffee jar
  • A hand-held gas lighter
  • A window or door latch
  • The magnetic latch on a (bathroom) cabinet
  • Locking/unlocking a padlock
  • A net being pulled over the side of a boat
  • ‘zoids’ (magnets for arthritis)
  • Somebody clicking a lamp on
  • Pressing the space bar on a keyboard
  • Putting a key into a lock
  • Opening or closing a bin lid by pushing down to lock and unlock it
  • Pressing down the foot pedal on a floor lamp
  • Setting the arm on the game pie face
  • Turning on or off the light with a pull cord
  • Opening or closing a lever arch file
  • Pressing the button on a computer mouse
  • Pressing a tablet out of a blister pack
  • Closing the top on a Kilner Jar
  • A paper stapler
  • Closing the lid on antibacterial gel
  • Library Book date stamp
  • The metal clip inside an A4 ringbinder that holds the paper in place
  • A plastic popping toy
  • Opening or closing a suitcase
  • Pulling a ring pull on a can of fizzy drink
  • Opening or closing a ring binder
  • Breaking off a piece of chocolate 
  • Center button of a Frustration board game
  • Pushing in or pulling a plug out of an electric socket
  • Closing clip on a cat carrier
  • Opening and closing an umbrella - the metal clip clicking into place
  • Putting a coin or token into a supermarket trolley to release the trolley
  • Bottle going into a sodastream
  • A pogo stick
  • Opening a fridge and the light coming on
  • Clicking a food processor lid into place
  • A pricing gun
  • A tap shoe
  • Pressing the button on a sweetener dispenser
  • A time clocking in and out machine
  • Chiropractor Instrument
  • The magnetic strip clicking when you close a cupboard door
  • Opening or closing a microwave
  • Doing up the pres-stud on a jacket or rain jacket
  • Piercing the film lid on a microwave meal
  • A Train or Bus Ticket being punched
  • Cracking ice cubes out of an ice cube tray
  • Closing a make up case
  • Fastening a safety clip on a baby harness/car seat
  • Old fashioned clock when the number flicks down
  • Car key button being pressed to release the key
  • Setting-up a sewing machine before using it
  • A child proof bottle top (medicine)
  • Snapping a kit kat in half
  • Springing a ruler off a table
  • Doing or undoing a seatbelt
  • A record being released onto the record player
  • Entering a code into a push button lock
  • Making a hole in something with a leather punch
  • Remotely locking the car - the sound of the door locking
  • Ear tagging an animal like a cow or sheep
  • Closing the lid on a hand held Dyson when you empty it
  • A sealing machine in the butchers
  • Picking up a plastic wet floor sign and the legs click together
  • Pair of sewing shears cutting fabric on a hard table
  • Travel Mug pressing the open or close button/sliding it open or closed
  • Drumming fingers on a table or knees
  • Closing the lid on a laptop
  • Activating a coffee pod in a coffee machine
  • Clipping in a steam cleaner attachment
  • Changing the colour on a colour changing biro
  • Cutting a ceramic tile with a tile cutter
  • A yale lock closing
  • Pushing the button on a board game to roll the dice
  • Clicking the cup part into a blender/milkshake maker
  • Connecting the barrel of a rifle or gun
  • Clicking a ball point pen on and off
  • Inserting or removing an SD card from a reader
  • Clipping a cap on or off an aerosol can
  • Squishing a plastic bottle
  • Clicking down on a computer mouse
  • Putting in or taking out the battery in a household appliance
  • Opening or closing an electric car window
  • Clicking some lego together
  • A memory stick being connected or disconnected from a laptop
  • Pulling open the metal clasp in a ring binder
  • The interior light switch in a car being turned on or off
  • Interior light in a car being switched on 
  • A staple remover
  • Putting a razor blade on a disposable razor
  • Clicking your tongue onto the roof of your mouth
  • A ticket punch on a train ticket
  • Hair straighteners when you snap them together on your hair
  • Closing the overhead locker on an aeroplane
  • Putting an umbrella up and it clicking open
  • Turning off an electric shower by push button
  • Pressing the release button on a car seat belt
  • Releasing a clay pigeon
  • Putting a straw into the lid of a (soft) drink
  • Putting on a fridge magnet
  • Switching the electric points on a model railway
  • Cutting a pill in half with a knife
  • Unclipping the compartment of a Co-Op delivery robot
  • The click your camera makes on your phone when you take a photo
  • Cracking a garlic clove with the back of a knife
  • Lifting the toilet seat against the back of a toilet
  • Clicking noise the washing machine makes when its finished its cycle
  • Turning on the indicators in the car
  • Taking a key out of the ignition
  • Clicking the button to release the handbrake on a car
  • The top of a modern toothpaste cap opening and shutting
  • A plastic buckle clip on a rucksack/money belt clicking into place
  • An ear piercing gun
  • Child's putty when you stick your finger in it
  • Counter checking people in and out
  • Spring loaded latch on a music case
  • Clicking a pram together
  • Opening or closing a CD/DVD drawer on a laptop
  • A Manual Typewriter
  • A paper guillotine cutting paper
  • Clipping a harness onto a dog
  • Closing the lid on a laptop
  • Pushing buttons on an old cassette player
  • Clicking your heels together
  • A stamp that is used to stamp your passport when you go abroad
  • Shutting a fire door
  • A car mobile phone holder being released
  • A computer printer
  • A torque wrench
  • Clicking a computer mouse
  • Adjusting the height of crutches / walking stick
  • Putting the lid on a glue stick then slapping it down a desk
  • Adjusting a spring-loaded nozzle on the end of garden hose
  • A stapler
  • A photocopier
  • Adjusting the arm rest on the side of an office chair
  • A dimmer switch
  • A staple gun 
  • The security tag being removed from an item at a shop checkout
  • Turning off the wall switch on an electric plug socket
  • Snapping a glowstick
  • Snapping closed a hair bun maker
  • Closing the lid on a sports water bottle
  • Chopping vegetables on a chopping board
  • A postal franking machine
  • A radio being switched on
  • An office stamp
  • A blood sample taker (lancing device)
  • Closing a child safety stair gate
  • A machine that puts a leg ring on a bird
  • A punch clock to clock in and out of a workplace
  • A fridge door closing
  • Pressing the button on a vacuum cleaner
  • Pressing a chess clock timer
  • Pressing the release button on an old fashioned suitcase catch
  • Shutting the magnetic flap of a mobile phone case
  • Pressing Alt, Ctrl, delete on a keyboard
  • Someone snapping the lead of a pencil
  • Switching on or off the screensaver on your mobile phone
  • First pull of a ring pull on a tin can
  • Opening or closing a bottle of sun tan lotion
  • Clicking the clip on the lid of a food storage container
  • Putting a cordless vacuum cleaner back into a wall charger
  • The click that lets you know your petrol tank is full
  • Opening and shutting a postbox
  • Cracking eggs into a bowl
  • Taking a picture on a child's toy camera
  • An optician changing the lenses during an eye test
  • A date stamp
  • Using a pill cutter
  • Letting a door go and it closing itself behind you
  • Cutting cling film with a cling film dispenser
  • Pricing gun
  • A caravan door opening or shutting
  • Clicker used to train a dog
  • A milking machine on a farm
  • Un-plugging an appliance from a wall
  • Pushing down a toaster until it clicks
  • A reel of garden ties being clipped to cut them
  • Locking or unlocking a door from the inside
  • >Igniting a gas heater
  • Wall mounted temperature thermostat control switch
  • Closing an aeroplane door when it locks
  • Cutting something with scissors
  • A dishwasher door closing
  • An inhaler
  • Handcuffs being closed and locked
  • Opening a drink can
  • A slate hole cutter
  • A train door shutting and locking
  • The weights on a multi gym being lowered
  • A front door shutting
  • A sensor air freshener
  • Plugging headphones into a phone
  • A Kettle lid closing
  • A stapler!
  • Closing a glasses case
  • Changing a slide on a slide projector
  • Flipping a beer mat and catching it
  • Eyelash curlers
  • A car door closing 
  • Newtons Cradle
  • A Viewmaster
  • Closing a briefcase
  • A plastic ring pull on a milk / juice carton
  • Plugging an appliance into a wall
  • An automatic wire shredder
  • A click n lock tupperware tub
  • Chopping up a pumpkin
  • >Turning on car headlights

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These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with Pirate FM's standard terms and conditions which can be found here.

Until 14th October listeners can text the studio any time from the conclusion of one contesting round to be entered into the draw for the following contesting round.

In addition, until 14th October listeners can also enter by phone during the specified time period announced on-air.

From 15th October listeners must register their details at piratefm.co.uk during a fifteen minute window after the Secret Sound klaxon has been played on-air.

We will use your phone number as a point of contact should you be drawn to be part of the competition. 

The Qualifier will be randomly drawn from those people who successfully registered their details within the fifteen minute time frame.

One entry per player per contest round. Duplicates will be deleted.

You must be available to appear on-air by phone once the draw has taken place. If the first drawn participant is not immediately available the random draw will be rerun until a Participant is available.

The first entrant to correctly identify the Secret Sound on-air, with as much detail required at the discretion of Pirate FM, will win the prize money.

If an entrant fails to identify the Secret Sound on-air, with as much detail required at the discretion of Pirate FM, we may take further callers (at our absolute discretion).

The prize on offer in the next contesting sequence will be announced at the conclusion of the previous contest.

Pirate FM may, on occasion, feature themed days or increase/decrease the number of plays of the competition.

We reserve the right to solicit for entries via social media or other platforms and invite people to register for the promotion.

At any time during the contest period Pirate FM may offer any additional challenges including, but not limited to, the opportunity to donate any portion of their winnings to charity or to gain additional clues by undertaking challenges or by forfeiting a portion of the prize.

Pirate FM may at our discretion provide additional clues via but not limited to on air, social media and digital mediums.

We may take as many calls/entries as we see fit in each contesting sequence.

Pirate FM may publish the wrong guesses on any platform during the promotion.

In addition to the above entry methods, Pirate FM may offer alternative entry routes into the draw.

Should the sequence not be able to run live, Pirate FM reserves the right to prerecord a sequence with random callers who entered a previous sequence of this promotion which will run on the prerecorded show day.

Any caller chosen to participate in such a prerecorded segment will be made aware at the time of calling.

We may change the Secret Sound or the prize fund on offer at any point during the promotion at our absolute discretion.

You must ordinarily be a resident within the Pirate FM TSA (Total service area). For clarity, this is all TR postcodes, EX23, EX22, PL10, PL11, PL12, PL13, PL14, PL15, PL16, PL17, PL18, PL19, PL22, PL23, PL24, PL25, PL26, PL27, PL28, PL29, PL30, PL31, PL32, PL33, PL34, PL35

Alternative Entry Route

Participants can enter a separate bonus draw by visiting selected Pirate FM Events, announced on-air and online.

Participants will be required to attend the event and fill in the official entry form at any point between the hours of Pirate FM's attendance at the Event, as announced on-air and online. Entry will signal acceptance of these terms and conditions.

One participant will be chosen at random from those who entered at each Event to play a special bonus round of the Secret Sound, should it not already have been won via the online entry method outlined above.

This bonus round may take place some days after the Event.

One entry per player per Event. Duplicates will be deleted.

You must be available to appear on-air by phone once the draw has taken place. If the first drawn participant is not immediately available the random draw will be rerun until a Participant is available.

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