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Offline Christoph_51

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Voice Alarm response time
« on: June 30, 2016, 01:41:07 PM »
Sometimes when you listen to the live audio you can hear the dispatcher announcing a box and 10 seconds later asking a few units if they're responding and these units answer immediately.

How can this be?
Are they so fast at getting on the rig?

I would guess that a few units are 10-8
But nearly all of them?!

Even special Units like the TSU most times answer immediately :o

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Voice Alarm response time
« on: June 30, 2016, 01:41:07 PM »

Offline 68jk09

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Re: Voice Alarm response time
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 03:16:23 PM »
Usually they don't announce the box until a little while after it is sent by teleprinter in the FH & MDT on the Rig.

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Re: Voice Alarm response time
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 03:30:25 PM »
OK, then it all makes sense again. ;D

Offline bklyndisp54

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Re: Voice Alarm response time
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 03:11:53 PM »
Back in the day... when the rigs had tube-type radios such as the Motorola FMTRU-80D... the general rule was the radio announcement was to be made about 1 minute after the box went out.    On the bells, that is!   :-)

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Re: Voice Alarm response time
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 04:31:10 PM »
Delay also after Voice Alarm. 

With delay, all responding units get additional information from dispatcher when run announced.

Offline jks19714

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Re: Voice Alarm response time
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 07:08:51 PM »
Back in the day... when the rigs had tube-type radios such as the Motorola FMTRU-80D... the general rule was the radio announcement was to be made about 1 minute after the box went out.    On the bells, that is!   :-)

Sounds like the old 45 MHz RCA Civil Defense radio I had in the trunk of my car -- had to wait for the dynamotor to wind up before speaking into the microphone. If it was nighttime I could see my headlights dim, even with a 140 amp alternator!

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