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Offline Classifieds869294

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1980ís FDNY Apparatus Electronic Sirens
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:29:45 PM »
Hi all, hope this isnít a dumb question. Aside from the PA200 and FDNY-spec PA300 sirens, it seems like 80ís FDNY rigs might have run an a different electronic siren that I cannot recognize and no amount of google searches has uncovered. I have a couple of example video clips below:

1985 Mack Field Communications Unit



Lime Green Engine 263 (briefly shown at 00:50 second mark)



Thanks for any help on this
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1980ís FDNY Apparatus Electronic Sirens
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:29:45 PM »

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Re: 1980ís FDNY Apparatus Electronic Sirens
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 02:27:29 PM »
Having had the honor of riding with 117 Truck "a few times,"  that electronic siren was part of the Motorola radio that was installed in the cab.  It had "push-buttons" to select the tones.

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Re: 1980ís FDNY Apparatus Electronic Sirens
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 02:51:09 PM »
Having had the honor of riding with 117 Truck "a few times,"  that electronic siren was part of the Motorola radio that was installed in the cab.  It had "push-buttons" to select the tones.

Interesting. In the clip I posted from 1992, 117 is running a PA300 siren. Had no idea FDNY ever ran Motorola sirens

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Re: 1980’s FDNY Apparatus Electronic Sirens
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 10:36:12 PM »
Here's another example of the siren I'm trying to identify. It's prominently featured throughout this video, initially with ladder 108:


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Re: 1980ís FDNY Apparatus Electronic Sirens
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 07:38:48 AM »
 I THINK the sirens you might be referring to were called "Federal Qs". They were operated by a foot button, usually by the fire officer riding in the front passenger seat.

 Maybe this ? There is a place on here where you can click on to hear the siren. (Listen to this siren)

 www.fedsig.com/product/q-siren 

 

 
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Re: 1980’s FDNY Apparatus Electronic Sirens
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 08:48:36 AM »
Pretty confident it's an electronic siren rather than a mechanical/Q, although I'm sure some companies opted to equip their trucks with mechanical sirens out of pocket, as a few do today.

I know the later PA300s and eQ's are pedal operated, this could be as well
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 08:55:01 AM by Classifieds869294 »