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Horn Siren Activation

Postby Danny » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:04 am

Question for the serving members in other states besides NSW...

In the other states cars can the siren be changed by the car horn like in the NSW cars?

Example from Hi-Lo to Wail....

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Postby HDTSLE » Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:24 pm

Nup, not over here in WA, you have to try and find the tiny button in the console to change from hi-lo, yelp, etc...

Great idea though, wish they would implement it here!
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Postby shiftyeyes » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:38 am

i dont know about the Queensland cop cars but i wanted to know if this forum is made up of mostly cops or just ppl addicted to cop cars/law enforcment
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Postby Danny » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:48 am

I would say Half and Half......

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Postby shiftyeyes » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:35 am

r u a cop
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Postby Smithy » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:57 pm

Yes QLD Police vehicles have siren control via the horn.
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Postby Hwy612 » Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:19 pm

Vic cars are changed via a knob on the centre console. Experienced members can adjust it with their eyes shut, like the way we drive anyway.

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Postby rgg066 » Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:51 am

Hwy612 wrote:Vic cars are changed via a knob on the centre console. Experienced members can adjust it with their eyes shut, like the way we drive anyway.

:shock: :lol:




Hmmm. I'm sure they'll be stoked to know this at Atwood! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Hwy612 » Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:12 pm

The instructors I had out there had there eyes shut tight most of the time i was driving so i thought that was the way to go. :shock:
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Postby Ludacris » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:24 pm

I drove an Ambulance a few weeks back and they change their sirens with a button on the floor near the footrest.... One tap of your left foot changes it.....

Mind you that was an old ambulance...
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Postby Siren Expert » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:25 pm

Current NSW ambulance vehisles and most fire vehicles have horn ring transfer. A couple of VRA units have hands free sirens. When the siren is switched to hands free mode it does no activate until you hit the horn, tap again and it changes tone. 2 taps and it turns off.
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Postby rgg066 » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:58 pm

In Victoria, the older GMC and the new Mercedes Sprinter (Sprinter by name but certainly not by nature!) Ambulances have a button on the floor to change siren from yelp to wail. There is a dash button to change volume between the two preset hi and low volume levels.
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Postby mrolls77 » Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:32 pm

We (TASPOL) have to change from wail to yelp and vise versa by pressing the alert button which is on a pad usually mounted on the dash board, we have the Hazard system here.
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Postby Walks » Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:01 pm

Don't you guys use 'mix' ????? Far better sounding in the car.

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Postby mrolls77 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:18 am

If your talking about Tassie, no we don't, the ambos and firies have that option but not us.

I assume by mix you mean both the wail and yelp siren going together.

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Postby Walks » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:40 pm

Correct on the mix description.

I thought that as by the sounds of it you have the same hazard lights/siren control unit as us (WA) with the 'Alert' button that it may have been available.

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Postby Stretcher Bearer » Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:08 am

rgg066 wrote:In Victoria, the older GMC and the new Mercedes Sprinter (Sprinter by name but certainly not by nature!) Ambulances have a button on the floor to change siren from yelp to wail. There is a dash button to change volume between the two preset hi and low volume levels.
. In sedans/wagons it is a Flat switch from Hazard/Code 3 on the footrest. in the trucks it is the same old footswitch you'd find in a HR holden for you Hi/lo beams!

I beg yours. The Sprinter can hold it's own becasue it aint driven by testosterone. It's actually does just as well speed and acceleration than a chaff cutting F350.

The foot switches have been in Vic Ambualnce for years. Since the GMCs the footswitch switched through wail,yelp, mix(wail/yelp) .

They lack an intercept button, with aquick flick of the dash switch though is useful. However the new NSW vehcile we are trying have a girlie siren set and so intermittent siren use is now useless and dangerous. Besides they sound like a car alarm and so noone gets out of the way!
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