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    Unhappy The Best?

    You speak highly of the Unitrol,yet say little of the BEST.Federal Q mechanical.HAS NEVER BEEN EQUALLED by ANY electronic.When it comes to traffic wake up calls,Make mine Federal Q and twin Grovers.Beats the snot out of your Unitrol and I don't NEED to change functions.T.C.


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    I have a way to solve this problem. Put both on an apparatus so every one will be happy. They work great together. A wail and airhorns blus a Q will put anyone in siren bliss.

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    Default Re: The Best?

    Originally posted by Rescue101
    You speak highly of the Unitrol,yet say
    little of the BEST.Federal Q mechanical.
    HAS NEVER BEEN EQUALLED by ANY electronic.
    BRO- You need to seriouly CHILL-OUT. The whole
    discussion is about putting sirens on POVs.
    I said WE USED THE Qs WHERE I WORK. I never
    bad mouthed them at all. The discussion is
    electronic sirens.

    Now relax and go back and naw on some turkey.

    Peace.

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    Lightbulb

    Hey the Turkey was great.And while eating it I got another tidbit.Guess who now owns Unitrol?Think real hard now!Correctimundo,Federal.How' s that turkey going down now?T.C.

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    Default Old news...

    Ummm bro? Maybe you had to much turkey or something.
    Yes, Federal Signal Corp. bought the Anaheim, CA
    based Unitrol quite some time ago.

    I dont see where sharing this piece of OLD information
    means anything.

    So please...and you point is????

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    Lightbulb you point

    Since this is OLD NEWS to you my only point is that the same people who produce the units you DON'T like are the same company that build the one that you do like,and I would dare say with many of the same components.Get the point now?Just 'cause it comes from the left coast doesn't necessarily make it good.T.C.

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    Default Forget it...

    Rescue 101...Forget it, I have NEVER bad mouthed
    the Federal mechanical sirens. I dont care for their
    electronics and this subject is old and you wont
    hear anymore from me.

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    Tomorrow I have to make a decision on which dashlight I am going to buy. Some helpful opinions will be great. I am trying to decided between a code 3 dashlazer, firebeam with the flash mirror, or the tir6 whelen slimlighter.

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    Ok, now I am confused. Last month, you bright back from the dead and made up like 15 different threads about lights in all the different forums. You went on and on in all of them about how you just bought the Slimlighter and it blinded everyone better than eveything else out there. Why are now asking for opinions on which one you should get? Or were you BS'ing about getting the Slimlighter to impress people with your flashing lights?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    The slimlighter was actually my friends which he let me borrow. I now have the cash to buy my own but still am not sure.

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    In washington you are allowed to use green lights on your POV while in motion. However, My department does not allow you to use lights while enroute to a scene. On the other hand, we are allowed to have lights while at scene, as long as they are yellow or white. I have white strobes on the rear deck of my explorer. I find that white is very bright at night, and slows people down even more, because they can't see. It seems as well that people are also "blind" to yellow lights because they see them so often. I don't have any lights on the front of my vehicle, I just use the hazards.

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    I cant see any reason for having lights and sirens in a POV. People need to chill out with all the freakin lights. Gets kind of confusing when everybody has some sort of flashing lights in their car, nobody knows what they mean anyway. Here in Nova Scotia firefighters are not permitted under any circumstance to have lights and/or sirens in their POV's. Besides, there arent any colors left anyway unless we use blacklights or something.

    Fire - Red - some Amber - some clear
    Police - Red - Blue - Amber - Clear
    Ambulance - Red - Amber
    Command Centre (fire mutual aid etc.) - Green
    Hearse - Purple
    Public service (DOT etc.) - Amber

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    Quote Originally Posted by corynick
    I cant see any reason for having lights and sirens in a POV. People need to chill out with all the freakin lights. Gets kind of confusing when everybody has some sort of flashing lights in their car, nobody knows what they mean anyway. Here in Nova Scotia firefighters are not permitted under any circumstance to have lights and/or sirens in their POV's. Besides, there arent any colors left anyway unless we use blacklights or something.

    Fire - Red - some Amber - some clear
    Police - Red - Blue - Amber - Clear
    Ambulance - Red - Amber
    Command Centre (fire mutual aid etc.) - Green
    Hearse - Purple
    Public service (DOT etc.) - Amber

    and you have to dig up a 4 year old thread to talk ****itit why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HR314
    Just wondering what type of warning lights, if any, that you are using on your POV. Also what colors are allowed to be used in your area? We are allowed to use red and clear to the front only with red and amber to the rear! I am looking to install lights on my POV but just wanted to know what ya'll have found to be a good investment. Thanks ahead of time for the help!!!!

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    If you are looking to minimize modifications to your vehicle, then the Whelen Dashmiser series is probably the best option for you. Get the self contained units as you do not have to purchase separate power supplies for them...unless you just want to spend all day mounting, wiring, and cursing. Fire & Safety Outfitters ( http://www.fireoutfitters.com ) sells them much cheaper than Galls. If you're looking for a siren, look at www.sirennet.com for the SVP 670. It's only $124.00, and it's compact and full function. I would really shy away from the combination control boxes. If one component craps out on you, then you basically have to replace the entire unit. Sure, they can fix it, but it's usually just as expensive as just replacing it.

    At any rate, look at your state's transportation code/motor vehicle code so that you can stay compliant. Nothing more embarrasing than to be ticketed because you stepped on the toes of the law.

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    I am waiting for someone to put a Q siren on a car or truck.

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    I was bored, and I didnt see the date till aftermy post.

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    Okay, Here I go....I don't think you should put lights and sirens on any POV. POV's are not emergency vehicles and typically do not receive normal emergency vehicle maint. With this you get JOE BOB with his 82' Chevy pickup with rusted wheel wells responding in a vehicle that is other wise not safe for that type of driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corynick
    I cant see any reason for having lights and sirens in a POV. People need to chill out with all the freakin lights. Gets kind of confusing when everybody has some sort of flashing lights in their car, nobody knows what they mean anyway. Here in Nova Scotia firefighters are not permitted under any circumstance to have lights and/or sirens in their POV's. Besides, there arent any colors left anyway unless we use blacklights or something.

    Fire - Red - some Amber - some clear
    Police - Red - Blue - Amber - Clear
    Ambulance - Red - Amber
    Command Centre (fire mutual aid etc.) - Green
    Hearse - Purple
    Public service (DOT etc.) - Amber

    You know what? We dont need trolls like you stirring the already bubbling pot. If you haven't noticed, the only two arguments that get people riled up around here are paid vs. volley and this damn light issue. If you can't find anything constructive to do other than stir the pot, then keep your *** in Nova Scotia.
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    KEEPBACK200FEET - you forgot fog vs straight stream nozzles and red vs slime yellow fire trucks
    "My friends, watch out for the little fellow with an idea." - Tommy Douglas 1961.

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    I have a 10KW AMPS generator on my POV to power my lights. Is that wrong???

    P.S. I'm being sarcastic
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