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    does anyone know what company makes a hands free electronic siren that cycles threw the siren tones without changing them by hand?thanks

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    Electronically, it shouldn't be hard to do. But what would its purpose be?

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    officers car. no air horns or q2 siren

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    The HFS series of sirens from Whelen can be wired to the Horn button to change the tones.

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    SVP has HF siren modes in some of their high end SS series sirens.

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    Q2B foot pedal is as hands free as it gets and what else do you need?

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    A foot pedal hooked to the air horn next to it. Those pedals are the best when your riding as officer.

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    Almost all of your late model electronic sirens have some form of this feature,Basically you wire the trigger into the vehicle horn curcuit and every time you tap the horn ring,button,whatever it changes the siren tone/function. T.C.
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    If you want it to cycle through the tones without any user intervention, I'm not sure if any of them do that. I think if any of them are going to have that function, one of the high end Unitrol sirens would be something to look at. Otherwise, almost all of them have some kind of horn/foot pedal input for remote control.
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    I just set it on Wail and leave it there, if there is only an electronic siren on the truck. When it has a Q2 and air horn, I don't use the electronic.
    I have a very hands on siren on my old engine. Its a Model H, Sterling hand cranked siren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC1503
    I just set it on Wail and leave it there,
    Agreed. A lot of the time you're better to keep your hands on the wheel and watch traffic than be concerned with what sound your siren is making. If I truly get stuck and need a new noise, it's easy to just yank the chain for the air horn as needed.

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    is it possible if you have a siren mounted somewhere, to have a switche installed that either puts the siren control @ the siren or a remote switch. For example you could change the tone at the siren itself or have a switch wired to another location that is closer to the operator.

    I have an old siren and I am just playing around with it. Kind of a crazy idea.
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    Just by listening to them, I am sure that the City of Sacramento has an auto-changing (dual) siren on their medic units. I can hear the tones changing from wail to yelp and back at regular intervals all the while they are going down the street. Like I said it is a dual siren, two different tones in different phases so it is difficult for me to explain exactly what it is. But I thought it was a neat idea. If I had one I would put a simple switch for it, siren "off" or "on".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirkenVogt
    Just by listening to them, I am sure that the City of Sacramento has an auto-changing (dual) siren on their medic units. I can hear the tones changing from wail to yelp and back at regular intervals all the while they are going down the street. Like I said it is a dual siren, two different tones in different phases so it is difficult for me to explain exactly what it is. But I thought it was a neat idea. If I had one I would put a simple switch for it, siren "off" or "on".

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    SVP makes one like this and so does Carson..... Not sure if anyone else makes them or not. These have what SVP called the "magnum" feature. It is actually 2 siren amplifiers in one. You hook it up to (2) 100 Watt Speakers. When you turn the magnum off, it's just like any other siren......... When you turn it on, and you put it on "wail", it will start out of 1 speaker and then the other speaker will kick in a second or so later. Same thing when it's on "yelp". Starts out of one speaker then the other kicks in a second later. When it's switched to "phaser" you get a "wail" out of 1 speaker and a "yelp" out of the other......... Basically, it makes it sound like 2 rigs responding.......
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