never heard an EQ do this

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,288
Canada
I think all siren operators on FDNY vehicles are required to use manual control only. By playing with the manual button you can get some pretty sick sounds out of an electronic siren.
 

RL1

Member
May 20, 2010
1,649
Ga
I thought it was broken at first, haha. Not really a fan, but if it works, use it. That TL had a lot of lights too.


Wailer, how does an EQ2 sit with you? Does it make you feel conflicted, haha?
 

VolEms

Member
May 24, 2010
2,109
NY, USA
It's a brand new TL so the EQ2B is new as well. He was just messing with the Man button. He also put on the yelp that they never use. I don't know why they don't use regular Q sirens anymore. They sound a lot better.
 

yakomo

Member
Jun 8, 2010
94
NY
Most of the time FDNY uses the Manuel. It sounds like someone was bored waiting for traffic to clear, and decided to use the control pad to make some of those weird siren tones. Most of the time FDNY sits on the Air Horn until traffic clears.
 

FEltjaked

Member
May 21, 2010
60
New York
Wailer said:
I think all siren operators on FDNY vehicles are required to use manual control only. By playing with the manual button you can get some pretty sick sounds out of an electronic siren.

Lol not really, Rescue 2 pretty much always rolls with Wail on and Air horns blasting! But most officers usually just use the manual and airhorn.
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,288
Canada
RL1 said:
Wailer, how does an EQ2 sit with you? Does it make you feel conflicted, haha?

Someone posted a YouTube video of the very first version of the Federal 'Director' electronic siren (model PA5, c. 1961-1962), and after I watched it I thought that it simulated the sound of a Q siren much better than the eQ2b.
 

Jarred J.

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May 21, 2010
11,575
Shelbyville, TN
Lightbarnut said:
Sounded like cats fighting!

or 2 that are in heat :thumbsup:
 

MPD 818

Member
May 25, 2010
1,317
Murfreesboro TN
Wailer said:
Someone posted a YouTube video of the very first version of the Federal 'Director' electronic siren (model PA5, c. 1961-1962), and after I watched it I thought that it simulated the sound of a Q siren much better than the eQ2b.


+1 I would kill to get my hands on on of the PA5's
 

gman021

Member
Dec 8, 2010
648
CT
I looked up a vid on Youtube and was amazed how closely they resembled each other. To me, the eq2b is a PA5, just a little better sounding
 

philyumpshus

Member
Jun 20, 2010
1,281
Malone, NY
gman021 said:
I looked up a vid on Youtube and was amazed how closely they resembled each other. To me, the eq2b is a PA5, just a little better sounding

Really? I think the eQ sounds like shit. They should have stuck with the PA300s.
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
Defiantly some "brake play" going on there....
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,288
Canada
If a fire engine absolutely has to have a mechanical siren, to my ears the best sounding 'fire engine' mechanical sirens Federal ever made were the dual tone 77 series. Get one of those going and a bell clanging and you've got the classic vintage fire engine tone.
 

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