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Old 03-04-2011, 3:06 PM
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Question Federal Controller Station Alerting System

Ok, After looking all over the place, I'm looking for the tone the Federal Controller Federal Controller makes. I'm looking for an audio file of any sort, YouTube Video, anything that has that tone in it. It makes a sort of Beedobedobedobedo sound after the station tones drop. Also I'm looking for the programming software for the Federal Controller. If anyone has any information of any kind it would be very helpful.

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Old 03-05-2011, 8:57 AM
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The software is a Federal Signal product and is obtained with the controller when its purchased.
Below is a cut/paste from the down loadable controller manual.

"All functions of the FC controller are programmable from
a XP compatible computer with an RS232 port using
Federal Signal's easy to use FSPWARE programming
software. The software allows easy configuration,
uploading and downloading of control programs."

Call FS and see if they will sell it to you or even possibly send you
a copy for free - just tell them you obtained a controller on the used
market but it came without the software - perhaps they will send you
a copy, you have nothing to lose by trying. While you are at it ask
about the programming cable as well because the manual does not
even mention that but I think it may be a standard modem cable.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:29 PM
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The Federal Controller's audio tones are programmable. They are edited by a program called "Tone Loader". The tones that your station is using are most likely custom designed. If you can find out who originally programmed the unit, Tone Loader can be used to generate a WAV file of the tone pattern.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:31 AM
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Check out the Federal Signal Informer here. In the lower right corner of the page are sound bites of the available alerts. Check out the high-low. It sounds just like your phonetic description...LOL. Seriously, my old fire station had that alert tone...see if that's what you're looking for.

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Ok, After looking all over the place, I'm looking for the tone the Federal Controller Federal Controller makes. I'm looking for an audio file of any sort, YouTube Video, anything that has that tone in it. It makes a sort of Beedobedobedobedo sound after the station tones drop. Also I'm looking for the programming software for the Federal Controller. If anyone has any information of any kind it would be very helpful.

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