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Identify Station alert tone

ffexpCP

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Can anyone identify the vendor/ product this is from?


Or even better - have a high quality file of this alert (and /or other alerts from this system)?


The system this is from is long gone and no one left is technical enough to remember the details of what the system was.
 

kf8yk

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Zetron Model 6 fire station alerting system, slow siren (tone #3).

I could make a recording of all seven of the Zetron tones tomorrow.
 

ffexpCP

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I was thinking zetron could be it, but after searching couldn't find any examples to match it up.

Recordings would be great! I'd like to find clean enough files to dump into unication pagers connected to overhead speakers and mayple add to our mobile dispatch app.
 

jdemers

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KF8YK, your recording offer is a great idea. I was just about to request sound clips of the alert tones from a Zetron 25 encoder. The two-tone, fast siren and slow siren. Ive used them for years, but new technology replaced those great Zetron tones with .... well other stuff.
 

a417

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Zetron Model 6 fire station alerting system, slow siren (tone #3).
I imagine this was typed eyes closed, after a full in-out breathing cycle and purely from muscle memory...by someone who has typed it way too many times before. :)
 

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Zetron Model 6 fire station alerting system, slow siren (tone #3).

I could make a recording of all seven of the Zetron tones tomorrow.
Which I think is based on (or may be the same as) the old Plectron slow siren alert.

Zetron was pretty good at duplicating the alert tones from other manufacturers. I think it made their product more palatable to agencies accustomed to one vendor or another when the time came; they could buy Zetron and still have the alert tone they were used to (or at least an extremely close approximation).
 
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