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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:29 am 
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My guess is a combination of battery and driver age. The entire system was deactivated for quite some time, this was the first activation in probably fifteen or twenty years. Some capacitors on the driver and amp boards could have dried up and failed as well, but I don't think that's as likely. Also thanks for the good laugh, Jeb.

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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:04 am 
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Why was it deactivated for that long?


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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:00 pm 
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A bit of a bump, but here's a sick Sentry 3v8-H in Humboldt, Iowa according to the uploader:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSeNMf_i-P4
From what I've heard on YouTube and Facebook, it has dying capacitors.

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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:44 am 
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How about every single 3T22 in Clyde, OH.

Downtown one (replaced with T-128)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHFLp4PwY5o

East side uber high pitched one


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWv3x9lTLmE

West side 3T22A on phase convertor (now burnt up)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32_xtEGjcuA

Water treatment plant 3T22 low pitched (Carter style)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er_jJ4xVFOA

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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
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TommyBNSF, I'll have to correct you on the West Side 3T22. The motor has not burned up, it's that its radio is no longer functioning properly.

On the other hand, I just realized every 3T22 in Clyde has some significant issue. You'd be surprised for the reason the Downtown 3T22 was replaced...

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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
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Clyde was refurbing it and i guess they dropped the rotor and destroyed it

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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:39 pm 
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Another sick Sentry in Dakota City, Iowa according to the uploader:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr55FwER_Uw
Sounds like a capacitor went.

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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:07 pm 
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Yeah that's a bad run capacitor.

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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
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MAJOR bump but this is one of the sickest Thunderbolts I’ve ever heard. It sounds like the Jtown one before it was fixed
https://youtu.be/oCUMUZiaCt4

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 Post subject: Re: Sick sirens!
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Greenfield1003 wrote: *
MAJOR bump but this is one of the sickest Thunderbolts I’ve ever heard. It sounds like the Jtown one before it was fixed
https://youtu.be/oCUMUZiaCt4
I keep on hearing the J-town Thunderbolt being referenced over the years, but does anyone have a recording of it?


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