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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:02 pm 
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Hello everyone. Long time siren enthusiast here. I don't have much history on these two beauties yet. They both sound at noon every day with a 5 second blast. I have lived here for close to 30 years and not once has either siren failed. Controllers have failed twice in that time. Both failures signaled the sirens into a 3 minute alert for the noon whistle. The siro-drone on top of the decommissioned water tower was refurbished sometime in the mid to late 90's. I remember seeing an article in the local paper. On-line archives only go back to 2003, so i'll have to head down to the library and do some physical digging. I intend to keep this post updated as I collect history and possibly when the city will take down the water tower (along with the siren). <-- I was informed by my neighbor who is a city council chair that this maybe happening within the next few years. Ritzville also had a third siren on top of the old city hall. I found only one picture with a quick search on Google. I believe it was a Sterling M10. I'm in the process of finding someone with knowledge of what happened to the siren when it was removed during a remodel around 2002. Anyway, Enjoy!!

Siro Drone

Sorry for the bad recording...


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

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Model 5A



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

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City Ambiance



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQWiQCQ1kmc


Third Siren M10??

top right hand side.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:18 pm 
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A thunderstorm rolled over town Sunday morning. A lightning strike triggered the Fire attack signal.
The noon siren test was disabled the following two days, but have since been reactivated.
Enjoy!!



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


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:29 am 
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That's a great condition Model 5, very cool!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:15 pm 
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Looks like they may have took the top part of the water tower and put it over the chopper, maybe? It also looks like the Model 5A has a newer power switch. Makes me happy they take very good care of these sirens. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:22 pm 
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Both sirens were tended to in the mid-late 90's. The H.O.R appears to be mounted with the chopper below the motor (upside down compared to most other siro-drones) and a custom sheet metal shroud. I also found out the city did have a Sterling M-10, and nobody seems to know what happened to it after it was taken down.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:28 pm 
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Looks like my motorcycle and I have a destination to go see... I’ll have to listen again but that Sirodrone sounds like it’s actually got 8 ports? Maybe it is a 9 though.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:08 pm 
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I think a lot of people would thank you!! I don't have the proper equipment to record the awesomeness of these two sirens. The Siro Drone has three ports between all three legs. Did siro-drones come in a 8-port option??


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I really don't think the nine-port thing is a Siro Drone. If anything, it may be one of those old Westinghouse sirens that was speculated upon here many eons ago. viewtopic.php?t=14376 Regardless, it's nice to see more of these floating around.

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