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by nightfly287
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?

One of my favorite voice evacuation messages is this one: QHXLsTrrHwY I believe it's a custom message, judging by the click when the message ends. I wish all evac messages sounded like this. It's very concise and the speech is clear. I don't remember who it was but someone on this board recorded the...
by nightfly287
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange Screen on sign factory
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Strange Screen on sign factory

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:03 am
Now I really want to go out and see a sign that has a failure like that. LOL
If you would like to see more, there's a subreddit for stuff like this that you may be interested in:

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by nightfly287
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?

El Chupacabra wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:15 am
Here's a 5721B:
Wow, thank you! I've seen this panel in a couple of buildings but never knew the model number. The only things I knew about it were its modular design and the "signals timed out" lamp.

Fun fact: one of the systems that had this panel exclusively used ADT-branded BG-10s. Weird.
by nightfly287
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What keyboard and mouse do you use?
Replies: 20
Views: 2778

Re: What keyboard and mouse do you use?

nightfly287 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Not withstanding my idiotic contributions to this thread three years ago, I now use a 90s Lenovo keyboard. It has a buckling spring keyboard like the IBM Model M or the Wheelwriter.
Here is the keyboard:
by nightfly287
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Daily Fire Alarm Question!
Replies: 79
Views: 2661

Re: Daily Fire Alarm Question!

What is the history of the "WHEN BELL RINGS DIAL 911" compliance signs? Was this because old fire alarm systems lacked the ability to dial 911 on their own due to limited technology? What dictates the use of such sign? Is there some sort of safety code surrounding this that mandates their use? I ha...
by nightfly287
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex 4903 NAs being replaced at local supermarket.
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Simplex 4903 NAs being replaced at local supermarket.

OMG this is so similar to the situation at school. Some -9846/9105s that got directly replaced by the Siemens speaker/strobes have a visible rectangle on the left side. I believe it’s dust. It sounds like they painted the wall at some point and painted around the device. The rectangle would be the ...
by nightfly287
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Help With Starting a Career in the Fire Alarm Field
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Help With Starting a Career in the Fire Alarm Field

To add onto what Nick said: If you plan on pursuing an electrical/computer engineering degree (computer engineering is not the same as computer science) you HAVE to brush up on your calculus skills. Calculus is an integral part of engineering. If you didn't take AP Calc in high school you should con...
by nightfly287
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: Time is not correct
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Time is not correct

To change your board time in the UCP, click here. You will have to convert UTC to your time zone in order to get the right time. For those of you who don't know how UTC time works, I've made this table showing how to do it:

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by nightfly287
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite soda pool
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: What is your favorite soda pool

How 'bout a Fresca? ??? Fresca is a soda. What I wrote is a line from the classic 1980 film Caddyshack. Technically my favorite soda is Polar Orange, however this beverage is sold locally in parts of the northeast and no one else here would be familiar with it, so I just listed Fresca which has a s...
by nightfly287
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite soda pool
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: What is your favorite soda pool

How 'bout a Fresca?
by nightfly287
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Daily Fire Alarm Question!
Replies: 79
Views: 2661

Re: Daily Fire Alarm Question!

Retired STR-SG wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:53 pm
The NAC on the 4001 also is FWR.
To an enthusiast, the difference between filtered and FWR is whether or not mechanical horns sound raspy. How come mechanical horns on a 4001 don't sound raspy? Can a panel output FWR but not to the level where it affects horn operation?
by nightfly287
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Daily Fire Alarm Question!
Replies: 79
Views: 2661

Re: Daily Fire Alarm Question!

Q: who manufactured simplex's alarm equippment for them until the mid 90's? There are several potential answers to this question. Notification appliances: Benjamin Electric, Federal Signal, Faraday, Atlas (speakers), Gentex (mini-horns) Smoke detectors: possibly Hochiki Intercom: Valcom Maybe Retir...
by nightfly287
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Disturbing new detail about my school
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Disturbing new detail about my school

The device probably broke since the last notification appliance inspection. Contact the maintenance department and they'll hopefully call someone in to replace it. If the school knows that alarm functionality is impaired in a certain area and has ignored it, that's a different story. I'm not a techn...
by nightfly287
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 34
Views: 1263

Re: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?

Rolling my eyes when a student at my college thought the fire alarm (2901-9838's in continuous) was someone's phone vibrating. I might be only 23, but I was definitely thinking "Kids these days..." That would have to be a pretty big phone to make such a large noise. I really hope he was being sarca...
by nightfly287
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Women as fire alarm techs
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Women as fire alarm techs

ConorTheFAguy6 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:40 am
Simplex 4051 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:06 pm
I guess that women ARE common in the industry but just not as hobbyists.
Oh there are women enthusiasts as well
You know you just replied to one, right?