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SSmassWKmt
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Welp. Mine is also very late.
My name is Tristan, and I am a Salt Lake City, Utah Native. Haven't moved out of my home town at all. I don't quite remember how I got into the hobby. I think I was watching a siren video, then a Simplex fire alarm video popped up. As you can probably tell, i'm 14. I don't speak much on here. So yea.
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Hi folks!

I stumbled across this forum while looking for information on Simplex fire alarms.

Since last December, I've been employed with the most wonderful job of electronics maintenance mechanic for the local school system. Responsibilities include clocks, local sound systems, door bells, burglar alarms, fire alarms, intercoms, and phone systems. I'm absolutely fascinated with 58th minute clocks. Other techs abhor rebuilding them. I find rebuilding them relaxing. Unlike most people on this site, I don't care much for fire alarms, mainly because of the noise. I'll explain.

I've always had sensitive hearing. I've worked in radio, and worn many hats at a recording studio such as tape editor and mastering engineer. I still do remote recording and editing, so my ears don't need to be taking abuse.

I like playing piano, both with my own two hands and with perforated paper rolls. In my teens, I (sort of) played guitar. In the same time period, I played organ at church. At the time, I had no organ of my own on which to practice. A few years ago, the price was right for a three manual, full pedal board digital organ. Unfortunately, I don't have much left over time to play it!

While the other techs at work are very knowledgeable on fire alarms, and they appreciate having a sound guy around, I hope to learn from this forum and to make new friends along the way!
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I’m just another kid. 15, high school, like fire alarms. I like IT/computers, specifically IT systems administration. I have a job/internship doing IT support/backend work for a local company. I actually just bought a MS-9200UD and some other stuff so wish me luck!
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Thank you so much for having me here. I was hoping to do some renovation and install a fire alarm too. This forum is really helping me do that... Glad to be here. And everyone out there, you are rocking guys...
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Hello, hello!

I'm relatively new to this forum, but I have been into (and collecting) fire alarms since 2010 (when I was about 9; I'm now 16). It's always been a interest to me. I just recently opened my YouTube channel, "fireandalarm1234" (I named my channel after a name I suggested about 5 years ago (2012), or earlier than that). Before, I would just set the alarms off in my room and sometimes record them (but I never actually put them on YouTube). Now, I'm on YouTube, and it's something I've wanted to do since 2012 :). I went on a 2 year hiatus from fire alarms (starting in 2015 and then till December of 2017). At that time, I didn't know whether to return to fire alarms or not. But, HERE I AM :). I have returned, and I'm gonna try to make it last while I can.

Anyway, I hope to make my stay last for a while ;) (meet people and possibly make friends, fire alarms, etc.). Thanks,


- Alex (fireandalarm1234 / thefirealarm9)
BettyStill
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Hi everyone, I have recently joined this forum.
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Just to clear something up....

I have been a fire alarm enthusiast for a long time, starting with that one fire drill that startled me to death, to the point where I really got used to the alarms, and starting to know more about the alarms, and that was really a long time ago. My first favorite fire alarm system was none other than the Notifier system, then my second favorite was Faraday and finally, Edwards/EST.

Anyways, I got a lot of interests/hobbies, like music, drawing, art, highways and interstates, watching TV shows, and of course, daytime soap operas! Other than fascinations with fire alarms, I am fascinated with retail stores, bands that I have listened to, the beauty of aesthetics, and so much more stuff that I couldn't even think of in my mind!

I have yet to own a fire alarm, but when I ever have one, it will be either Edwards, Notifier, Faraday, Radionics, or heck, even A*T (A*T), Simplex, Ademco, Fire-Lite, or FCI!
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I have not introduced myself yet.

I am Nik VanWagner. I own no panels yet but am in the process of building one from some old parts. My fascination in fire alarm devices began several years ago when I followed Koorsen Fire & Safety around a conference center to test their EST Quick-start system. Since then I have seen many different systems. I am also a train, siren, telephone, airplane, and band instrument enthusiast. My favorite fire alarm moment was when I was in 7th grade. I had just mentioned that we were due to have a fire drill soon to a friend at lunch, and then all the Genesis devices in the building sounded for a drill! I thought I was psychic or something.

I don't own any commercial alarms, however I am the owner of numerous smoke detectors that are commonly found on residential houses. I'm thinking of buying a BG-12 and an EST Integrity off of Ebay.

-Nik VanWagner
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Welcome to Northern Michigan! Where will you not find a building with an EST Genesis?
rick4040
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Hi,

I am Rick and new the forum here but not new to Fire Alarms. I have a two year degree in electronics and began work as an installing tech for Motorola. After working there for a few years , I went to Simplex for 5 years and then went to another company that installs and services fire alarms. I have experience and factory training with some of the older Simplex panels, 4208, 2001, etc. Also have factory training with some of the older Notifier panels, Afp, 200, 400, 640, 320 etc. I have a great deal of experience with Faraday MPC200 panels also.

I like to ride motorcycles, work on the farm, go to music festivals and travel. Glad to be here!
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My name is John. I’m 81 years old, senior in high, while attending dual enrollment courses at a community colleges, and hoping for a summer internship.
I love to cook, write, contra dance, and explore doing new things. I became interested in fire alarm for a peculiar reason. My elementary school had a simplex 4100 I believe voice system from 1991 when the current building was built, and it played the slow whoop I hated. But then I started watching fire alarm videos after I left, became somewhat desensitized, and now especially enjoy vintage fire alarm systems. I look forward to learning a lot and maybe actually get good at wiring and computers ( I suck at computer programming.)
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Welcome to the forum johnrobert1! You must be the oldest member we ever had on the forum, being 81 years old. :D
I'm exclusively on Skype now. Add me at amazee_dayzee. I don't do voice or video chats though.
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Simplex 4051 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:41 pm
Welcome to the forum johnrobert1! You must be the oldest member we ever had on the forum, being 81 years old. :D
He meant 18 years old.
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I know exactly what he meant. I was just joking when I said that.
I'm exclusively on Skype now. Add me at amazee_dayzee. I don't do voice or video chats though.
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I signed up a while ago and never got around to posting on the forums until now. My name is Andy Bishop but I go by firealarm1045 on this forums. I got my first fire alarm in spring 2010 and over the decade, I got around 30 fire alarms in my collection. I am a high school student, soon to be college student. I am actively looking for a control panel so I could set up a hobby system. I love learning about fire alarms and that The Fire Panel is a great resource for help on what fire alarms would work where. I may make a video showcasing my collection soon.
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Well welcome to the forum then! We are glad to have you here! I hope that that you will be able to make that video about your collection soon! We need some new members coming here.
I'm exclusively on Skype now. Add me at amazee_dayzee. I don't do voice or video chats though.
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