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MOD Longtown siren test surprise

Wed Nov 08, 2023 12:10 pm

Hi,

Earlier today I headed over to MOD Longtown to record its siren. I had managed to locate an electromechanical siren on-site from Google Maps aerial-view, but what I hadn't realised until today was that there is actually an electronic (I think) siren on-site too!

Here is the recording:
https://youtu.be/YDOJ0t7OEyU
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Re: MOD Longtown siren test surprise

Thu Nov 09, 2023 8:33 pm

Which one is the electronic? Both sound electromechanical to me
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Re: MOD Longtown siren test surprise

Thu Nov 09, 2023 9:00 pm

HudsonRiverSirens wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2023 8:33 pm
Which one is the electronic? Both sound electromechanical to me
Sorry, I got it wrong. I was excited and assumed that the first siren to sound was electronic because it was the first thing to pop into my head, heh. It was suggested to be a single-tone Klaxon GP of some kind.
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Re: MOD Longtown siren test surprise

Fri Nov 17, 2023 8:29 pm

The first siren sounds electronic to me cause it has that typical allmost squarewave type of sound

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Re: MOD Longtown siren test surprise

Sat Nov 18, 2023 10:43 pm

german_siren wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2023 8:29 pm
The first siren sounds electronic to me cause it has that typical allmost squarewave type of sound
99% sure it's a GP6 or GP10, which both have a single 10-port rotor. They can wind up very quickly on a strong/stable power supply, as can be heard in this ambience/audio of a GP6 from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq85Qw5kz2E
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