There is only one person involved in choosing the equipment to be setup in the cars and once they have chosen the equipment, they give their request to the guys at MHQ to take care of it. I make suggestions and they have taken them seriously. If you thought I said "this is what I want in the cruisers, give it to me", your wrong. As far as getting a job, if I get a job with Marlborough, there are officers there that are looking forward to being my co-worker.Why dont you worry more about trying to get on the job than what every one has in their vehicles. I doubt very highly that, if you should ever get on the job, the powers that be will let you set up their car the way you see fit.
Marlborough,USMCMP5811 said:There is only one person involved in choosing the equipment to be setup in the cars and once they have chosen the equipment, they give their request to the guys at MHQ to take care of it. I make suggestions and they have taken them seriously. If you thought I said "this is what I want in the cruisers, give it to me", your wrong. As far as getting a job, if I get a job with Marlborough, there are officers there that are looking forward to being my co-worker.
:L: :-k :roll: Well, there was my amusement for the day.marlboroughpd said:As far as lighting goes, I like a lot of lights that way if you ever get into an accident, they cant say they didnt see you.
The same thing would apply if you got strobes in your reverse lights, flashers in your taillights, rear deck lights, obviously the rear part of the lightbar would be lit up, and you could add strobe or LED lightheads on the rear bumper or on the trunk between the taillights and reverse lights.VOR said:What if they hit you backwards?
Thats not what it says in Chapter 90 Section 7EVOR said:Actually, it's the Registry of Motor Vehicles consent, they issue the permit with the Chief's endorsement.
I gotta agree with you there. I think the marlborough officers using a cruiser with a code 3 siren have the same view on it. Marlborough has used the code 3 siren for almost 2 years and I have only heard it used twice. They primarily use the wail and yelp. I like the Whelen Piercer tone. Code 3 has that tone as the hyper-yelp (hold the manual button while using the yelp tone)VOR said:IMO, hi/lo sucks. Unless of course you're French. Inspector Clouseau, coming through!
What is a driver? Marlborough uses code 3 speaker with a code 3 siren, whelen speaker with a whelen siren, and a federal signal speaker with a federal signal siren. 6 of the 8 patrol cars have code 3 sirens. the other 2 have whelen sirens. the supervisors car (5 years old) and the traffic car (also 5 years old) have federal signal sirens. I believe the projection is in the speaker because Marlborough has the 100 watt slim line. You can check it out at http://www.code3pse.com/productdtl.asp?grp=cd3&familyid=5&id=31. Marlborough doesnt have push bumpers on their cruisers, they mount their speakers right behind the grille. You can see the speaker right through the grill. Marlborough never used the whelen speakers that mounted on the lightbars.VOR said:Also you've got me confused here...when you're talking sirens, are you talking drivers or speakers? You can use a Code 3 speaker with a Whelen driver. Is the projection problem in the speaker or the amp? How about placement? The Federal BP_100's would mount on a pushbar but the brackets fell victim to bimetal corrosion. The old Whelen speakers atop the lightbars had great projection but would fill up with snow. Any speaker will sound like crap if it's just crimped in and not weatherproofed.
I dont know. All I know is that is was cheaper in the new cars to get a whelen siren because it already had a wire harness for a siren. I dont know if its for the drive or the speaker.VOR said:What exactly do you mean by Ford P71's being prewired for Whelen - you mean a two wire speaker harness or multiconnector siren driver a la the old B-link??
Sounds like a fed car I saw the other day... lights on the pushbar, a huge LED lightbar, lights on the rear deck, lights on the mirrors... Federal Protective Service I think it was... not sure though.darkknight750il said:My favorite patrol cars to look at are Weston PD's Impalas. The Chief must love lights because theirs are some of the brightest I've seen and the lights are everywhere you can think of! It hurts to look at one traveling code 3 at night. :lol:
So what you are saying is the 200 watt sirens feed 2 speakers. So there is no 200 watt speaker. If that is true then, Marlboroughs P6 and P8 only have 100 watt sirens because they only have 1 speaker and the 295HFS series only comes in 100 and 200 watt systems.MatchStick said:The projection of a siren can be altered by choosing from a variety of speakers. I believe typical siren speakers range from 59 Watts to 100 Watts. Some sirens will drive up to 200 Watts (2 100 Watt speakers).