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By WhammyP-50
#184328
Hello all,
I've just got news that the city of Frisco should be removing their ATI HPSS 32s in a few months. After talking to Jason, who is the emergency management director, he said they should be due for replacement in one or two months, and be replaced with Whelen WPS 2910s. He said they aren't very good, so they are replacing them with the better 2910s! All 9 will be up for sale.
-Whammy
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By Jared H
#184334
Well thank god. Bout time they did something about those turds.
Wonder what they had before the ATIs, does anyone know?
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By WhammyP-50
#184373
SirenkiD wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:41 pm
Yes, the Whelens came first and the city augmented them with those throw-away units. Surprisingly the tone on them was pretty good.... Not loud, but didn't sound horrible. https://youtu.be/qjRqCqFHNG0?t=53s
Lol. I talked to the EMA director and I told him "well yea I can see why you are replacing them" he laughed said the ATI's are by far the hardest sirens to work with, and aren't the best sirens to begin with. He said they've had them for 20 something years. Maybe he was just trying to find a way to excuse their down qualities, because I'd heard that these were installed like 10-15 years ago. Still, ATIs are OK sirens, at least they do their job decently.
-Whammy
By metalstorm
#184477
The 2910 is a far better siren for a community. They're just friggin loud and carry very well over a decent span of territory. I always thought the HPSS32 is a good unit for small applications such as an industrial area or a golf course or a small college campus where only one or two units are needed and clear intelligible voice is a must. That to me is where they may make economic sense.
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By Railfan99
#184480
metalstorm wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:11 pm
The 2910 is a far better siren for a community. They're just friggin loud and carry very well over a decent span of territory. I always thought the HPSS32 is a good unit for small applications such as an industrial area or a golf course or a small college campus where only one or two units are needed and clear intelligible voice is a must. That to me is where they may make economic sense.
ATIs are garbage, and they always will be.
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Railfan99 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:27 pm
metalstorm wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:11 pm
The 2910 is a far better siren for a community. They're just friggin loud and carry very well over a decent span of territory. I always thought the HPSS32 is a good unit for small applications such as an industrial area or a golf course or a small college campus where only one or two units are needed and clear intelligible voice is a must. That to me is where they may make economic sense.
ATIs are garbage, and they always will be.
Is that really necessary? Please refrain from any type of criticism of sirens.
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By Brendan W
#184518
WhammyP-50 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:47 am
Railfan99 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:27 pm
metalstorm wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:11 pm
The 2910 is a far better siren for a community. They're just friggin loud and carry very well over a decent span of territory. I always thought the HPSS32 is a good unit for small applications such as an industrial area or a golf course or a small college campus where only one or two units are needed and clear intelligible voice is a must. That to me is where they may make economic sense.
ATIs are garbage, and they always will be.
Is that really necessary? Please refrain from any type of criticism of sirens.
He was just stating his opinion. I honestly see nothing wrong with that.

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