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Posted: 4/28/2002 11:21:55 AM EDT
I'm sure this would vary state to state but do you all know if there are any legal considerations with having a public address system in your vehicle?
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 1:32:47 PM EDT
[#1]
What will you be adressing the public about?
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 1:45:33 PM EDT
[#2]
Well, funny story. An EMS supervisor (IIRC) used to drive around talking to his wife on his cell phone the whole shift. So two innovative medics taped the PA mike open one day while he was out of the zone car, so everything he said all day was blasted out over the PA while he was driving through the rather crowded city streets.

At LifeCare, we used to turn the siren switch all way to "Hi-Lo" when other crews would forget to lock up their ambulances at UVa. ("Hi-Lo" is the two-tone siren I like to refer to  as "French police siren" 'cause you always hear it in the movies during European chase scenes.) UVa MedCom has a tendency to complain if an unit blows sirens within sound distance of the hospital....

Scott

P.S. Probably best to consult local and state laws where you are about PAs in a POV. In Virginia, you can have one of those electric "airhorn" sounds, but not sirens in a POV with PA. There are probably good reasons you might need to use a PA in a POV. But, abuse can land you in hot water even if it is legal where you live....
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 1:47:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/28/2002 1:50:28 PM EDT
[#4]
Just get a Mr. Microphone.
Hey good lookin'. I'll be back for you later.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2002 1:53:35 PM EDT
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What will you be adressing the public about?
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I will address the public about what a POS John McCain is!
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 1:59:56 PM EDT
[#6]
I see trouble in your future.
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 2:08:21 PM EDT
[#7]
No, I'm just kidding!

But i do see a valuable ability to communicate with Cell Fone Drivers [;)]
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 2:29:24 PM EDT
[#8]
I'd bet that davelasso could answer this. [;)]
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 3:24:36 PM EDT
[#9]
I know for a fact its a no-no in Orange County, CA
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 5:35:34 PM EDT
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No, I'm just kidding!

But i do see a valuable ability to communicate with Cell Fone Drivers [;)]
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ARS 13-2904 Disorderly Conduct:
You'll be communicating to a judge.

Jay
[img]http://www.commspeed.net/jmurray/images/iroc-cop.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 9:31:55 AM EDT
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Hey good looking i will back to pick you up later!

Just get a Mister Micropnone!
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 7:14:27 PM EDT
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I'd bet that davelasso could answer this. [;)]
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I know Lasso personally (we are employed by the same Company) and i know he doesn't know.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 9:47:10 AM EDT
[#13]
Well, I got it done.

An electric airhorn/pa system.  what a blast!

I promise to stay out of trouble with it.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 10:35:53 AM EDT
[#14]
Several years ago I had a CB that had a built in PA.  I put the speaker in the grill, but almost never used it.  Sometimes though, I would plug the speaker into my mobile scanner so I could here it when I was outside of the truck.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 10:41:33 AM EDT
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In High school I had a CB with the PA in it.  It was a blast! We had so much fun with that thing, and everyone that rode in my car wanted to use it!
The best part was it had Echo, Voice Changer, and a Robot Voice Changer.  
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 10:43:00 AM EDT
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I see trouble in your future.
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so you feel the disturbance in the force on this issue too huh?  
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 10:47:21 AM EDT
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Quoted:
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What will you be adressing the public about?
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I will address the public about what a POS John McCain is!
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Awsome.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 5:49:05 PM EDT
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I'd bet that davelasso could answer this. [;)]
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If he can't. I'll give it a try.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 7:00:17 PM EDT
[#19]
They were all the rage in Los Angeles in the mid-70's, along with CB radios.

That and the infamous rainbow tape bumber sticker: "Gas, grass, or ass. No one rides for free"

And to think guys used to have their cars searched for weed twice a day. [whacko]
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 7:08:12 PM EDT
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No kidding.
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