Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

terénní nahrávky, zvukové umění, rádio, zvukové procházky
field recordings, sound art, radio, sound walks

test of outdoor warning sirens

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchov...)
Submitted: 2008-07-19
Recorded: 2008-07-02
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: 080705142743.mp3

Every first wednesday at noon is the test of air systme, sirens in Prague. This Recording is from Vitkov July 2nd 2008. A parallel recording by Peter Cusack at Vitkov and Stáňa Abrahám at Riegrovy sadySource of the sound is the testing of air raid system in Prague. Since October 2002, shortly after the flood, was the test reintroduced. Sound system je remotely switched on from the operational centers of disctrict firebrigade troops. In Prague is the signal distributed by 421 sirens. (242 electric sirens of integrated warning system are owned by state, 179 electric sirens are owned by City and form autonomous system offering as well a broadcasting function, to announce the kind of menace. The goal of the recording is to simulate a perception of unisono sound of all Prague sirens.hasicikrizove situacewww.jmarcoz.com/sirens/sirenarchive.htm