I can see why I have failed so many times to film a successful test. I guess if they've been this unreliable then they probably need an upgrade. However, it still seems kind of odd since the sirens are less than 20 years old, but Madison County's last system of mods didn't even really last 10 years. The fact that they aren't sounding during actual dangerous events is also concerning.wx_pyzik wrote: ↑Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:18 pmAs time has progressed, it has become a reoccurring issue (and growing issue!) that the sirens currently in place, part of the Whelen Mass Notification System, frequently have sirens that do NOT activate for whatever situation is occurring.
I have witnessed this many times this year, especially when activations were common during severe weather season.
Voice messages on sirens can always be tricky to hear. Especially if the siren chosen by the county happens to have a smaller reach than a larger version of it. Since Madison county only comprises of 2804s and 2806s, it makes sense. Here in Lexington, where we have MOD 5020s and 4016s, it isn't much different. Even though they say they're meant as outdoor warning sirens, a lot of the time you can barely hear them outdoors at all!wx_pyzik wrote: ↑Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:18 pmFurthermore, it has been a major issue that voice messages CAN NOT even be heard sometimes. This is due to multiple issues; the volume of the voice not being loud enough, poles not being tall enough to get past obstructions, poor placement, and infrequent siren operability.
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