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Old 31.01.2008, 19:41
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Nationwide Siren Test, Wednesday 6th February ¨[2008]

There'll be a nationwide test of the alarm sirens on Wednesday 6th February at 13.30.

It can be loud so don't worry, the Martians / Lichtensteiners / Scientologists aren't landing. (The Germans are already here )

More info here (in English)

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Old 31.01.2008, 20:32
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

Bloody hell not again the last time i heard it i thought we were under attack and wanted to head to our bomb proof hide out in our cellar.
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Old 31.01.2008, 20:51
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

I must admit that in the event of a real "problem" I would be unable to understand the radio or tv well enough with my limited german to do the right thing. I know that if the message were to stay inside and do not open the windows the first thing I would do would be to run outside to see if anyone could translate the message into english for me.

Is there somewhere that broadcasts in english for us "slow learners" that find German or Swiss German a little too difficult to comprehend other than basic conversation skills?

p.s. thanks for the warning Uncle Max...I would hate to make a tit of myself by hiding in the basement!!!
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Old 31.01.2008, 20:58
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

This reminds me that I keep wanting to put a corkscrew and a few glasses down in the cellar with the wine "just in case".
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Old 31.01.2008, 21:10
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

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Is there somewhere that broadcasts in english for us "slow learners" that find German or Swiss German a little too difficult to comprehend other than basic conversation skills?
If you follow the link in the original post and look at the various sidebar menu options, it gives info on shelters, etc.

It's probably better to make a tit of yourself by waving your hands in the air and screaming "we're all doomed!" as you run naked down the street next time you hear the sirens and be politely informed by a concerned neighbour that it's a drill, then it is to act all nonchalent on your sofa and think "yeah, yeah, it's just a drill".

You never know, right?
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

Just a clarification: it's on Wednesday the 6th.

This will be my first here in CH, but at my old workplace in Holland we had a siren test every month - plus a few impromtu ones when they were rebuilding the uni and somehow jammed the on/off switch for the siren for a good hour. That was pleasant.
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Old 01.02.2008, 10:04
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

Where I lived in Austria the Village siren would go off at 12:00 every Saturday. So if you want to invade Austria, do it at 12:00 on a Saturday.
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Old 01.02.2008, 11:15
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

In Hawaii the tsunami sirens go off every month... Regularly p!$$ed us off as we were working right next to the speaker. Started trying to be off the days they tested.
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Old 01.02.2008, 11:22
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

Where I grew up, there used to be a siren test every first Monday of the month.

What was the siren for?

To warn us if some seriously deranged individual had escaped from the nearby high security mental hospital.
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Old 01.02.2008, 11:49
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

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Where I grew up, there used to be a siren test every first Monday of the month.

What was the siren for?

To warn us if some seriously deranged individual had escaped from the nearby high security mental hospital.
Bracknell?
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Old 01.02.2008, 12:35
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Where I grew up, there used to be a siren test every first Monday of the month.

What was the siren for?

To warn us if some seriously deranged individual had escaped from the nearby high security mental hospital.
Flippin heck where did you grow up?
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Old 01.02.2008, 13:22
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

Does it break Forum etiquette to mention the scientologists as "landing"?

I mean, it is OK to rip into them, right?

(See what they've done? They're already raising consciousness amongst us. Ignore this post)
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

Has anyone else noticed, during these tests, the church bells drowning out the sirens?
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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, Tuesday 6th February

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Bracknell?
The place with the high, Victorian red brick walls?

I'm starting to think we're all from the same place...
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Bracknell?

Close!

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The place with the high, Victorian red brick walls?

I'm starting to think we're all from the same place...
Maybe.

Broadmoor is the hospital, formerly "Broadmoor Asylum for the criminaly insane", which makes it sound like it's from a Batman comic
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There'll be a nationwide test of the alarm sirens on Wednesday 6th February at 13.30.

It can be loud so don't worry, the Martians / Lichtensteiners / Scientologists aren't landing. (The Germans are already here )

More info here (in English)
Hmmmm if i was a military leader wishing to invade/bomb switzerland then tuesday 6th would be a perfect day. everyone going about their daily business....."oh listen they are testing the air raid sirens today" BANG.....and then welcome to Brianland. Automatic c-permits for everyone!
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Hmmmm if i was a military leader wishing to invade/bomb switzerland then tuesday 6th would be a perfect day. everyone going about their daily business....."oh listen they are testing the air raid sirens today" BANG.....and then welcome to Brianland. Automatic c-permits for everyone!
(Pssst! Hey Brianb_ie! Over here, mate! It's Wednesday, not Tuesday. My mistake posting under a 38° fever, but still, do it on Wednesday..!)
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(Pssst! Hey Brianb_ie! Over here, mate! It's Wednesday, not Tuesday. My mistake posting under a 38° fever, but still, do it on Wednesday..!)
Oh no what have i done!!! abort abort...........
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There'll be a nationwide test of the alarm sirens on Wednesday 6th February at 13.30.
Which git picked that date? Tuesday is the last day of Fasnacht here and I'm not expecting to get much sleep that night.

I'm off to buy some earplugs...

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They have sample siren sounds on the page Uncle Max gave. Ooh, I must resist the temptation to put my speakers pointing out of the window

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Re: Nationwide Siren Test, TuWednesday 6th February

Innit fun?

WooooooooOoooooooooooo...
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