Naval Station Everett’s outdoor speaker system, which is used for important base announcements and emergency notification, is being upgraded this summer. The work will include a retrofit of the existing wireless system, installation of new speakers, and sound testing.
Brief testing of the new system’s audio function will occur throughout the project as work is completed. Final sound testing of the whole system is scheduled to occur between now and Aug 3. The system testing will be conducted during the work week between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
During testing, the sounds heard at intervals may include voice announcements, audio recordings, white noise, and sirens. Sounds may range from low growls, static noise, single tones, and extended tones. Volumes will vary from low to high, with brief high volume sounds. Sound levels will be monitored to ensure it meets Navy and FEMA standards for emergency notifications and design specifications.
For more information, contact Naval Station Everett Public Affairs at (425) 304-3202.