NSW Lightning warning system

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freqhopping

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Give 138.300 a listen. My scanner has stopped here before but only yesterday have I heard voice. It's a recording that provides the current lightning condition.
It starts with a 1121Hz tone followed by a message I can't make out fully. "Condition code all clear. This is the NSW's ?????????? lightning warning system. The current condition code is all clear."
 

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Where were you when you heard this? It's posted on a Virginia scanner forum so I assume it is in Virginia somewhere. Thanks
 

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That's in the aircraft band, so there's a good chance it is focused on aviation. And is it NSW or NWS?
This is above the civil aviation band. The military uses 138-144.
Lightningwarning.mp3


I just figured out what I couldn't understand before. IHEOD
It's the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD technology division. I figured it had to with one of the NSWCs along the Potomac.

Maybe some of the other facilities like Dahlgren or the Norfolk area have the same system.
 

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Used to visit both Indian Head and Yorktown as a vendor in the '90's but never got involved with range safety.
Both places use materials that have to be handled safely, and the USN is all over static electricity/ lightning safety.
Are there automated systems that change the message as needed, or is there an operator involved?

Freqhopping- I couldn't hear the MP3 file- prolly my issue...
 
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