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  1. Himszy

    Himszy Guest


    I'm not quite sue if this is the right place but any info would be helpful.

    Could anyone here please provide me with a circuit diagram for a soundboard
    which plays the submarine diving noise? I'll need a complete list of
    everything in simple language due to be being new at this.


  2. Jack Erbes

    Jack Erbes Guest

    The sounds are in sound files played by the system and over the
    soundboard. Sounds are not generally embedded in the soundboard itself.

    If you have a "multimedia computer" you already have everything you need
    except the sound file. A google search produces this one which sounds
    pretty damned good to me (I did 26 years in the Navy):

    If you double click that link, it should offer to play and/or save the
    sound file. Save it to directory c:\winnt\media or c:\windows\media
    (where all your other system sound files are) and you can associate with
    system events. Go to sounds in the control panel to do that.

    I use the following sound to announce the arrival of new email:

    Maybe you had to be there to get it, but when the Skipper of a ship
    arrives or departs, the word is passed over the 1MC and the announcement
    is preceded by 4 bells. At least it used to be that way and the common
    joke was that it was done to keep him from sneaking up on anyone.

    Are you a bubblehead?

    Good luck,

  3. Himszy

    Himszy Guest

    Thanks but i really need something that i can use inside my r/c sub to make
    the noise. I know you can buy them but id rather make one.
  4. Jack Painter

    Jack Painter Guest

    That was "Jack Erbes in Ellsworth Maine" (skimmer puke ;-)

    "Jack Painter in Virginia Beach" (Submariner) sends:

    Too bad the old klaxon officially retired with the end of the Poseidon
    Missile boats. Fast Attacks and the new boomers have long gone to the awful
    screeching sound referenced above. Both were poor recordings btw, but I
    couldn't find a better one for either case. Unless you're willing to pay for
    it, then there were websites that sell the old aaahh-UUUU-gaaahh horn

  5. Jack Erbes

    Jack Erbes Guest

    I was not a skimmer puke, I was a spook. And a NQP.

    One of the joys of being a spook was being able to sample life in many
    different areas of the Navy. It gave you a chance to experience hours
    of boredom and moments of terror in many different environments. :>)

    Back to the subject, Himszy is looking for something like this:

    I'm thinking that there is something out there that will meet his needs
    with minor mods. Something with a EPROM on it could store a lot of
    different sounds.

    Then he could add sounds like that sultry bitch that used to babble
    about the high water in the bilges and other alarming situations on the

  6. Ed Price

    Ed Price Guest

    Sentiment aside, I would think that a klaxon or other harsh tone would be a
    rather dumb thing to create intentionally, considering how much effort goes
    into minimizing a sub's acoustic signature.

  7. Jack Painter

    Jack Painter Guest

    Ed, Sound silencing aside, waking almost 2/3 of the crew with an
    immediate-recognition sound when seconds count for saving or fighting the
    ship, there is no better alternative. In relation to the sound of the steam
    plant and ballast tanks, the alarms are rather insignificant. A signature is
    another matter altogether, allowing specific classes and even individual
    platforms to be recognized from unique emissions.

    Jack Painter
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