Is the EAS Hanbook going to be updated before the test? In it currently the instructions for a National Level Activation are very confussing. It states that broadcasters will recireve the EAN and then have to instert a script including their station id, then put the national source on the air. I understand that this is not how it happened in Alaska?
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There is currently no mandatory participation by Emergency Managers. This should be changed. The Emergency Managers in our Area do not care to use EAS and have little idea how to utilize it if they wanted to. This must change
The EAS system needs an overhaul.
Will the FCC use any of the information, gained from the National Test,against broadcasters? What assurances will broadcasters... more »
The EAT is redundant to the EAN's EOM. Propose to change part 11 to remove this alert code from EAS system.
What would it take to receive the national level test from Sirius-XM and Directv? If a station/cable was willing to subscribe would the EAN alert be available? Would'nt this be a good redundant national level source?
I have to ask, why is this the first National EAS test? I would've thought that since the initial program began (circa 1953) there would be national tests. After the false alarm of 1971 (EBS), or more recently after 1997 when EAS was implemented (using SAME). What caused the delay up to this point?
I understand that the FIPS codes used for this test will be the Washington DC codes. I also understand that many EAS encoders will have no issue with this, as they ignore the FIPS codes for a EAN. Is there a list of equipment that will have issues using these codes?
How will this impact stations close to the Washington DC area, that can hear and may even monitor a DC station as their PEP?
Assuring that both CAP and classic EAS messages propagate should be listed as a "best practice" for SECC's to consider when rewriting state plans.