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As most of us (all of us) now have internet access, could the system be re-arranged so that the station to station leapfrog system could become the backup method? There will still be the occasional dropout of the internet, but it is a fast and high quality way of transferring information. But once again - who controls how that information would be transmitted? Would it be user centric, or vendor centric?

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Sirius-XM and Directv

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?

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Voluntary CAP compliance till Next Generation EAS implementation

CAP should not be required until the Next Generation EAS system is fully implemented and tested. CAP compliance can be voluntary till the entire system is hardened and emergency personnel as well as broadcasters have been given time to become familiar with it. Part 11 should not be modified and equipment should not be mandatory until the time that the Next Generation EAS system has been developed and implemented on a... more »

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FEMA userid confirmations shouldn't go into auto SPAM

The 3rd party emails (from ideascale) that you use to confirm userids for FEMA membership automatically go to AOL's auto SPAM Folder causing all messages to be missed.

 

Using FEMA ids (from FEMA) for contacting users via emails would reach many more of us - AOLs SPAM filtering should not automatically put your emails in the auto AOL Spam Folder and then to the Trash where they will also automatically go.

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EAS vs. News

An observation for stations that don't broadcast an EAS activation but go right to live news coverage when there's an activation--a local emergency manager told me that he expects consistency when it comes to emergency information. He wants the public to get the information from the emergency official first and not some reporter's interpretation of what the emergency official said especially when that reporter is not... more »

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Amateur radio

Perhaps a way may be found to allow amateur radio emergency nets and 2 meter repeaters to carry the audio of the test. I'm an emergency communications coordinator for my local church and would appreciate a way to be included.

 

Bob Paine, KA3ZCI

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Length of test

I watched this video from Jamie Barnett (link below) and he states the National Test could be much longer in length up to 3:30. I know the Sage ENDEC units can only handle 2:00 minutes and will terminate the test after that. Will the test be longer? If so, someone needs to inform FEMA that the test needs to be limited to 2:00 of audio not a second more.
Here's the link: http://www.nab.org/documents/landingPages/barnett_fcc.asp... more »

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Thank You!

A big thank you to everyone for your support and great ideas. The responses from this community have not only enhanced our working draft of the best practices guide, but the proactive dialogue across the country has truely been a national effort. Let us know what other topics still need to be addressed. Thanks again everyone!

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How about open sourcing the EAS system?

It seems that the process for receiving alerts is rather closed. In this day and age there is plenty of evidence that open sourcing has many advantages in creating systems that are more functional, more reliable and at a lower cost. Why does it seem that the requirements are more for a "system" rather than the level of functionality? The system should be less involved with specific hardware and much more software based.... more »

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Decontamtion

local, state, federal, military standard operational procedures for NBC alerts, training for each area... I'm sorry you have this I'm sure. I just want my wife and children as well as all the old veterans' that I work for, because they know what to do in these times of great need to protect and serve.:)

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making use of users

Let us make use of the people who are using the technology nearly 24 hours a day- young people and the elderly- (the rest of us are working.) We need to get quality thinkers on-board...young people who are leaders within their schools or programs and clear thinking older adults {who show no dementia}. These are the people who would get a message circulated and have the technology to get the message out through Facebook/twitter/email... more »

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