A Community Member suggested that Disaster Readiness and Preparedness be included as a topic. In addition to individual and family preparedness, it is important to have a plan to assure business and operational continuity of broadcast facilities and other EAS Participants. How do you prepare your facilities and operations to face a disaster?
Ideas for All EAS Participants
What should isolated stations that can't receive any outside signals, including a PEP station, do during the National Test?
I do a weekly report and newsletter for the three Operational Areas in Nevada. This report gives a list of the tests and activations that were sent in the previous week so Chief Operators know what should be on their logs when they make their weekly checks. I can include any news and information about EAS, like the release of the Part 11 NPRM or changes in the RMT schedule. It's a good communication tool for our stations. ...more »
Who is responsible for making sure that all stations in an operational area have a copy of the state plan and their monitoring assignment? What do you do when you find a station that has never contacted you for a copy of the plan or their monitoring assignment?
The current EAS has a number of limitations that make it unsuitable to be part of an earthquake warning system e.g.: 1) It is much too slow for several reasons, e.g. polling cycle, the duration of the tones before the audio for the people to understand, compression/decompression latency. 2) It is not possible to selectively broadcast an alert within a broadcast coverage area. This is important as seismometers may reliably ...more »
I think that there should be built in EAS monitoring thoughout schools, where if SAME tones are sent, then EAS would activate in schools and give people proper information. In elementry schools, the Main Office would get the notification and call a code "red". In 7-12, the schools would have all television and intercom broadcast the EAS message.
It was not made clear, at least to me, whether or not we needed to log in to the Virtual Roundtable with a registration number of some kind. I haven't seen any such thing but would not like to try to log into the session and discover that I wasn't able to do so for lack of a number. Clarification anybody?
This may be a little off topic, but we have a problem with getting EAS tones to modulate at 80% through some processors. Any ideas?