EAS Rules Clarification

EAS Rulemaking- EAS Rule Clarification and Awareness Activities. Please consider the following: 1.) What changes would you make to the EAS Handbook? 2.) What activities would you suggest to help clarify the EAS Rules?

EAS Rules Clarification

Cable Override Clarification

A number of cable systems today are locked into blanket channel override right now for EAS. The FCC should set a "date certain"when all cable head end equipment should be capable of selective override and at that "date certain", cable systems should assume TV stations will not be overridden UNLESS they ask their cable system in writing that they be overridden - a reverse of present policy. Part 11 should be adjusted accordingly. ...more »

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National EAS Test Time: EDT after EDT ends?

Time for the National Test is listed as "2:00 pm EDT" on 9 November 2011.

 

As nearly as I can tell, EDT ends 6 Nov 2011.

 

Perhaps this should be clarified?

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Harmonising EAS and program content playout

A major source of contention is the lack of harmony of EAS and program content. While there are events that should always be given the ability to immediately override program, "Priority 1" this is not so fo many alerts. If a priority scheme can be associated with the event codes, and lower priorities (higher numbers) can be assigned progressively longer timeout periods before proceeding to override the program, perhaps ...more »

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