I know that dish and dirctv have expressed they can't use local and State eas because there is no way to lo get the alerts at the local level. However, I was thing that since National public Radio is avialbe in mmoast areas and they use the EAS for almost every alert issued they could have their recivers programed to monitor their local NPR station for all alerts.
EAS Equipment Installation, Configuration, and Operation
I'm concerned that the legacy end user equipment isn’t going to be able to function after IPAWS is used. I mean for example a TiVo and Moxi don’t support the audio portion of alerts, only the banner which I think uses rigid predestinated scripts. For example THE BROADCAST STATION OR CABLE SYSTEM HAS ISSUED A REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS: (list of counties/parishes/independent cities, or other... more »
Checking the EAS Handbook for the format of an actual national activation, it appears to consist of two parts: First, the EAT, with data chirps, attention signal and a scripted, "This is an Emergency Action Notification...a message over the Emergency Alert System," which stations will *replay* with locally-relayed/regenerated data chirps and attention signal (and possibly the script audio?), Second, after a pause... more »