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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 »
Is the Internet really less reliable than broadcast? Back in May I sent a notice to the stations on my EAS list asking if they had Internet service at their studios for their new CAP EAS equipment. There are more than 200 stations in the Nevada EAS Operational Area. Of the 46 that responded, only 1 did not have Internet service. And in that case, it is the owner’s choice to not have Internet service…he doesn’t want to ...more »
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 »
What should isolated stations that can't receive any outside signals, including a PEP station, do during the National Test?
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?
Does your state plan include a list of LP and NWS stations that Participating Stations monitor? Where is your list available? What do you do if you can't monitor your monitoring assignment?