Monthly Archives: January 2011

FCC Issues $10k Fine to WWRR

January 31, 2011
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Even as FEMA mulls the Alaska EAN test, the FCC EB issues a $10k fine against WWRR Scranton, PA. It seems this station had no EAS receiver from 2006 until well after an inspection – despite a note in the maintenance log in 2008 noting the non-compliant status of the station. The FCC NAL...

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NAB, NASBA Launch EAS Outreach Campaign

January 28, 2011
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NAB and the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA) are teaming up to launch an outreach campaign to educate broadcasters on a variety of issues surrounding the introduction of the next-generation Emergency Alert System (EAS). The series of live-video presentations and online webinars will kick off with a live virtual town hall on...

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Early reports on Alaska EAN are in

January 26, 2011
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Early reports about the Alaskan EAN test indicate it went off, and – one of the wall warts died at one location. Mostly good results, with no problem with the EAN code sent. Stay tuned for more! Some have noted there was no EAT. This was by design according to sources. The FCC has...

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Ohio report: Reverse 911 misses more than 1/3 of Residents

January 26, 2011
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A report that in Ohio, the reverse 911 method of alerting misses more than a third of the residents.      http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/01/one_third_of_fairport_harbor_e.html

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FEMA announces IPAWS-tested list for March

January 21, 2011
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FEMA announced this week that they are aiming for March as a date when a list of IPAWS-tested and certified compliant gear will be posted on their web site.

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Alaskan EAN test set for Jan 26, 10AM

January 16, 2011
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The 2011 Alaskan EAN test is still scheduled for Wednesday, January 26th at 10 AM Alaska time (2 PM EST). The FCC, FEMA, State of Alaska and the Alaska Broadcasters’ Association (ABA) are coordinating.

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Texas, Main request another EAS/CAP delay

January 12, 2011
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Citing the time required for the upcoming Part 11 rewrite, equipment certification, and other issues, the heads of the Texas and Maine associations of broadcasters filed a petition at the FCC requesting another delay in the clock for EAS/CAP implementation. Ann Arnold and Suzanne Goucher said they were concerned that not further extending the...

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