Blog Archives

Tracking IPAWS CAP RWTs

February 14, 2015
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May we introduce you to a resource where you will find quick answers when, for example, the Monday IPAWS CAP RWT doesn’t happen? Please check the EAS Page here. We are grateful that the FEMA has generally continued to provide the weekly tests each Monday. This is an excellent tool to help stations ensure...

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2014 Washington State EAS Plan

June 21, 2014
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The newly revised Washington State EAS Plan is now available from the Resources page on this site.  

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CAP IPAWS OPEN RWTs

July 3, 2012
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Since mid-June, the FEMA has been running an RWT for each time zone Monday thru Friday at 11AM DST (for states with two time zones – or not on DST – it could be an hour earlier or later). Starting July 9th, the FEMA announced that they plan to return to the Monday only...

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EAN Test Post Mortem

November 11, 2011
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Wasn’t that fun? A lot of information has been gathered on what happened on Wednesday. The bottom line is that the audio was corrupted at the FEMA insertion point, the conference bridge to the PEP stations. more details are expected … we do hope FEMA issues a report soon. In the meantime: http://www.theBDR.net/articles/fcc/eas/eas.html has...

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Clarification on the EAS Test Web Report Forms

November 3, 2011
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I spent about an hour on the phone with some good folks at the FCC. The result is clarification on many questions that folks have been asking. You will find it at www.TheBDR.net/articles/fcc/eas/eas.html

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Image files for TV stations

October 29, 2011
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Image files for TV stations

Test graphics created by Brent Richard of KTVN in Reno, available for anyone. The top is HD 16X9 format The bottom is SD 4X3 format Click on the image to download

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About that Web Form to Report on the EAS Test

October 28, 2011
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The word from the FCC PSHSB is that clarifications are expected to be posted sometime on Monday, Oct 31st to respond to the questions about the instructions for the web reporting form. In a conversation with the PSHSB, it was made clear that the entire purpose of the test is to see what happens...

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What You Need to Know for November 9th

October 25, 2011
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THE FCC HAS RELEASED THE EAS HANDBOOK AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPORTING ABOUT THE EAS TEST ON Nov 9th A couple of surprises were included: 1. There is an EAS Handbook for November 9, 2011 You are *required* to download it and print it and post it at your control point. 2. There is now...

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CAP-EAS Compliance Deadline Extended

September 15, 2011
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Late this afternoon, the FCC announced that the deadline for stations having to install EAS receivers that were in compliance with the new CAP-EAS standards was extended. The new .. and possibly “final” deadline is June 30, 2012  

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Final FEMA CAP web broadcast

September 8, 2011
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FEMA IPAWS Special Event – Prepared & Ready: The Final Stretch Before the Nationwide EAS Test September 30, 2011 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET The date for the final EAS Participant Virtual Roundtable discussion with government and industry leaders is September 30, from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET. The discussion will involve...

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