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Nationwide Emergency Alert Test November 9th

Discussion in 'Technology' started by oZmonKey, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Nov 4, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    oZmonKey

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    [FONT=&quot]Please share this information with your family and friends so they are aware of the test.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]On November 9th FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System test. This test will kick off at 1:00 p.m. (CST). The test will be nationwide, running concurrently across all time zones. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]This system test is the first of its kind. It is designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. Nothing like it has been conducted in the history of the country. There have been tests in the past but none to all parts of the Nation at the same time. The test will run concurrently on all radio and TV band and the message will run for 3 minutes. Most messages in the past were anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]What will people hear and see during the Test?[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]During the test, listeners will hear a message indicating that "This is a test." Although the EAS Test may resemble the periodic, monthly EAS tests that most Americans are already familiar with, there will be some differences in what viewers will see and hear. The audio message will be the same for all EAS participants; however due to limitations in the EAS, the video test message scroll may not be the same or indicate that "this is a test." This is due to the use of the live EAN code - the same code that would be used in an actual emergency. The text at the top of the television screen may indicate that an "Emergency Alert Notification has been issued." This notification is used to disseminate a national alert and in this[/FONT][FONT=&quot]case, the test. In addition, the background image that appears on video screens during an alert may indicate that "this is a test," but in some instances there might not be an image at all.[/FONT]

    http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm
     
  2. Nov 4, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    Cr250jumper

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    Come to think of it I dont see too many of the local Emergency broadcasts anymore
     
  3. Nov 4, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    derekabraham

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