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Old 07-25-2018, 2:22 PM
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Default Nationwide test of the wireless emergency alert & emergency alert systems on 9/20/18

FCC Notice--Posted on July 20th,2018


PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES
NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT AND
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEMS ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

PS Docket Nos. 15-91, 15-94

Today, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) provides notice to all Participating Commercial
Mobile Service (CMS) Providers,

Emergency Alert System (EAS) Participants, and to the public that, as
described below, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC,
will conduct a nationwide combined test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and EAS on September
20, 2018, with a back-up date of October 3, 2018


More Info can be Found Here---> https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-754A1.pdf
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Thanks for the heads-up... Dave
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What do they actually do on these test?
(Sorry just saw the link disregard post question)

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I love the way our government lists the initials right after the names of departments. They should do the same thing for common words (TSDTSTFCW). Then they could use just a letter instead of the whole word.
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ATSC 3.0 will incorporate Advanced Emergency Alerting, it will wake up sleeping devices to Alert You to Emergency Broadcasts and is LOCALY targeted so you only get Alerts in your area. ATSC 3.0 also provides 4K HDR HDTV as well as Internet Broadband both for FREE. ATSC 3.0 can even connect to Tablets, Laptops, Smatphones.
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Last one I recall several on us were on the airport shuttle and had no prior warning. Needless to say some short anxious moment wondering until the verbal started. All of the phones came on alert together.
Appreciate the lead time on this one.
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Last one I recall several on us were on the airport shuttle and had no prior warning. Needless to say some short anxious moment wondering until the verbal started. All of the phones came on alert together.
Appreciate the lead time on this one.
I got woken up by one of those once as well, I nearly hit the ceiling. I had my BCT15x Uniden on Weather Alert mode and unfortunately you can't filter out tests or select what kind of warnings it goes off for like my Whistler WS1040. Despite the volume knob the thing goes full blast too and it's a heck of a lot louder than my WR120 weather radio. On the plus side I know it works very well now, I'd probably be able to hear it from outside in the front yard which is nice though I have the Whistler handheld now. I just gotta make sure to periodically check when the tests are scheduled so I'm ready for the siren blast or can turn the scanner to something else temporarily.
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September 20, 2018 @ 2:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time.
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