Local tv stations? Heard nothing at that time on any local ota stations. Nothing on my phone either. 73, n9zas
.Here in WI., when they test the EMS, it sounds like they are on a WWII handheld radio deep in a basement someplace.
That's a problem. Internet goes down no IPAWS or CAP, just the PEP stations. During a major incident I have a hunch the Internet will be saturated and possible outages. Radio and TV stations were to have upgraded their EAS equipment to be able to receipt the NPT CODE OF 000000 per the FCC.The test was originated this time via IPAWS which if I am correct is an internet or IP based alerting system. If a radio station has not updated their equipment to the newer CAP/IPAWS systems they may have missed the alerts.
The test came through loud and clear on 850 KOA in Denver, CO which is the National Primary station for Colorado and also one of the Primary Entry Points (PEP) for the country. It also came across 91.5 FM KUNC in Greeley, CO which is the Local Primary station for my county.
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The previous test with the audio and EAS header issues caused some stations experiencing double or no audio. One of the PEP stations (WCCO-AM in Minneapolis), had a hardware failure which screwed up the bridge from FEMA. That's why they are TESTS, as it gives engineers at radio/TV stations and the Feds to work out any bugs in case if an EAN is sent by the President, and if that happens the s**t is going to hit the fan.Thanks for all the reports everyone! I guess for the most part it was a success then? I caught the previous one 5 years ago , and was all set up to record this one. And got nothing in my area (Central Iowa). I should add I was not near a TV at the time, but had my local radio station and weather radios ready. Interesting hearing everyone's reports. Mile