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Author Topic: FEMA / EAS Tests sched for Wednesday 8/11/2021!  (Read 988 times)

Offline ThaDood

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FEMA / EAS Tests sched for Wednesday 8/11/2021!
« on: August 07, 2021, 1852 UTC »
This could be interesting.   https://www.fema.gov/event/ipaws-national-test   Word on da' street also has it that cell phones and even another test of an internet kill-switch might happen then. Hmmmmmm... Could be interesting to listen for.
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Re: FEMA / EAS Tests sched for Wednesday 8/11/2021!
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 0302 UTC »
FEMA and FCC will be testing both the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) at 2:20 pm ET on Wednesday 11 August.

The EAS portion of the test will be sent to radios and televisions. This will be the sixth nationwide EAS test.

The WEA portion of the test will be directed only to consumer cell phones where the subscriber has opted-in to receive test messages. This will be the second nationwide WEA test, but the first nationwide WEA test on a consumer opt-in basis.

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Huh??? I heard that test over commercial radio EAS, but nothing came up on NOAA 162MHz Weather Radio. It was my understanding that any national tests were to also go over that. Just, an observation.
Recently, a co-worker quizzed me on, "What would happen if you were to apply reverse polarity to the Energizer Bunny?". Having no idea, I asked, "What would happen?". The answer is he'd keep coming and coming and coming...

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Re: FEMA / EAS Tests sched for Wednesday 8/11/2021!
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2021, 0052 UTC »
Any of the FEMA tests will come over IPAWS, which the weather service does not carry.

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