Re: National Testing Exercise

Gary Vaught - W9TIG

We were in the middle of changing QTH (I know, somewhat improper use of the code...) when my wife and I both got the stinking annoying tone.  NW CoMO.

I guess, for this purpose, it's good to use something that's annoying and gets folks attention.

Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 10:10 AM Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT.   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
Bill N0AXZ

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