The FEMA EAS/IPAWS Test is TOMORROW, March, 18th. at 2:30pm.
This test will be a follow up to the test conducted in West Virginia last September, which resulted in 90% of participating stations successfully carrying the National Periodic Test EAS code. The goal of these preliminary tests is to evaluate how messages are distributed and propagated throughout the system, and identify areas for improvement.
The next regional test – which will involve participants in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee – will be conducted on Wednesday, March 18th at 2:30pm. Local radio and television stations are not required to participate in the test, however, broad participation by stations will be very helpful in evaluating how the test messages propagate throughout the region.
To participate, your EAS encoder/decoder must have the NPT (National Periodic Test) selected for relay.