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National test??

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Ed Joseph
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National test??

Post by Ed Joseph » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:13 pm

it was supposed to be at 2:20 PM thiis afternoon. I was listening on an online SDR near Fenton, and I heard not ONE single AM station air the test. Not one! WTF??? Maybe it was very brief and I simply missed it, but you can switch between radio signals as fast as you can click a mouse. You'd think at least one would be heard?


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Re: National test??

Post by zzand » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:27 pm

All the stations in my area carried it.



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Re: National test??

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:40 pm

Comcast relayed the national test without issue in Detroit.


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Re: National test??

Post by Ed Joseph » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:07 am

Wow... I must have came in just after it ran. That's thee only thing I can think of.


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Re: National test??

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:37 pm

It was on SXM. Good thing it was only a test and not a real emergency, The audio was so garbled it was barely intelligible.



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Re: National test??

Post by zzand » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Agreed Turkeytop, it was not as good as the audio from the test last year



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Re: National test??

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:20 pm

zzand wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Agreed Turkeytop, it was not as good as the audio from the test last year

The station we listen to in Florida has it weekly.



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Re: National test??

Post by zzand » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:19 am

All stations carry a weekly local and once a month statewide tests, this was the once a year National test.



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Re: National test??

Post by organman95 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:41 am

I completely missed it. But if I recall, wasn't this test done on the old "daisy-chain" setup instead of with CAP & IPAWS? I believe they wanted to test the original plan as internet connectivity would probably be lost in many areas in a real event.



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Re: National test??

Post by EdWalker » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:32 pm

The test was indeed the daisy chain. The test was successful as it showed areas (including regions of Michigan) where the chain can be broken.



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Re: National test??

Post by organman95 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:13 am

Interesting thing too, if you read about Part 11 rules from the FCC, there are still mentions of the old EBS directions for an EAN. And until 2011 there literally was "EBS" in some of the text.



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