State EAS Chair:
Regional EAS test scheduled for September 16
Massachusetts has been invited by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to participate in a test of the Integreated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) on Wednesday, September 16 at 2PM. This test is voluntary but highly encouraged. There will be no reporting to either FEMA or the FCC, although the MBA will conduct a survey and pass along (anonymous) information to FEMA. FEMA will originate the test from Washington using the National Periodic Test (NPT) alert code.
A webinar for participants will be held on Wednesday, July 22 at 10AM.
Follow this link on July 22 to view the webinar. An archived link will be posted after the webinar.
There may be a need to reprogram your equipment to recognize the NPT code. FEMA will conduct technical webinars in both August and September to aid in this process for those stations affected. These webinars will be conducted at 2PM on Wednesday, August 19 and 10AM on Thursday, September 3. More details to follow.
2015 WBZ-FM EAS Required Monthly Test Schedule:
|January||1/6/2015||10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P|
|February||2/3/2015||12MN – 4A|
|March||3/3/2015||10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P|
|April||4/7/2015||12MN – 4A|
|May||5/5/2015||10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P|
|June||6/2/2015||12MN – 4A|
|July||7/7/2015||10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P|
|August||8/4/2015||12MN – 4A|
|September||9/1/2015||10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P|
|October||10/6/2015||12MN – 4A|
|November||11/3/2015||10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P|
|December||12/1/2015||12MN – 4A|
|January||1/5/2016||10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P|
RMT is generated by WBZ-FM 98.5mHz