Emergency Alert System

State EAS Chair:
Mark Manuelian
CBS Radio
617-787-7000
mmanuelian@cbs.com

EAS Rules
FEMA’s IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) page

Massachusetts Operational Areas

 

 

MEMA

Op Area

Geo Area Primary Assignment Secondary Assignment Optional

Assignment

Local Primay Monitors
OA-1 Berkshire WBEC-FM WHYN-FM NOAA (Albany) WHYN-FM, Albany Station, NOAA(Albany)
OA-2

 

Connecticut Valley WHYN-FM WSRS-FM NOAA WSRS-FM, WBZ-AM, NOAA
OA-3 Central Massachusetts WSRS-FM WBZ-AM or WBZ-FM NOAA WBZ-AM & WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-4 Merrimac Valley WEEI-FM WBZ-AM or WBZ-FM NOAA WBZ-AM & WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-5

 

Metro Boston WBZ-AM WBZ-FM NOAA WBZ(AM or FM), NOAA
OA-6 Southeast Massachusetts WPLM-FM WBZ-AM or WBZ-FM NOAA WBZ-AM AND WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-7

 

Cape and Islands WQRC-FM WPLM-FM NOAA WPLM-FM, WBZ-AM or WBZ-FM, NOAA

OA Map

Configuring your EAS device to handle NPT codes

IPAWS_video_still_smallTutorials to program your EAS device to handle the National Periodic Test (NPT) code:

Sage

Digital Alert Systems

Monroe Electronics

Gorman-Redlich

TFT

Trilithic

 2016 WBZ-FM EAS Required Monthly Test Schedule:

Month Day Time
January 1/5/2016 10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
February 2/2/2016 12MN – 4A
March 3/1/2016 10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
April 4/5/2016 12MN – 4A
May 5/3/2016 10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
June 6/7/2016 12MN – 4A
July 7/5/2016 10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
August 8/2/2016 12MN – 4A
September 9/6/2016 10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
October 10/4/2016 12MN – 4A
November 11/1/2016 10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
December 12/6/2016 12MN – 4A
January 1/3/2017 10A – 12NN or 1P – 3P

 

 

RMT is generated by WBZ-FM 98.5mHz

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