State EAS Chair:
Mark Manuelian
WGBH
617 300-2026

[email protected] 

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

National EAS Test

The next national test of the EAS system has not yet been scheduled.

 

The EAS Handbook and FCC Public Notice can be downloaded below. Questions about the EAS test can be directed to the FCC’s Austin Randazzo ([email protected]) or Gregory Cooke ([email protected]).

 

Massachusetts Operational Areas

 

MEMA

Op Area

Geo AreaPrimary AssignmentSecondary AssignmentOptional

Assignment

Local Primay Monitors
OA-1BerkshireWBEC-FMWHYN-FMNOAA (Albany)WHYN-FM, Albany Station, NOAA(Albany)
OA-2

 

Connecticut ValleyWHYN-FMWSRS-FMNOAAWSRS-FM, WBZ-AM, NOAA
OA-3Central MassachusettsWSRS-FMWBZ-AM or WBZ-FMNOAAWBZ-AM & WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-4Merrimac ValleyWEEI-FMWBZ-AM or WBZ-FMNOAAWBZ-AM & WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-5

 

Metro BostonWBZ-AMWBZ-FMNOAAWBZ(AM or FM), NOAA
OA-6Southeast MassachusettsWPLM-FMWBZ-AM or WBZ-FMNOAAWBZ-AM AND WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-7

 

Cape and IslandsWQRC-FMWPLM-FMNOAAWPLM-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

 2019 WBZ-FM EAS Required Monthly Test Schedule:

MonthDayTime
January1/1/201910A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
February2/5/201912MN – 4A
March3/5/201910A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
April4/2/201912MN – 4A
May5/7/201910A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
June6/4/201912MN – 4A
July7/2/201910A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
August8/6/201912MN – 4A
September9/3/201910A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
October10/1/201912MN – 4A
November11/5/201910A – 12NN or 1P – 3P
December12/3/201912MN – 4A
January1/7/202010A – 12NN or 1P – 3P

RMT is generated by WBZ-FM 98.5mHz