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EAS (this is an old thread but relevant now)

Post by Big Media » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:45 pm

Does anyone know what the FCC fine is for intentionally turning off the EAS Decoder? :twisted:

24 alerts since mid-night. I didn't even count the ones from yesterday.

I am ready to smack someone's hand.
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Re: EAS

Post by The-Hammer » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:25 pm

You just have to receive 'em, you don't have to pass 'em on.
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Re: EAS

Post by sportsvoice » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:46 pm

I think the only things you have to forward are the monthly tests and the EAN. Anything else is left up to individual discretion or the state plan.

In my area, some of the more common weather alerts (Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Flood Warning) were not sent via EAS on the LP1/2. You could still get them with a NOAA receiver if you wanted them that badly. EAS activation was reserved for the more serious Flash Flood Warning and Tornado Warning only.

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Re: EAS

Post by Tom Taggart » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:39 am

Ours turned itself off--the power supply failed. Going over to Athens for a new wall wart this morning.

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Re: EAS

Post by Dave Harman » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:13 am

Big Media wrote:Does anyone know what the FCC fine is for intentionally turning off the EAS Decoder? :twisted:

24 alerts since mid-night. I didn't even count the ones from yesterday.

I am ready to smack someone's hand.
It's ridiculous. I can understand sending the tones for warnings, but they're even going EAS with the "special weather statements".

This is also happening on correctly programmed SAME home weather radios. Home users WILL turn those off, which totally short circuits a great idea.

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Re: EAS

Post by Dave Loudin » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:51 pm

EAS for special weather statements? That's not happening around here.

Yesterday, WTOP had a hard enough time keeping up with warnings as wave after wave of storms zipped through here.
Aircheck? You'd make a great board op.

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Re: EAS

Post by Big Media » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:06 pm

Here is a recap of what was received from 12 AM to 11:59 PM on 6/4:

SPS - Special Weather Statement - These serve absolutely no purpose.
SVR - Severe Thunderstorm Warning - The storm is already overhead or has already passed before any EAS activation takes place.
TOA - Tornado Watch - Duh.
FLW - Flood Watch - Duh.

12:16 AM - SPS
12:30 AM - SPS
1:14 AM - SPS
1:27 AM - SVR
2:16 AM - SVR
2:24 AM - TOA
2:30 AM - National Weather Service realized they were overreacting. The alerts stopped until...
10:24 AM - SPS
10:54 AM - SPS
11:08 AM - SVR
11:55 AM - SVR
12:49 PM - SPS
12:50 PM - I contemplated offing myself.
1:45 PM - SVR
2:06 PM - SVR
2:15 PM - SVR
2:47 PM - SVR
2:51 PM - SPS
2:56 PM - SVR
3:02 PM - SVR
3:27 PM - SVR
3:34 PM - TOA
3:35 PM - SVR
3:41 PM - SVR
4:17 PM - SVR
4:30 PM - SVR
4:30 PM - SVR
4:47 PM - SVR
4:48 PM - OMFG Will it ever stop?
5:59 PM - FLW
7:03 PM - SVR
7:08 PM -SVR
7:32 PM - TOA
7:48 PM - SVR
7:59 PM - FLW
8:20 PM - SVR
8:57 PM - SVR

Either the machine stopped working or the alerts stopped. I suspect the former.

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Re: EAS

Post by The People's DJ » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:35 pm

Big Media wrote:Here is a recap of what was received from 12 AM to 11:59 PM on 6/4:

SPS - Special Weather Statement - These serve absolutely no purpose.
SVR - Severe Thunderstorm Warning - The storm is already overhead or has already passed before any EAS activation takes place.
TOA - Tornado Watch - Duh.
FLW - Flood Watch - Duh.

12:16 AM - SPS
12:30 AM - SPS
1:14 AM - SPS
1:27 AM - SVR
2:16 AM - SVR
2:24 AM - TOA
2:30 AM - National Weather Service realized they were overreacting. The alerts stopped until...
10:24 AM - SPS
10:54 AM - SPS
11:08 AM - SVR
11:55 AM - SVR
12:49 PM - SPS
12:50 PM - I contemplated offing myself.
1:45 PM - SVR
2:06 PM - SVR
2:15 PM - SVR
2:47 PM - SVR
2:51 PM - SPS
2:56 PM - SVR
3:02 PM - SVR
3:27 PM - SVR
3:34 PM - TOA
3:35 PM - SVR
3:41 PM - SVR
4:17 PM - SVR
4:30 PM - SVR
4:30 PM - SVR
4:47 PM - SVR
4:48 PM - OMFG Will it ever stop?
5:59 PM - FLW
7:03 PM - SVR
7:08 PM -SVR
7:32 PM - TOA
7:48 PM - SVR
7:59 PM - FLW
8:20 PM - SVR
8:57 PM - SVR

Either the machine stopped working or the alerts stopped. I suspect the former.
I put a "brand new" roll in on Monday. A "brand new" roll on Tuesday. Another one on Wensday. And another one on Thursday. That's BULLSHIT!!!!!! I was this [] close to pulling the plug and writing down that the EAS when down during the night.

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Re: EAS

Post by The-Hammer » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:37 pm

The pièce de résistance was the RWT we received from WDGGWRVC on Thursday morning.

11.61(a)(4)

(Yeah, I know, the RWT is probably on automatic, but still...)
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Re: EAS

Post by Cameron » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:40 am

Tri-State kiddies, make sure your yagis are pointed to your assigned NWS frequency and your filters are correct because your LP-1/SR-1 is going on "holy-hell lockdown" after that last NWS performance.
4 stations + 13 monitoring-assignments via microwave network (KBA is pushing for 15), satellite, and off air + outgoing alerts = 5 pages (single-spaced) of computer generated logs for one week.
(...and that's with semi-aggressive filtering).
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Re: EAS

Post by Big Media » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:20 pm

bumping this thread

Let's gather a petition to eliminate the EAS altogether.

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Re: EAS (this is an old thread but relevant now)

Post by genlock » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:23 pm

Too many links in the chain for this turkey to ever work.
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