EAS station multiplexer
While the deadline has been known for some time, it's likely many stations are still not ready.
The webinar is titled "Getting Ready for CAP: Countdown to June 30."
With the June 30, 2012, CAP-compliance deadline looming, the DASDEC-II has been approved for station use.
TTS is now allowed - on a voluntary basis - for CAP.
Most stations are not affected by the FCC rule change. But if you are, here are some tips on how to deactivate it.
The new rules take effect April 30, 2012.
The purpose of the document is to promote consistency in policy across Federal grant programs, and to ensure compatibility among Federally funded projects.
The 130-page FCC Fifth Report and Order on EAS addresses many of the ongoing concerns with EAS, but there are still a few details that are not yet settled. So what's new? Here's an overview.
Now that the IPAWS OPEN server is on-line, it makes sense to get your CAP-enabled EAS equipment going.
TFT and Gorman-Redlich units have Supplier's Declaration of Conformity certificates on file with FEMA.
Multichannel AES switch/converter
Some highlights: CAP converters are allowed, but governor must-carry is denied.
Weekly tests will begin Dec. 12 and begin a regular schedule every Monday.
The tests were reported by participants of the SBE's EAS Exchange.
Was the national EAS test a total failure? Hardly. There were problems, but the test was successful in bringing these problems to light.
The general feeling is that the national test, while not perfect, revealed several problems that might not have otherwise been noticed.
Radio magazine is told many units are already capable of receiving the CAP data.
The webinar will discuss what worked, what didn't, and what is being done to fix the problems.
Manny Centeno says a great deal was learned from the first national test, and it's important for FEMA and broadcasters to "continue to strike while the iron is hot."
The official statement: The Nationwide EAS Test served the purpose for which it was intended: to identify gaps and generate a comprehensive set of data to help strengthen our ability to communicate during real emergencies.
The Nov.9, 2011, national EAS test has concluded. How did your station do?
The audio message in the test has been shortened from 2.5 minutes to 30 seconds, reducing the overall length of the test.
The Digital Alert Systems white paper offers fundamental information about this EAS test, as well as instruction on operations during an actual emergency.
The handbook must be posted at the operator position during the Nov. 9 test.