It's a complete overhaul the Emergency Broadcast System. It's only being done in a few areas to begin with, but there'll be a lot of reports about
it soon. Unfortunately with such a massive undertaking there are going to be a large number of errors and mechanical/technical failures to be sorted
out. Thsi would cause a lot of repeat in the signal broadcast until the errors are ironed out. Some areas have probably already been through this.
The system should take about 3-5 years to completely implement.
Going through MERLN to find the specific legislation that started this. (that's where I found the original docs....) Could take awhile.
Just think of it this way. With the addition of the Silver and Amber alert systems, as well as the increasing usage, it was only a matter of time
before the system got overhauled. I'm glad they are doing it gradually, though. This way the whole EAS doesn't go down at once
Nothing on the TV, but here in Tulsa our storm alarms go off pretty much every Wednesday at noon unless its overcast. Maybe all the stations you
noticed it on are part fo the same company that was doing a test today?
Nope. Not having lots of those interrupting and irritating EBS tests. Come to think of it, I haven't heard any in a long, long time. And I watch TV
alot. And it has nothing to do with my job. I just like to watch old timey shows and movies. Without Turner Classic Movies and the Western
Channel, I would probably get much more done, but, what the heck.
I live in FL and they did this yesterday here. I am home during the days a lot and they have always done this here once a month and they do it more
than once throughout the day. I didnt really think anything of it.
I live in Michigan and there has been an increase on my television also. It gets really annoying also because I sleep with the television on and when
im sleeping it wakes me up at least once a night for the past 3 weeks. Im not sure whats behind it.
I live in West Virginia and i have been concerned about this for months now, i have noticed it more and more every day, i hear it aleast once a day
now, if not more. i was wondering why they are doing it so much, i hope someone can figuer it out.
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