National EAS Test Coming Soon

FEMA has scheduled a National EAS Test (NPT) for August 7, 2019. We encourage all stations to check your two required monitor sources on your station’s EAS decoder. Stations should refer to the NM EAS Monitoring Assignments list to ensure that both the sources you are monitoring are listed on the database. If there is a discrepancy, please contact EAS Chair Mike Langner immediately.

This is very important since the NPT will be fed via the Primary Entry Point (PEP) network this year. It will not be fed via the IPAWS network as in past years. FEMA will originate the test at 12:20 PM (Mountain Daylight Time) on Wednesday August 7, 2019.

While checking the two required sources, verify that the audio is clean and at the proper audio level.

EAS Participants are also reminded of the FCC requirement to update the information on Form One of the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS). This must be completed before July 3, 2019.