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National EAS ETRS Forms Due August 2018

It’s nearly National EAS Testing time. The FCC is getting ready for the 2018 National EAS Test. All radio and television broadcasters, including LPFM radio stations are required to fill out the ETRS form one by August 27. I can prepare and file the three forms for you for only $150 per station. 903-270-1500

 

If you are doing this yourself, The FCC will need identifying information on a participant’s location, its EAS equipment and monitoring assignments, and contact information for EAS purposes. Form One requires each EAS participant to file a separate Form One for each EAS decoder, EAS encoder, or unit combining such decoder and encoder functions.

It’s nearly National EAS Testing time. The FCC is getting ready for the 2018 National EAS Test. All radio and television broadcasters, including LPFM radio stations are required to fill out the ETRS form one by August 27. I can prepare and file the three forms for you for only $150 per station.

 

Resilient public alert and warning tools are essential to save lives and protect property during times of national, state, regional, and local emergencies. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is used by alerting authorities to send warnings via broadcast, cable, satellite, and wireline communications pathways. EAS participants, which consist of broadcast, cable, satellite, and wireless providers, are the stewards of this important public service in close partnership with alerting officials at all levels of government. The EAS is also used when all other means of alerting the public are unavailable, providing an added layer of resiliency to the suite of available emergency communication tools.

 

The EAS Best Practices Guide was created in partnership with EAS participants to support incremental improvements by providing basic guidelines for EAS operation and maintenance.

 

EAS Best Practices Guide

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A Working Radio Retirement

Published in Radio Guide Magazine – March 2013

Radio Beach RetirementAs many who follow this column know, I recently retired. I looked forward to taking some relaxation time and enjoying myself, as I ease myself into the older years of my life. I planned to open a restaurant, which is still in the works. I intended to continue to help the LPFM service as an advisor/consultant to make sure it stayed on track. I’ve made great progress in detaching myself from many of the day-to-day activities of Mutual Broadcast and the Conexus LPFM Advocacy. Dustin Williams and John Guiteress have taken the reigns at Mutual Broadcast, while Gene Rowley and Alan Mccall are operating Conexus.

So, with these very capable people taking over my babies, I set off for vacation to sunny Florida! In the meantime, as always seems the case, someone began calling me for help. They had installed their directional antenna system without our help or guidance, and suddenly had given up on trying to do it themselves – they wanted someone down there pronto! Off went Dustin from Nebraska, to help this fellow put his mess of an antenna system back together.

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