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Be Prepared for the 2016 National EAS Test

July 25, 2016

EAS logoWith the pending national EAS test, and the FCC's unveiling of the EAS Test Reporting System, the SBE has prepared this summary of dates and actions of which all stations should be aware.

July 30, 2016

Station EAS decoders must recognize the 000000 area code and NPT (National Periodic Test) event code

August 26, 2016

Stations must complete Form One in the ETRS

September 28, 2016, 2:20 p.m. ET

EAS test
If circumstances prevent a test on Sep 28, the secondary test date is Oct 5, 2016.

September 28, 2016

By 11:59 p.m. ET, stations must complete the day-of-test report on Form Two in the ETRS

November 14, 2016

Deadline to submit post-test data on Form Three in the ETRS

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