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Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test Nov 9th 2011 2:00 PM EST

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by oldschoolecw, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test Nov 9th 2011 2:00 PM EST

    http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/emergency-alert-system-nationwide-test

    More at the link above
     
  2. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Thanks for the heads up
     
  3. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    I just thought it was strange that they are doing it Nationwide, if I didn't know about it and was channel surfing and saw the test on every channel I would be like WTF? Godzilla must be real, and he must be attacking America :lol:
     
  4. John W

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    Be worried about the one exactly a year from this one.
     
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    I expect the day before it will be on several news programs
     
  6. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Think George Orwell and his classic radio play.
     
  7. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I think you mean Orson Welles
     
  8. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Probably.

    Same difference.
     
  9. TomH

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    Hardly
     
  10. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

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    What amuses me is that all of the announcements are for eastern time only. What about the other three time zones?
     
  11. mike1977

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    :rolleyes:

    Harold Camping ring a bell?

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    And I'm amused that you didn't mention all five other US time zones. :D
     
  13. Nick

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    Consider Russia with their 11 time zones. Somebody is going to be awakened in the middle of the night!

    If Russia were to have a nationwide test of their EAS, I would be very concerned.
     
  14. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Well today is the day, I'm heading off to the mountains where I will live like a Chipmunk underground. Will one of you kind people send up flares to alert me when all the Zombies have been eradicated :)
     
  15. mike1977

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    Fail
     
  16. klang

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    Near...
    CNN on in the background via Dish and I didn't notice anything.
     
  17. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    EPIC FAILURE
    Local channel had it, USA network said about 1 minute before 2PM that it would be testing with a scroll across the screen, but it never happened :lol: I did not notice if any other cable networks had it work for them
     
  18. renbutler

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    I noticed a message on a couple DirecTV channels but didn't take the time to read it.

    Turned to the local CBS affiliate, and there was no test. I turned to the local NBC affiliate, and the EAS screen was on.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Well, I wouldn't call it epic...

    but obviously some tested, some didn't.
     
  20. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Checked a local channel, there was an audio announcement that I could hardly understand, DIRECTV had no audio announcement.
     

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