October 3rd test of IPAWS National EAS and WEA Test

George N2APB

The Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club (TLARC) President Sam Howard has asked [Brent Howard] to send out information to all members and friends about the national test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) test. This test will begin  on October 3 at 2:18 pm EDT and the EAS message is planned to be sent as a text message at 2:20 pm to all US cell phones.


I have attached a FEMA Fact Sheet for your further reading if you are interested. The test is intended to assess the readiness to distribute an emergency message nationwide and determine if improvements are needed.


Brent Martin, Secretary TLARC

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