Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test
ryan at kearney.io
Wed Oct 3 19:40:55 UTC 2018
Awesome, I'm looking forward to hearing about all the locations a
nationwide test was and was not received in.
On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 2:23 PM Andy Ringsmuth <andy at andyring.com> wrote:
> Did anyone on AT&T or an iPhone receive the test today? I believe it was supposed to happen at 2:18 EDT, followed by one on broadcast radio at 2:20 EDT.
> I’m in CDT, so 1:18 and 1:20 p.m. CDT.
> Message was heard on my desk radio at 1:21:35 p.m. CDT but as of the sending of this at 1:52 p.m. CDT, nothing on phones. I have an office full of AT&T iPhones and not a single one of them alerted.
> FEMA says https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test
> "Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once."
> My wife, with a Sprint iPhone, received the test.
> Andy Ringsmuth
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