Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test

Matthew Huff mhuff at ox.com
Wed Oct 3 20:09:56 UTC 2018

I received it on my iPhone XS Max running iOS 12.0 with AT&T, wifi calling off...

Matthew Huff             | 1 Manhattanville Rd 
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-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Andy Ringsmuth
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 2:53 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test

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
5609 Harding Drive
Lincoln, NE 68521-5831
(402) 304-0083
andy at andyring.com

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