Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test

bzs at theworld.com bzs at theworld.com
Sun Oct 7 23:27:03 UTC 2018


On October 7, 2018 at 15:49 fredbaker.ietf at gmail.com (Fred Baker) wrote:
 > 
 > > On Oct 7, 2018, at 12:23 PM, bzs at theworld.com wrote:
 > > 
 > > That was one advantage of the old air raid siren system, it was difficult to ignore and required nothing special to receive (hearing
 > > impaired excepted.)
 > 
 > Where I grew up, the “Civil Defense Warning” was used for air raids, nuclear defense, and tornado warnings. By regulation, it was tested monthly. When we heard it, which we did, the usual response was “they’re testing the siren again” and resumption of the barely-interrupted activity.

No doubt we'll get there with these presidential alerts, just give it
time :-)

I'll get "amber alerts" regionally and just about every time it's
nearly impossible that I could even with the best of intentions do a
thing in response. Some non-custodial parent absconded with two kids
50 miles from here in a black honda or toyota...ok gotcha I'll keep my
eyes peeled...no doubt a terrible and stressful event for those
involved but...

So I tend not to be in a big rush to look at those alerts, actually I
think I turned them off which in that case was an option.

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