FEMA's Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program, has informed broadcasters that the IPAWS OPEN CAP EAS message feed weekly exercise routine using RWT [Required Weekly Test] messages is scheduled to begin Monday, December 12, 2011.
For details see: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/cap_feed.shtm#3
Please note that you will need to log these tests in your EAS log. CAP RWT messages will be sent at 11 AM in each of 9 local time zones extending from Guam & CNMI (UTC +10 "Where America's Day Begins") to American Samoa (UTC -11).
There will be one CAP RWT issued per time zone on a whole state basis during the local 11:00 AM hour each Monday.
For questions on EAS, contact MAB's Larry Estlack at firstname.lastname@example.org