Check Your EAS Box Before 2pm Today
Michigan Broadcasters are advised that FEMA will be conducting localized tests of the EAS system in West Virginia today, September 17, at 2 pm ET.  This testing is for West Virginia stations only.

Michigan Broadcasters may desire to check their EAS device to ensure that it is set to the “default” setting so that you do not inadvertently activate the West Virginia EAS message.

The default for most EAS devices will not activate to send a National Periodic Test (NPT) message, which is the type of message that will be sent out today.
 
If your EAS device is configured to activate or forward an NPT code and your geo-location filters are configured to process only NPT messages for your state and service area, you should not receive the NPT message.

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (Archive on Thursday, September 18, 2014)
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