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Re: New EAS Handbook
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Subject: Re: New EAS Handbook
From: Rick Jesse <javajava56@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:17:21 -0500
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On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:59 AM, Ken Bass <kalhradio@gmail.com> wrote:
I have received this notice from an engineering blog I belong to about the need to have a new EAS Handbook posted at your stations EAS operating control point.

Go to the link below and download the handbook, print it and fill in the required blanks  with the information requested ASAP in order to stay compliant with EAS.

After the recent reminder sent out by the FCC about having you registration with the EAS reporting system, I suspected this was an indication that a new national test would be coming soon.

I supplied you with the registration information, log in and password in an email last year prior to the last national test.

If you wish to have me assist with the reporting of this test reception, please respond and I'll be happy to assist you.

For those stations that have the old Gorman-Redlich digital  EAS units interfaced with the original  Gorman-Redlich analog EAS units that did not have the prior test relay onto the air properly, that didn't get the old analog GR unit software upgraded successfully on-line, it will be necessary for me to schedule a trip  to your station to TRY  and get that software  upgrade installed.

For those  stations in this position, I strongly suggest that you consider upgrading to a new SAGE (Blue) Digital  EAS unit as replacement for the  old Gorman-Redlich units.  The last time I priced a SAGE unit from Harris Broadcast (also now  available from Broadcast Supply West which may be at a discounted price) it was around $2,000.00.

The SAGE  units will require will also require on-site installation and programming, but,  may eliminate the need for two trips  to your site  if the old G-R equipment doesn't update properly and you have to upgrade to the much more reliable SAGE unit anyway.

I expect the next  national test  will  come  in late  September or October,  about a year after the last national test.    So, don't wait to download your  new HANDBOOK and to get with me on what you need to do if you don't have a BLUE "SAGE" brand box now, or your G-R unit failed to  relay the national test last year and we weren't able  to successfully update the software on the old G-R  analog unit.

Ken Bass

Broadcast Consultant

On 7/26/2017 6:37 AM, Tom Bosscher wrote:
The FCC has released a new EAS Handbook, that has areas that need to be filled out for your station(s).

Rumor is that it has to be in place by the next NPT.

Link, the FCC EAS page, a good one to bookmark:


Direct download link:


Tom Bosscher

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