You may have discovered an anomaly in the Sage software. The
Practice mode does send a test but without switching the Sage
audio relays. You are correct that it does not show as a Practice
Test if you query the Sage log. However, I have the Sage
"dumping" the log to a computer and here is what the computer log
Practice Alert sent at 07/23/18 11:35:44
An EAS Participant has issued a Required Weekly Test for Crook,
OR, Deschutes, OR, Jefferson, OR, Klamath, OR, Lake, OR, Wasco,
OR, and Wheeler, OR beginning at 11:35 am and ending at 12:35
On 07/23/18 11:00, Alan Kilgore wrote:
I never heard of a "practice test" mode on an EAS unit. We
use the Sage ENDEC-D.
If I wanted to do a "Practice test" then I would have to
route the programming around our EAS unit to prevent it from
interrupting our broadcast. So, our box would not "know"
whether it was bypassed and it would not be able to discern
the difference between a practice and a regular test.
Perhaps you are using a unit from a different manufacturer.