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RE: National WEA and EAS Alert test on Wed Oct 3
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Subject: RE: National WEA and EAS Alert test on Wed Oct 3
From: Mike Shane <somethingorother@cox.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2018 13:33:31 -0400 (EDT)
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Reply-to: Mike Shane <somethingorother@cox.net>

It would seem that airplane mode or just shutting it off would have to work.

The bigger problem here is possibly sending the two-tone alert over the air through an open mic.  WEA uses the same frequency tones, doesn’t it?

Mike Shane in Omaha

On October 2, 2018 at 1:16 PM Stephen Dealy <steved@salemdetroit.com> wrote:

I believe that you CANNOT disable the cell phone alert for NATIONAL activations.

 

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From: Sherrod Munday <smunday@ieee.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 12:39 PM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: [CRTech] National WEA and EAS Alert test on Wed Oct 3

 

As a quick reminder, since they’re going to activate the WEA to target all cell phones tomorrow (at 14:40 ET if I read the announcement correctly), you might want to remind on-air DJ’s and talk show hosts to put their cell phones in Airplane mode while they’re in front of an open mic -- or just turn it off or leave it outside of the studio.

 

It seems that a lot of cell phones are set to noisily wake up when activated with a wireless provider’s alert even when the ringer is off.  (This happened one Sunday in my church during a service - a local Amber alert triggered dozens of phones with a loud two-tone alert in quick succession across the congregation.  We stopped and prayed, but it sure threw the pastor for a loop for a moment to hear all those alert tones from all around.)

 

(And no, this is not meant to start a debate about whether on-air hosts should be allowed to have or use cell phones with them in the studio: I’m not going there.)

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Sherrod Munday

 


 

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