National EAS Test Rescheduled to October 3rd

Posted on September 27th, 2018 by

Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the FCC postponed the originally scheduled September 20, 2018 National EAS Test, moving it to October 3, 2018.

The National EAS Test will be transmitted that day at 2:20 p.m. EDT. By 11:59 pm EDT that same day, all stations must also file the EAS Form Two in ETRS, which won’t become available to work on/complete until the test is complete. EAS Form Three is then due no later than November 19, 2018. All forms are filed through the FCC’s ETRS web page.

In case you missed the EAS Form One deadline, all broadcast stations (except TV and FM translators) were to have filed their EAS Form One by August 27, 2018. If your station has not, it should do so now.