eas logoA survey of New Hampshire licensed radio and television broadcasters following the September 16 FEMA Regional EAS test suggests that the majority of broadcast stations in the Granite State received and forwarded the “NPT” code test without incident.

The test, the second such regional EAS test in 2015, was conducted through FEMA in anticipation of a second national EAS test sometime in 2016.  Of the 44 survey participants representing the majority of NH stations, 100% received the test on-time, while over 88% automatically relayed the test.  The NHAB found that a handful of stations had trouble with automatically relaying the test and would work on the necessary fixes to correct the problem.

Many stations noted the exceptional audio quality of the test in comparison to the National EAS test which took place in 2011.  The NHAB will forward survey information (with call letters redacted) to FEMA.  The FCC was not involved in this test and reporting of test results, apart from the NHAB survey, is not necessary.  If you would like to answer the survey, you may do so here.

For resources to help program your EAS equipment to handle future NPT  tests, you can find them on the EAS page of NHAB.org.

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