Skip to comments.Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9? (2:00PM EST)
Posted on 10/22/2011 11:57:55 AM PDT by eak3
If you have ever wondered about the governments ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th.
On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).
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Hey, thats my 40th birthday!
Right during rush. hope it’s short. I won’t miss abc’s top of the hour news.
scary they have that power. bet they could turn off all electronic networks with the flick of a switch. TV/Radio/Cell
I still have my CB radio at least. But i bet they have a way to jam the signal of that as well.
Were you born at 2:00pm?
Is this their “little balloon test”?
Makes you wonder which one they are really testing.
Thinking maybe we do need short wave radios..
I can’t see a legitimate need to cut off radio and TV in an emergency.
Quite the opposite in fact.
That power BELONGS to US!!
These people need to GO!!
First test for Obama ‘12 commercials?
On November 9, the public will hear a message indicating that This is a test. The audio message will be the same for both radio and television. However, the image on the screen and the text/crawl at the top of television screen may not be the same for all viewers. When the EAS test is over, regular programming will resume.
As we continue working with all our partners to prepare for the test in the months ahead, FEMA and the FCC plan to conduct outreach to organizations representing people with hearing disabilities to prepare that community for the national EAS test. Outreach will include specific information tailored to the needs of those with hearing disabilities that will be readily available at online sites.
How long will the test last?
We anticipate that the test will last approximately 3 minutes. While most messages, such as tsunami or hurricane warnings, are limited to 2 minutes by the EAS system, the Presidential message capability does not have a time limit. So to evaluate if the system properly interprets the Presidential message code in this test, the message duration must be longer than two minutes in length.
Where I live 2:00 pm is prime time for soap operas and Jerry Springer. Fans will be totally pizzed.
But will they simulcast en espanol?
Short of a thermonuclear EMP pulse or shooting down the communications satellites, they can't. Radio and television stations go along with the Emergency Alert System. It's not the government actually shutting them off, which, short of the above mentioned scenarios, they physically can't do.
The Internet is a different story. Strange as it sounds, the Internet is the creation of the Department of Defense, and they can turn it off like a switch. Radio and television? Not.
Here in Michigan, Rush comes back on after commercials at 2:06 so hopefully just fewer commercials. Most AM radio ads are kinda lame anyway.
Do you remember CONELRAD? I still remember making/modifying a broadcast receiver that would sound an alarm should an alert be called. You were to switch to either 640 or 1240 KC (now kHz) for instructions. Hams were to cease broadcasting immediately. I will make a point of getting on the air at that time.
Don’t worry, the world’s suposed to end sometime today, anyway.