[sbe-eas] Required things to relay [was Chilling Effect]
k7cr at blarg.net
Thu Feb 18 01:00:34 EST 2010
Some comments on Franks post -
Unless something has changed, the FCC rules usually concentrate on a station's city of licensee and providing a certain level of field strength over the city of license.
CF - Yes Frank, this is still the case. However, in many cases, the City of License has little or nothing to do with the focus of the station.
Meaning a city of licensee determines what plan you are in.
CF - Sorry Frank - This is not always the case. Case in point - A 'Rim-Shot' station is licensed to City A, but it's focus and primary coverage area is City B. In planning Monitoring Assignment as well as which Local EAS Area the station is to work with, the COL is meaningless in many cases. (I can provide a number of additional examples if desired)
Also the EAS rules say a station must use the FIPs county of license number in RWT tests.
CF - Not quite sure what you mean by this
Of course, TV and radio signals know no bounds and listeners in an adjacent state will get the alerts as well.
CF - Of course.
CF - The bottom line is that the SECC should be the body that determines who monitors what and what areas the station participates with.
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