December 2008 Holiday Luncheon with a Side of EAS

Sharing a hot lunch with colleagues seems fitting during the holiday season, so we hope you can join us Wednesday, December 10 at noon for lunch, chatter, and…

A Few Words from an EAS Master

Last year, the FCC issued a Report and Order on EAS requiring, among other things, that broadcasters "must be able to receive CAP formatted EAS alerts no later than 180 days after FEMA publishes the technical standards and requirements for such FEMA transmissions".  In July of this year FEMA announced its intention to do so during the first quarter of 2009.

Harold Price of Sage Alerting Systems will present a discussion of what that means, and describe the new Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) requirements for broadcasters. Harold was the lead designer for the original Sage ENDEC and for the new Sage Digital ENDEC.

Join us, won’t you? Wednesday, December 10, 12 noon at TV Magic, 8112 Engineer Road, in Kearny Mesa, San Diego. We’ll have real banquet tables and a real holiday meal provided by SCMS. Please reserve now your spot at the table. Call or write Doug Tharp, (818) 398-7314, or

Door prizes include an HD radio and professional microphone.