emergency broadcast system


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emergency broadcast system

[ə′mər·jən·sē ′brȯd‚kast ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A system of broadcast stations and interconnecting facilities authorized by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to operate in a controlled manner during a war, threat of war, state of public peril or disaster, or other national emergency.
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The Federal Communications Commission is in the process of overhauling its 42-year-old Emergency Broadcast System to better operate in the digital age.
The Emergency Telecommunications and Hazard Monitoring Programme included a total of seven sirens; a National Emergency Broadcast System connected to four local radio stations; a Radio Data System which enabled the activation of over one hundred smart radios through three local FM stations; 18 weather stations; four strong motion sensors and three fully established seismic stations directly linked to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network; a number of satellite phones located at strategic points throughout the Territory; Tsunami Warning signs; a VSAT terminal on Anegada; a fully functioning tide gauge and a telecommunications network with four repeater sites that allowed for linkage with over 100 sites both on land and at sea.
It wasn't a test of the emergency broadcast system. It was an actual emergency broadcast.
Part of the funds will be used to procure 2-way communication equipment, solar system equipment, emergency broadcast system and spares for NEMO.
Guitarist and vocalist Bruce Hartnell (Los Mex Pistols del Norte) said the reunion show, which happens today at John Henry's, was inspired by the 20th anniversary of the group's debut album, "Emergency Broadcast System," and by what he described as a dismal political climate brought about by the Bush administration.
Tenders are invited for project includes but not limited to providing and installing complete public safety video (psvs) system, wide area emergency broadcast system and emergency communications (webs/ecs) system, and wireless access points (wap) system
By the 1970s, they were merely an annoying interruption: "This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System ..." Since Sept.
Tenders are invited for emergency broadcast system currently consists of seven (7) remotely operated low power fm radio transmission stations and associated equipment in addition to one (1) control center with equipment, one (1) fixed station origination point with equipment, and one (1) mobile station origination point with equipment.
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