EAS Required Monthly Test Schedule

Here are the dates and times of the EAS Required Monthly Tests (RMT). As a reminder, the EAS State Plan states that the RMT must be transmitted during the third full week of the month. The FCC’s Part 11 Rules state that during odd-numbered months, the RMT will be scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and local sunset; during even-numbered months, the RMT will be scheduled between local sunset and 8:30 a.m.

Tests will occur 5 minutes before the hour or half-hour. Remember, you have 60 minutes* in which to rebroadcast the test. If you are off the air at the time of the test, you must transmit the RMT upon resuming operation. If the RMT has been erased from your encoder through the receipt of another alert, you must transmit a Required Weekly Test (RWT) instead.

December 15, 2016 (Thursday)
15:55 pm
Source: MDPS

January 17, 2017 (Tuesday)
11:25 am
Source: MPBN

February 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
23:55 pm
Source: NWS Caribou

March 16, 2017 (Thursday)
13:55 pm
Source: MEMA

April 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
6:55 am
Source: MDPS

May 16, 2017 (Tuesday)
9:55 am
Source: MPBN

June 15, 2017 (Thursday)
10:55 am
Source: NWS Caribou

July 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
14:25 pm
Source: MEMA

August 15, 2017 (Tuesday)
23:55 pm
Source: MDPS

September 21, 2017 (Thursday)
9:25 am
Source: MPBN
NO EAS RMT ON 9/21 — See below

September¬†27, 2017 (Wednesday) — REQUIRED NATIONAL EAS TEST
14:20 pm
Source: FEMA
NOTE:¬† Under FCC rules (47 CFR 11.61), “(ii) A national test shall replace the required weekly and monthly tests for all EAS Participants, as set forth in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section, in the week and month in which it occurs.”

October 18, 2017 (Wednesday)
4:55 am
Source: NWS Caribou

November 14, 2017 (Tuesday)
10:55 am
Source: MEMA

December 14, 2017 (Thursday)
15:55 pm
Source: MDPS

Source Key:
MEMA = Maine Emergency Management Agency
MDPS = Maine Dept. of Public Safety
NWS = National Weather Service
MPBN = Maine Public Broadcasting Network

*The FCC’s EAS Report & Order which took effect 5/16/02 extended the time for rebroadcasting an RMT from 15 minutes to 60 minutes.