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Required Monthly Test (RMT) Schedule (2019)

  • Schedule set annually by Texas’ two EAS RMT originating stations: WBAP-AM Dallas-Fort Worth and KTRH-AM Houston
  • The EAS originating PEP stations send the RMT on the Tuesday of the first full week of each month (Texas State EAS Plan, page 20)
  • Other EAS regions receive the RMT via either a daisy chain broadcast station relay or by the Texas State Networks’ satellite dissemination
  • If the RMT falls on a holiday, the test will take place on the following Wednesday (Texas State EAS Plan, page 20)
  • The RMT occurs either during the daytime or nighttime for even or odd months (47 CFR 11.61 - Tests of EAS Procedures)
  • If a station doesn’t receive the RMT, the FCC requires the station to make “a good faith effort” to determine why it was not received
  • It is sufficient to make an inquiry to one of the two local primary stations assigned to a particular EAS region and note the results of that inquiry in the station’s EAS log

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2019 Required Monthly Test (RMT) Schedule
Month FCC Requirement Date Day Window
December 2018 local sunset – 8:30 am 12/4/2018 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
January 2019 8:30 am – local sunset 1/8/2019 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
February 2019 local sunset – 8:30 am 2/5/2019 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
March 2019 8:30 am – local sunset 3/5/2019 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
April 2019 local sunset – 8:30 am 4/9/2019 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
May 2019 8:30 am – local sunset 5/7/2019 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
June 2019 local sunset – 8:30 am 6/4/2019 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
July 2019 8:30 am – local sunset 7/9/2019 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
August 2019 local sunset – 8:30 am 8/6/2019 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
September 2019 8:30 am – local sunset 9/3/2019 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
October 2019 local sunset – 8:30 am 10/8/2019 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
November 2019 8:30 am – local sunset 11/5/2019 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
December 2019 local sunset – 8:30 am 12/3/2019 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am