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Required Monthly Test (RMT) Schedule (2017)

  • Schedule set annually by Texas’ two Primary Entry Point (PEP) 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
  • If the RMT falls on a holiday, the test will take place on the following Wednesday
  • Other EAS regions receive the RMT via either a daisy chain broadcast station relay or by the Texas State Networks’ satellite dissemination
  • 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

NOTE: Per the Texas State EAS Plan, the RMT happens on a Tuesday of the first full week of the month (Texas State EAS Plan, page 20). If the test date falls on a holiday, however, the test will be the following day (Texas State EAS Plan, page 21). Therefore, the 2017 RMT schedule includes a Wednesday test date - July 5, 2017.

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2017 Required Monthly Test (RMT) Schedule
Month FCC Requirement Date Day Window
December 2016 local sunset – 8:30 am 12/6/2016 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
January 2017 8:30 am – local sunset 1/3/2017 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
February 2017 local sunset – 8:30 am 2/7/2017 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
March 2017 8:30 am – local sunset 3/7/2017 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
April 2017 local sunset – 8:30 am 4/4/2017 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
May 2017 8:30 am – local sunset 5/9/2017 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
June 2017 local sunset – 8:30 am 6/6/2017 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
July 2017 8:30 am – local sunset 7/5/2017 Wednesday 11 am – 1 pm
August 2017 local sunset – 8:30 am 8/8/2017 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
September 2017 8:30 am – local sunset 9/5/2017 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
October 2017 local sunset – 8:30 am 10/3/2017 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am
November 2017 8:30 am – local sunset 11/7/2017 Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
December 2017 local sunset – 8:30 am 12/5/2017 Tuesday 4:45 am – 6:45 am