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Emergency Alert - forced tuned my tv station!!! Just now

 
Anonymous Coward
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10/24/2014 04:51 PM
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"Engineers with FOX 5 say the alert can only be activated by the President in times of emergency.

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This means that the probabilities about the alert started for an error are same for a nuke missile sent on russia for a mistake... if it really was an error the entire world is with the head in the shit for who is ruling it.
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hesright
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10/24/2014 04:56 PM
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am i dead ? i can't find my pulse !!!
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10/24/2014 04:58 PM
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youknow
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10/24/2014 05:27 PM
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the reported areas who got this message from what i have read are Detroit, Georgia, Austin TX. Are there others? What would those areas have in common?
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Ebola?.. ISIS??..
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10/24/2014 05:29 PM
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the reported areas who got this message from what i have read are Detroit, Georgia, Austin TX. Are there others? What would those areas have in common?
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Ebola?.. ISIS??..
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they're all running the new Lindsay Lohan movie this weekend ?
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10/24/2014 05:38 PM
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NY didn't get this.
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10/24/2014 06:01 PM
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To me this was the story of the day. It's very troubling to me.
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10/24/2014 06:22 PM
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am i dead ? i can't find my pulse !!!
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Nope.... you're ok... i just checked :)
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10/24/2014 06:23 PM
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To me this was the story of the day. It's very troubling to me.
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VERY.... -SA
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10/24/2014 06:35 PM
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[link to www.facebook.com (secure)]

AT&T U-verse
4 hours ago
Earlier today, an emergency message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidentally sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.


AT&T U-verse
7 hours ago · Edited
Earlier today, U-verse TV customers may have received an Emergency Alert notification. We confirmed that there is no emergency at this time and we are investigating why this occurred. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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10/24/2014 06:39 PM
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We ever find out what "Radio show" it was? catfilenails
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10/24/2014 06:40 PM
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[link to www.facebook.com (secure)]

AT&T U-verse
4 hours ago
Earlier today, an emergency message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidentally sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.


AT&T U-verse
7 hours ago · Edited
Earlier today, U-verse TV customers may have received an Emergency Alert notification. We confirmed that there is no emergency at this time and we are investigating why this occurred. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 Quoting: 4xcharmd


So not only the white house can activate the message, but Rush Limbaugh can too? Fail.
4xcharmd

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10/24/2014 07:11 PM
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I don't get how a RADIO show would have control over a TELEVISION emergency broadcast system??
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10/24/2014 07:17 PM
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more NSA shenanigans.
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10/24/2014 07:25 PM
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I don't get how a RADIO show would have control over a TELEVISION emergency broadcast system??
 Quoting: 4xcharmd


This is how it works... President gives order to activate emergency alert system. Message is drafted then send from a satellite link or landline to a number of AM broadcast stations that can reach the entire country.

Then those stations broadcast their EAM which is picked up by all the individual TV providers, which then broadcast the message through their feeds.

If one AM station sent the signal by accident, it explains why only a few carriers had the issue. Those were the ones that were in range.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Communications links

Once an EAN is received by an EAS participant from a PEP station (or any other participant) the message then "daisy chains" through the network of participants. "Daisy chains" form when one station receives a message from multiple other stations and the station then forwards that message to multiple other stations. This process creates many redundant paths through which the message may flow increasing the likelihood that the message will be received by all participants and adding to the survivability of the system.

Each EAS participant is required to monitor at least two other participants.
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10/24/2014 08:15 PM
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Any further developments?
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10/24/2014 08:22 PM
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Any further developments?
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nope. about all we can do now is kiss our ass goodbye and wait.
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10/24/2014 08:52 PM
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Arkansas got this. Freaked me out a bit
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10/24/2014 09:11 PM
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Rumours of an X3.1 flare from sunspot 2192 erupted and possibly produced an earth directed CME... Hmmm
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10/24/2014 09:18 PM
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Did anything come of the odd FB post about the PEP alert earlier in the thread? It was supposed to be around 9pm?
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10/24/2014 09:20 PM
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Rumours of an X3.1 flare from sunspot 2192 erupted and possibly produced an earth directed CME... Hmmm
 Quoting: RevengeofAntares 19064274


Not rumored- here is the link- 2.75.

[link to www.spaceweatherlive.com]
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10/24/2014 09:21 PM
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Rumours of an X3.1 flare from sunspot 2192 erupted and possibly produced an earth directed CME... Hmmm
 Quoting: RevengeofAntares 19064274


I was thinking just that today when my TV suddenly freaked out during a news broadcast, as if some type of EM field hit it - first thing I thought about was a CME - too bizarre
Crazed Baron Haha

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10/24/2014 09:33 PM
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So, I have been away attending an Evil Overlord seminar these last few hours. Has anyone figured this out yet, or are they still blaming some random Wacky Morning DJ?

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--William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

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10/24/2014 10:13 PM
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The FOX 5 Newsroom received multiple calls from concerned AT U-Verse customers Friday after an emergency message appeared on their screens.

The message, claiming to be an emergency alert issued by The White House, notified viewers that their programming was being re-directed to another channel. The alert is part of the EAN or Emergency Alert Notification. Engineers with FOX 5 say the alert can only be activated by the President in times of emergency.

U-Verse engineers tell FOX 5 staff the message appeared on screens around Atlanta, Dallas, Michigan and Austin, Texas.

Callers from across the FOX 5 viewing area reported the message.

There are no known actual emergency alerts that would have prompted activation of the government's Emergency Alert Notification System, which is used by broadcasters and the government to warn of emergency situations.

Statement from AT&T: "Earlier today U-verse TV customers may have received an Emergency Alert notification. We have confirmed that there is no emergency at this time and we are investigating why this occurred. We apologize for any inconvenience."
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10/24/2014 11:18 PM
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10/24/2014 11:31 PM
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Watching tv in Atlanta.
All of a sudden, the emergency alert message came up on the tv saying your channel is about to be forced tuned to a local news station. Then it said " you will receive an emergency action message from the White House".

Channel then changed automatically to a local station and then said " stay tuned for an emergeny alert message".

We have AT&T service and have the option to record any stations, but cannot record what is supposedly about to come on the station. We cannot even change the channel. FUCKING WEIRD!!!

Nothing has happened yet. We are still waiting to see what alert is coming.

Anybody else seeing this?





First post, let's not forget the raw and fresh way it was posted. Keep up the good work.
Crazed Baron Haha

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10/24/2014 11:56 PM
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And I have been checking several sources this evening, all say the same thing.

Only the President can set this process into motion.

So...what the hell happened?
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
--William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

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justanothergranny

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10/25/2014 12:06 AM
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the reported areas who got this message from what i have read are Detroit, Georgia, Austin TX. Are there others? What would those areas have in common?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23978456


Showed here in Midland, TX too
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10/25/2014 12:16 AM
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I guess there's a lot of stupid people still getting ripped off from cable TV LOL.
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10/25/2014 12:37 AM
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I guess AT&T customers now know how Target Individuals feel.
Being forced to do, listen to and feel things they real don't want to hear, feel, see and or do.

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