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Press Announcement for TCEP’s FRS Channel 15 Top-of-the-Hour Test
September 13 @ 8:00 pm
TCEP Volunteers and Topanga residents,
On Sunday September 13 at 8:00 PM on FRS Channel 15, TCEP will conduct a listen-only test of the new Top-of-the-Hour Report transmitter.
When TCEP is activated during an emergency, it transmits a Top-of-the-Hour Report on FRS Channel 15. This listen-only Report contains current emergency status information from the TCEP emergency status web page (tcep.org/emergencystatus).
Recently, the transmitter for the Top-of-the-Hour Report was moved to a new location to provide better canyon-wide coverage. It was also changed to Channel 15 to be FCC compliant.
This test is a listen-only test with a post-test survey to help TCEP verify the expected coverage.
We request your assistance to verify the canyon-wide coverage of TCEP’s Top-of-the-Hour Report by both listening to the test, as well as filling out the short 1-minute survey. This will help us map the reception coverage in Topanga. The link to the survey is at tcep.org/emergencystatus.
Please remember to turn off all tones, sub-codes, privacy channels, etc. on your FRS radios. Only people with privacy codes off will be able to hear the announcement If your FRS radio channel is indicated as 15-1, you will NOT be able to hear the announcement due to a privacy code enabled.
With the potential for a So. Cal. Edison Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) on the horizon, and increased fire danger, TCEP strongly requests that you listen to this test transmission and fill out the survey afterward to help TCEP verify the improved coverage of the new TCEP Channel 15 transmitter for the Top-of-the-Hour Report.
Reference the Topanga Survival Guide (link on tcep.org) for your Zone number, your neighborhood FRS number, and other useful information.