the duckfarts were heard, an echo of it, a voice attempted to speak "thi-" then just silence.
My local broadcast station (Boston-based) indeed played the spoken audio message in its entirety. It's sad that the quality of the message made the broadcasts from the moon sound like they were in 5.1 surround.
You would think that in 2011, we'd have something that was a few notches up from Morse code...
New hardware updates should solve this problem in future tests, Just gotta wait for IPAWS and CAP *sigh*
In January 2010 Alaska conducted a live code emergency action notification (the same code used for this national test) and proved that the national EAS was functional but identified necessary improvements. The next Alaska EAS test in 2011 the following year proved a success and reinforced the idea that continued EAS testing and exercising improves the system. Its important to remember that this is the first test. The Nov. 9 test should provide us with an accurate snapshot on where we are as a nation so we can improve the EAS incrementally.