SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday September 13 at 8 p.m., residents with FRS radios are urged to go to FRS Channel 15, where TCEP will conduct a listen-only test of the new Top-of-the-Hour Report transmitter.
In the event of an emergency TCEP is activated and transmits a Top-of-the-Hour Report on FRS Channel 15.Â 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.Â It was also changed to Channel 15 to be FCC compliant. Â
This listen-only test has a post-test survey to help TCEP verify the expected coverage.
We request your assistance to verify the canyon-wide coverage of TCEPâ€™s Top-of-the-Hour Report by both listening to the test, as well as completing the short one-minute survey.Â This will help us map the reception coverage in Topanga. The link to the survey isÂ tcep.org/emergencystatus.
Please remember to turn off all tones, sub-codes, privacy channels, etc., on your FRS radios.Â Only people with privacy codes off will be able to hear the announcement.Â If your FRS radio channel is indicated as 15-1, you will not be able to hear the announcement with the privacy code enabled. Anticipating the possibility of a So. Cal. Edison Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in case of a fire or on Red Flag days, TCEP strongly requests that you listen to this test transmission and complete the survey afterward.
Reference The Topanga Survival Guide (tcep.org) for your Zone number, your neighborhood FRS number, and other useful information.
Above all, stay safe.