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I feel the big problem with the internet Amber Alerts is they are not specific to an area. The way all hazards are set up,including amber alerts,is to allow local use of the system. I dont see the relevance of getting an alert from California or every alert from every locality,I would be sending continuous alerts! Thats why the pipeline is set up the way it is. Our locality would feed alerts to NWS Cleveland who would put it out in our area and the only outlet is the All Hazards Radio system. How it gets to the internet,I’m not sure,if at all.
To date,I have heard no Amber Alerts from the internet feed,a good thing to be sure.
We have several TIS systems up in the area,one I put on the air in the early 90’s on 1480 at Presque Isle State Park. It runs only in summer during the good weather. NWS with park info and events.
If you are ever in Erie,please stop in for a tour of my humble station! Regards,Lee,N3APP