Early reports suggest Wednesday afternoon's national EAS Test didn't fare very well.
Nearly everyone is reporting spurious audio. At our station it sounded like "printthru" on analog tape. (you could hear weak data bursts, alert tone, and voice message several seconds before the "real" data, tone, and voice happened)
At least at our station (in Nashville) the voice message was fully intelligible and of decent quality. I have heard from several parts of the country where the message was distorted or noisy to the point of being unintelligible. In other parts, the message was completely non-existent.
Reportedly the test didn't happen at all in Oregon and in several other smaller areas.
I suspect we will be seeing a repeat of this test early next year.
Please chime in with your observations.