All scheduled NPAS tests are in Eastern time.
Unless otherwise noted, tests include both AM/FM/TV and WEA activation.

For additional information on AlertReady (as well as the latest updates on tests), click  here.

Note: Tests are subject to change and may be cancelled or postponed without prior notice.

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Alberta

Timezone: Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7) / Mountain Daylight TIme (UTC-6)
DXing Stations: CBR 1010 KHz
External Links: AEA Website

British Columbia

Timezone: Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8) / Pacific Daylight TIme (UTC-7)
DXing Stations: CKWX  1130 KHz
External Links: Emergency Alert BC
Notes: Some areas observe Mountain Time, however tests are listed in Pacific Time.

Manitoba

Timezone: Central Standard Time (UTC-6) / Central Daylight TIme (UTC-5)
DXing Stations: CBW  990 KHz
External Links:  Emergency Alerting in Manitoba

New Brunswick

Timezone: Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4) / Atlantic Daylight TIme (UTC-3)
DXing Stations: None
External Links:  Public Advisories & Alerts 24 Hour Emergency Update

Newfoundland and Labrador

Timezone: Newfoundland Standard Time (UTC-3:30) / Newfoundland Daylight TIme (UTC-2:30)*
DXing Stations: CBT  540 KHz, CBN 640 KHz, &  CBY 990 KHz
External Links:  Fire and Emergency Services Home
Notes: Labrador observes Atlantic Time, however tests are listed in Newfoundland Time.

Northwest Territories

Timezone: Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7) / Mountain Daylight TIme (UTC-6)
DXing Stations: None
External Links:  Municipal and Community Affairs

Nova Scotia

Timezone: Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4) / Atlantic Daylight TIme (UTC-3)
DXing Stations: None
External Links:  Emergency Management Office

Nunavut

Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) / Eastern Daylight TIme (UTC-4)*
DXing Stations: None
External Links:  Nunavut Emergency Management
Notes: Some areas observe Mountain or Central Time, however tests are listed in Eastern Time.

Ontario

Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) / Eastern Daylight TIme (UTC-4)*
DXing Stations: CFZM  740 KHz, CJBC 860 KHz,  CFRB 1010 KHz, CBEF  1550 KHz, & CKDO 1580 KHz
External Links:  Emergency Management
Notes: Some areas observe Central Time, however tests are listed in Eastern Time.

Prince Edward Island

Timezone: Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4) / Atlantic Daylight TIme (UTC-3)
DXing Stations: None
External Links:  Emergency Preparedness

Quebec

Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) / Eastern Daylight TIme (UTC-4)
DXing Stations: CKGM  690 KHz, CKAC 730 KHz, &  CFNV 940 KHz
External Links:  Québec Alert Ready

Saskatchewan

Timezone: Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
DXing Stations: CBT  540 KHz & CKBI 900 KHz
External Links:  Emergency Alerts
Notes: This province does not observe daylight savings.

Yukon

Timezone: Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)
DXing Stations: None
External Links:  Emergencies and Safety
Notes: This territory does not observe daylight savings. Tests are listed in Pacific Daylight Time.

Last Updated 1/14/23

NPAS is still being studied and analyzed.
The items below are based on a general consensus of NPAS patterns and behavior from observations of both test and real alerts.
This list will be updated and adjusted as we learn more about this system.

Catching NPAS Tests
  • Most stations will relay NPAS tests and alerts immediately.
  • If a station is located near the border between two provinces/territories, they may relay NPAS tests from both areas.
  • Generally, NPAS tests are sent right at the scheduled time.
NPAS and Weather Alerts
  • Remember that NPAS and WRC (Weatheradio Canada) are two separate alerting systems.
  • NPAS may relay additional weather alerts that aren’t repeated on WRC, such as Tornado Warning updates.
  • In addition, NPAS may not relay certain weather alerts such as Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.
DXing NPAS Alerts and Tests
  • Currently, NPAS tests occur exclusively during the day; DXing is more suited for nighttime testing.
  • If living outside of Canada, it will be nearly impossible to catch NPAS alerts over the air unless located near the border.
  • While very rare, sporadic E events may allow Canadian FM stations to be received in some areas of the US (especially northern states).

Last Updated 1/14/23