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Mission Statement

  • Primary: Provide Amateur Radio communications to our served agencies when all other electronic mechanisms fail. Our primary served agency is the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management. We also serve several hospitals and municipalities in Fort Bend County. Amateur Radio communications can be internal to Fort Bend County or between the Fort Bend, another county, or the State of Texas.
  • Secondary: Provides Amateur Radio communication among EMROG Skywarn storm spotters, the National Weather Service in League City, the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management, or by telephone relay the Fort Bend Sheriff's Department. 

Requirements

To join the Emergency Management Radio Operators Group (EMROG), visit the FBC EMROG Credentialing Requirements page.

Email

The group's intake email is FBCEMROG@gmail.com. Email is checked several time a week, but not daily.

Net Operations

A weekly net is held every Monday Night at 7:30 PM, except for the Third Monday of each month. More information can be found on the FBC EMROG Net Operations page. This net is often cancelled on holidays or other special occassions.

Fort Bend Office of Emergency Managements sponsors three repeaters for emergency service use:

  • 2 Meter Vocal (primary): 145.490 MHz,PL=123.0 Hz, Negative Offset
  • 2 Meter Digital: 145.050 MHz (KD5HAL-5 and KD5HAL-10)
  • 70cm Vocal: 444.525 MHZ, PL=123.0 Hz, Positive Offset

Schedule Activities

  • EMROG Training Nets: Monday Night at 7:30 PM (except for Third Monday): 145.490 MHz, negative offset, PL 123.0 Hz.
  • EMROG Physical Meeting (The Eye-Ball) at EOC: Third Monday of each month (usually): 7:30 PM at the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management; 307 Fort Street, Richmond, TX. Talk in on 145.49 repeater (repeater information above).
    • January       16th, 2017: CANCELLED MLK, County Holliday
    • February     20th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • March          20th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • April            17th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • May             15th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • June            19th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • July             17th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • August        21st, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • September 18th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • October      16th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • November  20th, 2017: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • December  18th, 2017: CANCELLED, Christmas
  • EMROG Work Days: These are used to maintain and improve Amateur Radio Communication infrastructure. They are usually scheduled for the first Saturday following the "Eye-Ball" meeting (Third-Monday).
    • January        21st, 2017: CANCELLED
    • February      25th, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets) 
    • March           25th, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • April             22nd, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • May               20th, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • June              24th, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • July              22nd, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • August          26th, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • September   23rd, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • October         21st, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • November    25th, 2017: Saturday 8:00am - Noon, Enter West Door (3rd Street between Fort and Austin Streets)
    • December    23rd, 2017: CANCELLED

About Skywarn

Skywarn in Fort Bend County is a cooperative among the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), National Weather Service (NWS). For more information, visit the FBC EMROG SKYWARN page.

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