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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 Vocal (secondary): 145.490 MHz, PL=203.5 Hz, Negative Offset (DOWN FOR REPAIR)
  • 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).
    • December  28th, 2015: 4th MONDAY Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • January      18th, 2016: CANCELLED MLK Holliday
    • February    15th, 2016: CANCELLED Presidents' Day
    • March         21th, 2016: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • April           18th, 2016: CANCELLED  Severe Weather
    • May            16th, 2016: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • June           20th, 2016: CANCELLED
    • July            18th, 2016: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • August       15th, 2016: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • September 19th, 2016: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • October      17th, 2016: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • November  21th, 2016: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • December   19th, 2016: Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
  • 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 on the Third-Monday. Currently envisioned work days are listed below. Breakfast is usually provided for those who notify in advance that they intend to attend.
    • January       23rd, 2016: CANCELLED
    • February     20th, 2016: CANCELLED
    • March          26th, 2016: CANCELLED
    • April            23rd, 2016: CANCELLED
    • May              21th, 2016: CANCELLED
    • June            25th, 2016: CANCELLED
    • July             23rd, 2016: CANCELLED
    • August       20th, 2016: Work Day,  TBD
    • September 24th, 2016: Work Day,  TBD
    • October      22nd, 2016: Work Day,  TBD
    • November  26th, 2016: Work Day,  TBD
    • December   24th, 2016: Work Day,  TBD

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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