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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

Each Monday Night (except Third) at 7:30 PM, more information, on the FBC EMROG Net Operations page.

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

Schedule Activities

  • Races and EMROG Training Nets: Each Monday Night (except Third) at 7:30 PM: 145.490 MHz, negative offset, PL 123.0 Hz.
  • EMROG (eye-ball) meeting at EOC (no net): Third Monday of each month: 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).
    • August 18th:        Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • September 15th:  Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • October 20th:       Eyeball Meeting, 7:30pm, Enter West Door
    • November17th:    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.
    • August 23rd:        Work Day,  CANCELLED
    • September 20th:  Work Day, CANCELLED 
    • October 25th:       Work Day, CANCELLED
    • November 22nd:  Work Day, 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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