- 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 Homeland Security & 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.
To join the Emergency Management Radio Operators Group (EMROG), visit the FBC EMROG Credentialing Requirements page.
The group’s intake email is FBCEMROG@gmail.com. Email is checked several time a week, but not daily.
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
- 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).
- 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).
Skywarn in Fort Bend County is a cooperative among the office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HS&EM), National Weather Service (NWS). For more information, visit the FBC EMROG SKYWARN page.
Member Log-In Links
Useful Web Information Links
- Atlantic Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook
- National SKYWARN Home Page
- NWS: Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
- NWS Houston/Galveston Fire Weather Page
- NWS Fort Bend County TX: Watches, Warnings, Advisories
- NWS Harris County TX: Watches, Warnings, Advisories
- NWS Storm Prediction Center
- City of Sugar Land: Interactive Rainfall Map
- Harris County Rain Gauge System
- USGS Texas Stream Flow Data by County
- USGS Texas Stream Flow Data by River
- Texas Parks & Wildlife River Flow Gauges, Brazos River
- Texas Forest Service Fire Activity
- Space Weather: NOAA WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction
- RMS Station Up Times (South Texas)
- Houston Area Amateur License Training
- Anderson Power Pole Connector Construction
- Harris County ARES
- SE Texas Public Service Events
- Homeland Security:National Protection Framework