The 8th Annual Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club Greater Houston Hamfest will be held at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 7, 2009. The event will be held from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, including displays and information; license testing; training programs; and much more. Admission is $5.00 per person and children under 14 are free. For information, go to www.houstonhamfest.org
This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about the world of amateur radio. Citizen volunteers who are skilled in radio operations are invited to assist emergency managers at the Fort Bend County EOC. One of the most valuable resources to Fort Bend County Emergency Management is the assistance from amateur radio operators. The Fort Bend County Emergency Management Radio Operator’s Group (EMROG) facilitates amateur radio communications in the County and the region during emergency situations and exercises. Members of EMROG also relay Skywarn storm reports to the National Weather Service during times of threatening weather. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management, please call 281-342-6185.