Documents

KARO ECHO Handbooks, Checklists and other Documentation

PREPARDNESS

The Critique: Lessons Learned on the September 30, 2018 KaroEcho SET

KaroEcho Sept 30, 2018 SET Broadsheet. Detailed SET Info Sheet Here -- Held in parallel with the KE CERT Drill

Primer for New Licensed Hams in El Cerrito/Kensington: Getting Started

Recommended Base, Portable, and Mobile Dual Band Antennas for Newbies

Primer on the Pros and Cons of Handheld, Mobile, Portable, and/or Fixed Station Operations

KARO-ECHO TRAINING GUIDE BASED ON THE FOUR LEVELS OF SKILL (Short Form)

KARO-ECHO TRAINING GUIDE Based on the Four Levels of Skill (Detailed long form)

KARO ECHO Go Kit / Checklist Recommendations. This Go-Kit is based on the above four types of deployment (Level A, Advanced B, Extra C, and MAT Qualified).

KARO/ECHO Simplified three page Jump Kit (Go-Kit) Check-List

A Jump-Kit Check-List with Extensive Discussion/Explanation

Karo-Echo Disaster Communications Plan

The ABCs of Battery Power

NET OPERATIONS

KARO-ECHO Net Script

Net Operations and Procedures

KARO/ECHO How to Work a Directed Net Click here

OPERATING

The Role of a Message Center and Message Center Manager

Emergency Communications Field Operations Manual and Handbook (Karo-Echo) (Rev 4/2018)

Definitions of ARES Message Precedence Designators (Emergency, Priority, Welfare, and Routine).

Formal Written Traffic versus Point to Point Verbal Tactical Comms: When to write it down and when not to

Battery Emergency Power Operations

A list of Relevant HF, VHF, and UHF SIMPLEX Frequencies in our area

Message Handling Best Practices This is a detailed, advanced, and rigorous Instructional guide. (see Chapt. 8 of KE Field Operations Handbook)

Obtaining Fills efficiently in Message Handling (short easy to understand primer)

Using ICS-213 Form Made Simple

Comparing ICS-213 Message Form with the ARRL Message Form (a very short critique by NI6A)

A Breakdown of the Elements of the ARRL/ARES Standard Message Form Made Simple for Dummies!

A Short Example Why We Use the ARES/ICS Modified Message Form

Sample Forms

The KARO-ECHO HYBRID ARES/RACES MESSAGE FORM in MS Word format

The same KARO-ECHO Hybrid ARES/ICS 213 message form as a PDF

ICS 309 Communications Log Form (PDF)

ICS-309 KE-ARES Fillable Log Form (MS Word)

ICS-213 (pdf) (fillable PDF) (Word)

ICS-213 Fillable. docx

CERT FRS/GMRS Radio Operations and Guides (for Rote Beginners and Advanced)

Disaster Communications Primer for El Cerrito/Kensington CERT Trainees (Short Form)

Graphic Diagram of Emergency Communications Tiers Depicting how FRS/GMRS Interoperates with Ham radio and the EOC

A Detailed Introduction Using Family Radio Service (FRS) and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) Radios for Disaster Communications (Long Form)

How to Run a CERT FRS/GMRS Directed Net Operation Control Operation on Tier 2 (to and from Blocks to Area ICPs)

FRS and GMRS Channel/Frequency and Power Limitation Chart according to the most recent November 2017 FCC Rules

Quick 1 page guide for FRS/GMRS radio operations. If you read only one page, read this one.

What Radio Equipment is Desired for FRS, GMRS, and Ham Radio EmComm Use?

Club Info

KARO ECHO Roster

KaroEcho Constitution/Charter (Approved October 8, 2018)

KARO ECHO Newsletters

Minutes from Previous Meetings

Minutes from KARO ECHO meetings are located at the bottom of the Past Events page.