KARO ECHO Handbooks, Checklists and other Documentation
How to obtain your entry ham ticket: A KAROECHO guide to the Technician License and further Upgrades
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 Standard Operating Guide (SOG) -- DRAFT Document. A SOG can succinctly define policy, intent, responsibilities, and list/name practices procedures without detailing how or why they are implemented. It serves as a general introduction to the scope of an agency such as ours, as well as an introduction to affiliated organizations. New members might also become better acquainted as to our mission, goals, purposes, intents, and direction after reviewing the KAROECHO SOG.
High Frequency Operations (HF)
Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) antennas for short range radio communications (short skip)
KaroEcho Sept 30, 2018 SET Broadsheet. Detailed SET Info Sheet Here -- Held in parallel with the KE CERT Drill
Fundamentals of Net Control (based on lessons learned since the 2018 SET (by KM6UCF, KE6BEE, and NI6A)
Using Q signals and Handling Instructions (the HX field in the ARES message form preamble)
Role of a Neighborhood District Radio Communications Coordinator (DRCC) in Creating and Maintaining Neighborhood Comm Hubs
Formal Written Traffic versus Point to Point Verbal Tactical Comms: When to write it down and when not to.
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)
Utilizing the FOUR Time/Date Stamps of the KE Modified form 213, with clarifications on word count (check).
A Succinct Presentation of How to Use Prowords, Get Fills, Use Op Notes, and Handling Instructions Based on the 03/25/2021 Net
ICS-213 Fillable. docx (ICS Standard Form)
ICS 309 Communications Log KE-ARES (PDF) Printable
CERT FRS/GMRS Radio Operations and Guides (for Rote Beginners and Advanced)
Graphic Diagram of Emergency Communications Tiers Depicting how FRS/GMRS Interoperates with Ham radio and the EOC
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.
KaroEcho Past Minutes (See the bottom of Past Events Page)