Home of KARO ECHO Ham radio ASSOCIATION
Welcome to the Home of W6ECK serving the El Cerrito and Kensington Communities
KARO ECHO is the acronym for the Kensington Amateur Radio Operators (KARO) and the El Cerrito Ham Operators (ECHO) mutual benefit association, an all-volunteer non-profit tax deductible organization (501c3) of amateur radio operators providing auxiliary communications for the cities of Kensington and El Cerrito in the event of a disaster. KARO ECHO works with CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) in Kensington and El Cerrito, but is not an official part of the CERT program. As a 501c3 corporation KARO-ECHO is open to provide radio communications to other local non-profits who operate in the public interest.
Although our focus is on Kensington and El Cerrito, all are welcome to train with us. KARO ECHO provides hands-on practical training, education, and biannual Simulated Emergency Tests (SETs) emphasizing best practices.
To provide skilled radio operators who can deliver reliable and effective radio communications for the El Cerrito and Kensington communities.
Approved by the general membership, September 2017
Weekly Radio Net
The KARO ECHO Training Net is every Thursday evening at 1900 (or after the WCCC RACES net, whichever is later) at 146.415 MHz Simplex
Meetings on the Second Monday each Month
KARO ECHO meets in-person on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1900 (7:00 PM) in at Arlington Park Clubhouse. The Arlington Park Clubhouse is located in El Cerrito between Moeser Lane and Potrero Avenue at 1120 Arlington Blvd. 94530 (temporarily meeting online via Zoom, those on the KARO ECHO email list will be sent a link to the meeting)
Yearly dues are $30/year and $40 for a family membership. We are a tax deductible 501(c)3 charitable organization . Use tax ID # 83-3114142. Your donation will help us serve our community. Mail and correspondence to:
KARO ECHO -- P.O. Box 2025, El Cerrito, CA. 94530-3651
"Neither snow nor rain, nor sleet, nor heat, nor fire bright, nor gloom of night,
Even though the earth doth shake
Or sunspot flake
Stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"
~ Herodotus, 500 BCE (revised Karo-Echo version, 2020)
Executive Board Officers:
Emergency Coordinator, Howdy, KE6BEE
President, Hal, KK6NDF
Treasurer, Larry, KK6GIO
Secretary/Recorder, Tom, KN6BUY
Vice President , Howdy, KE6BEE
Net Manager, Newsletter Manager, Howdy, KE6BEE
Outreach/PR Manager: Blake, KN6CMP
Member at Large: Annette, KJ6SWK
Member at Large: Don, NI6A
Webmaestro: Rob, K6RJM (e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org)