W5ECO - Houston ECHO Society
Welcome! The Houston ECHO Society is a general interest amateur (ham) radio club serving greater Houston Texas, founded in 1974 to provide autopatches and assist with emergency communications. ECHO stands for Emergency Communications by Ham Operators. Today cell phones have replaced most of the autopatches on repeaters, but emergency communications is always of importance to the community. ECHO offers four mainained repeaters that may be used in times of emergencies as well as providing a pool of trained radio operators to assist in that effort. Houston is hurricane country, so hams are vital if the area is hit by storms and bad weather. Click on a link below to learn more about ECHO. The club call is W5ECO.
Next meeting scheduled for Monday, September 13 at the Tracy Gee Community Center <link to location map>. Our speaker will be Ron Bosch, KE4DRF and the topic will be "traffic handling." All are welcome. We will email a link for the hybrid Zoom meeting. For additional details email [email protected].
Please direct all "snail mail" correspondence to: Houston ECHO Society, Attn: Mike Nault, 2016 Peppermill Rd., Houston TX 77080-5541
For national information on ham radio visit Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL)
New! >> Club bylaws New! >> Meeting minutes have been added to the meeting date/location page
ECHO has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/W5ECO/
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Last updated on 8/9/2021 by Marty Blaise, AG5T