W5ECO - Houston ECHO Society
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.
cell phones have replaced most of the autopatches on repeaters, but
emergency communications is always of importance to the
community. ECHO maintains 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
prone, 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.
ECHO will be celebrating 50 years in 2024. Go here to learn about plans for a special event station.
Other Key information
February 12 is our next meeting. Lee Gaspard will have a presentation
on how the Houston Marathon went and "lessons learned," plus maybe some
photos of the event.
- In addition we will start making nominations for club officers for the upcoming year (April 1 to April 1). We
have six positions available. Since we do lots of things digitally
these days, a club officer position does not require massive amounts of
time, but you can serve the club in the time you put in. The positions
are President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding
Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian. Please consider serving your
- President runs meetings, gets speakers
- VP assists President, helps get presentation speakers
- Recording Sec - takes notes at meetings
- Corresponding Sec - sends out meeting minutes, sends out meeting reminders
- Treasurer - financials, budget items
- Parliamentarian - keeps order makes sure meetings stay on task
- We will also discuss plans for the 50th anniversary.
- ECHO is always looking for amateur radio presentations. If you have a
specialty contact martingblaise at gmail dot com.
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)
Area Hamfest Information
ECHO membership application
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ECHO has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/W5ECO/
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updated on 2/3/2023 by Marty Blaise, AG5T