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.

Hybrid meeting again - Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Tracy Gee Community Center - map to location. We also will have the meeting on Zoom - the zoom link was send out by email. If you did not get the Zoom link, email AG5T at  [email protected]. David Underwood, WB5HJV will have a presentation to talk about Red Cross Amateur Radio support. The Red Cross has renewed interest in communication volunteers and supporting Amateur Radio in return. We will give a report on the Tour du Rouge and also discuss plans for Field Day. Pre-meeting meeting (dinner) at Los Tios on Westheimer.

We are always looking for amateur radio presentations. If you have a specialty, why not share it at one of our meetings?

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)

Membership application

Club bylaws  

ECHO has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/W5ECO/



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  Last updated on 1/3/2022 by Marty Blaise, AG5T