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(Kensington Amateur Radio Operators/El Cerrito Ham Operators)
We are the local nonprofit working with our Fire Department and
the CERT organization to assist our first responders in the event
we have a disaster, such as an earthquake, where other forms of
communication are not functional. In that case, ham radio and
personal radios are the only means of communication.

Our mission is to provide skilled radio operators who can deliver
reliable and effective radio communications for the El Cerrito and
Kensington communities. We are creating and maintaining the
radio infrastructure and trained residents we will need to
communicate within neighborhoods and with our first responders
through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

While we do need more HAM radio operators we also need people
in the neighborhood who own personal radios and can relay
information to the HAM operator.

To learn more, please see the website at KARO-ECHO Home
(, contact or Annette (KJ6SWK) at

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