Welcome To The Richardson Wireless Klub

Congratulations to the 2019 Warren Bruene Award winner Hal Wolff, N5BT.

Congratulations to Don Bowen, N5LHO and Dave Russel, W2DMR on being appointed as Directors Emeritus!

Winter Field Day

Winter Field day will be held January 25th -26th at Lookout Park in Richardson!

For more information, please see http://www.k5rwk.org/home/winter-field-day/

February General Meeting Presentation

Our guest speaker for the February meeting will be Ed Fong (WB6IQN).  As many of you know, he is the inventor of the DBJ-1 and DBJ-2 antenna that was featured in the February 2003 and March 2007 QST.    His most recent antenna was the TBJ-1 – a triband base antenna that was published in March 2017 QST.  The DBJ-1 is a highly effective dual band VHF/UHF base station antenna and the DBJ-2 is the portable roll up version.   The DBJ-2 won the QST Plaque of the Month Award. Both of these antennas are featured in the ARRL VHF antenna Handbook and also in the ARRL Antenna Classic Handbook.  There are over 20,000 of these antennas in use today.   About half are used by hams and the other half by government and commercial agencies.

Ed will give a history on how these antennas were developed and the theory on how and why they work so well.  There is no “black magic” to antennas.  He will explain in a non-mathematical manner to convince you for overall performance and simplicity his approach is one of the most practical.

The most recent issue of the RWK Newsletter, “The Chawed Rag” is always found here.

At the December General Meeting: Scott Greeson, our man at the EOC presented a great talk on the Richardson Office of Emergency Management preparation for and recovery after the October 20, 2019 tornado.

Check Out the Presentation Archives. There are tons of presentations from Klub meetings over the years. Scan through them and you will be sure to find something interesting.

The Richardson Wireless Klub has been an ARRL affiliated club since 1952. We serve the Richardson community by providing self-supporting special event and emergency communication networks. The RWK also promotes amateur radio to the public in Richardson and the surrounding area as a useful, life-long hobby.

Our club is comprised of individual amateur radio operators (hams) with a wide range of interests and skills. We strive to increase the number and quality of fellowship and amateur radio learning opportunities. Our membership includes hams in Richardson and the surrounding communities, ranging from teenagers to radio pioneers in their 80s and beyond!

The RWK provides an organizational structure and opportunities that assist members to maximize their knowledge and enjoyment of amateur radio through fun, fellowship and unique learning experiences. The RWK is a 501(c)3 non-profit Corporation.

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