We serve the Richardson TX 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 over 340 individual amateur radio operators (hams) in Richardson, the surrounding communities, around the state and even out of state, 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 ranging from teenagers to radio pioneers in their 80s and beyond! The Richardson Wireless Klub has been an ARRL affiliated club since 1952.
The RWK provides many opportunities to assist members to maximize their knowledge and enjoyment of amateur radio through fun, fellowship and unique learning experiences. The Richardson Wireless Klub is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Please note: all in-person club gatherings have been moved to online events for the time being. Please see the calendar for updates as they become available. We hope to see you when things even out.
- General Meeting – May 2021 – HF Power Losses
General Meeting – May 2021 – HF Power Losses
Join us for the May 10th general meeting of the Richardson Wireless Klub. Don’t miss your opportunity to join this virtual RWK meeting from the comfort of your living room, office or ham shack.
This month’s presentation will be delivered by Jim Eatman, KG5WAW. Jim has delivered several great talks at recent meetings – most recently a great presentation on HF dipoles (June 2019). This month he will be discussing power losses in HF radio links. This presentation is meant for hams of all skill levels, and will delve into sources of power loss (coax, tuners, baluns, antennas, etc.), along with some steps you can take to help reduce them.
As with recent meetings, we are meeting via Zoom and registration is required (name, email, callsign). Please use this registration link: https://bit.ly/33eX0Xr
We look forward to having you there! And since RWK monthly general meetings are open to all, please feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested.
Beau’s Korner Mentoring/Roundtable – 6pm
Please join us for the (dare I say popular?) Beau’s Korner Mentoring/Roundtable session at 6pm before the meeting. We’ve been averaging 20 or so on video (and a few more that are just audio only). It’s the closest thing to an informal gathering before the meeting at the church that we have, so join us on video (most laptops and phones have a built-in webcam) if you dare or just watch us have fun before the meeting. Bring your questions and show pics of your shack and/or antennas.
Beau’s Korner Link:
- General Meeting – April 2021 – RWK Foxhunt Basics
General Meeting – April 2021 – RWK Foxhunt Basics
This month our main presentation is all about foxhunts. The RWK has now been doing weekly (with a few exceptions) foxhunts for almost two years, and it’s time for a refresher course. Andrew KE5GDB is going to explain how to hunt, the tools that you need, and techniques that you can use to find the fox. We’ll show you the two resident RWK foxes, how they work, and things to listen for. If you haven’t yet hunted our foxes and didn’t know where to start, you should hopefully be prepared and all you will need is some practice to become an expert. It’s great weather for a hunt so lets get lots of new calls in the log!
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.
- Chawed Rag – November 2020
Chawed Rag – November 2020
The November issue of The Chawed Rag is available, featuring articles on:
– Wi-Fi or the Wild West – A Brief History of Technology and Computers
– “From the desk of Dick Morgan, K6RAH”
– Leadership Corner by Treasurer Danny Siminiuk reflecting on his tunure as Treasurer of the RWK.
– Technical Article – 12 Resistor Cube Problem
The full issue is available here
The latest Chawed Rag can always be found here.
RWK Repeater Information
We operate 6 VHF/UHF repeaters in the North Texas Area.
|147.12 (+0.6MHz, 110.9) FM Analog|
Echo Test/Signal Report, Allstar Link, Google Asst.
145.43 (-0.6MHz, 110.9) FM Analog
K5UTD (Operated for UTD Amateur Radio Club)
|440.375 (+5MHz) FM Digital|
443.375 (+5MHz, 110.9) FM Analog
444.725 (+5MHz, 110.9 Analog)
Analog/Digital C4FM WIRES-X
|927.025 (-25MHz, DPL532) NFM Analog|
Allstar Link to STX/West Coast 927 Hub
Upcoming RWK Events
- RWK Tuesday Night on May 18, 2021 8:00 pm
- Online Ham Lunch on May 19, 2021 12:00 pm
- 2021 Contest University / Hamvention Forums on May 20, 2021 12:00 pm
- Ham License Testing – Remote on May 20, 2021 6:00 pm
- 2021 Contest University / Hamvention Forums on May 21, 2021 12:00 pm
- Weekend Foxhunt on May 22, 2021 9:00 am
- Online Ham Lunch on May 26, 2021 12:00 pm
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Current Propagation and Solar Conditions
- Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
0100Z-0159Z, May 18
- RTTYOPS Weeksprint
1700Z-1900Z, May 18
- Phone Weekly Test – Fray
0230Z-0300Z, May 19
- CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, May 19
- RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data
1900Z-2030Z, May 19
Note: HamNation has moved to HRCC on YouTube. Ep 484 is the last on TWiT.
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