Welcome To The Richardson Wireless Klub

We promote Amateur (Ham) Radio to the public in Richardson TX and the surrounding North Texas area as a useful, life-long hobby. We also serve the Richardson TX community by providing self-supporting special event, severe weather and emergency communication capabilities and networks.

Our club is comprised of over 350 amateur radio operators in Richardson, North Dallas, the surrounding communities, around Texas and even out of state, with a wide range of radio and technology skills and interests. We provide our members with many opportunities to increase knowledge and enjoyment of amateur radio through fun, fellowship and unique learning experiences. Our members include hams ranging from teenagers to radio pioneers in their 80s! The Richardson Wireless Klub has been an ARRL affiliated club since 1952 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

  • RWK Parks-On-The-Air Outing Coming Sept 23rd
    After a way-too-hot summer, plans are coming together for another Parks-On-The-Air (POTA) outing to the Spring Creek Forest State Preserve in Garland. Texas State Park K-4423 is the closest POTA-eligible location to Richardson (and only about 10 minutes east of here). Our RWK POTA events have been fairly popular, and we’re planning another one for Saturday Sept 23rd. Weather-permitting, of course! The current plan is to assemble at the park around 9:30am and operate until 1pm if it gets hot. So if you’re a Technician, remember that you have voice privileges on 10 Meters, and most days there are plenty … Read more

Latest RWK General Meeting Announcement & Recording

  • General Meeting – September 2023 – EME Adventures on the Microwave Bands

    Our September RWK Meeting should be an interesting one. We have Al Ward W5LUA from the North Texas Microwave Society (NTMS) presenting on EME Adventures on the Microwave Bands. For you new hams, EME stands for “Earth Moon Earth”. Yes, that means communicating using the Moon as a big reflector! In the old days, you would need a huge yard and massive antennas and power amplifiers to have an EME QSO. Now you can do it with modest sized antennas that can fit in a neighborhood backyard (and of course a bit of skill!). Al will show us how to get hooked on this rare mode!

    Click the image to view the meeting recording

    Additional Resources:

    Presentation Slides from Al Ward W5LUA (pdf)

  • General Meeting – August 2023 – HF Noise Mitigation

    Our guest speaker for the August meeting will be Mike Ritz W7VO.  His talk this month will be HF Noise Mitigation. An educational seminar to help both new and experienced amateurs who are on HF and finding themselves plagued with noise. We’ll learn what “noise” is, about the various sources of noise, and how to mitigate those noises using a variety of techniques. This will be followed with a live “noise tracking” demonstration using a low cost AM receiver, and also a low cost SDR and loop antenna.


For all previous RWK Meetings, see the General Meetings page.

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.

RWK Newsletter – The Chawed Rag

The RWK publishes a monthly on-line newsletter, The Chawed Rag“, for members and others interested in the Klub’s activities.

  • The Chawed Rag – August 2023
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for August 2023. We’ve got a packed issue this month – Shawn’s DXpedition to Turks, an RWK opportunity for North Texas Giving Day, Ed Fong antenna group buy for RWK Members, a ham radio propagation experiment for the upcoming eclipses, Marshall KI5YIA upgrades to Extra, some Wheatley news, Carl W5SU has a “poor man’s remote”, the usual upcoming events and news and so much more. Hope you enjoy! – KD4C
  • The Chawed Rag – July 2023
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for July 2023. We’ve got some news from ARRL, RWK members Summer of (being) DX, a cheap Shack Power Supply, upcoming ham events, and short features on coax, and so much more. Hope you enjoy! – KD4C

Previous Chawed Rags 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 DMR Digital
DMR (linked with DMR-MARC)
443.375 (+5MHz, 110.9) FM Analog
Allstar Link
444.725 (+5MHz, 110.9 Analog) Fusion
Analog/Digital C4FM – WIRES-X 30372
927.025 (-25MHz, DPL532) NFM Analog
Allstar Link to STX/West Coast 927 Hub

–> More info on using our repeaters

Upcoming RWK Events

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Read the latest Chawed Rag here

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