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.
- General Meeting – September 2021 – Tri-Band VHF/UHF Antenna Design
General Meeting – September 2021 – Tri-Band VHF/UHF Antenna Design
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Ed Fong (WB6IQN). As many of you will remember from his presentation from Feb 2020, he is the inventor of the DBJ-1 and DBJ-2 antenna that were featured in the February 2003 and March 2007 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 35,000 of these antennas in use today and many of the RWK already have a DBJ-1 or DBJ-2 antenna. His most recent antenna is the TBJ-1 – a triband base antenna that was published in March 2017 QST. This antenna covers 2M/220 MHz/70cm in one 6ft ¾ inch PVC pipe and requires no radials.
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.
View the September Meeting Recording here.
- General Meeting – August 2021 – Remote Ham Radio
General Meeting – August 2021 – Remote Ham Radio
This month’s program is from our own David Nathanson K5CU. Ever wondered how to rag chew or work DX without a home station? Well David will share how he’s managed to do both. While living in a rental property in a restricted community, David has no trouble working DX or checking into HF nets using various remote ham radio services. He will tell (and hopefully show) you how it’s done using just your computer.
View the August Meeting Recording here. Note: we realize that the audio on the recording is not ideal – we are working on it and hope to have it much improved by the next meeting.
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
- Weekend Foxhunt on September 25, 2021 9:00 am
- RWK Hungry Hams Lunch on September 29, 2021 12:00 pm
- Ham License Testing – Remote on September 30, 2021 6:00 pm
- Belton Hamfest on October 1, 2021
- Online Ham Lunch Bunch on October 1, 2021 12:00 pm
- Weekend Foxhunt on October 2, 2021 9:00 am
- Meeting On The Air on October 4, 2021 7:30 pm
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Current Propagation and Solar Conditions
- CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY
0000Z, Sep 25 to 2400Z, Sep 26
- Maine QSO Party
1200Z, Sep 25 to 1200Z, Sep 26
- AGCW VHF/UHF Contest
1400Z-1700Z, Sep 25 (144) and 1700Z-1800Z, Sep 25 (432)
- Masonic Lodges on the Air
1400Z-2200Z, Sep 25
- UBA ON Contest, 6m
0700Z-1000Z, Sep 26
Note: HamNation has moved to HRCC on YouTube. Ep 484 is the last on TWiT.
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