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 – March 2021 – AmateurLogic.TV and HamCollege.TV
General Meeting – March 2021 – AmateurLogic.TV and HamCollege.TV
Our guest speaker will be Tommy Martin N5ZNO. Tommy is a co-host of the long running AmateurLogic.tv and HamCollege.tv video blogs. During one of his work related visits to the Dallas area, Tommy visited RWK when we were having in-person meetings at the church. We’ll get a view of the latest amateur radio through the eyes of a podcaster.
As with recent meetings, we are meeting via Zoom and registration is required (name, email, callsign). The church multi-purpose room is still unavailable, but the Klub is formulating a policy on when and how we will be able to return to in-person meetings when the church permits us to.
Please register using the following link: https://bit.ly/3ehZz23
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89618532653?pwd=RzRPZDdlWW1NTzNxanlOUFZCZksrZz09
- General Meeting – February 2021 – VHF Contesting and Roving
General Meeting – February 2021 – VHF Contesting and Roving
Upon recommendation from Andrew, the February General Meeting presentation will be by Jim Wilson K5ND on the Aspects of VHF Contesting and Roving. Jim has lots of experience in VHF contesting while “roving” (basically operating from fixed mobile and portable setups) to overcome the limitations of North Texas (no mountains and far apart stations). Even if you don’t want to get out in the field, you will likely learn some things about VHF antennas and operating.
Jim has lots of resources on his website: K5ND Guide to VHF Contesting
K5ND Article in Jan/Feb 2020 QST – K5ND’s VHF Limited Rover Experience
K5ND Article in Nov/Dec NCJ – An In-Depth Look at the K5ND VHF Rover Setup – Part 2
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
- Beau’s Corner Mentoring/Roundtable on March 8, 2021 6:00 pm
- General Meeting via Zoom. on March 8, 2021 7:00 pm
- NWS Fort Worth SKYWARN Class (Virtual) on March 9, 2021 6:00 pm
- Online Ham Lunch on March 10, 2021 12:00 pm
- K5RWK Wellness Net on March 10, 2021 6:00 pm
- Ham License Testing – Remote on March 10, 2021 6:00 pm
- NWS Fort Worth SKYWARN Class (Virtual) on March 11, 2021 6:00 pm
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Current Propagation and Solar Conditions
- NZART Sangster Shield Contest
0800Z-1100Z, May 15 and 0800Z-1100Z, May 16
- ARRL Inter. DX Contest, SSB
0000Z, Mar 6 to 2400Z, Mar 7
- Novice Rig Roundup
0000Z, Mar 6 to 2359Z, Mar 14
- Open Ukraine RTTY Championship
1800Z-2059Z, Mar 6 (Low Band) and 2100Z-2359Z, Mar 6 (Low Band) and 0800Z-1059Z, Mar 7 (High Band) and 1100Z-1359Z, Mar 7 (High Band)
- UBA Spring Contest, CW
0700Z-1100Z, Mar 7
Note: HamNation has moved to HRCC on YouTube. Ep 484 is the last on TWiT.
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