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.

  • Richardson Christmas Parade Looking For Volunteers
    This year marks the 51st Annual Christmas Parade for the City of Richardson. RWK will again be assisting in parade communications in support of the City of Richardson. As I’ve said before, it’s a small way to pay the City back for all they do for us as a club, so we need to do everything we can to make our part successful. The Richardson Christmas Parade will be on December 2nd. and we’ll be looking for about 25 volunteers. It’s an easy and fun event, and you just need yourself, a high-vis vest, and a HT with a quality…
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  • QRV Tech – November 2023 – How To Solder Correctly
    Our November QRV Tech program will be on the correct way to solder. Larry KI5UXC will show us the tools and techniques that he has used in a lifetime of kitbuilding to solder (and unsolder) various types of components. It’s very useful knowledge for the vast majority of hams. Come and find out what you’ve been missing. Tuesday November 21 7pm Topic: QRV Tech Time: 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89618532653?pwd=RzRPZDdlWW1NTzNxanlOUFZCZksrZz09 Meeting ID: 896 1853 2653 Passcode: 489712 – – – – – – – Session Resources

Latest RWK General Meeting Announcement & Recording

  • General Meeting – November 2023 – Annual Show&Tell Night

    For November, it’s time for the 2023 annual K5RWK Show and Tell meeting. You’ve been working on that special ham project all year/month/week. Please share your success or lessons learned. We would like you to present it at the meeting.

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  • General Meeting – October 2023 – Logging and QSLing – Past and Present

    Our October RWK Meeting addresses a topic that most hams run across soon after upgrading to General Class – Logging and QSLing. You get to suffer hear me talk about the history of logging and confirming contacts before we had computers and the internet, and how having those has changed logging and QSLing for current hams. We’ll see current ways to log your contacts, obtain QSLs, and track awards. We’ll also see that the old ways aren’t completely dead, and why you might want to send and receive physical QSLs. It’s a lost art and one of the things that has made ham radio special, and we’re in danger of losing it.

    Click the image to watch the recording of the October 2023 Meeting

    Here is a PDF of the slides from the presentation: https://files.k5rwk.net/s/ct5RGgcxsGLTiNn

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 – October 2023
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for October 2023. We’ve got SSTV back on the ISS, some good and bad FCC changes, a special birthday for W5XJ, a ham demonstration for 500 4th graders, kit building fun, lots of upcoming events and news and so much more. Hope you enjoy! – KD4C
  • The Chawed Rag – September 2023
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for September 2023. We’ve got a (very) brief history of the origin of Collins Radio in Richardson, National Preparedness Month tips, our Sept POTA event, N4NZ Activating a historic park in Las Vegas, secret morse code in music, a W1AW tour, the usual upcoming events and news 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

–> View our full Calendar

Read the latest Chawed Rag here

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We are members of Kroger Community Rewards, so if you shop at Kroger, we can get $! Here is how to sign up.

Get Your Ham Radio License!

Take your Ham Radio License Exam with the RWK VE Team

Info on how to study and pass your Ham Test