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 300 individual amateur radio operators (hams) in Richardson and the surrounding communities, 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 – September 2020 – Broadcasting Past, Present, Future
General Meeting – September 2020 – Broadcasting Past, Present, Future
The recording for the September 14th RWK virtual general meeting is now available.
This month’s presentation will be delivered by Wayne Pecena, N1WP. Wayne is an incredibly accomplished professional broadcast engineer, and an active member of the Texas ham community, his presentation will cover:
The Broadcast Engineer Today
Commercial broadcasting is 100 years old this year. Today, the same AM standard still exists with all digital AM on the horizon. This presentation will provide a brief history of the evolution of broadcast technology and focus upon the technology today found in the radio or TV broadcast landscape. The impact of regulatory action can’t be ignored as well as the impact of competing technology such as the Internet.
- General Meeting – August 2020 – Amateur Satellites
General Meeting – August 2020 – Amateur Satellites
This month’s presentation will be delivered by Tom Schuessler, N5YHP. Tom is an active member of both AMSAT and the North Texas ham community, and will be presenting on working amateur satellites. Whether you have experience in the area, or are just curious to learn more about this corner of the hobby, this promises to be another excellent presentation.
Here’s a link to the recorded Zoom presentation.
Tom has shared many of the documents that he references in his presentation with us. They are available to download from this link.
Tom was also a presenter at the 2020 Virtual Ham Expo where he gave a presentation. He has shared that recording with us as well.
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 – August 2020
Chawed Rag – August 2020
The August Issue of The Chawed Rag is available, featuring articles:
– Remote Testing During the Time of COVID-19
– Helmut Oscar “Hal” Wolff, N5BT (SK)1928-2020
– BAOFENG Radio Modification
– Third in a Series – 12 Resistor Cube Problem Solved
– The Leadership Corner by Past President AF5MN has some great tips for new hams
The full issue is available here
The latest Chawed Rag can always be found here.
RWK Repeater Information
We operate 5 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
Upcoming RWK Events
- Online Ham Lunch on September 23, 2020 12:00 pm
- K5RWK Wellness Net on September 23, 2020 6:00 pm
- Weekend Foxhunt on September 26, 2020 9:00 am
- Online Ham Lunch on September 30, 2020 12:00 pm
- K5RWK Wellness Net on September 30, 2020 6:00 pm
- Board of Directors Meeting on October 1, 2020 6:00 pm
- Weekend Foxhunt on October 3, 2020 9:00 am
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