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.


  • QRV Tech – February 2024 – Software Defined Radios (redux)
    Our February 2024 QRV Tech program will be a redux of the Software Defined Radio overview from July 2023 (which didn’t get recorded due to a zoom issue). So we’re going to do it again and record it this time! Software Defined Radios have become popular with Hams for a number of reasons. 1) They’re cheap (as low as $25), 2) They’re very flexible (they can receive almost any modulation type), and 3) They’re fun to play with. What can you do with an SDR? Almost anything you can think of (with a few limitations). All it takes is some…
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Latest RWK General Meeting Announcement & Recording

  • General Meeting – February 2024

    Please join RWK on Monday February 12th for our General Meeting. 

    In-person VE Testing begins at 5:30 and the RWK Social Hour begins at 6pm.  Please enjoy coffee and cookies and chat with other members!  At 7pm we will begin our program. 

    Our February RWK Meeting will be on Locating Power Line Noise (and other RFI) with is Jeff Stuparits, W4DD. Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) can be generated from many different devices and can decrease or totally eliminate your ability to hear stations on your HF or VHF radio.  In today’s modern world of numerous electronic devices in and around our homes, it’s not a matter of if you have RFI but how many devices are generating it and how significantly is it interfering with your Ham Radio receiving ability.  It can also affect other services like AM radio, FM radio, Over-the-Air TV, DSL Internet, public safety communications, and even cellular telephones.

    As usual, the meeting will be In-Person as well as simulcast on Zoom for those that do not want to attend in-person.  We will also have a recording available on the K5RWK.org website after the meeting is over.

    Please wear your RWK Nametag!  We have lots of members that have joined in the last couple of years and everyone needs a little help in matching callsigns to smiling faces.  If you can’t find (or don’t have) your RWK nametag, we will have blank paper nametags and you can order a replacement for a nominal charge.  I’d like everyone to introduce themselves to at least two members that they haven’t previously met face-to-face!

    Meeting Location: St. Barnabas Church, 1220 West Belt Line Road, Richardson TX 75080.  Park in the rear parking lot and enter from the rear.  Click this for the map.

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    If you can’t come in person and want to attend on Zoom, you can use the following link:

    Topic: RWK Social Hour/General Meeting Zoom invitation

    Time: RWK Social Hour & Beau’s Korner at 6:00 PM / Program starts at 7:00 PM

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/94737740567?pwd=QllKd1Ava0lma3FtbDVwdDZKVGlMUT09

    Meeting ID: 947 3774 0567
    Passcode: 081381

  • RWK President’s Dinner 2024

    If you haven’t heard, we’re having an actual President’s Dinner on Sunday Jan 7th 2024 at 5pm.   Doug Kilgore has again approached Aboca’s Italian Grill (the site of the last RWK Dinners in 2020 and 2023) and they will open on a (normally closed) Sunday evening for our dinner.  The cost will be $25/per person, which given all the changes in the restaurant industry in the last few years I think is a great price.  We are asking RWK members to pay the per-meal charge (plus any cash bar purchases) and the RWK will cover the facility and service charge for the restaurant staff. 

    Doors open at 5pm and there will be a social hour and cash bar. Dinner will be served (buffet style) at 6pm and will consist of salad, two entrees, vegetables, bread, two desserts, and coffee/tea. We will have a short year-end wrap-up presentation and a bunch of awards, including the 2023 Warren Bruene Award.

    We also are planning some good door prizes – currently the list is over 20 prizes between $200 and $25 (there is no “grand prize”). This year we will be repeating last year’s system for door prizes – you will be given 5 tickets upon entry (part of your dinner ticket purchase) and you can “vote” on which prize(s) you want by placing tickets in the bin for that prize. If you want to win a single prize, you can put all of your tickets towards that prize (increasing your chance of winning it). If you want multiple prizes, then put a ticket in each of the bins for those prizes. If you run out of tickets, you can get more tickets ($1 each or 6/$5). We think this will be a fun way to do prizes this year (without sticking you with a prize you’re not interested in).

    Please see the button below to purchase your ticket(s) to this event. We can take a few purchases in person at the door but we really prefer that you purchase in advance as we have to commit to a head count with the restaurant in advance of the Dinner (so that everyone has enough food).

    Buy your dinner ticket(s) here:

    1. Click the “Buy Tickets Now” button (–>)
    2. Select Ticket Quantity in Cart
    3. Select Payment Method to check out (you may pay with PayPal or Visa/MC/AmEx)
    4. Fill out the payment form to complete your charge.
    RWK President's Dinner 2024
    RWK President's Dinner 2024
    $25.00

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 – November 2023
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for November 2023. We’ve got details on our Holiday Meeting, the upcoming President’s Dinner, our new UHF Multi-Mode Repeater, FCC Rules Changes, Field Day 2023 Results, our New FT-DX10, a bit of nostalgia from Larry KI5UXC, the usual upcoming events and news and so much more. Hope you enjoy! – KD4C
  • 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

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 + Digital
Multi-Mode (FM, DMR, D-Star, M17)
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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