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 interests and skills. We provide our members with many opportunities to maximize knowledge and enjoyment of amateur radio through fun, fellowship and unique learning experiences. Our members includes 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.


  • Volunteer For The 2022 Christmas Parade
    This year marks the 50th Annual Christmas Parade for the City of Richardson. RWK will again be assisting in parade communications and we’re looking for volunteers. This year’s parade is Saturday morning Dec 3rd and is on the East side this year (Plano Road – see map below). The parade will begin at 9am near Lowe’s, move north on Plano Rd past Huffines Park and finish on Apollo Rd at Fire Station #4. Communicators will be operating from 0800 to 1200. We usually meet an hour or so beforehand (7am) at the Whataburger located at 505 S Plano Road (East…
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Latest RWK General Meeting Announcement & Recording

  • General Meeting – November 2022 – Annual Show & Tell Night

    Our annual Show & Tell Night is coming up in November, and this will be the first one in person in a couple of years. Members show off small projects that they have worked on. We will have 5-6 projects – 5-10 minutes each. You may come away with ideas for your shack or general radio enjoyment. New projects, products or things you’ve built or assembled that you use for ham radio or related activities. These are not necessarily electronics builds or things that involve soldering, rather just unique solutions that make radio easier or more fun. For example, after watching our presentation from June about the Shack rebuilding, I spied an antenna patch panel that W7UUU had incorporated into his new shack design. I’ve done something similar and I’ll be showing that off in November.

    Click the image to play the recording of the November 2022 RWK Meeting

  • General Meeting – October 2022 – Getting Started with Contesting

    As we head into the fall contesting season, our presenter will be Tim Duffy K3LR (you may know him as the head of DX Engineering) on Getting Started with Contesting. Tim is an avid and very experienced contester (and has a wall of plaques to prove it!) and will tell you how to get started with basic contesting, which contests are the most popular, and what you need to get started.  He will also go over Contest University, the premier seminar held in conjunction with the Dayton Hamvention, where the best of the best share tips and tricks.  If you’ve wanted to get your feet wet in contesting, then you’ll want to see Tim’s presentation.

    Click the image for the October Meeting Recording (sorry for the bad video at the start – it gets better when Tim starts)

    [Here’s the recording.]

    References:

    Contest University (recorded presentations): https://www.contestuniversity.com/

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 Chawed Rag – October 2022
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for October 2022 (it’s still October, right?). We’ve got more on Show & Tell night, QRP “Foxhunting” on HF, the History of the RWK Repeater, an inspiring story of a new ham (and RWK member!), Chris White builds a “brick” for his QRP KX3, KG5P shows us a Pico W, lots of coming events, and so much more. Hope you enjoy! – KD4C
  • The Chawed Rag – September 2022
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for September 2022. We’ve got POTA pics, repeater maintenance, a $1000 shack challenge, a $70 SDR kit, siren test monitoring, upcoming events, 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

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