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.
- General Meeting – July 2021 – City of Richardson Network “Not your Daddy’s Network”
General Meeting – July 2021 – City of Richardson Network “Not your Daddy’s Network”
As previously announced (unless you don’t read your RWK email), the meeting will be In-Person at the church and simulcast on Zoom. Please read below for specifics if you want to attend In-Person.
General Meeting Monday July 12th – 7pm – City of Richardson Network – “Not your Daddy’s Network”
This month’s program is from our own Kevin Sims KD5YVL. Kevin is in charge of Special Projects for the City of Richardson IT Dept. and is responsible for the City’s radio systems and their digital network. Kevin always has a funny story or two about the fun parts of his job and you will learn how the City has one of the best networks of a city of its size.
If you are meeting in person, Please bring and wear your Klub nametag. If you are a new member and haven’t gotten one yet, please see Michael at the check-in table. If you have lost yours or have changed your call and want a new one, replacements are only $10. We have had a bunch of new members since we quit meeting in person last year, so it’s important for everyone to wear your nametag and introduce yourself to people that you haven’t met yet. The RWK has a reputation as a friendly club and I want us to live up to that!
We know that many of you are happy to be meeting in-person again and we look forward to having you there! If you don’t want to attend in person, we will still have the Zoom option so you can see and hear all the action. It will be more of a regular meeting format so you can see and talk to your fellow zoom attendees prior to the meeting. If you attend on Zoom, please know that you will be able to see and hear the other zoom attendees, but those of us at the church will not be able to hear you. If you have questions, you can use the Zoom Chat function and we will try to answer them.
If you want to attend via Zoom, here’s the link:
Meeting ID: 825 8259 3779
And since RWK monthly general meetings are open to all, please feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested.
Social Hour + Beau’s Korner Mentoring/Roundtable – 6pm
Please join us for the Beau’s Korner Mentoring/Roundtable session at 6pm before the meeting. Bring your questions and we’ll do our best to get you answers. If you’re not coming in person and still have questions, please show up for our RWK Tuesday Night on Zoom on the 3rd Tuesday night.
A Note on Specifics for Meeting In-Person:
I want to stress the following: We cannot (and will not) require “proof” of you having been vaccinated to attend in person. However, we heavily encourage it, for your sake and for the sake of your fellow club members. We hope that you will respect your fellow members, some of which may have health issues, and not put them at unnecessary risk. For those of you that do have health issues, please realize that we cannot guarantee that the meeting will be risk-free. You must be the best judge of whether you choose to attend in person, or stay home and attend via Zoom. We’re happy to give you the choice, but you must decide what is best for you.
The church kitchen is still not open so we will not have the normal coffee and cookies. However, you may bring your own.
Masks are not required but you may wear one if you want. Sanitizers will be available at the door, and the chairs will be set up with some separation.
If you have any additional questions about meeting in person, please send me a direct message (remember the $5 fine for reply to the list!) We look forward to “seeing” you on Monday, either live or via zoom!
- General Meeting – June 2021 – High Altitude Ballooning with Amateur Radio
General Meeting – June 2021 – High Altitude Ballooning with Amateur Radio
This month’s program is from our own Doug Kilgore KD5OUG. Doug will provide a pictorial look at past high altitude balloon flights over North Texas containing Amateur radio…and maybe a challenge for the future. We will also have an update on Field Day and other current RWK activities.
Meeting video coming soon – delayed due to technical difficulties.
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
- Weekend Foxhunt on July 31, 2021 9:00 am
- Meeting On The Air on August 2, 2021 7:30 pm
- Richardson Siren Test on August 4, 2021 11:55 am
- RWK Hungry Hams Lunch on August 4, 2021 12:00 pm
- Ham License Testing – Remote on August 4, 2021 6:00 pm
- Board of Directors Meeting on August 5, 2021 6:00 pm
- Online Ham Lunch Bunch on August 6, 2021 12:00 pm
Join or Renew Your RWK Membership
It’s Quick and Easy and only $15/yr! You won’t find a friendlier bunch or a better value!
Support Your Klub Through AmazonSmile
Set up AmazonSmile and the Klub will receive a small percentage of your Amazon purchases.
Become a Ham!
Current Propagation and Solar Conditions
- Feld Hell Sprint
0000Z-2359Z, Jul 31
- Russian WW MultiMode Contest
1200Z, Jul 31 to 1159Z, Aug 1
- WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone
1400Z-1800Z, Jul 31
- Missouri QSO Party
1400Z, Jul 31 to 0400Z, Aug 1 and 1400Z-2000Z, Aug 1
- SARL HF Phone Contest
1400Z-1700Z, Aug 1
Note: HamNation has moved to HRCC on YouTube. Ep 484 is the last on TWiT.
Latest ARRL News:
Join the ARRL, the national organization for Ham Radio