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.
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.
- 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.
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
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
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
Upcoming RWK Events
- Weekend Foxhunt on December 3, 2022 9:00 am
- Meeting On The Air (147.12 Repeater) on December 5, 2022 7:30 pm
- Richardson OW Siren Test on December 7, 2022 11:55 am
- RWK Hungry Hams Lunch on December 7, 2022 12:00 pm
- Ham License Testing – Remote on December 8, 2022 6:00 pm
- Online Ham Lunch Bunch on December 9, 2022 12:00 pm
- ARRL 10 Meter Contest on December 9, 2022 8:00 pm
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Current Propagation and Solar Conditions
- ARRL 160-Meter Contest
2200Z, Dec 2 to 1600Z, Dec 4
- Kalbar Contest
0000Z, Dec 3 to 2359Z, Dec 4
- UFT Meeting
0500Z-0800Z, Dec 3 and 1500Z-1800Z, Dec 3 and 0700Z-1000Z, Dec 4
- Wake-Up! QRP Sprint
0600Z-0629Z, Dec 3 and 0630Z-0659Z, Dec 3 and 0700Z-0729Z, Dec 3 and 0730Z-0800Z, Dec 3
- PRO CW Contest
1200Z, Dec 3 to 1159Z, Dec 4
Note: HamNation has moved to HRCC on YouTube. Ep 484 is the last on TWiT.
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