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 networks and capabilities.

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 1957 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


  • QRV Tech – July 2024 – The Versatile Quansheng UV-K5(8)
    Our July 2024 QRV Tech program will be a discussion and demonstration of the popular Quansheng UV-K5(8) HT. This $20 HT has caused a stir in the ham community because of one critical reason – it’s reprogrammable! Unlike the ubiquitous Baofengs, this radio has firmware in flashable memory, which has led to several developers creating different “improvement” variations of the radio firmware that add many unexpected capabilities: expanded frequency coverage, SSB/AM, Spectrum Scope, Spectrum Scan, Scan Groups, just to name a few. There are also many UI variations that add useful information to the display, such as real-time RSSI (very…
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Latest RWK General Meeting Announcement & Recording

  • General Meeting – July 2024 – Katherine’s Radio Adventures

    Please join RWK on Monday July 8th for our General Meeting. 

    Our July RWK Meeting will be on “Katherine’s Radio Adventures”. Our own (and newly-elected President of the Texas A&M Radio Club W5AC) Katherine KT5KMF has been on some interesting school-related radio adventures in the last couple of years. She will be on hand to tell us about them (and show lots of pictures), but I don’t think she’s gotten a penguin on the radio (yet).

    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!  If you have radio questions, please be sure and stop by our Radio Operating position – we’ll try to show you some new things and help you get answers.  At 7pm we will begin our main program. 

    As usual, the meeting will be In-Person and the main program will be 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 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.

    We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

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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 Main Program starts at 7:00 PM

    Join Zoom Meeting

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

    Meeting ID: 947 3774 0567
    Passcode: 081381

  • General Meeting – June 2024 – RWK Field Day Past & Present

    Please join RWK on Monday June 10th for our General Meeting. 

    Our June RWK Meeting will be on “RWK Field Day – Past and Present”. We’ll share some of the history of RWK’s past history with Field Day going back to the 1970s, what Field Day was back then and how it has evolved over time, and we’ll go over the current rules and what RWK will be doing this year.

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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 – April 2024
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for April 2024. We’ve got a huge solar storm, what’s to become of MFJ, more on the hackable Quansheng UV-K5(8) HT, RWK Newest Hangout, Tracking the Skies Overhead, an update from W5RLP, the usual upcoming events and news and so much more. Hope you enjoy! – KD4C
  • The Chawed Rag – March 2024
    Here’s The Chawed Rag for March 2024. We’ve got a potential Baofeng killer, FCC changes, upcoming hamfests, rebuilding the K5UTD antennas, spring antenna maintenance, the usual 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 + Multi-Mode Digital
Multi-Mode (FM, DMR, D-Star, M17, P25)
444.725 (+5MHz, DCS624 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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Support RWK:

We are members of Kroger Community Rewards, so if you shop at Kroger, we can get $! Here is how to sign up.

Get Your Ham Radio License!

Take your Ham Radio License Exam with the RWK VE Team

Info on how to study and pass your Ham Test


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Note: HamNation has moved to HRCC on YouTube. Ep 484 is the last on TWiT.

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