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.
Latest RWK General Meeting Announcement & Recording
- General Meeting – September 2023 – EME Adventures on the Microwave Bands
Our September RWK Meeting should be an interesting one. We have Al Ward W5LUA from the North Texas Microwave Society (NTMS) presenting on EME Adventures on the Microwave Bands. For you new hams, EME stands for “Earth Moon Earth”. Yes, that means communicating using the Moon as a big reflector! In the old days, you would need a huge yard and massive antennas and power amplifiers to have an EME QSO. Now you can do it with modest sized antennas that can fit in a neighborhood backyard (and of course a bit of skill!). Al will show us how to get hooked on this rare mode!
Presentation Slides from Al Ward W5LUA (pdf)
- General Meeting – August 2023 – HF Noise Mitigation
Our guest speaker for the August meeting will be Mike Ritz W7VO. His talk this month will be HF Noise Mitigation. An educational seminar to help both new and experienced amateurs who are on HF and finding themselves plagued with noise. We’ll learn what “noise” is, about the various sources of noise, and how to mitigate those noises using a variety of techniques. This will be followed with a live “noise tracking” demonstration using a low cost AM receiver, and also a low cost SDR and loop antenna.
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.
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
- CQ WW DX Contest – RTTY on September 22, 2023 7:00 pm
- Weekend Foxhunt on September 23, 2023 9:00 am
- RWK POTA Event on September 23, 2023 10:00 am
- RWK Hungry Hams Lunch on September 27, 2023 12:00 pm
- Ham License Testing – Remote on September 28, 2023 6:00 pm
- Online Ham Lunch Bunch on September 29, 2023 12:00 pm
- Weekend Foxhunt on September 30, 2023 9:00 am
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Current Propagation and Solar Conditions
- Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest
0000Z-0100Z, Sep 21 and 0200Z-0300Z, Sep 22
- NCCC FT4 Sprint
0100Z-0130Z, Sep 22
- NCCC RTTY Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, Sep 22
- NCCC Sprint Ladder
0230Z-0300Z, Sep 22
- K1USN Slow Speed Test
2000Z-2100Z, Sep 22
Note: HamNation has moved to HRCC on YouTube. Ep 484 is the last on TWiT.
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