General Meetings

The General meetings occur on the second Monday each month at the St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson. The meeting officially starts at 7:00pm but there is a mentoring round table ready to go by 6:00pm.

  • General Meeting – January 2021 – Special Yearend Wrapup

    General Meeting – January 2021 – Special Yearend Wrapup

    The format this month will include a review of 2020 club activities and projects, the Bruene Award presentation, introductions to 2021 club leadership, and a short presentation from our very own Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB (topic TBA). We will also be drawing for some terrific prizes!

    Click the image to view the recording of the January General Meeting

    View the recording of the January General Meeting

    Since RWK monthly general meetings are open to all, please feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested in experiencing one of our meetings.

    Congrats to the following winners of tonight’s prizes:

    Grand Prize – ICOM ID-51A H/T with D-STAR – Mike Starnes, AA5WX
    Second Prize – Comet SBB5 Dual-Band Mobile Antenna – Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB
    Third Prize – Plantronics Blackwire 325 Headset – Mike Vinocur, W2HLD and Ken Hansen, N2VIP
    Fourth Prize – Custom Ham Desk Sign from Brady Pamplin, W5LH – Bill Reed, NX5R and Jay Crutti, K5JCJ
    Fifth Prize – Local Honey Combo Packs from Bryan Zumbar, KG5HDE – Robert Umpleby, AA5AH and Bob Coelln, KG5JL

    Shameless Club Member Promotion – Brady will custom print a Desk Sign for $10 for RWK Members in your choice of colors so contact Brady (brady_pamplin ‘at’ hotmail.com) if you want one of these unique and personalized signs.

  • General Meeting – December 2020 – NTx NTS Overview

    General Meeting – December 2020 – NTx NTS Overview

    This month’s talk will be delivered by Aaron Hulett, K8AMH.  Aaron is the Section Traffic Manager for the ARRL North Texas Section, and will be sharing his expertise in traffic handling and the National Traffic System in North Texas.  For those that are new to the hobby, this is a great chance to learn more about how you can get involved in a fun and important public service provided by hams.  And even if you’re an experienced traffic handler, it’s likely you’ll learn something new from Aaron’s presentation.

    Click the image to view the recording of the General Meeting

    View the recording of the December General Meeting

    We also presented and voted on the 2021 RWK Officers and discussed plans for next month’s Bruene Award and meeting in place of the normal January President’s Dinner.

    Since RWK monthly general meetings are open to all, please feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested in experiencing one of our meetings.

  • General Meeting – November 2020 – Annual “Show & Tell” Night

    General Meeting – November 2020 – Annual “Show & Tell” Night

    Following recent tradition, November’s meeting will be our annual “Show & Tell” night.  Presenters will take 5 to 10 minutes each to share more about a recent project or one of their areas of interest.  This is a fun and fascinating meeting every time we hold it – and this year promises to be no different!

    Click the image to view the recording of the General Meeting

    View the recording of the November General Meeting

    We had Show & Tell Presentations of the following subjects:

    • Dick K6RAH showed the benefits of using QRZ.com
    • Al KI5CAD showed his mobile mounting for his VHF radio
    • Chip KD4C showed his collection of Kenwood LMR radios for VHF/UHF ham usage
    • Bob KG5WRY showed his collection of Foxhunt gear

    Since RWK monthly general meetings are open to all, please feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested in experiencing one of our meetings.

  • General Meeting – October 2020 – New Life for a Crank-Up Tower

    General Meeting – October 2020 – New Life for a Crank-Up Tower


    This month’s presentation will be delivered by our own Roger Stierman, WA0VYU.  Roger is an experienced ham, and will be sharing the first in a multi-part presentation on his recent adventures refurbing a 35-foot crank-up tower.  If you have or have wanted to own a tower, or are interested in learning what goes into a project like this, you won’t want to miss this presentation!

    RWK - October 2020 Meeting
    Click to play the recording of the October 2020 General Meeting

    Click to watch the Zoom recording of the October 2020 General Meeting

    Since RWK monthly general meetings are open to all, please feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested in the topic or experiencing one of our meetings.

  • General Meeting – September 2020 – Broadcasting Past, Present, Future

    General Meeting – September 2020 – Broadcasting Past, Present, Future

    The recording for the September 14th RWK virtual general meeting is now available.

    Click to watch the Zoom recording of the September 2020 General Meeting

    This month’s presentation will be delivered by Wayne Pecena, N1WP.  Wayne is an incredibly accomplished professional broadcast engineer, and an active member of the Texas ham community, his presentation will cover:

    The Broadcast Engineer Today

    Commercial broadcasting is 100 years old this year. Today, the same AM standard still exists with all digital AM on the horizon. This presentation will provide a brief history of the evolution of broadcast technology and focus upon the technology today found in the radio or TV broadcast landscape. The impact of regulatory action can’t be ignored as well as the impact of competing technology such as the Internet.

Meeting Location

St. Barnabas Church
1220 West Belt Line Road
Richardson TX 75080

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Beau’s Korner Mentoring

Before the meetings (usually starting shortly after 6:00), we have informal sessions where you can pose questions to seasoned operators or “Elmers” who have plenty of experience and expertise in amateur radio equipment and on-the-air operations. Feel free to come by early and ask questions, or be an Elmer for somebody else.

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