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 – 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!
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!
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.
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.
- General Meeting – August 2020 – Amateur Satellites
General Meeting – August 2020 – Amateur Satellites
This month’s presentation will be delivered by Tom Schuessler, N5YHP. Tom is an active member of both AMSAT and the North Texas ham community, and will be presenting on working amateur satellites. Whether you have experience in the area, or are just curious to learn more about this corner of the hobby, this promises to be another excellent presentation.
Here’s a link to the recorded Zoom presentation.
Tom has shared many of the documents that he references in his presentation with us. They are available to download from this link.
Tom was also a presenter at the 2020 Virtual Ham Expo where he gave a presentation. He has shared that recording with us as well.
- General Meeting – July 2020 – Balloon Launches
General Meeting – July 2020 – Balloon Launches
This month’s presentation was delivered by Andy MacAllister, W5ACM, an avid member of the South Texas Balloon Launch team. Andy is also extremely active in the Houston area ham community. If you’ve participated in balloon launches before, or are curious to learn more about the intersection of amateur radio and balloon launches, this is definitely the presentation for you! We will also be providing a quick recap of RWK’s Field Day 2020.
The meeting will again take place as a Zoom webinar. Similar to past virtual club meetings, in order to attend at 7pm on July 13th you will need to register in advance (see below) using your name, email address and call sign.
If the above video doesn’t work for you, you may view the video from the Presentation Archives
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.