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 RWK publishes a monthly on-line newsletter, "The Chawed Rag," for members and others interested in the Klub's activities. You will find our newsletter archive under RWK Documents on this website. The newsletters include a list of officers and directors and their telephone numbers. Click the button below to see recent newsletters, including this month's latest here:



Why “The Chawed Rag?”

Ham radio operators love to talk! In addition to the potential emergency communications services or special event communications provided to their communities, hams enjoy chatting with fellow hams on the air. Hams exchange information about their locations, radio equipment they use, antennas, tuners, etc.

Additionally, hams often discuss the weather and exchange personal and family information. With regular communications, they develop on-the-air friendships. Such discussions are characterized as “chewing the rag” with a friend or several friends over a network or a roundtable. That is the origin of this newsletter’s strange name.

Rag chewing with fellow hams is something that you must experience to appreciate. Ham radio is fun!  Nothing beats a nice roundtable discussion on the repeater or on 3.890 AM if you have HF and 100 watts of carrier. If you want to explore amateur radio, contact one of our board members and join us at one of our monthly meetings. Our monthly meetings are free to all. You are always license required. Just keep any political or religious discussions for off line!

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