RWK Launches You Tube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5zn1Qpfr07vnMOJ2MxltPw
Thanks to incoming secretary, Vince Martin / N5ATM, for shooting video of our November 2015 meeting and for setting up the RWK You Tube Channel for posting RWK meetings and video's of interest to the membership. Check back often as we add exciting ham related videos to the RWK page on You Tube.
RWK Launches Face Book Page - https://www.facebook.com/k5rwk
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Elmer Mentoring sessions by the Richardson Wireless Klub
The "Elmer" Mentoring Roundtable, to provide guidance to newly-licensed hams and those interested in learning more about amateur radio. The informal sessions allow attendees to pose questions to seasoned operators who have plenty of experience and expertise in amateur radio equipment and on-the-air operations. The next mentoring roundtable takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M., just ahead of our regular monthly meeting.
2015 ARRL FIELD DAY RETURNS JUNE 27-28, 2015!
K5RWK again set up at the Pavilion in Cottonwood Park, Richardson. We demonstrated how a portable ham radio station operates using a gas generator for electric power, simulating an emergency where no normal source of electric power is available. FIELD DAY lasts from noon on Saturday through the night until noon on Sunday! Members of the Richardson Wireless Klub operate the station continuously for the 24-hour period, making contacts with other amateur radio stations across North America and the world.
Mayor Paul Voelker presented the City's official proclamation, naming the last week in June as Amateur Radio Week in Richardson, and commending K5RWK for the Klub's volunteer support of the City's emergency preparedness programs.
Please check out the Richardson News article, July 2015 listed below for more details.
2014 ARRL FIELD DAY RESULTS
K5RWK Richardson Wireless Klub places 3rd in NTX Section, category 1A
The Richardson Wireless Klub captured third place in ARRL's NTX Section in the 1A category with a total of 1,754 points! Our number of QSOs and total points earned increased over the prior year.One big reason for our improved numbers was an increase in the number of CW QSOs logged by Carl Solomon and Jon Suehiro.
Points and rankings are interesting, but our overarching philosophy is to have fun and to effectively demonstrate ham radio's capabilities to the general public.
Category 1 consists of stations using less than 150 Watts and a single operating position. Category A consists of portable stations with three or more participants.
The portable K5RWK station operated on emergency power generated by portable generators from Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas. Thirty-three members participated in the twenty-four hour event. Numerous guests visited our portable operation and went away with a positive understanding of ham radio's community contributions. A staff writer from Richardson Today stopped by to see K5RWK in action.