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“Wires in the Park” Spring Event March 25

NOTE: date changed from March 18 to March 25 due to COLD weather!

Dave K5YR has created an innovative concept called “Wires in the Park” and is hosting our third WRLARC event at Dreyfuss Point at White Rock Lake on Saturday March 25, 2023.

Prior WITP held at White Rock Lake and the Spring Creek Forest Preserve were a lot of fun and this one could be even better. Activities will include a demonstration of simple antenna techniques, QSOs with other clubs in the North Texas area, a demonstration of Radio Fox Hunting and more.

For a full list of activities, visit the Wires in the Park website, witp.info 

Winter Field Day 2023!

The weather was great and the radio band conditions were good too! During five hours of operating, members made 100 radio contacts across the country and even stretched a signal across the Pacific Ocean.

Many thanks to Dave K5YR and David KG5VSR for co-chairing this event, to the many members that helped set up and take down, and to everyone that stopped by.

Radio Comms for Native Plants and Prairies Day

The WRLARC provided communications support for the Native Plants and Prairies Day held at the White Rock Lake Bath House Cultural Center on Saturday May 7, 2022.

Radio operations were held on VHF simplex, 147.52 MHz. Since all support was within 1/2 mile of the Bath House, 5 watt HTs worked great for portable operations. An Event Operations Center (EOC) was established in front of the Bath House building using a 10 watt transceiver and vertical antenna. Club members provided shadow comms and rovers for the staff that managed the event.

Thanks to all the club members that participated!

A Successful First Meeting

White Rock Hams held their first lunch meeting on Wednesday September 18, 2019 at Verona’s Italian Restaurant on Garland Road. In attendance were:

  • Rich, N5CSU (organizer)
  • Randy, W5WXY
  • Robinson, KG5UVN
  • Patrick, KM5L
  • Jon, KF5LXP
  • Gus, W5GUS

Lake area neighborhoods represented at the meeting included Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills, Lakewood, Casa Linda Forest and Casa Linda. Ham radio experience ranged from brand new ham to 50+ years as an amateur.

In addition to those present, seven additional hams had expressed interest in the group but were not able to attend.

We began with introductions all around, then discussed and agreed with the draft mission and goals.

We all agreed that anyone interested in ham radio should be invited to participate, and that we could serve as mentors to new and prospective hams.

We spent the rest of the hour talking about possible fun projects and how to involve more folks in the group.

We discussed future meetings; for now, we will stick with every other Wednesday. Our next lunch meeting will be Wednesday October 2 at 1130 at Verona’s. We may rotate to other area restaurants as time goes on.

We will also plan an early evening meeting soon to accommodate those that cannot attend a lunch meeting.

We all agreed that this had been a great first meeting and wanted to see this continue and grow!