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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 

White Rock Simplex Nets Continue

Each Wednesday at 7 PM, hams from White Rock Lake neighborhoods and throughout the Metroplex check in to our simplex net. “Simplex” means there is no repeater used to boost a ham’s signal across the city; each signal has to “stand on its own.” Since some members use low powered hand held transceivers whose signals may not reach all participants, net members are encouraged to relay in the callsigns of any weak signals.

All D/FW area hams are welcome to check in via radio. If outside of the Dallas area, hams can also check in to the net via Echolink at WA5WRL-L.

Club News July 21, 2020

– Join us Wednesday July 22 at 7 PM for our weekly simplex net on 147.52 MHz. Melissa, KI5GRH, will be our net control station, and I’m sure she will keep us interested.

– Welcome to our newest member, Scott, KB5UZB, who joins us from the North Stonewall Terrace neighborhood (north of Mockingbird, west of Skillman). That brings our roster up to 29!

– DX Engineering will be hosting a free Virtual Hamfest and DX Academy, with sessions all day this Saturday July 25. More info at https://www.dxengineering.com/techarticles/dxepressreleases/mark-your-calendars-for-the-dxe-virtual-hamfest-and-dx-academy-in-july?ibanner=DXEHPB2007002

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!