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
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.
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)
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
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
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!