Each Wednesday at 7 PM, hams from White Rock Lake neighborhoods and surrounding areas check in to our simplex net, which is now approaching its three year anniversary. “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 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.
Hi all! Field Day weekend is coming up fast.. are you ready?
– Welcome to our newest member, Gail, KI5NMY from University Terrace. With this neighborhood addition, we now have 18 neighborhoods represented on our roster. FYI, Little Forest Hills still leads with 7 members, but Lakewood is a close second at 6.
– Dallas CERT Zone 2 will be hosting a Field Day setup in the parking lot of the White Rock United Methodist Church Saturday June 26 from 2 to 7 PM. Many of our members are also active in CERT and all WRLARC members are invited to stop by and say hi. The location is at Old Gate Lane and Diceman Drive in Little Forest Hills. Learn more about Field Day
– Join us for a our weekly simplex net at 7 PM tomorrow 6/23. David, KG5VSR from Old Lake Highlands will be our net control.
– Last week’s net saw our first Maritime Mobile check in, as Dave, K5YR was on the lake in a kayak during net check in time!
– And don’t forget to keep a radio on White Rock Simplex 147.52 MHz during Field Day… let’s keep in touch.
– 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