- Upcoming K5PRK Events - There are a number of upcoming events you might want to put on your calendars: 17 February - Water Tower Climb 28 April - 2018 Mentorfest 5 - 6 May - MS Round Up Ride 19 May - Walk to Cure Arthritis 8 - 10 - June Hamcom 16 June - Collin Classic 23 - 24 June - Field Day Tony W5ADC
- Winter Field Day Results 2018 - I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to support our joint WFD effort! Special thanks to Ted, KF5POV, Lucas Fire Chief, for allowing us to use his fantastic facility. This proved to be a very balanced effort and the final tally showed that we made the following: SSB QSO's - 120 CW QSO's - 132 Dig QSO's - 114 Total QSO's - 366 With all of the bonus points, our final score was 11,568 and our log has been submitted This was a great joint effort and I hope everyone who came out had ... More
- PARK Winter Field Day Tomorrow Jan 27th! - Winter Field Day is just about here! The event will be held at the Lucas Fire Department training room. Setup will start about 10am Saturday morning and the event starts at 1pm. We plan to operate until at least 9pm and possibly later depending on band conditions. We will plan to start up again at 8am Sunday morning and operate until the end of the event at 1pm. Teardown will begin at 1pm. Pizzas will be provided for dinner Saturday evening and everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert. We will have bottled water, but if you ... More
What is Amateur Radio?Amateur Radio (or Ham Radio) is both a hobby and service centered around communicating with a variety of people using a variety of radio equipment. Here is a great introductory article on the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) website
Get your Ham licence!PARK provides VE testing for all three classes of Amateur Radio licences. Please visit here for more info on when and where PARK provides VE testing. If you'd like to learn what it takes to pass the exam, There are a number of useful resources for study here.
During times of civil emergency and natural disaster Hams often play a key role in establishing and maintaining various methods of communications when traditional methods have failed or have become impractical to use. Hams also pass traffic and coordinate with local, state, and federal officials to help manage emergency situations....
Training and Continuing Education
Both the beginner, and the seasoned amateur radio operator, will have the opportunity to learn, and to share their knowledge and skills with others through the Plano Amateur Radio Klub. A guest speaker presents a new topic at each monthly meeting. The topics are broad, but all have a practical...
North Texas is very active with community and charity events. These events include hundreds or even thousands of participants, and are often spread over a wide geographical area. By nature, this requires efficient point to multipoint communications that make cellular an impractical communications solution. This offers an opportunity for amateur...
The Plano Amateur Radio Klub supports educational projects and promotes the hobby of amateur radio. Although the club is based in Plano, we are active in all of Collin County, and much of North Texas as well. We encourage and facilitate as much participation as possible in the many facets of this hobby. Our goal is to provide resources to both the amateur radio community, as well as the communities we live in, and around, through increased knowledge and public service.