- PARK January General Meeting and VE Session - The PARK meeting will be held on Monday January 15th. The location at the First Methodist Church of Plano. It is located at 3160 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano,TX. We will be meeting in the large reception area. Our speaker at the P.A.R.K. meeting next Monday, 15 Jan., is currently the Executive Director for two BEST Robotics not for profits -- Collin County (CoCo) BEST, the hub that hosts the local competition for Collin and surrounding counties, and BEST of Texas Robotics, which hosts the annual University Interscholastic League (UIL) Robotics State Championship -- BEST Division. At CoCoBEST last October, Michael Payne, K5MFP took photos, ... More
- Winter Field Day 2018 - Winter Field Day is approaching. This year the event iw January 27 - 28. We will be partnering with the Lucas Club and Fire Department. All are invited to attend. As in past years we will be operating from the Lucas Fire Department Training Room. There will be three stations to operate as much of the 24 hour event as possible. We will have one station dedicated to digital modes, primarily PSK-31, one dedicated station for SSB and one that will be primarily SSB, but will have the ability to switch to CW or RTTY if anyone wishes to operate ... More
- Christmas Meals on Wheels Communications Support Dec 25th - Greetings Everyone, Thanks for volunteering this year for Thanksgiving Vising Nurses Association Meals on wheels this year will be using the XO buildings parking lot which is 1 block West of the VNA building. It will be at the corner of W Mockingbird Ln and Brookview.Ln. Parking will mainly be over at the Wells Fargo parking Garage We will use 146.42 simplex this yr. There will be around 370 routes again this yr. Plan on being at the the site around 0730 and we should be done I hope around the usual time of 10 or 1015 time frame. Make sure 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.