- PARK General Meeting March 19th 7:00 pm - The PARK meeting will be held on Monday March 19th. 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 will be Tony W5ADC. He will be presenting "A HF Transceiver for $119". The meeting will begin at 7 pm and the VE testing at 6 pm. Tony W5ADC
- PARK Field Day Antenna Build - We will be meeting at the Russell Creek Park Pavilion to start the antenna build and test process and discuss antenna placement and type. The meeting will start at 1:30 pm. We should finish by 3:00 pm. We will start with building the 80m/10m dipole. We will need to ultimately build three of these. Thanks, Tony W5ADC
- PARK General Meeting February 19th 7:00 pm - The PARK meeting will be held on Monday February 19th. 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 will be Tim K5TCJ. He will be presenting "FT8 – The Greatest Thing since sliced bread …or the death of Ham radio as we know it!". We will also be having a meeting at 6 pm to discuss the antenna placement and digital operation at Field Day. The meeting will begin at 7 pm and the VE testing at 6 pm. Tony W5ADC
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.