WHO ARE THE LAKE WALES RADIO AMATEURS ?
The LWRA (Lake Wales Radio Amateurs) was founded in 1974 by local Hams and has over 60 active members on the roster. We are an ARRL Special Service Club. We are the leaders in our Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities.
The group is made up of folks from all walks of life with one common interest: Amateur Radio. Our membership consists of year round local residents and “Snow Birds”. Our activities include local chatter on our repeaters, family picnics, QRP (Low Transmitter Power operating), DX (Long Distance) chasing, contesting, ARES, and digital voice and data communications. We encourage anyone with an interest in two-way communications, electronics, computers, or just a desire to learn something new to please contact us or drop in on one of our meetings or picnics. Our Monthly meetings are open to both Ham’s and the general public. Please feel free to stop by and visit.
LWRA REPEATER INFORMATION – K4LKW/R
- 147.330 MHz – PL 127.3 Hz. – Located near Lake Wales Senior High School – Lake Wales
- 442.425 MHz – PL 127.3 Hz – Located on the City of Dundee Water Tower – Dundee
LWRA REPEATER STATUS (AS OF 1300 EDT 11/13/19):
147.330 MHz – OPERATIONAL – VERTEX STANDARD VX7000
147.330 MHz ECHOLINK NODE – OFFLINE
442.425 MHz – OPERATIONAL – YAESU DR2X – AMS Mode (Analog or Fusion)
UPCOMING LWRA CLUB EVENTS
LWRA NEXT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Thursday February 13, 2020 – 1900: Lake Wales Fire Department – Station 1 – 253 W Central Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853
LWRA NEXT QRP EXPEDITION: Saturday January 25, 2020 – 0900-1300: Crystal Lake Park – Lake Wales, FL 33853
LWRA MONTHLY VOLUNTEER EXAM SESSION: Saturday February 1st, 2020 – 0900: American Red Cross Polk County Chapter – 147 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881.
LWRA VOLUNTEER EXAM INFORMATION
The Lake Wales Radio Amateurs offer FREE Volunteer Licensing Exams with the Laurel VEC. .These test sessions are offered free on the 1st Saturday of every month at the American Red Cross, Polk County Chapter in downtown Winter Haven. Registration is free. The deadline for registration is by 6:00 P.M., on the Thursday before exam day.
Please click on the License Exam tab in the menu at the top of the page for more information and how to register for an exam session.
CONTACTING THE LAKE WALES RADIO AMATEURS
Note: For the VE Exam Contact Form please click here for the VE Exam Registration Form