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.
The following information is from John Thacker KU8Q, VE team leader for the LWRA VE team: All scheduled VE exams have been cancelled through December
The following announcement was made by Thomas Ryan K4KH, LWRA Club President, on the LWRA Net on 4/21/20: The LWRA Weekly Net on Tuesday 4/28/20
LWRA Members, Do to great work of KB4FHP and W4VCO climbers and a few other hams the VHF 147.330 has been swapped out with our
John Thacker KU8Q, the LWRA VE team leader, announced yesterday that all LWRA Volunteer Exams have been cancelled until further notice due to the required
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 WEEKLY NET: Updated 4/28/20 – Every Tuesday at 1930 – K4LKW VHF Repeater – 147.330 MHz, PL. 127.3 Hz. Note: If repeater is down or unavailable net will be held on the K4LKW UHF Repeater – 442.425 MHz, PL. 127.3 Hz.
LWRA NEXT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Monthly membership meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions. Stay tuned to the club website, the weekly LWRA club net, or the membership email list for future announcements about “on the air” meetings or the re-start of monthly membership meetings.
LWRA NEXT QRP EXPEDITION: LWRA Monthly QRP Expeditions have been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 precautions.
LWRA MONTHLY VOLUNTEER EXAM SESSION: Update 7/24/20 – All LWRA VE test sessions have been cancelled through December 2020 and until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions.
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