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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.


LATEST LWRA BLOG POSTS

LWRA January 2022 Meeting – In Person and Zoom

DATE:  Thursday January 13th, 2022 TIME:  1900 EDT MEETING NOTE:  This meeting will be the first meeting back at the Lake Wales Fire Department – Station

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LWRA December 2021 Meeting – In Person and Zoom

DATE:  Thursday December 9th, 2021 TIME:  1900 EDT MEETING NOTE:  The December meeting is LWRA elections so please try and attend via the method of

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LWRA November 2021 Meeting – In Person and Zoom

DATE:  Thursday November 11, 2021 TIME:  1900 EDT MEETING NOTE:  This meeting will include nominations for the 2022 LWRA Officer slate. PROGRAM (Following Business Meeting): 

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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 1700 EST 1/20/21):

  • 147.330 MHz:  ONLINE – Temporary site at Bartow to assist with troubleshooting. – As of 1/20/21 at 1700 EST.

  • 147.330 MHz:  ECHOLINK NODE: OFFLINE – New location for operation to be determined.

  • 442.425 MHz:  OPERATIONAL – YAESU DR2X – AMS Mode (Analog or Fusion)


UPCOMING LWRA CLUB EVENTS

LWRA WEEKLY NET:  Every Tuesday at 1930 – K4LKW UHF Repeater – 442.425 MHz, PL. 127.3 Hz.  
LWRA WEEKLY RAGCHEW NET:  Every Tuesday at 1945 or immediately following the conclusion of the LWRA Weekly Net – K4LKW VHF Repeater – 147.330 MHz, PL 127.3 Hz.
LWRA NEXT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Thursday February 10th, 2022 – 1900:  Lake Wales Fire Department – Station 1 – 253 W Central Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853 – In Person/Zoom hybrid meeting.  Starting with this meeting we will be returning to meeting at the Lake Wales Fire Department.  Zoom meeting info will be posted as soon as it become available.
LWRA NEXT QRP EXPEDITION – FIELD DAY EDITION:  Saturday January 29th, 2022 – 0900 through 1200:  Mary Holland Park, 2015 Shumate Dr, Bartow, FL 33830.
LWRA MONTHLY VOLUNTEER EXAM SESSION:  Saturday February 5th, 2022 – 0900 – American Red Cross – 147 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven.  Pre-registration required.

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

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