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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 May 2022 Meeting – In Person and Zoom – Special Meeting Location

DATE: Thursday May 12th, 2022 TIME: 1900 EDT IN PERSON MEETING INFORMATION This special meeting will be held at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center

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LWRA April 2022 Meeting – In Person and Zoom

DATE:  Thursday April 14th, 2022 TIME:  1900 EDT IN PERSON MEETING INFORMATION The meeting will be held at Lake Wales Fire Department – Station 1

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LWRA February 2022 Meeting – In Person and Zoom

DATE:  Thursday February 10th, 2022 TIME:  1900 EDT IN PERSON MEETING INFORMATION The meeting will be held at Lake Wales Fire Department – Station 1

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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 May 12th, 2022 – 1900: Special Meeting location – Polk County Emergency Operations Center – 1890 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880.  Polk County Emergency Management Director Paul Womble K4FB will be doing a presentation on Emergency Management and a tour of the EOC will be available.  In Person/Zoom hybrid meeting.  Zoom meeting info and specific program information: http://lwra.us/news/2022/05/12/lwra-may-2022-meeting-in-person-and-zoom-special-meeting-location/.
LWRA NEXT QRP EXPEDITION:   Saturday May 28th, 2022 – 0900 through 1200: Lake Rosalie Park and Campground – 2925 Rosalie Lake Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898.  – QRP Flyer.
LWRA MONTHLY VOLUNTEER EXAM SESSION:  Saturday June 4th, 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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