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 Lake Wales Radio Amateurs Meeting for the month of January will be held on Thursday March 11, 2021 at 1900 Eastern Time via Zoom.
The Lake Wales Radio Amateurs Meeting for the month of January will be held on Thursday February 11, 2021 at 1900 Eastern Time via Zoom.
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. Immediately following the conclusion of the net, there will be an informal ragchew on the K4LKW VHF Repeater on 147.330 MHz to test the range and functionality of the repeater.
LWRA NEXT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Thursday March 11, 2021 – 1900 – Meeting to be held via Zoom – For Zoom meeting info please see the post – LWRA March Meeting – 3/11/21.
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: Saturday March 27th, 2021 – 0900 through 1200: Location to be announced.
LWRA MONTHLY VOLUNTEER EXAM SESSION: Update 12/24/20 – All LWRA VE test sessions have been cancelled 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