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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, digital voice and data communications, and ARES.  Some build and experiment with radios and computers.  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 President’s Message – Week of 7/15/24

Good Monday ! It is a great Monday! I attended a Ray’s game yesterday, I thought it would be in the Center Field area due

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LWRA President’s Message – Week of 7/08/24

Good Monday Morning! If you haven’t noticed IT’S SUMMER (HOT)! I just returned from the mountains Hendersonville NC. One morning it was 62, by noon

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LWRA President’s Message – Week of 7/01/24

Good Monday Morning! Welcome to the 2024 Hurricane Season. As you can already see, NOW is the time to get ALL of the preparations made

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LWRA REPEATERS

Information:

  • 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

Status (Since 11/20/23):

  • 147.330 MHz:  ONLINE – Motorola Commercial Repeater – Antenna Position inverted and slightly lower – Since 11/20/23.

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

  • 442.425 MHz:  ONLINE – Yaesu DR2X repeater – running in Automatic Mode Selection – Since 9/26/23.


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 August 8, 2024 – 1900 EST –  Lake Wales Fire DepartmentStation #1 – 253 W. Central Av., Lake Wales.
LWRA NEXT QRP AND TAILGATE TECH:  Saturday July 27, 2024. – Fort Meade Outdoor Recreational Area – 1639 Frostproof Hwy., Fort Meade – just east of the Peace River on US98.
LWRA MONTHLY VOLUNTEER EXAM SESSION:  Saturday August 3, 2024 – 0900 EST – Temporay Location for June and July 2024:  Winter Haven F&AM Masonic Lodge Nos. 186; 3596 Recker Highway; Winter Haven, FL 33880.
 

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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