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 2023 Meeting – In Person and Zoom
IN PERSON MEETING INFORMATION DATE: Thursday May 11, 2023 TIME: 1900 EDT in Person – 1915 EDT Zoom LOCATION: Lake Wales Fire Department – StationPosted in News Comments Off on LWRA May 2023 Meeting – In Person and Zoom
LWRA April 2023 Meeting – In Person and Zoom
IN PERSON MEETING INFORMATION DATE: Thursday April, 2023 TIME: 1900 EST LOCATION: Lake Wales Fire Department – Station #1 – 253 W. Central Av., LakePosted in News Comments Off on LWRA April 2023 Meeting – In Person and Zoom
QRP AND TAILGATE TECH – MARCH 2023 – ADDITIONAL INFO
For those attending the QRP and Tailgate Tech on Saturday March 25, 2023, listed below is the map of Mary Holland Park and where PavilionPosted in News Comments Off on QRP AND TAILGATE TECH – MARCH 2023 – ADDITIONAL INFO
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 4/01/23):
147.330 MHz: ONLINE – Relocated back to Lake Wales – As of 9/15/22.
147.330 MHz: ECHOLINK NODE: OFFLINE – New location for operation to be determined.
442.425 MHz: ONLINE – VERTEX STANDARD VX7000 – Analog only.
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 June 8, 2023 – 1900 – Lake Wales Fire Department – Station #1 – 253 W. Central Av., Lake Wales. Special Guest Dan Gagnon WZ1P to do a presentation on DX operation portable. For meeting and Zoom meeting info: To Be Announced.
LWRA NEXT QRP AND TAILGATE TECH: Cancelled for the month of May and June. Next date to be announced as soon as it is determined.
LWRA MONTHLY VOLUNTEER EXAM SESSION: Saturday June 3, 2023 – 0900 – American Red Cross – 147 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven. Registration in advance is required.
ARRL FIELD DAY: Saturday June 24, 2023 and Sunday June 25, 2023: The Lake Wales Radio Amateurs will be joining the Lakeland Amateur Radio Club for ARRL Field Day. The Lakeland Amateur Radio Club will be hosting ARRL Field Day operations once again at the Kathleen Historical Society located at 8950 N Campbell Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810
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