September 2, 2014

Headlines Now:

This Day in History : Michael Jackson earns his 12th and final solo #1 with “You Are Not Alone” -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: SMOKED STUFFED CHICKEN WITH RANCH VEGETABLES -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lake Wales Warrant Arrests Cause Stir -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Auburndale Police to host Coffee with a Cop on September 5, 2014 -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Winter Haven Police seek suspect in armed robbery. -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Top Stories of The Day: Russian Mechanized Assualt On Ukraine & More -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Suspect In Hit & Run Death of Eric Pope Still Free 6 Months After Accident -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

After 27 Years An Arrest Made In Brutal Stabbing Murder of Karen Watson -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Logging Truck Rolls Over In Haines City Blocking Hwy 27 -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER EARLY MORNING CRIME SPREE -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Blue Lobster Caught Off Maine Coast Gets New Home -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This Day in History – Lights, Camera, Baseball -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Legal Marijuana Grow House Coming To Lake Wales -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – KEY LIME CLOUD SQUARES -

Monday, August 25, 2014

Armed & Dangerous Attempted Murder Suspect Sought -

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lake Wales Grow House Busted Two Taken Into Custody -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun Friday – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Haines City Teen Killed In Crash Last Night -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Amazing Video of Lake Wales Man Saving Grandmother & 1 Yr Old -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kyle Williams Found Guilty In Death of Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Amateur Radio Club Picnic

What was the first “Social Network”? Facebook? Twitter? AOL chat rooms? If you answered with any of those you are incorrect. The answer is amateur radio (ham radio). Hams have been socializing globally for the better part of a century, yes, almost 100 years.

While cell phones, texting, IM and email may be the new standards of communications, they have one tremendous Achilles heel. Infrastructure!

Remember the 2004 hurricane season?

Unplug your phone line, take the battery out of your cell phone and disconnect your internet. Now get a message to a friend or relative thousands of miles away. Short of using the pony express you would be hard pressed to get that message thru, at least in any reasonable time frame. Solution? Amateur Radio.

Amateur Radio operators have been doing just that for many years. On 9/11 ham radio was there in support of the communications breakdown and overloaded systems in New York. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the recent tornados across the U.S., and just last year in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy devasated the area, hams where there.

Whether a simple message to a parent that their child is safe and sound or a critical message that urgent care is needed, radio will work.

Hams rely on their electronic and technical skills to communicate with other hams anywhere on the planet and beyond. No, not aliens but with the International Space station (ISS). Regular contacts are made between schools and the ISS for educational purposes.

Our local Amateur Radio club, the (LWRA) Lake Wales repeater association is having its winter picnic this Saturday at Kiwanis Park on the shores of Lake Wailes at noon. If you have an interest in learning more about Amateur Radio feel free to stop by and visit.
You can also visit them on the web at www.lwra.us.

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