April 28, 2015

Headlines Now:

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – APRIL 28, 2015 -

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

3 People Airlifted After Alleged Drunk Driver In Stolen Car Crashes -

Monday, April 27, 2015

HCSO Asking Public’s Help Locating Missing & Endangered Adult -

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fort Meade Woman Struck & Killed By Car Sunday Night -

Monday, April 27, 2015

Polk Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping & Torturing Multiple Children Repeatedly -

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cooking on the Ridge: Spanish-Style Noodles with Chicken and Sausage -

Monday, April 27, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – APRIL 27, 2015 -

Monday, April 27, 2015

PCSO SWAT On Scene Of An Armed Home Invasion -

Monday, April 27, 2015

Have You Seen Missing 12 Yr. Old Morgan Girdhari -

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lakeland Police Need Help to Identify These Two Suspects -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Annual Polk County Peace Officers’ Memorial Set for May 7th -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Crime Stoppers Bulletin – Need To Identify Grand Theft Suspects -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cops and Bobbers ® 2015 “Let’s Go Fishin’ With the Police” -

Friday, April 24, 2015

2 Armed Suspects Rob Polk Gas Station -

Friday, April 24, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – APRIL 24, 2015 -

Friday, April 24, 2015

In Celebration of National Law Enforcement Week Join The Lake Wales Police Department Celebrate the Lives of Injured and Fallen Officers -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Operation Green Light Collects $170,000 in Six Hours -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mitzie Ballintine, Licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Joins Lake Wales Family Practice -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

UPDATE: Located Safe at Home in Cape Coral : The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking the Public’s Help in Locating a Missing and Endangered 8-year-old Boy This Afternoon, Who is Possibly With His Father -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Don’t Miss Out on This Last Weekend of The Story of Jesus -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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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