November 26, 2014

Headlines Now:

Pedestrian Struck & Killed On Hwy 27 In Lake Wales -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Purse Theft At Publix – Lake Wales Police Looking for Woman in Photos to Question -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Suspect Strikes & Assaults Lake Wales Officer -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two More Grinches: Adopted Granddaughter and Boyfriend Steal From 96-Year-Old Grandmother -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PCSO Deputies Charge Seffner Man for Stealing Funds from Mulberry Dixie Youth, Inc. Baseball Organization -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BoCC passes ordinance for additional senior citizen homestead exemption -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This Day In History : November 25, 1980 : Sugar Ray Takes His Title Back -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 25, 2014 -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

175 Teenagers Out Serving The Lake Wales Community This Week -

Monday, November 24, 2014

Frostproof Man Arrested For Kidnapping & Threatened to Shoot Deputies -

Monday, November 24, 2014

Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations -

Monday, November 24, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 24, 2014 -

Monday, November 24, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – GRANDMA’S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE -

Monday, November 24, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 21, 2014 -

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bartow Police Investigating Death of Truck Driver Early This Morning -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rollover Accident In Lakeland Blocking Ingraham Avenue & Rose St. -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lake Region High School Under Lockdown After Fighting -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 20, 2014 -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

US Congressman From Polk County Slams President Obama’s Amnesty Plan -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gunman Shoots 3 People At Florida State University -

Thursday, November 20, 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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