August 2, 2015

Headlines Now:

Polk Deputies Investigating Possible Murder Attempted Suicide -

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Haines City Man Arrested on Two Counts Possession of Child Pornography and One Count Tampering with Evidence -

Friday, July 31, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detectives Conducting Stabbing Death Investigation -

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hope for Charlotte Fundraiser – Saturday August 29, 2015 -

Friday, July 31, 2015

KEEP YOUR COOL IN THE HEAT -

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Summer is HOT! Don’t let your A/C maintenance go! You need to get your A/C system checked and cleaned by the professionals at Iceberg Air Conditioning. -

Friday, July 31, 2015

HOSPITAL DISASTER DRILL TESTS RESPONSE -

Friday, July 31, 2015

Three Arrested For Trafficking and Other Related Drug Charges -

Friday, July 31, 2015

Nelson Robinson Wanted for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder is Now In Custody -

Friday, July 31, 2015

Multiple People Shot In Mulberry -

Thursday, July 30, 2015

4 Polk County Men Among 5 People Killed In Horrific Crash -

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lakeland Police Find Decomposed Body In Car -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Remains Of Decomposing Adult Body Found Behind Polk Home -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

You Are So Worth It! Check Out This Weeks Special at The Oasis Spa -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Looking for Something To Do on August 8, 2015? Well, Here’s a Suggestion – Come Out and Watch a Battle of Badges on Bases! -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS *** KNOW THE LAW *** Q&A WITH OUELLETTE LAW FIRM -

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Summer is HOT! Don’t let your A/C maintenance go! You need to get your A/C system checked and cleaned by the professionals at Iceberg Air Conditioning. -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Check Out This Great Deal From RidgeClassifieds.com -

Monday, July 27, 2015

HIDTA Task Force Makes 11 Arrests in Haines City -

Monday, July 27, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Minty Watermelon Salad -

Monday, July 27, 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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