May 30, 2015

Headlines Now:

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 29, 2015 -

Friday, May 29, 2015

Warner Cares By Tanner Scott -

Friday, May 29, 2015

Man From Missouri Takes 16 Year Old Out Of Polk For Sex -

Friday, May 29, 2015

9 Polk County Men Arrested For Child Pornography -

Friday, May 29, 2015

82 Year Old Man Arrested For Slashing 88 Year Old Woman’s Tires -

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tips on What To Do If You Encounter a Bear Close Range -

Thursday, May 28, 2015

June Happenings at the Bartow History Center -

Thursday, May 28, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 28, 2015 -

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Update: The Haines City Police Department has charged 35 year old Marcos Felix Hernandez – Gonzalez of Kissimmee with Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer -

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lakeland Police Need to Identify Suspect from Armed Burglary from May 16, 2015 -

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – May 27, 1937 – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE OPENS -

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 27, 2015 -

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Becky Whiteman Selected Lake Wales Medical Centers Employee of The Month -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WOUND CENTER MARKS NATIONAL WOUND CARE AWARENESS WEEK June 1-5 -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Looking For A Graduation Gift? Look No Further Than The Oasis Spa! -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are Asking For The Public’s Help in Locating a Wanted Subject -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 26, 2015 -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It’s That Time Of Year Again! Get your A/C System Checked and Cleaned By Professionals At Iceberg Air Conditioning & Heating -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cooking On The Ridge: Cheesesteak Sliders -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives Arrest Supervisor of The South County Jail for Indecent Exposure in Public and Tampering in a Misdemeanor Proceeding -

Tuesday, May 26, 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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