Current Events

Updated 04/17/2024

04/25/24 – Polk ARES Meeting – 07:00 PM – Doors open at 06:30PM – POLK COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER, 1890 Jim Keene Boulevard, Winter Haven, Fl
off of Winter Lake Road (County Road 540).  Click here for Google Maps location

04/27/24 – 04/28/24 – Florida QSO Party – The 2024 Florida QSO Party will be held April 27 & 28. We sure hope you’ll join us by activating your FL HF stations – home, club, school, mobile and expedition all welcomed.  Let’s make all 67 counties RADIO-ACTIVE! Please check out the rules and further details at our Web Site:

05/10/24 – Lake Wales Radio Amateurs (LWRA) Meeting – 07:00 PM –Lake Wales City Fire Department Station 1, 253 W Central Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853.  DIRECTIONS: Turn and go east on Central Avenue from U.S. 27. Lake Wales Fire Department Station 1 is about 2000 feet on the south side of Central Avenue, to the right.  The LWRA also offers no charge radio exams which you can find at

05/13/24 – Lakeland Amateur Radio Club Meeting – 07:00 PM – Parkview Baptist Church
509 Parkview Pl, Lakeland, FL 33805.  VE Testing is available no charge and starts at 05:30PM.  For more information about testing sessions in our area, please visit

05/25/2024 – WormFest 2024 – Pinellas Park, FL – Free Tailgate – Freedom Lake Park in Pinellas Park, FL.  Talk-in on 146.850 (PL 146,2).  Freedom Lake Park is located on the southeast corner of US19 and 49th Street.    On 49th Street go to the light just north of the US19 overpass.  Turn east into Lake Blvd and then immediately turn right onto 102nd Ave N.  Follow 102nd Avenue N around until you come to 46th Street N.  Turn right and the park is straight ahead.  The tailgate is under the trees on the right as you enter the park.

06/22/24 – 06/23/24 – Field Day – The Lakeland Amateur Radio Club will be working together once again with the Lake Wales Radio Amateurs, for a combined Field Day event at the Kathleen Area Historical Society Heritage Park.  This location is at 8950 N Campbell Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810 (click here for Google Map).  

06/22/24 – 06/22/2024 – Dade City Lodge Pre-Field Day Hamfest – Dade City Masonic Lodge
13642 21st Street South,  Dade City, FL 33523 – Talk-In: 147.135 + (146.2) 

10/19/24 – MARCIFEST 2024 – Location: Bible Baptist Church of Bradenton, 2113 Morgan Johnson Rd., Bradenton, FL 34201 – Sponsor: Manatee Amateur Radio Club, Inc. – Talk-In: 146.820 (-) PL 100 Hz