Come on out and join us as we celebrate cooler weather and play ham radio in the park!  Same place and times as usual.

We start Sat. Oct 25th at 0730 EDT with a quick breakfast and meetup at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. About 0900 we should be setting up in Sylvan Lake Park and hopefully Picnic Area A Pavilion 2 if it is not reserved. If you don’t see us there cruise the other picnic areas and watch for our antennas and license plates.
We welcome all bands, all modes and those that are interested in portable amateur radio field ops. We love to help new ops get ideas and try out their hand on CW and various low power rigs.

We had a great turnout for the September outing. If you weren’t there, here’s some of what you missed:

Ron's Boatanchor

Heavyweight Portable Rig

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KA4KXX Old Timer Rcvr

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Some fine handiwork!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72,

Kelly K4UPG

for the CFL QRP Group

 

CME is over and it is time to get out and play radio in the park again. Please join us for quick breakfast and bragathon on Saturday 27th at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 EDT.

At 0900 EDT we should be at Sylvan Lake Park setting up in Picnic Area A and hopefully Pavilion 2 if it is not reserved. If it is not available check the other picnic areas and watch for our antennas and license plates. We’re pretty easy to spot.

All modes and all bands welcome. We do try to coordinate a bit so we don’t blow each other off the air when we transmit. It’s great fun. If you don’t have gear, don’t worry, we share and love to help you learn some tricks of the field operation of low power ham radio equipment.

CU there!

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the group.

School is back in session for most of our families in the area. We are getting closer to fall and the slowing down of the everyday thunderstorms too. Time to play radio in the park once again.

Meet us for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 and bring something for show and tell! Love to hear some of your favorite FOBB or Skeeter Hunt stories!

About 0900 we will be in Sylvan Lake Park setting up. Look for us at Picnic Area A (Left after the soccer fields and follow to the end by the lake) If that area is reserved we’ll fall back on area B, or C. So take a drive and watch for our antennas and license tags.  Skeeter Hunter K4UPG

NJQRP sponsored the Skeeter Hunt again this year and despite being driven off the air by lightning after 2 hours it was a good event. 158 QRP Ops registered as Skeeters and some were pounding in from as far away as Iowa with 599+ signals. How did you do in that event? Coming up this September 28th is the North Georgia Peanut Power Sprint.  They are an active group that are often on during other QRP contests either as individuals or with a club station. Let’s practice up and give them some activity. K4UPG is Peanut #29 this year and will be looking for ya on the air.

Have already heard from a few people who plan to join us Saturday 23 August 2014. Hope you will be there too! Let’s make some QSO’s.

72,

Kelly K4UPG

for the CFL QRP Group