Posted: November 6, 2013 by cflqrp in Events, Ham Radio, QRP
Head’s up QRP gang!
K4UPG joins the feeding frenzy at Hamcation vendor booth
The Tampa Bay Hamfest is happening in Plant City, FL this year and it’s only about an hour drive on I-4. It opens on Friday Dec 6 and again on Saturday Dec 7th.
The remnants of an active QRP group in Lakeland and Tampa Bay area would like to stir up some QRP activity over that way and will be hosting a QRP forum between 11 and noon on Saturday Dec 7th. Following the forum QRP ops and others interested in portable ops are invited to gather for lunch together and swapping stories. Should be a good time!
If you hurry you can mail order advance tickets but have to be ordered by Nov 13 so only a week’s time left. Here’s the link to the flyer.
Hope you can make it and join the forum and lunch with the CFL QRP ops!
Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group
Cool weather, interesting band conditions and fall QRP in the park. Last month was a beautiful day in the park and we expect this month to be even better. Gators are moving a bit slower with lower temps too, so it is nice to get out without looking over your back when you’re lakeside.
Dust off your portable gear, touch up the antenna connections and let’s light up the bands a bit. Lately the upper bands have been pretty good, so if you have gear for the higher bands, bring ‘em along.
Start by joining us for breakfast at the Sanford, FL Cracker Barrel at I-4 and SR- 46 at 0730 Saturday 9 November, 2013
We enjoy sharing our QRP adventures, showing off new gear and discussing technical things over hot coffee and breakfast together.
If you are not an early riser, you can catch us in the park at Sylvan Lake in the vicinity of Picnic Area A lakeside. If it has been reserved check area B or C . Watch for our amateur radio license plates and antennas to locate us.
All bands, modes and types of ops are welcome. We just enjoy making contacts from the great outdoors. Hope you can join us.
for the CFL QRP Group
Posted: October 4, 2013 by cflqrp in Events, Ham Radio, QRP
Cooler weather is slowly returning to central Florida. Come join us in the shade by the lake for some QRP portable activities. We know that some will be joining the Melbourne Hamfest searching for parts and gear but we’ll still be active on the air at our normal hangout spot in Sanford.
Meet with us at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 for breakfast and show n tell. At 0900 we should be setting up at Lake Sylvan Park. We try to meet at Picnic Area A unless it has been reserved. If you don’t see us there, check out other picnic sites and watch for our license plates and antennas.
September had quite a few QRP sprints and contests. Some of us enjoyed the QRP Afield and NAQCC and ARS sprints and are waiting on scores. Our date in October falls on a busy weekend that should have some activity to work even if band conditions are poor. Click the links below for more info.
Get Boy Scouts on the Air!
Another service and operating activity opportunity is October 19th when KK4VB and K4UPG invite you to join us at the American Legion on Goldenrod Road, Orlando to demonstrate Ham Radio to Boy Scouts during the Jamboree on the Air. Many hams are former boy scouts and scout leaders and it is a fun way to encourage our young men to consider technology and science careers. If you are interested, leave a comment or send an email to us so we can let you know our schedule.
CU there and on the air–72,
Kelly K4UPG for the group