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

 

Mike Ramos KK4KWZ surprised us with his video skills on our July outing to play ham radio in the park. If you didn’t get to join us, or ever wondered what we do… here is a video showing a couple highlights of our morning in the park.

Thanks for sharing your video talents with us Mike!

Flight of the Bumblebees is tomorrow after church!  CQ BB is a sweet sound on CQ ! See ya’ on the air!

Time has come to get to the woods and play radio!

We are resuming our normal schedule of 4th Saturday of the month outing in the park Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Meet for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 and bring something for show and tell! Love to hear some SYBO stories!

SYBO last weekend

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.

Come join us get some practice to prepare yourself for the Flight of the Bumblebees outing on Sunday afternoon! I see that 97 Bumblebees are signed up including Jim K4AHO #39, Art WB4MNK #79, Don K3RLL #35, Greg N4KGL #31 and you can still hurry and sign up.  We’ll also be practicing for the SKEETER HUNT the second Sunday in August.

So this is a great time for outdoor QRP action. Try out your new rig, tweak your antenna and join the fun!

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group

BB#49    and Skeeter #31   Peanut #  TBA  1 Aug 2014