Bring your latest gadgets and parts that you purchased during Hamcation to show off to the gang!

Once again it is time to head to the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL for breakfast and show n tell at 0730 Saturday 25 Feb 2017. We’ll get all the world problems solved, talk about how we set a DX world record, and about 0900 we should be setting up in the park.

Playing portable QRP ham radio at its best in Sylvan Lake Park on SR 46 about 5 mi west of I-4. We are normally down by the lake in Picnic Area A unless someone has it reserved.

Pack your gear and join the fun. If you don’t have a rig, but do have a license we’re known to share so don’t be shy.

Novice Rig Roundup is going on all this week. Good time to pull out your old rig and make contacts.

Novice Rig

Kelly’s first station… Globe Scout and Hallicrafters SX-140 to a 80m dipole with knife switch to antenna.


See ya in the park!


Kelly K4UPG for the Central Florida QRP Group

January 28, 2017 Outing

Posted: January 23, 2017 by cflqrp in Events

We’re  wound and wired up and ready to go in the new year! Get your batteries charged, your antenna wires unkinked and your appetites on and join the fun!

We’ll meet at the Cracker Barrel Sanford, FL at 0730 ET Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 for breakfast and lots of chatting. What are your plans for Hamcation? Longest QSO and best DX since last month’s event? Any new toys for Christmas to show off?

About 0900 ET we are normally starting to set up our antennas and other gear. We will be in Sylvan Lake Park and unless it is reserved, Pavilion 2 in picnic area A by the lake.  Come join the fun. We’ll share antennas and rigs if you have a license and no gear with ya!

Lots of fun to see the different methods and gear that we bring to the park! Look forward to seeing you there!


Kelly K4UPG  for the CFL QRP Group

Although ham is not kosher–Ham Radio is approved for all licensed and license wannabe’s even on Christmas Eve!

Anyone without a conflict of interest and time:

We will meet for an early breakfast at our regular spot, Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL (yes, they will be open!) at 0730 ET come join us! At about 0900 ET you will find us setting up in our favorite spot at Sylvan Lake Park. (Yes, they are open too!) We will be in picnic area A unless it is reserved. So come see what’s up. Normally we are heading home by noon, so if you don’t get up early and get moving you will miss us, unless the bands are open and no QRO contests are blowing our little QRP rigs off the air. THAT WOULD BE A CHRISTMAS PRESENT!

Here’s what you’re missing if you’ve never been out with us! Merry Christmas–Seasons Greetings and a great New Year to all!

Collage photos

Some of Our Gang


















Kelly K4UPG for the Central Florida QRP Group

no dues, no officers, no rules (except for FCC regs of course) and a LOT of fun playin’ radio outdoors with other ops!