Once again, it is time to head to the park and play QRP ham radio outdoors! Come on out and join the fun Saturday 24 September 2016.

Solar fan

Pretty COOL setup, eh?

We will start with breakfast at o730 EDT at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. This is a good time to brag about your recent DX or rig. If you’ve built a new toy, we’d love to see it! Around 0900 you will find us setting up antennas and rigs in all shapes and sizes at Sylvan Lake Park. We try to setup in Picnic Area A at the lakeside pavilion if it has not been reserved. If we are not there drive around and watch for our cars with antennas and ham radio license tags… we will be there somewhere.

Peanut Pete

Peanut Pete Wants You to Join the Peanut Power Sprint

Sunday September 25, 2016 is the North GA QRP Club Peanut Power Sprint. This is a pretty active 2 hour sprint for fun. I’ve enjoyed it every time the weather allows us to play. So come out Saturday and test your rig, your ears and antennas in preparation for participating.

Over in Melbourne PCARS is hosting another hamfest and this year’s ARRL State Convention on October 7 and 8.

See ya in the park or on the air…


K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group

Get charged up and let’s get out in the woods for some Portable QRP Ham Radio Fun! This Saturday, 27 August 2016 we’ll start at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 with some breakfast and a lot of bragging.

How’d ya do in the FOBB and Skeeter Hunt? Woopee! I got top score in the SYBO! Too hot to know better maybe?

Bring your latest homebrew creation and brag on it.


HB Rig

Look what Walter KA4KXX built. It’s an amazing rig!

At around 0900 we will be setting up in Sylvan Lake Park and Picnic Area A. If it is reserved, check the other picnic areas and watch for our cars and antennas. We often are done by noon, but you are welcome to stay as long as your batteries allow.

All modes and all bands, just be careful to not overload your neighbors! See ya in the park!


Kelly K4UPG

for the group  https://cflqrp.wordpress.com



July has been a big contest month for QRP!

We’ll meet for breakfast at 0730 EDT in our regular spot: Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL for some coffee, grits & biscuits and lots of DX and homebrew project bragging. We might even solve some pressing world problems.

Not an early riser? No worries!

At 0900 you can find us setting up our rigs at Sylvan Lake Park. Check for us at Picnic area A and Pavilion 2 or nearby. Here’s a map of the park layout.

All are welcome, bring a QRP rig if you want, or find someone that’ll let you try out their gear. All modes and skill levels are welcome! We love to help you figure out how to get started in ham radio and portable QRP (low power) operation. See ya Saturday!


Kelly ~ K4UPG ~ BB#23 in the FOBB