Chilly weather finally arrived! But so far, the weather guessers predict a pretty nice dry day for our outing!

Nervous about QRP contacts? Watch this from recently launched QRP School on YouTube:

We will start with breakfast at 0730 Saturday Jan. 23rd, 2016 at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. This is a good time to get to know one another, swap stories and show off our latest DX or gear. Around 0900 local we shift to Sylvan Lake Park to set up our gear. Watch for us at Picnic Area A back by the lake shore, unless it has been reserved.

We would enjoy helping you  get on the air QRP portable if you have not experienced it yet. Get some ideas on what to watch for at Hamcation coming up soon.

Check us out! No dues, no officers, no membership–Just fun!


Kelly K4UPG

for the CFL QRP group

Time to get the toys out and meet us for a year’s end outing! Bring your new Santa gear and show it off to the gang!

As usual, we will meet Saturday at 0730 at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL for breakfast and face to face time for show ‘n tell!


Walter is at it again! Loopdy-Loop!

Then we head to the park at Sylvan Lake on SR 46 and should be setting up by 0900. We normally use Picnic Area A unless someone has it reserved. So watch for our cars, antennas and wire in the air.

We generally have a mix of homebrew rigs and commercial goodies. You can also see a wide variety of antenna and antenna launch ideas. So if you haven’t ever operated QRP (Low Power) portable and want to see what it can do…come join us. Never know what you’ll see or who we might contact! Weather forecast is very good and the quiet location is wide open for radio fun. Get some cw practice for Straight Key Nite!

Best wishes for all in the New Year. CU on the air!


K4UPG for the Group

Get out of the house, stop shopping and head for the outdoors to play some radio with us! Great way to get rid of that turkey and potato inner tube around your waist too!

You may even see some interesting gear like we had last month:

Major Mod Here

Wonder What This One Does?

Oct15 WatchThisOne

Then you do this thing here…








We’ll keep with tradition and meet at 0730 EST at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL for breakfast and bragging time. Bring your new toys and show off you log of DX if you want.

At about 0900 EST we will be setting up in Sylvan Lake Park, down by the lake in picnic area A.  If it is reserved check for us in Area B or C or call us on 146.52 which we’ll monitor if we move.

Have a good Thanksgiving! See you at the park!


Kelly K4UPG

for the CFL QRP Group