CFL QRP Outing – Saturday 9/25/2021

We are continuing to meet between 0800-12 noon local directly at Sylvan Lake Park west of Sanford, FL just off SR 46. Charge your batteries, load your gear and come on out and play ham radio outdoors with us!

We enjoy connecting with new hams that want to learn more about low-power portable amateur radio. We are a group of experienced QRP ops with a wide variety of rigs, antenna types and modes of operation. Come enjoy a quiet and great place to play radio in the park.

Early in October, our friends over at Melbourne Beach are hosting a Hamfest Oct 8 & 9th 2021 and it should be another good one. So if you miss our outing, look for us at the hamfest.

See ya at the park or on the air!

72, Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group

CFL QRP Outing Sat. 8/28/2021

We are continuing to meet between 0800-12 noon local directly at Sylvan Lake Park west of Sanford, FL just off SR 46. Charge your batteries, load your gear and come on out and play ham radio outdoors with us!

Don’t worry if you don’t have gear, you can come on out and if you have a FCC license you can find one of us that will let you make a contact using our setup. We’re mostly CW ops but we do have SSB, FT8 and VHF/UHF ops show up on a regular basis.

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K3RLL and K4UPG at the parts table

Our friends over at Melbourne Beach are hosting a Hamfest Oct 8 & 9th 2021 and it should be another good one. So if you miss our outing, look for us at the hamfest.

See ya at the park or on the air!

72, Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group

CFL QRP Outing Sat. 24 July 2021

For the past few months, no one has shown up at Cracker Barrel for our breakfast gathering. So I’ll be going straight to the park arriving about 0800 EDT. if you’re not staying in bed, you can grab breakfast at home or on the way to join the fun at Sylvan Lake Park about 5 miles west of I-4 and Sanford, FL on SR 46.

Due to road construction it is easy to miss the turn onto Lake Markham Road so get your GPS set and don’t miss it. We normally gather in Picnic Area A near Sylvan Lake as there are two pavilions and lots of tall antenna-hanger trees, plus a restroom for us old-timers.

Image by Josef Pichler from Pixabay

This is a great way to get ideas from one another and show and tell your latest creation or purchase. Come out in the open air and have fun and test out your setup so you’ll be ready for the Flight of the Bumblebees QRP Contest on Sunday 25 July 2021.

72, Kelly K4UPG & BB49 for FOBB 2021