We will gather at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 for breakfast! Ya’ll come! Join the chatter and brag on your DX or new homebrew rig or tool.

After breakfast you’ll find us in the park at Sylvan Lake on SR 46 west of Sanford and I-4. We normally setup down by the lake in picnic area A. If it is reserved check out the other picnic areas and watch for cars with Amateur Radio Tags and guys putting up antennas.

We welcome you to bring your own gear, or we can share our rigs if you want to try your hand at making some contacts. It is a good way to see a variety of rigs, antennas and portable setups.

Come join us and work off the turkey and trimmin’s calories.


Kelly K4UPG for the group

Due to Hurricane Matthew, the Melbourne Hamfest was postponed to Friday/Saturday 21-22 October 2016

Since many of our members want to shop and kibbitz with fellow amateur radio tribe members we will not meet at Sylvan Lake this month.

k4aho-bok-tower-portableFor those that won’t be going to Melbourne (like me) may I suggest we warm up the air from our home QTH or some exotic portable location of your choice. I will plan to light up the ether on 30m and perhaps 20m on Saturday 22 October 2016 from near my home and beside Lake Fredrica in South Orlando just a few minutes north of the Orlando International Airport.

Space Coast QRP Group will be going out Saturday 15 October at 0900 EDT over at Osteen Park, Merritt Island- 425 S. Tropical Trail

Watch for each other if you go over to Melbourne!

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Kelly K4UPG for the group

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