It is time to charge your batteries, get those antennas packed and ready to go. We will meet at 0730 for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. If you have a new toy to share this is a great time to let everyone check it out. After eating and bragging time is over  (about 0845) we will head to Sylvan Lake Park and getting set up for some operating time. We will be in Picnic Area A unless it has been reserved. If so, please check the other two picnic areas.

FYBO 2015From early indications, we may have an overflow crowd of operators and rigs. If we have too many too cluster at one location, we may split off into an alternative location to avoid too many rigs on one band and in close proximity and all the interference that it can create. We have a nearby option or two if we need some space so don’t let that hold ya back.

Hope to see some new gear and new faces this coming weekend.


Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group

Full speed ahead! We’re ready for another outing! The weather forecast is a bit sketchy, but we’ve found by experience that it is often fine in the morning as rain tends to happen after noon. So don’t be scared by a bit of cloudiness.  Check the local weather online for Sanford, FL and take a look at online radar before you decide to roll over in bed and sleep in!

As usual, we’ll meet at 0730 at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL for breakfast and eyeball QSO’s. Bring your latest project and show it off!

About 0900 we should be setting up our gear at Sylvan Lake Park and Picnic Area A. If we have a big turnout, we’ll spread out a bit to avoid interfering with one another. This location has pavilions and lots of parking nearby. Radio does work in rain ya know? So if there is no lightning going on, we can operate under cover!

We will be watching for you to come join the fun!


Kelly K4UPG for the group

Start the new year out by coming out to the park to play ham radio – QRP style!

The weather should be nice, not too cool or hot and plenty of fresh air. The trees are tall and just waiting for someone to hang wire from those branches.

We will start with a breakfast and a lot of chatter at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730. Bring your new toys and show them off to the gang.

About 0900 we should be setting up in Sylvan Lake Park. We normally are in Picnic Area A unless it is reserved. If it is not available cruise Picnic Area B or C and you’ll probably see our cars with antennas and ham radio license plates.

On 29 December 2014, one of our regular attenders, Keith Collins WB1GGJ became a silent key. We will remember his smiling face, and willingness to help launch and hoist antennas. Keith always was in touch with a wide group of QRP manufacturers and kept us up on the state of the art and new rigs. A memorial service will be held and details are below:

Keith and Jim

Keith WB1GGJ, SK and Jim K4AHO

Memorial Service at Victory Church (Light of Lights Chapel)

Thursday, January 29th at 10 AM

1401 Griffin Road

Lakeland, FL  33810

We then have a 1 PM appointment at Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell for interment and military honors.


Kelly K4UPG for the group