CFL Outing in the ParkGreat wx forecast and this is one of our best month’s for gathering. So come on out and play QRP radio in the park! We’ll be going out Saturday, 28 May 2016.

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 for the Central FL QRP Group.


We’re on target for more great weather here in Central Florida and this is a fine time to play radio outside. Break out your QRP gear and come join us!

Start with breakfast and show and tell at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 EDT. Fun time to show off new rigs and homebrew gadgets and brag about your DX contacts. Around 0930 EDT we should be starting to setup at Sylvan Lake Park west of Sanford on SR 46. We meet down by the lake in Picnic Area A unless someone has reserved it. If you don’t see us there, cruise Picnic Area B and C and watch for our antennas and cars to find us.

K4AHO Mar 2016

Two rigs to test out! K4AHO is a co-founder of the group

Rumor has it that a bunch from Kissimmee plan to be there. They always have lots of interesting homebrew stuff to play with, so enjoy the good wx and dx. This weekend has a contest or two going on in the EU, QRP TTF (To The Field)  and some digital contests too if you are so inclined. Go for it!


K4UPG for the group

Wow! Snuck up on me… Sorry for slow announcement.

We’ll follow our traditional pattern and meet for breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 EDT on Saturday 26 March, 2016.

About 0900 EDT we should be starting to gather and setup at Sylvan Lake Park west of I-4 on SR 46. Watch for our antennas and license tags in the parking lot of Picnic Area A. If Pavilion 2 by the lake is not reserved we’ll be there. So bring your gear and join the fun. We’d love to have you join us even if you don’t have a radio or license. But be forewarned, you might get the bug.

Happy Easter to you and 72,

Kelly K4UPG for the Central Florida QRP Group