OUTING Saturday 22 Jan 2022 0800 EST

New Year but the Sked and Location are the same! Come and show off your new Christmas gear. Look at how some of our regulars setup quickly and ask questions. We love to help new hams learn the tricks of operating QRP portable.

We will meet Saturday 22 Jan 2022 at:

Sylvan Lake Park – Picnic Area A

  • 0800 – 1200 EST
  • Bring your sandwich and snacks
  • Normally we operate until noon, but feel free to stay longer if you’re having fun!
  • QRP or max 15 watts requested to avoid rig damage due to proximity to other stations
  • All modes welcome
  • Come learn from one another and enjoy the outdoors

72,

K4UPG – Kelly for the CFL QRP Group

December Outing Special Date Sat. 18 December 2021

Since Christmas Day happens to fall on our normal 4th Saturday of the month outing time, we will move back a week to Sat 18, 2021.

Otherwise, it is gather as normal at Sylvan Lake Park at 0800 EST. Normally we will be near the lake in Picnic Area A where we can spread out to avoid interference as needed.

It is OK to brag, ask questions, help set up rigs, share your key or mic to a new visitor that is licensed… and share your early ham radio Christmas gift with the group!

Sylvan Lake Park – Picnic Area A

  • 0800 – 1200 EST
  • Bring your sandwich and snacks
  • Normally we operate until noon, but feel free to stay longer if you’re having fun!
  • QRP or max 15 watts requested to avoid rig damage due to proximity to other stations
  • All modes welcome
  • Come learn from one another and enjoy the outdoors

Tampa Bay Hamfest – Dec 10-11-2021 in Plant City, FL

72, Kelly K4UPG for the group

Outing Saturday 27 Nov 2021

Post Thanksgiving QRP — Get Over the Turkey Hangover!!

Here’s a head’s up for you! This is the CQ WW CW Contest weekend too! Woo hoo! Bands will be full of CW Ops and hopefully DX if the propagation is decent. Suggest you plan on WARC Band Ops to avoid the QRO contest pileups. You can also look to 15 and 10 meters for some action!

If you are brave you can also try the main contest frequencies on the HF bands. But as a general rule, it is tough to be heard during these major contests until early morning or the last few hours when the number of active stations declines.

Sylvan Lake Park – Picnic Area A

  • 0800 – 1200 EST
  • Bring your turkey sandwich and snacks
  • Normally operate until noon, but stay longer if you’re having fun!
  • QRP or max 15 watts requested to avoid rig damage due to proximity
  • All modes welcome
  • Come learn from one another and enjoy the outdoors

Tampa Bay Hamfest – Dec 10-11-2021 in Plant City, FL

72, Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group