K4AHO Tailgate Ops

K4AHO is tailgate portable in the park!

Get in shape for Turkey Day by joining us for a day of QRP Portable ham radio in the park!

SAT 23 NOVEMBER 2019 is the day to have fun with us.

We start off with breakfast and show and tell time at 0730 EDT at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. 

If you are not an early riser, you can join us in Sylvan Lake Park around 0900 EDT. We normally are in Picnic Area A but if it is reserved check Picnic Area B and C and watch for our cars, antennas and sounds of CW from time to time.

We have a wide variety of rigs, antenna and portable setup gadgets. We enjoy helping you figure out how to get outdoors with a rig and make some contacts. If you have a  QRP rig you want to try, bring it out and we can help you get on the air. We welcome and encourage multiple modes and have fun learning from each other.

Mark the calendar and come on out and enjoy the park.  72, Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group

September’s Outing was well attended and we had quite a spread of rigs, antennas and even a satellite pass demo to keep us all moving from site to site. Let’s do that again.

Alex in action!

Alex had another great antenna setup and used his VNA to tweak and found ways to tweak things for a much better efficiency. Was a good learning lab for all of us and proves that a bit of applied math and testing is well worth the effort.

Propagation was not bad and we made a good number of contacts and a few rag chews with other QRP ops made it a special day for all. We’d love to have you come by and join the gang this month.

We start off with breakfast and show and tell time at 0730 EDT at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. 

If you are not an early riser, you can join us in Sylvan Lake Park around 0900 EDT. We normally are in Picnic Area A but if it is reserved check Picnic Area B and C and watch for our cars, antennas and sounds of CW from time to time.

We welcome you to bring a rig and join us for Radio in the Park. CU there or on the air!

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group

 

FALL? In Central Florida we notice a slight change from 90F+ to 80 sumpin’!  But sure is welcome and signals the start of more ideal outdoor season for QRP portable. So charge the batteries and pack your gear for this coming weekend!

August CFL QRP Gang

Thanks to Rick Meyer for photo of the August gang!

Per custom and tradition, we meet up for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL for show ‘n tell and breakfast at 0730 ET. Great time to get to know one another and solve all life’s problems over biscuits and gravy.

By 0900 ET you will find us setting up gear in Sylvan Lake Park. We normally hang out in picnic area A unless someone else has rented it or beat us to the spot! This place has lots of space, great trees, 2 pavilions, and a bathroom. This is the start of our best season weather wise as temps and sun are a bit more friendly.

Sure hope you’ll drop by and visit. If you are a licensed ham and hanker to get on the air, we’ll share our rigs and usually have spare antennas you can try too. See you in the park or on the air around the QRP watering holes.

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the Central Fl QRP Group