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!

CUL es 72,

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

Get charged up and let’s get out in the woods for some Portable QRP Ham Radio Fun! This Saturday, 27 August 2016 we’ll start at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 with some breakfast and a lot of bragging.

How’d ya do in the FOBB and Skeeter Hunt? Woopee! I got top score in the SYBO! Too hot to know better maybe?

Bring your latest homebrew creation and brag on it.


HB Rig

Look what Walter KA4KXX built. It’s an amazing rig!

At around 0900 we will be setting up in Sylvan Lake Park and Picnic Area A. If it is reserved, check the other picnic areas and watch for our cars and antennas. We often are done by noon, but you are welcome to stay as long as your batteries allow.

All modes and all bands, just be careful to not overload your neighbors! See ya in the park!


Kelly K4UPG

for the group  https://cflqrp.wordpress.com