Radio Outing – Saturday 27 July 2019

Yes it is HOT and the bands may or may not be great! But we always have a good time playing radio outdoors! So prepare for the wx and bring some water along to stay hydrated and stick to the shade where the heat is not as bad.

We’ll meet for breakfast at 0730 ET at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. This gives us a chance to solve world problems and brag on our latest radio adventures. We also tell tall tales of the good ole days of ham band dx.

By 0900 we should be at Sylvan Lake Park setting up our gear in the shade. Look for us in Picnic Area A. Sometimes it is reserved and if so check Area B and C and watch for our license tags and antennas.

This is a good time to practice for the Flight of the Bumblebees QRP contest which is Sunday afternoon 7/28/19.  Next month is another favorite contest for the QRP gang, the Skeeter Hunt. These are two of the biggest QRP contests of the year and it is a good place to make some contacts and meet new QRP ops.

Despite the shift to avoid conflict with the ARRL Field Day last month, we had a pretty good turnout in June. Bands were fair to middling and we all had a good breakfast and made a few QSO’s to prove it can still be done with QRP gear. See ya in the park…

72, Kelly K4UPG

for the Central Florida QRP Group

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