Post-Christmas Outing Saturday Dec 28, 2019

santa with rig

Show off your new toys!

Did you get some new gear or gadgets for Christmas this year? Bring ’em out and show them off to the CFL QRP gang!

We will be continuing our 4th Saturday of the month outing as usual. We start out with breakfast and show n tell at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 AM EST. We usually are at a big table and easy to spot.

If you are not a breakfast type or like to sleep in a bit, you can join us in the Sylvan Lake Park about 0900 AM EST. Normal location is down by the lake at Picnic Area A unless it has been reserved by someone else. If you don’t see us there, cruise through Picnic Area B and C and watch for our antennas and cars with Amateur Radio License Tags and antennas on them.

We enjoy sharing tips and if you have a license we’ll give you a chance to make a Q or 2.

Come on out and enjoy radio in the park with the Central Florida QRP Group. No dues, no rules, no officers, no membership, just fun with radios in the outdoors.

Happy New Year to all and a QRP 72, K4UPG Kelly for the group!

Another OUTING – Pre Turkey Day NOV 23, 2019

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

OUTING Saturday October 26, 2019

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