SAT Mar 27, 2021 CFL QRP Outing

We are getting closer to being able to meet in a more normal fashion! For those that have their vaccinations completed, and those that are ready, the park is open and you are welcome to turn out.

Our usual Cracker Barrel Sanford meetup for breakfast at 0730 EDT for those that feel ready for that. We typically are setting up in Sylvan Lake Park at 0900 EDT. We normally are down by the lake at Picnic Area A if it has not been reserved by another group. So look there first and if it is empty find a spot and see if anyone else shows up. đŸ™‚

CFL Outing in the Park

I (K4UPG) have a minor eye surgery this week and won’t be able to participate, but look out April! I got my 2nd shot and had a bit of reaction to it, but that just means it is working. So I plan on being back in action in April.

Until then… 72,

K4UPG for the Central Florida QRP Group

November Outing Sat 28 Nov 2020

We’re still in COVID territory and cases of infection have increased dramatically. You are free to operate in the park and follow good social distancing and mask guidance. Many of us have pre-existing health issues and have chosen not to expose ourselves.

Breakfast at 0730 AM at Cracker Barrel Sanford, FL and 0900 setup in Picnic Area A of Sylvan Lake Park should you choose to be outside and play radio.

This is the Saturday following Thanksgiving. I will attempt to operate from my backyard or the seldom used lakeside park in our community. Hope conditions allow us to connect on the air. I’ve gotten rusty using my CW without our normal outing schedule.


Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group

Saturday August 22, 2020 Outing

Been too long since we’ve been able to gather?

Sylvan Lake Park is located off SR 46 west of the I-4 in Sanford opens at 0900 and you are welcome to venture out and play a bit of QRP portable amateur radio if you desire! We normally gather for breakfast early, but in the Covid times we’ve not comfortable doing that although you are welcome to do so if you’d like.

We gather at Picnic Area A (see map link above) which is lakeside and had plenty of room and two pavilions in case one has been reserved. There are plenty of trees to hang antennas and that’s where we have made many QSO’s over the past 10 years.

Due to my personal health issues, I’m not going to join activities this month, but hoping we’ll be able to regroup soon.

In the meantime, I’ll be hanging my 20 & 40 m Delta Loop minibac antenna

to operate as Skeeter #31 in the 2020 Skeeter Hunt this Sunday 16 August 2020 between 1 and 5 PM local time. I will be in our small neighborhood park for the contest. Bragging rights: Last year I was Top FL Op… rain chased most of the competition away.

See ya on the air!


Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group