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You are invited to come out and play radio with us this weekend!

Photo by Julie Marsh on UnsplashWe start with a hot breakfast at 0730 EST at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. This is a time to get the latest reports on band conditions, latest homebrew projects and toys and to solve lots of the world’s biggest problems.

About 0900 you’ll find us at Sylvan Lake Park setting up our gear and getting started. Unless the site is reserved, we meet at Picnic Area A and pavilion 2 next to the lake. Tall trees provide shade and antenna hangers and it is a nice quiet location for radio. We have frequent visits from local wildlife and enjoy seeing the new fawns and young opreys, hawks and water birds.

So charge your batteries, load up your gear and come join the fun! See you on the air or in the park!

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group – Orlando area

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Let’s do something a bit different this month. Build a key out of something you have around the house or shop  (but you can buy a part of two if you must) and let’s see what kind of keys or paddles can be put together for those times when you have forgotten your favorite key/paddle and you are out in the field. First one to make a contact is the QRP man of the day!

As usual, let’s meet at our hangout, Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 EST for brag time and breakfast. About 0900 for you that cannot get up early, we should be starting to set up at Sylvan Lake Park.

It is soccer season, so watch out for kids darting out from between parked cars as you pass the soccer fields at the entrance. IF the picnic area A is reserved by someone else, we will try area B. If flooded with people, we will go to plan B at  set up at Wilsons Landing Park west on SR 46 from Sylvan Lake.

Bring your gear, or we can share our setups. Come learn how to operate with low power, low sunspots, slow CW, digital or even SSB or FM. Fun, no group rules, officers, dues or fuss… just come have a good time.

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the Central Florida QRP Group

 

New Year is over, time to get your gear out and enjoy some radio in the park where you can enjoy FL winter weather with us.

We will meet for breakfast at 0730 EST at the Cracker Barrel, Sanford, FL. This is show ‘n tell time so bring your latest gadget or gear to show off. We also major in discussing about everything you can think of too.

What’s your plans for Hamcation the following weekend? Maybe the QRP gang should try to connect for lunch?

About 0900 EST, we should be setting up at Sylvan Lake Park. We normally try to setup in Picnic Area A and Pavilion 2 down by the lake. If it is reserved, you’ll have to check the other picnic areas as we’ll probably be visible with our Amateur Radio license plates and antennas on our vehicles.

If you’re thinking about getting into QRP portable ops, this is the place to learn and get ideas. We all have developed different setups and you can see what’s out there. See you there or on the air…

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the group