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Drop your wife off at the mall for early shopping bargains and join us for breakfast before we play radio in the park!

We start with breakfast and Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 EST. This is show n tell time and lots of world problems get solved too. Bring your latest gear purchase or creation and show it off to the gang. About 0900 EST we should be setting up in Sylvan Lake Park down by the lake in Picnic Area A (if it is not reserved). If you don’t see us there, check the other two picnic areas and watch for our cars with Amateur Radio tags and antennas.

We enjoy sharing ideas on QRP portable rigs, antennas and accessories. We mostly can be found near CW and SSB QRP frequencies on 80, 40, 30, and 20meters unless the higher bands are open!

You never know who or what might show up, and we have a good time whether we make many QSO’s or not! If you don’t have a rig, but have a license, we’ll share a key or possibly a mic with ya. So don’t be shy… come out and play radio in a nice quiet outdoor setting.

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group Orlando!

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Fall temps are finally showing up! This is the beginning of comfortable outdoor outings. You can join us for breakfast Saturday 10/27/2018 at 0730 in the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, play radio at Sylvan Lake Park and still be home in time for college football kickoffs. So what is stopping you? We will let you share an antenna, or take a turn on our gear if you’re a licensed ham. Don’t let lack of a rig suitable for portable low power ops keep ya at home.

Check out this link for a chuckle! We even have some old coots giving bad advice at our breakfast and park times to entertain you if hf propagation isn’t too good. Best of all, we don’t charge for bad advice!

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group

 

Due to annual ARRL Field Day falling on our normal meeting day, we will meet on Saturday 30 June 2018! Please take note of this change and support your local club in its Field Day efforts!

We will follow our normal plan of the day and meet at Cracker Barrel, Sanford, FL at 0730 EDT for breakfast, bragging time, show ‘n tell and solving world problems. Following the festivities, we will move to Sylvan Lake Park and begin setting up our gear. Walt KA4KXX sez he might sleep in but I think he will show up with his poster board manhattan DSB and CW homebrew rig. He has a ball and Ron WD8PNL is there to break down the circuits and schematics for those of us that are less knowledgeable. Ron’s always a big help to all of us and is an encourager and super fine ELMER.

May 2018

Homebrew at work!

Look for us down by the lake at Picnic Area A and if that area is reserved you’ll find us somewhere in the park by watching for our license tags, antennas and other gear.

Hope to CU in the park!

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group