CFL QRP Outing Saturday Feb. 22, 2020

What goodies did you get from Hamcation? Bring ’em out and test ’em!


K3RLL and K4UPG at the parts table

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.

See ya in the park or on the air!

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!


Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group


After Thanksgiving QRP – Saturday 24 November 2018

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.


Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group Orlando!