Archive for the ‘Homebrew’ Category

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

Advertisements

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

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