Sorry NO March 2020 OUTING

With sadness, due to current restrictions on restaurants, gatherings, and travel, we have made a decision to cancel the March 2020 park outing for our Central FL QRP Group.

Instead of a face-to-face gathering, why don’t we try to do a group gathering on the air from your home QTH, backyard or nearby location? In addition, we can check into the Sunrise Net  and hang out on the SKCC spots and frequencies.

Think NVIS for CFL to CFL contacts and our normal QRP frequencies. I plan on hitting 40 and 30 meters, and I might try a run on 10 m for a groundwave contact too. Be nice to break the stay at home routine and get outdoors and play radio. Let’s see how our comms can work for the emergency times we may need to use those for help.

Lord willin’ we’ll be back out next month. Stay tuned for updates on the blog and by email.

CU on da air! 72,

Kelly K4UPG for the group

 

CFL QRP Outing Saturday Feb. 22, 2020

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

parts

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 Sat 25 Jan 2020 Be There!

New Year and a good time to get back into hobby mode! What new gear have you built? Do you have plans for a new antenna, tuner, transceiver or mode you want to try out? This is a great place to try something new. Almost zero background noise and a very good spot to hang antennas and get out and be on the air too!

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.

K4UPG Homebrew C-Pole

If you want to learn how to do QRP portable, this is a great place to start. Lots of experienced ops that are willing to share ideas and tips on how to get on the air from the great outdoors!

72, K4UPG for CFL QRP Group