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

Post-Christmas Outing Saturday Dec 28, 2019

santa with rig

Show off your new toys!

Did you get some new gear or gadgets for Christmas this year? Bring ’em out and show them off to the CFL QRP gang!

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.

We enjoy sharing tips and if you have a license we’ll give you a chance to make a Q or 2.

Come on out and enjoy radio in the park with the Central Florida QRP Group. No dues, no rules, no officers, no membership, just fun with radios in the outdoors.

Happy New Year to all and a QRP 72, K4UPG Kelly for the group!

Another OUTING – Pre Turkey Day NOV 23, 2019

K4AHO Tailgate Ops

K4AHO is tailgate portable in the park!

Get in shape for Turkey Day by joining us for a day of QRP Portable ham radio in the park!

SAT 23 NOVEMBER 2019 is the day to have fun with us.

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 have a wide variety of rigs, antenna and portable setup gadgets. We enjoy helping you figure out how to get outdoors with a rig and make some contacts. If you have a  QRP rig you want to try, bring it out and we can help you get on the air. We welcome and encourage multiple modes and have fun learning from each other.

Mark the calendar and come on out and enjoy the park.  72, Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group