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It is still hurricane season with lousy HF propagation, frequent thunderstorms, and humongous bugs to bug us. So why do we do it?

BECAUSE WE LOVE PLAYING HAM RADIO IN THE OUTDOORS!

So once again we will start our outing at 0730 EDT at the Cracker Barrel, Sanford, FL. This is show ‘n tell and outrageous braggin’ time and we solve all the world’s biggest problems over a hot breakfast and copious amounts of coffee. About 0900 we should be setting up at Sylvan Lake Park in picnic area A and the small pavilion by the lake if it is not reserved.

So if you don’t like to eat breakfast and hear all the latest chatter, come on out to the park and join the fun. We have a variety of antennas, gear, and accessories and most of the time if you are a licensed ham, you can even take a turn at the key or mic if ya ask real nice like.

Look forward to seeing you swing by and having an eyeball QSO.

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group

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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

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