boat anchor

NOT for portable ops OM!

Time to get out in the park and play radio again! But don’t bring your boat anchor rigs… no power out there! If you don’t have a rig, or a portable antenna, we’re happy to share with licensed ops! Come out and see the latest techniques and homebrew stuff!

We start with breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 EDT on Sat. 25 May 2019. We meet on the 4th Saturday and 99% of the time are at Sylvan Lake Park and Picnic Area A. The park is about 5 miles west of I-4 and is well marked by road signs. If that area is reserved, we’ll be in areas B or C.

Antennas and setup starts about 0900 EDT if you are not going to make the early breakfast time.

Watch out for the lovebugs on the way… see you in the park!


Kelly K4UPG for the Central Florida QRP Group



We will be going out for our regular monthly meeting but wanted you to have a head’s up about the Florida QSO Party that will be starting a noon EDT. Might be a few stations checking setup and propagation before start time. If you plan to stay over to make a few QSO’s as things get started at noon, be sure to plan to bring water, a snack or lunch, and perhaps an extra battery or solar charger!

Breakfast and brag time at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL will start at 0730. Got a new toy you want to show off? This is the time to do that!

About 0900 we should be setting up in Sylvan Lake Park. Look for us in Picnic Area A past the soccer fields on the left and follow the road signs. If many operators show up, we may have to spread out a bit to avoid interference with one another. If that area has been reserved try areas B and C. Sometimes youth soccer can bring a crowd so watch out of little ones and look for our cars and antennas.

Should be a good time for both SSB and CW modes during the QSO contest and Sunday when the time’s running out, it is amazing how well QRP stations can be heard giving away points to the big guns.

Contests are for fun, so come out and play radio with us. Have some fun!

72, Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group

Stop it

No Excuses This Time

No more excuses!

We will be meeting again for our monthly outing Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 0730 EST. Weather keeps getting better and won’t get more pleasant within the next few months! So time’s a wasting!

We gather for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL. This is where the braggin’ and show and tell time begins. But it doesn’t stop there.

At about 0900 EST we head to Sylvan Lake Park and begin setting up our gear. We normally are in Picnic Area A unless it has been reserved. If you do not see us there, try the other two picnic areas and watch for our Amateur Radio tags and antennas.

There’s plenty of space so bring the new toys you bought at Hamcation and come join the fun.

72, Kelly K4UPG for the group