Outing Saturday 27 Nov 2021

Post Thanksgiving QRP — Get Over the Turkey Hangover!!

Here’s a head’s up for you! This is the CQ WW CW Contest weekend too! Woo hoo! Bands will be full of CW Ops and hopefully DX if the propagation is decent. Suggest you plan on WARC Band Ops to avoid the QRO contest pileups. You can also look to 15 and 10 meters for some action!

If you are brave you can also try the main contest frequencies on the HF bands. But as a general rule, it is tough to be heard during these major contests until early morning or the last few hours when the number of active stations declines.

Sylvan Lake Park – Picnic Area A

  • 0800 – 1200 EST
  • Bring your turkey sandwich and snacks
  • Normally operate until noon, but stay longer if you’re having fun!
  • QRP or max 15 watts requested to avoid rig damage due to proximity
  • All modes welcome
  • Come learn from one another and enjoy the outdoors

Tampa Bay Hamfest – Dec 10-11-2021 in Plant City, FL

72, Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group

CFL QRP Special Outing 23 Oct 2021

Our October Outing is a special one. Please spread the word to those you think might be interested. Long time member and active antenna specialist Alex Pettit KK4VB has taken things to a new height! HOMEBREW RADIO TELESCOPE. We previewed it last month as Alex setup in the park and zoomed in to the Milky Way RF!

Some of our regular participants are active in the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) meetings and we are happy to invite you to join us for a good morning of QRP Ham Radio Portable on Saturday October 23, 2021.

We meet between 0800-12 noon local time directly at Sylvan Lake Park west of Sanford, FL just off SR 46 (at 845 Lake Markham Road, Sanford, FL). Come when it is best for you. We normally spread out and operate in Picnic Area A down by the lake. We have a variety of antenna and rig setups and modes although we do ask that you not fire up your QRO rig while you’re in the parking area to avoid possible damage to rig front-ends from overload.

Charge your batteries, load your gear and come on out and play ham radio outdoors with us! We’re mostly CW and a bit of SSB and Digital modes from time to time. We don’t mind sharing our gear if you want to try a QRP QSO and have a license, just ask us!

Hope you can join us.

72, Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group

CFL QRP Outing – Saturday 9/25/2021

We are continuing to meet between 0800-12 noon local directly at Sylvan Lake Park west of Sanford, FL just off SR 46. Charge your batteries, load your gear and come on out and play ham radio outdoors with us!

We enjoy connecting with new hams that want to learn more about low-power portable amateur radio. We are a group of experienced QRP ops with a wide variety of rigs, antenna types and modes of operation. Come enjoy a quiet and great place to play radio in the park.

Early in October, our friends over at Melbourne Beach are hosting a Hamfest Oct 8 & 9th 2021 and it should be another good one. So if you miss our outing, look for us at the hamfest.

See ya at the park or on the air!

72, Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group