Posts Tagged ‘Hamcation’

New Year ahead! Let’s start it out with an outing to play radio in the park!  Sat 26 Jan 2019 is the date!

We will begin with a warm breakfast and lots of coffee at Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL at 0730 EST! This is a good time to show off new gear, brag about contacts you made and get to know the gang. After we get fueled up we should be setting up in Sylvan Lake Park about 0900 EST if you’re a late wakeup person, just meet us in the park. Normally you’ll find us in Picnic Area A down by the lake. Good quiet spot with abundant trees to hang antennas! All QRP portable ops and those interested in portable ops are welcome.

Don’t forget HAMCATION is coming up Feb 8-10. Great time to check out new gear, find parts and gadgets you need for your shack or portable outings.

Look forward to good weather and a few solid QSO’s. CU in the park…


Kelly K4UPG for the group


New Year is over, time to get your gear out and enjoy some radio in the park where you can enjoy FL winter weather with us.

We will meet for breakfast at 0730 EST at the Cracker Barrel, Sanford, FL. This is show ‘n tell time so bring your latest gadget or gear to show off. We also major in discussing about everything you can think of too.

What’s your plans for Hamcation the following weekend? Maybe the QRP gang should try to connect for lunch?

About 0900 EST, we should be setting up at Sylvan Lake Park. We normally try to setup in Picnic Area A and Pavilion 2 down by the lake. If it is reserved, you’ll have to check the other picnic areas as we’ll probably be visible with our Amateur Radio license plates and antennas on our vehicles.

If you’re thinking about getting into QRP portable ops, this is the place to learn and get ideas. We all have developed different setups and you can see what’s out there. See you there or on the air…


Kelly K4UPG for the group

Bring your latest gadgets and parts that you purchased during Hamcation to show off to the gang!

Once again it is time to head to the Cracker Barrel in Sanford, FL for breakfast and show n tell at 0730 Saturday 25 Feb 2017. We’ll get all the world problems solved, talk about how we set a DX world record, and about 0900 we should be setting up in the park.

Playing portable QRP ham radio at its best in Sylvan Lake Park on SR 46 about 5 mi west of I-4. We are normally down by the lake in Picnic Area A unless someone has it reserved.

Pack your gear and join the fun. If you don’t have a rig, but do have a license we’re known to share so don’t be shy.

Novice Rig Roundup is going on all this week. Good time to pull out your old rig and make contacts.

Novice Rig

Kelly’s first station… Globe Scout and Hallicrafters SX-140 to a 80m dipole with knife switch to antenna.


See ya in the park!


Kelly K4UPG for the Central Florida QRP Group