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A nice turn out for the Halloween qrp outing in Bartow, Mary Holland Park of 15 signed in and 3 visitors. We had Five radios in operation of some sort.

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WB4KW Glen making European contact on 15 meters.

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KT4WX Darrell working his go kit system.

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And of course the ever popular attraction.

 


 

Don’t forget the Peanut Power Sprint Sunday 27 September 2000-2200 UTC…

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the CFL QRP Group & Peanut #29


KK4KJN QRV on Machu Picchu

Christian Duez KK4KJN

Preparing for a trip to Peru that will included a Mountain Top QRP activation on Machu Picchu. Currently she is working to get her CW up to speed and hopes to be ready for the trip in October. She will operate Holiday style so we keep our fingers cross.
Several Elmer’s in the club work with her on air on 40 meters at night to up her speed. Her current plans are to use a Mountain Topper radio and 20 meter wire antenna to do this activation. This radio and antenna can easily be put into a backpack for her trip without causing any weight issues for her.


LWRA QRP team finds (SPAR) Winter Field Day Site

On Saturday August 29, 2015 the QRP team of LWRA did an outing down at Fort Meade Recreational Park. We located at the small Pavilion at the park. It has restroom facilities running water and power along with a large covered grill area. Containing large wooden benches about 10 of them it can easily hold one of LWRA field day operations. The general consensus of the group was that this was a great field day site even with it being a little far in travel it was worth the drive and we should ask the rest of the members to agree to come here in February.

Propagation was marginal an A 43, K4 there also was a bad transformer close proximity to the pavilion it was an on and off type of interference.

A. Darrell KT4WX deployed his go kit system getting all aspects up and working HF, VHF-UHF. His go kit gets more refine with each outing.
B. Thomas K4KH deployed a new end fed 31’ vertical on a 31 Jackite Pole with 9 : 1 unun, and radial system for his KX3 system with ATU. This whole system can be deployed in just under 5 minutes, and covers 40-6 meters.
Using K4KH system Glen WB4KW successfully made a SSB contact during south Cars to South Carolina on 3 watts (longest on three watts to date for this set up).
C. Jack K4BYF continues to make several contacts every outing with his Mountain topper qrp rig and 20 meter dipole antenna using just a couple of watts in CW mode.


Central Florida QRP is having an Outing Saturday 22 August 2015

Posted: August 17, 2015 by cflqrp in Events, Ham Radio, Homebrew, Portable Antennas, QRP
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We’re having a blast outside playing with our low-power ham radios! Let’s do it again and bring along a friend.

Curious? If you don’t have a rig or antenna for portable ops, come out and see some ways to get set up. We are willing to let you get on the air and try your hand with our rigs too.

Here’s a couple action shots from our July outing:

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We start with breakfast at Cracker Barrel Sanford, FL at 0730. Come meet some of the ops, share your latest kit or homebrew rig and swap stories.

About 0900 you’ll find us setting up at Sylvan Lake Park. Unless it has been reserved, we will be in pavilion 2 in Picnic Area A. Follow the links and look for our antennas, license tags and other ham radio signs of life.

All modes welcome and QRP (10w SSB and 5w CW max output) is the way we radio! Come out and have some fun!

72,

Kelly K4UPG for the Central FL QRP Group

p.s. Here’s a link to PDF from the Lake Wales QRP Gang about their August Outing

p.p.s. Contact Mike Ramos KK4KWZ if you’re looking for a nice QRP rig… FT-817ND with antenna tuner

 

LWRA sponsors a monthly outing for QRP and Go Kit operators.

We meet on the last Saturday of the month usually and test out new gear configurations and deployment strategies. We meet for about 4 hours similar to sprints that are held all over the world.

Grills are always available for the lunch break before we head off to complete our normal weekend chores.

 

Next Sprint: Aug 29, 2015


Location: Fort Meade Recreational Area

Nice pavilion with plenty of trees and parking. We can test it for a field day location  this winter.

 

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Small Pavilion with restrooms

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All lots of room

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Big old grill always a plus

 

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Lots and Lots of trees for antennas

 

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QRP Calling Frequencies List:
Bands Freq Mode Comment Sources
160m 1.810 CW (US) AC6V, ARRL, K3WWP, NJQRP
1.815 CW VK VK3YE
1.843 CW (Europe) AC6V, GQRP, RU-QRP
1.843 SSB (Europe) NJQRP
1.910 SSB (Europe) AC6V, ARRL, NJQRP

80m/75m 3.530 CW VK VK3YE
3.540 CW US VK3YE
3.560 CW AC6V, ARRL, GQRP, K3WWP, NJQRP, RU-QRP, VK3YE
3.690 SSB (Europe) GQRP, NJQRP, RU-QRP
3.710 CW US Novice AC6V, ARRL, NJQRP
3.985 SSB AC6V, ARRL, NJQRP

40m 7.003 CW (Japan, daytime only!) –
7.028 CW VK VK3YE
7.030 CW (Europe) AC6V, ARRL, GQRP, K3WWP, NJQRP, RU-QRP, VK3YE
7.035 CW (QRP-L) AC6V
7.040 CW (US) AC6V, ARRL, K3WWP, NJQRP, VK3YE — now moving to 7.030
7.060 CW (Europe) AC6V, NJQRP
7.090 SSB (Europe) GQRP, NJQRP, RU-QRP
7.110 CW US Novice AC6V, ARRL, K3WWP, NJQRP
7.285 SSB AC6V, ARRL, NJQRP

30m 10.106 CW AC6V, ARRL, GQRP, K3WWP, NJQRP, VK3YE
10.116 CW AC6V, GQRP

20m 14.060 CW AC6V, ARRL, GQRP, K3WWP, NJQRP, VK3YE, RU-QRP
14.285 SSB AC6V, ARRL, GQRP, RU-QRP

17m 18.086 CW GQRP
18.096 CW AC6V, GQRP, K3WWP, NJQRP, RU-QRP
18.106 CW ? GQRP
18.130 SSB AC6V, GQRP

15m 21.060 CW AC6V, ARRL, K3WWP, NJQRP, VK3YE, RU-QRP
21.110 CW US Novice AC6V, K3WWP, NJQRP
21.285 SSB (Europe) GQRP, NJQRP, RU-QRP
21.385 SSB AC6V, ARRL, NJQRP

12m 24.900 CW ARRL
24.906 CW AC6V, GQRP, RU-QRP
24.950 SSB AC6V, ARRL, GQRP

10m 28.060 CW AC6V, ARRL, GQRP, K3WWP, NJQRP, VK3YE
28.110 CW US Novice AC6V, ARRL, K3WWP, NJQRP
28.360 SSB (Europe) NJQRP, RU-QRP
28.355 AM (Japan) Japan’s 28.305MHz AM Group
28.365 SSB GQRP
28.385 SSB US Novice AC6V, NJQRP
28.885 SSB AC6V, ARRL, NJQRP
28.995 AM (Japan) Japan’s 28.305MHz AM Group

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