The North American QRP CW Club – Florida Chapter Web Page
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The NAQCC-FL Chapter consists of Florida Amateur Radio Operators that support QRP (low power – 5W or less) and CW (Morse Code) – using a variety of sources of power to include batteries and/or solar power and small portable radios and antennas. In addition, the NAQCC-FL operates “portable” in the field monthly at local parks, or “Parkpeditions”. In the last two years, this group has operated from parks in DeBary, Cassadega, Lake Helen, Deland, Pierson, Deleon Springs, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, South Daytona, Daytona Beach, Holly Hill and Ormond Beach.
Here’s a few photos of some recent (Feb and March 2015) “Parkpeditions” (“click” on the images to make larger)
Our “parkpeditons” start around 0900 local time, and usually end around noon. There may be three of us operating two stations, or 8 of us operating 6 stations. We use small radios and very portable antennas and battery power. The range of these stations are amazing – one member using 3W of RF power and a simple wire dipole antenna on the 20M amateur band worked a station in Denmark some 4,600 miles distant!
We also usually send out “special” QSL cards for the events:
Lookit! I worked John N8ZYA # 2279 – the VP of NAQCC!!
Here’s out tentative schedule of activities for 2017
THE PAST ADVENTURES:
*– FLORIDA MARCH PARKPEDITION ANNOUNCED –*
Our next “adventure”!
Friday, March 24th, 2017 starting at 9:30 AM EST (1330Z)
Lake Ashby Park, New Smyrna Beach, FL
WHAT: The Florida Chapter of NAQCC – Monthly Event
WHEN: Friday, March 24th, 2017 starting at 9:30 AM EST (1330Z)
WHERE: Lake Ashby Park, New Smyrna Beach, FL (4150 Boy Scout Camp Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32720)
Park webpage with directions: DIRECTIONS TO PARK AND INFO
FREQUENCIES: Please listen for us near 7.061, 10.116, 14.061, 18.080, and 21.061 – Look for posts to www.qrpspots.com via the Internet when we QRV and occasionally during the operation to let everyone know who is on and where. We will also post when we go QRT. QSLs via the operator call.
WHO: “The Usual Suspects” – Steve WB4OMM, Art WB4MNK, Rick AA4W, Don K3RLL, Wally KG4LAL, Bob W2EJG, Paul NU4C, John KM4JTE, & John KD4JS (and whoever else can make it).
WHY: TO HAVE FUN, OF COURSE!!
HOW: By the magic of QRP Ham Radio!
72/72! Steve WB4OMM #5913
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And here it is! What WB4OMM sounds like when on an NAQCC-FL Parkpedition!!