NAQCC-FL Chapter

The North American QRP CW Club – Florida Chapter Web Page


(Click on the logo above to go to the NAQCC National Home Page)

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 “Parkpeditions” (“click” on the images to make larger)

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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:

Blake Park Mar 14 QSL FRONT

Lake Ashby Park Oct 15 QSL FRONT N8ZYA

Lookit!  I worked John N8ZYA # 2279 – the VP of NAQCC!!

Here’s our tentative schedule of activities for 2018

(The 2018 Schedule is still a work in progress for locations – including some beachfront and lakeside sports – posted here for dates)

PAST ADVENTURES: “Click here to see past reports”

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Our Next “Adventure”

A “Favorite Location” for our group!

Lake Ashby Park

WHEN:  Friday, March 16th, 2018 starting at 9:30 AM EST (1330Z)

WHERE:  Lake Ashby Park, 4150 Boy Scout Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL

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 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 – We Hope!!”Steve WB4OMM, Art WB4MNK,  Rick AA4W, Don K3RLL, Wally KG4LAL, Bob W2EJG, Nicole KM4SBQ, Paul NU4C, John KM4JTE, & John KD4JS (and whoever else can make it).


HOW: By the magic of QRP Ham Radio!

Check us out on our web page for more NAQCC-FL Chapter info:

72/73! Steve WB4OMM #5913

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And here it is!   What WB4OMM sounds like when on an NAQCC-FL Parkpedition!!


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