Long-Range Planning and Activity Ideas

Infrastructure projects: (expected time frames)
2021: April – October (outdoor work season)
Repeater in place in Strafford
New 7330 controller for Moose
Support Trailer finished
Major Inventory – April
Inspection of Comms trailer frame
Tower trailer repairs TBD
Replacement of Springfield and Corinth repeaters with Kenwoods – timing TBD 
2022: Finishing up repeater networking left over from 2021
2023: Nothing yet
2024: Nothing yet
2025: Replacement of the Communications Trailer?

Annual Events:
Winter field day – January
Grantham Sled Dog race – February
ARRL Field Day – June
Prouty – July (canceled 2021)
Post Mills Crop Walk – October
JOTA – October (start planning in spring)
Rivendell Ramble – September
Inventory – April
NearFest – May and October
Jamboree on the air – October
CVFMA swap meet – February
Proposed: Pico Balloons – annual winter project
Proposed: Quarterly VE sessions about 6 weeks after the CVFMA series
Proposed: Weekly repeater net

During the Pandemic:
Town-wide Fox Hunt – driveable
Virtual shop talk
Pico balloons
Zoom call kit build
Pico balloons
Repeater system tutorials
QRP operating

Post Pandemic:
Orange County Traffic Light special event station (Bradford, VT)
Build-a kit-workshop day at Maker’s Space
Radio repair clinic
Summits on the Air
Parks on the Air
US Islands on the Air
VHF/UHF+ (GHz) Equipment, discussions, presentations, and contesting
Special event stations – activate two towns of the same name at the same time in both VT and NH

Educational:
Get involved with the Maker’s Spaces in Claremont and Canaan
Soldering classes through a maker’s space
Scout “Jamboree On the Air” (JOTA) See Annual Events
High school science balloon construction and launch
Robotics and radio
Morse code demos
Ham-Sci involvement
Encourage the science aspect of the hobby (Eclipse contests, Personal Space weather stations, etc.)

Equipment Building Activities: (could be online or in person)
WSPR – QRP transmitters
Transceiver kits
Antenna building
Direction finding antennas and Equipment
TAPR kits, Tangerine SDR