Long-Range Planning and Activity Ideas

Infrastructure projects: (expected time frames)

Tower trailer restoration, part 1 – new wire rope and fenders (completed)
Replace RG-214 jumpers to Moose Mt. repeater antennas (parts ordered, scheduled)
New northern site in VT for former Strafford repeater
New 7330 controller for Moose
Major Inventory – April
Oil undercoat for Communications Trailer
Replacement of Corinth repeater with Kenwood – timing TBD
Tower trailer restoration, part 2
Support Trailer finished

Annual Events:
Winter field day – January
Grantham Sled Dog race – February (snow-dependent)
ARRL Field Day – 4th full weekend in June
Prouty – July (canceled 2021)
Post Mills Crop Walk – October
JOTA – October (start planning with Scouts in spring)
Rivendell Ramble – September (status unclear)
Inventory – April
NearFest – May and October
Jamboree on the air – October
CVFMA swap meet – February
Proposed: Pico Balloons – annual winter project
Proposed: Weekly repeater net

Activity Ideas:
Town-wide Fox Hunt
Virtual shop talk
Pico balloons
Zoom call kit building
Pico balloons
Repeater system tutorials
QRP operating
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

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