MULTI-YEAR LONG RANGE ARES MEETING PLANS

MONTHActivityBusinessUp NextExerciseLabNLunch
2017
AUGUST
Karl: SSTV hands-on
Gordon:  MESH hands-on
DONE
Confirm name change
Get EOC club license started
Tabletop SET exercise? SSTV exercise?
SEPTGordon:  TableTop SET Drill
Baofengs / go-boxes / MESH
WINLINK / EASYTERM practice
DONE
Vann:  UI (unproto) comms
DONE!
SET!!!S.E.T. Exercise
?  UI net on packet
BUILT GO BOXES FOR HURRICANE
DONE
OCTHands-on ARRL Radiogram construction
Hands-on ECHOLINK
PARTIALLY DONE
REVIEW THE SET Exercise!
DONE~! 
Tech course coming on Nov 4/5?  Everyone check in to some real traffic net (NTS connected) WORKED ON HEATHKIT VACUUM TUBE RIG
DONE
NOVART:   power systems, power poles, fusing etc. Solar power, generators, plans for puchase / depoloymentSet up Beatty Tower Roof Trip (Weather cap / Microwave Node)Peaceful.   People will be planning on holidays etc. ?  Check into ARES net on EMERGENCY POWER
LEADERS:  take ICS Exercise Planning courses online
WORKED ON HEATHKIT VACUUM TUBE RIG
DONE
DECGordon:   Hands-on:   Make HF Baluns for$8 instead of $40;   or 4:1 if desired.    DONE
PC-ALE  (Automatic Link Establishment) (DEFERRED)
Brainstorm the 2018 Full Scale Exercise --- what priorities, techniques, scenarios?   Draw up prelim plan.  
DONE!!
(none)
2018
JAN 2018
Art's much-delayed GO BOX POWER!
BITX40/ uBitx  construction / modifications
Brief explanationofPC-ALE
 DONE --!!
Unveil full plan for the 2018 Full Scale Exercise.
Re-up for the EOC Club
Re-up for the Red Cross Club
Discuss Beatty Towers Trip
DONE
WINLINK net checkinCLOSE UP ON THE BITX AND UBITX -- drill and cut desktop organizers / other boxes for mounting commponents
FEBNTS -- the human emergency traffic system!  
Florida NTS nets and DTN systems
DONE -- except for DTN!!
How is the EOC call sign coming?
Applied For!
2017 SYMPOSIUM
Check into the NF ARES net
DEFERRED
MARHF WINLINK
Emphasis on the SERVER (gateway) side of the system)
HF ANTENNAS FOR  HOA/ APARTMENT DWELLERS

--ALL DONE!!!---
Review ICS training accomplishmentsTable Top Drill next monthGAS DISCHARGE TUBE LIGHTNING & EMP PROTECTION --
HUGE SUCCESS --- 11 people, 19 protectors built -- > $1000 worth...
APRTABLE TOP DRILL for the upcoming Full Scale Exercise--- John Troupe and Van Chesney!!
DONE!!  Big Learning Episode
Review  Emergency Gear Assets -- complete Asset/Training Survey
6 or 7 already turned in...I'm working on a table
Full Scale Exercise coming up!!HF Off Center Fed Antennas -- build your own multi-band home or emergency antenna for CHEAP (includes balun(s) )
DONE --- HUGE SUCCESS --- 11 People 10 Baluns constructed
MAYD-RATS --- over AX.25.  DONE (although bad USB port thwarted full demo)  
PROGRAMMING RADIOS  
 DONE
Traffic Net Practice
 DONE
FTP to Shelter Server  
 DONE
EOC Random License RECEIVED!!
Review of the Full Scale Exercise Results.   DONE
(presented additional details for june 9th)
Make plans for publishing.  

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We're running behind  --- This will be JUNE 16th


JUNEComputer Control -- of solid state and vacuum tube rigs
FULL SCALE EXERCISE
Plan a General Class Course??Everyone try ALE! Build your Own HF SSB/CW Radio From A Kit
Bitx40  40/80M    $70
uBitx    All HF Bands   $120
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JULYREVIEW the Full Scale Exercise
Introduction to the RASPBERRY computer & networking
TCP/IP
Plan Technician Course
OPERATING PRACTICE:
HF MODES --- SSB / CW / DIGITAL

(Great opportunity for Technicians needing experience with a higher class to help them)
AUGUSTIntroduction to the ARDUINO single board computer and frequency synthesis
DC Power Supplies

BITX40 and uBITX 2nd SESSION

SEPT(Peak Hurricane Week)
Review whatever Hurricane we were already in!
PLAN OUR S.E.T.
HOLD TECHNICIAN COURSE
Traffic Net  Practice
H.F Local Net
ANTENNA TUNER CONSTRUCTION
MFJ 941EK  $129 kit -- 300 watts
ORDER MFJ ANTENNA 300 WATT KIT

ZM-2  $65 kit --- QRP
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ORDER YOUR KIT ONLINE
OCTOBERSimulated Emergency Test TableTopVHF Homebrew Antennas
Quarter Wave Vertical/radials
Slim Jim
Yagis
NOVReview the Simulated Emergency Test
CW -- Morse Code
Plan NFL Emergency Conference
Arduino Based Si5351 Signal Generators for test equipment / Antenna Analyzer
DECCHOOSE NEXT YEAR'S TRAINING GOALS
Plan General Class Course
(OFF MONTH)


2019
JAN
HF HAM RADIO==================================LunchNLab / LabNLunch
FEBN. FL Emergency Conference
Traffic Net Practice
Microwave / Applications
OPERATING HIGH  POWER AMPLIFIERS
MARPresent Full Scale Exercise
GENERAL CLASS COURSE
BUILDING SWR METERS
QRP version
QRO version:   TOROID BASED SWR METER
APRTable top Full Scale Exercise
MAYTransistor & op-amp amplifiers
JUNFULL SCALE EXERCISE
JULPlan Technican Course
Transmission Lines/Baluns
Stubs
AUGMicrowave / Applications
SEPTECHNICIAN COURSE
Programming Radios
VHF High Speed Net
OCTTABLE TOP / SET
NOVReview SET
Single Side Band
DECCHOOSE Training Goals
for following year
Plan Extra Class Course


MonthPresentationBusiness
2020
JAN
VHF HAM RADIO=================================
FEBN FL Emergency Conference
Traffic Net Practice
160/LF/VLF ham radio
MAREXTRA CLASS COURSE
Kit Radios
APRTabletop full scale exercise
MAYPower Amplifiers
Tube & Transistor
JUNFULL SCALE EXERCISE
HF NET
JULPlan Technician Course
HF ANTENNAS
AUGVHF/UHF/Microwave
Gain Antennas
SEPTechnician Course
Plan SET
OCTTABLETOP & SET
NOVReview SET
FM Repeater Construction
Plan next years Emergency Conference
DECChoose Training Goals for next year
PLAN General Class course