MULTI-YEAR LONG RANGE ARES MEETING PLANS


2019
2019 TOPICS========================EXERCISELunchNLab / LabNLunch
JANHF HAM RADIO
review modes, propagation,
techniques for our NEW GENERALS

REFLECTIONS 2 -- MYSTERIES
of ANTENNAS AND TRANSMISISON
LINES
LUNCH N LAB:
OPERATING HIGH POWER AMPLIFIERS
(NOT DONE)
FEBN. FL Emergency Conference
WENT EXTREMELY WELL

Traffic Net Practice


REFLECTIONS 3 -- FINAL
MYSTERIES EXPLAINED
(none)
MARPresent Full Scale Exercise
REFLECTIONS 4.0 -- FINAL REVIEW

POWER OUT! FULL SCALE EXERCISE
HUGE SUCCESS!

OPERATING PRACTICE:
HF MODES --- SSB / CW / DIGITAL

ALE (not done)

APRReview of Power Out!
Transistor Amp 1.0
Last News about March for Babies
RADIOGRAM PRACTICE


MAYWEDNESDAY MAY 8

1.  Review background check progress / EC-001 signups
2.  INTERNET -- handson practice at routers
3.  Single Transistor Amp 1.0  for real  -- how to get GAIN out of a transistor
4.   RADIOGRAM PRACTICE
5.   MEASURE YOUR HANDITALKIE HARMONICS -- demonstration of Signlent Spectrum Analyzer
6.   Continued practice on itinerant repeqater
7    REVIEW OF EOC NOISE ABATEMENT




EOC INTERFERENCE INVESTIGATION

EC -001 Begins May 18n -- DONE!  with Net Control practice

EC-001  2nd Saturday june 1 -- Fantastic Radiogram and WINLINK live practice with real radios


JUNJUNE 12
MEETING AT EOC --
1.  Repair Go-Box Equipment
2.  Charge Batteries
3.  PRACTICE EOC EQUIPMENT
     a)VHF Voice Radios
     b)VHF Data Radio
     c)HF Voice & Data
4.  Transistor Amp Part 3 -- FEEDBACK gain control
5.  Antenna Measurements Demonstrated -- spectrum analyzer
6.  Plan EXTRA CLASS Course August 17/18
7.  FT8 and FT8 Demos -- join @ALACHUA

JUNE INFORMAL TRAINING  TASK:   Send winlink messages to jeff -- at both his winlink address ([email protected]) and gmail address ([email protected])   Extra Credit: send an ICS-213EC-001 COURSE CONTINUES
June 1
June 15 EC001 coursse finished / exam -- will have FT8 and JS8Call Demos

ALL ELEVEN PASSED THEIR EXAM!!!!
JULJULY 10
1.   JS8Call / FT8  -- GREAT TALK, Leland!
2.  Internet -- subnets & routing (included in (3)
3.  MESH OPERATION:   operate 3 station AREDN Mesh network hands on -- went GREAT!
4.  Hands-on  Demo -- 12 V go-box power distribution with polarity protection the cheap way!! -- discussed only, LabNLunch July 20
5.  Transistor Amp #4 - DC BIASING (and maybe more!!) -- explained
6.  DISCUSS WHAT WE ALL LEARNED FROM FIELD DAY -- great discussion!
7.  Possibly give more info on measurements of antenna performance at the EOC -- huge improvement

EXERCISE FOR THE MONTH: -- send RADIOGRAM (either ICS or NTS) to jeff Capehart



LunchNLab  BUILDING PROJECT:
Build power distribution for go-boxes wth built in polarity protection:  order
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CLWBSNJ

Juy 20 2019 -- meet at WENDYS on 39th Ave at noon
AUG1. TRAFFIC NET CONTROL PRACTICE (15 min x 2 -3 sessions)
2.  Plan S.E.T.  Exercise -- volunteers needed!
3.  Hands-On -- Demonstrate how to builld Baofeng digital connections
6.  Transistor Amp #5 -- Putting it all together
EXTRA CLASS COURSE AUGUST 17/18
EOC for Saturday
EXTRA CLASS COURSE @ EOC
AUGUST 17(EOC)  / 18 (GIBBY)

SEP
Plan Technician Course -- Instructors needed!
Programming Radios - CHIRP
Introduction to PCB Board Layout  #1
Demo of building inexpensive sound-card interface
Deployment Food, Water, & Fuel

Tablletop practice for S.E.T.  

LunchNLab Building Project:
SIMPLE APARTMENT ANTENNA
 very inexpensive 9:1 UnUn End-Fed Resonant Multiband Antennas -- #61 Ferrite Cores
Expected Cost $10-$20 depending on wire chosen.
Helium baloon versus up a Tree or Flagpole





(For any who need it also see:)
ZM-2  $65 kit --- QRP
ORDER YOUR QRP ZM-2 KIT HERE
ORDER YOUR KIT ONLINE
OCTS.E.T.   October 5,6

Meeting:  Review S.E.T.
Printed Circuit Board Layout #2 -- pours
NOVReview SET
Single Side Band Radio
Printed Circuit Board Layout #3 -- sending files to China
BUILDING SWR METERS
QRP version
QRO version:   TOROID BASED SWR METER
(not done)
DECCHOOSE Training Goals
for following year
Plan N Florida Emergency Conference


MonthPresentationBusiness
2020
JAN
LOW PASS FILTERS
VHF AMPLIFIERS
=================================
FEBN FL Emergency Conference
Traffic Net Practice
160/LF/VLF ham radio
MAR
Kit Radios
APRTabletop full scale exercise
General Class Course
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

HISTORICAL RECORDS


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.
DRAFT MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN ALREADY BY JOHN TROUPE!!!  HOORAY JOHN!!  




JUNEComputer Control -- of solid state and vacuum tube rigs
FULL SCALE EXERCISE  DONE AND REVIEWED!
DONE!!
EOC VANITY LICENSE RECEIVED!!
DONE!


HOLDING A TECHNICIAN COURSE AT EOC


JULY
Introduction to the RASPBERRY computer & networking
TCP/IP
DONE!!
Plan Technician Course (ALREADY DONE!!) 

DC Power Supply Kit with variable regulator and digital monitoring.   $25  (includes cabinet and all parts)  
ORDER YOUR KIT HERE
https://www.amazon.com/Generic-LM317-Adjustable-Voltage-Supply/dp/B0130LKYWE
COMPLETED 



AUGUST1.  Introduction to the ARDUINO single board computer and frequency synthesis DONE
2.  Voice message  passing competition! DONE
3.  Review Objectives for upcoming S.E.T. DONE
4.  Plan General Class Course later this year STARTED
Delayed:
Plan a General Class Course

 Build your Own HF SSB/CW Radio From A Kit
(Somewhat behind schedule!!)
Bitx40  40/80M    $70
uBitx    All HF Bands   $120
ORDER FROM HF SIGNALS
The version they are shipping now is an IMPROVED VERSION!!
order from http://www.hfsignals.com/
(Recommend you use DHL shipping)
AUGUST 18th SATURDAY @ Wendys 39th Ave & I-75 ---DELAYED to to Gibby getting sick and having gallbladdere surgery.   Will be offered in October or November.

SEPT(Peak Hurricane Week)
Review whatever Hurricane we were already in!
PLANNING FOR S.E.T.
HOW TO MAKE A REPEATER AND CONTROL IT.
HF. NET PROCEDURES


S.E.T. TABLETOP
HOLD TECHNICIAN COURSE
(we did it July!!)
Traffic Net  Practice ( we did that in August)
H.F Local Net
TABLETOP IS SATURDAY SEPT 15th right after the breakfast at Gordon Gibby's house.  

OCTOBER1.  Last Chance to Prep for the S.E.T.
2.  HF Net Procedures
3. Review of the TABLETOP Results
4.  Finish planning for GENERAL CLASS COURSE
5.  Plan FEBRUARY EMERGENCY CONFERENCE

Simulated Emergency Test was replaced by an actual deployment to Hurricane Michael Panhandle devastation.




NOVReview the AAR  from Hurricane Michael.

Additional information about ALE  -- Automatic Link Establishment
Plan NFL Emergency Conference

ALL DONE!!
GENERAL CLASS COURSE
Nov 17/18th
EOC/Gibby House

DONE!! At least 3 have passed!
We did a full General Class Course earlier than expected!!!
DECCHOOSE NEXT YEAR'S TRAINING GOALS

SWR NOMOGRAM -- BEGIN TEACHING THE UTTER MYSTERIES OF REFLECTIONS!!


 OPERATING AUTO-TUNERS
(no done