In this edition of Train the Trainer, our aim was to get ideas for all the societies to use. Therefore the main questions were made in the way that the societies answering them would give as many ideas as possible, so other societies could benefit from them and make their own activities! Answering in this particular report are by representative(s) of team Lithuania
What kind of activities you have found the most succesfull during Covid? If you have not held any activities, what kind of activities would you like to have?
My colleagues in the capital city managed to launch a balloon with an APRS/WSPR tracker several times (https://www.facebook.com/kelionebalionu) and that seemed to be quite an atractive activity for fellow hams and most importantly – non hams.
What tips would you like to give to other societies when arranging activities during Covid? Describe as good as you can so others can benefit the most from your answer!
Since people stay indoors during covid, I believe that a great way to keep interest of society members are online projects that can be tracked/interacted with. As an example: balloon satelites. They can be tracked, and it is interesting to see where it went and it can make others interested to launch their own satelite.
How have you been able to get youngsters to communicate during Covid? (Telegram groups, Skype calls, etc.)
Our local youngsters telegram group became more active during covid, it almost trippled it’s member’s count.
What are your plans for the spring?
Since going outside is fun, I believe we’ll have a lot more SOTA activations and satelite activity. Possibly many will go outside to upgrade/maintain their antenna set-ups.
What kind of problems are you facing with youth work in your member society? Do you need any help with it?
Personally, I live far away from many young hams so doing projects together is not possible. However during normal circumstances (Not under covid lockdown), many come back to bigger cities to study and can do projects together.