It is Not Too Early to Sign up for ARES Events

Feb 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

It is snowing and being optimistic we must look forward to warmer days.  Better weather lends itself to more outdoor activities and service to others.  Polk County Amateur Radio Emergency Service very often provides radio communication to many outdoor events and this year will be no exception.

A list of these follows.  Notably this year will be that last year for the annual Dam to Dam half marathon.  ARES has been an in tragal part of this event for many years.  If you’ve always wanted to work this event your last opportunity will be June 2md.

Now would be a good time to have a look at and consider signing up for some of the listed events.  For you new amateur operators these events offer a very easy entry into EMCOM and public service.  We are always eager to help new folks get started.  Let us know how we can help you.

2018 ARES Events


Fight for Air Climb, Sunday April 8th, 2018

Drake 1/2 Marathon, Sunday April 22th, 2018

Market to Market, Saturday May 12th, 2018

Dam to Dam Half Marathon, Saturday June 2nd, 2018

ARRL Field Day, June 23rd -24th, 2019

Iowa State Fair Parade, August 8th, 2018

Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta

September 29th, 2018

Des Moines Marathon, October 21st, 2018

Living History Farms Fun Race, November 17th, 2018


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