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July 25th Meeting is Ice Cream and Elmers

Jul 17th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Join us for the July 25th meeting and get a few bonuses.  First there will be ice cream novilties to enjoy while socializing.  Second, bring you HT and get the memories updated if needed.  This includes the DMR HTs as there will be a new master codeplug coming out very soon. 7:00 PM July 25, […]



Operation Stable Mercury September 7th & 8th at Camp Dodge

Jul 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Join us for the Quarterly Polk County ARES meeting.  Monday, 7:00 PM July 17 at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center.  1907 Carpenter, Des Moines.  Speaker will be Colonel Robert Hedgepeth (ret), KEØGSN.  The topic will be the upcoming communications exercise Operation Stable Mercury at Camp Dodge September 7th & 8th.  This exercise will include […]



2017 DMRAA Field Day in Pictures

Jun 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

The recent DMRAA Field Day at Yellow Banks County park was perfect.  Fantastic weather, plenty of contacts and much fun.  Have a look at the activities from the camera lens.  A fun time was had by all.  Unofficial numbers suggest that there were over 1500 contacts made. Click here to see more pictures.



Have You Tried the New Repeaters at Broadlawns Yet?

Jun 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Recently the Des Moines Radio Amateur’s Association and Polk County ARES placed two repeaters at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines.  The DMRAA placed a Yaesu Fusion repeater on 145.130- tone 114.8.  Polk County ARES added a Motorola MTR-2000 with a frequency of 444.050+ and a tone of 151.4.  Both repeaters are local area repeaters, share […]



Polk County ARES Quarterly Meeting, July 17th

Jun 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

Join us for the Quarterly Polk County ARES meeting.  Monday, 7:00 PM July 17 at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center.  1907 Carpenter, Des Moines.  Speaker will be Colonel Robert Hedgepeth (ret).  The topic will be the upcoming communications exercise Operation Stable Mercury at Camp Dodge September 7th & 8th.  Approximately 12 Amateur operators will […]



June 27th Meeting to Feature Presentation by DX Engineering via Skype

Jun 11th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

June 27th Meeting The June meeting will be a presentation via Skype by DX Engineering. Mike AEØMW will host Please join us. 7:00 PM Recital Hall, 3rd floor Plymouth Congregational Church 4 2nd & Ingersoll Des Moines, IA



DMRAA to Offer 1-Day Technician Class September 23rd, 2017

Jun 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The Des Moines Radio Amateur Association will provide a 1-Day Amateur Radio entry level class.   When;  Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:00 AM  to about 7:00 PM   Where: Edgewater Retirement Community 9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines Wellness Room (ground level, west of the main entrance on the south side of the facility)   […]



Fox Hunt in Ames June 11th

Jun 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, June 11th in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register with the hunt leader and receive the rules briefing. Hunters may be individuals or teams and the […]



Iowa State Fair Parade, August 9th, 2017

Jun 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

The next Polk County ARES will be the annual Iowa State Fair Parade the 9th of August.  The event takes approximately 22 operators.  Don Price KCØMTF is coordinating the event this year.  Please go to the ARES page to sign up.  http://dmraa.com/ares  



May DMRAA Meeting Highlights New Hamvention Venue

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

Mike, AEØMW gave a nice overview of the 2017 Hamvention.  The location was new this year as the Hamvention moved to Xenia Ohio, just south of Dayton at the County Fairgrounds.  Blessed with an amazing amount of rain the visitors managed to slog through the less than perfect grassy/mud lanes.  The message that Mike gave […]