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October Virtual Meeting to Feature Satellite Communications

Oct 21st, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Fred Kemmerer AB1OC to present on Satellite communications at October 27th virtual meeting.  Please contact Contact Tom, WØFN Tom Weaver w0fn@gmail.com to get an invite with sign-in information. 



A COVID-19 Swap Meet Can Still Work

Oct 6th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

A nice crowd was attracted to a DMRAA Swap Meet Saturday the 5th of October.  A little light rain couldn’t dampen the gathering.  Approximately 25 amateur radio operators attended. Several folks had items to sell and a good time was had by all.  Hopefully the success of this small event will encourage the DMRAA board […]



DMRAA Swap Meet Scheduled for October 3rd, 2020

Sep 1st, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Due to the continuing pandemic the club is cancelling the annual November Auction and Chili Feed.  In lieu of the auction DMRAA would like to hold an informal swap meet on Saturday, October 3rd from 9-12:00 in the parking lot of Fort Des Moines.  75 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315. Proper COVID-19 […]



IASPOTA Iowa State Parks on the Air

Sep 1st, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

As you may know, to date there have been 1021 contacts made and 41 Iowa State Parks activated. I want to thank all of you who have made this possible. It is been a tremendous effort. And it is an outstanding accomplishment for the amateur radio community of Iowa.   Someone asked which Parks still […]



September 22nd Meeting all About Solar Energy

Aug 31st, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

John Forbes has agreed to present his solar energy project at the September meeting. John Forbes is a pharmacist who operates a Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale. When he planned the new building he now occupies, he specifically planned to install rooftop solar panels to supply all of the electricity. He has kept daily records of […]



Living History Farms Road O Cross Race Cancelled

Aug 30th, 2020 | By | Category: Area Events

We have just received word that the Living History Farms Road O Cross Race has been cancelled due COVID-19 concerns.  This means that Polk County had not been able to assist in any public service events in 2020.  While disappointed we look forward to a more normal year in 2021.  Thanks to all of you […]



August 25th Meeting to feature Fort Des Moines Station Progress

Aug 24th, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

August 25th, 2020   Our August meeting, on the 25th, will feature an update on the progress on the station at Fort Des Moines along with ample time for questions and opinions. The program will be delivered by Dennis O’Brien, Tom Weaver, and Bob Johnson. Tom Weaver WØFN is inviting you to the DMRAA Monthly […]



Future DMRAA Meetings will be with Zoom

Aug 24th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

Tom Weaver WØFN is inviting you to the DMRAA Monthly Club (Zoom) meetings: Contact Tom, WØFN Tom Weaver w0fn@gmail.com to get an invite with sign-in information.    Thanks Tom, 73 de Tom WØFN Tom.W0FN@gmail.com



IMT Des Moines Marathon Latest ARES Event to be Cancelled

Aug 3rd, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

Another ARES event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Marathon, a staple in Des Moines for 20 years has been the largest event for Polk County ARES.  Over the years we have seen this event develop into a premier Iowa running attraction.  Hopefully we’ll see a normal schedule in 2021.



August 25th Meeting to Feature Fort Des Moines Museum Update

Jul 29th, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

  Our August meeting, on the 25th, will feature an update on the progress on the station at Fort Des Moines along with ample time for questions and opinions. The program will be delivered by Dennis O’Brien, Tom Weaver, and Bob Johnson. Zoom login details will be posted at DMRAA.com   7:00PM