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2020 DMRAA Hamfest CANCELLED

Mar 24th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

Out of an abundance of caution, the DMRAA has decided to cancel the 2020 hamfest. We apologize for this and hope that you will be able to attend our event next year. 2021 date to be announced. We look forward to seeing you there!  



Dayton Hamvention Cancelled

Mar 15th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health Departments.  It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to cancel Hamvention for this year.  This decision is extremely difficult for us but with around two months until the […]



Iowa State Parks On The Air, Now on Facebook

Mar 12th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

·        IASPOTA-2020 is now on Facebook. Thanks to the efforts of Joe KD9HAE, IASPOTO-2020 now has a site at https://www.facebook.com/IASPOTA  ·        Al Fry, KB0VGG is organizing a major IASPOTA-2020 push in May—trying to get as many Iowa amateur radio clubs and individuals from across the state to activate as many of state parks as possible on the same weekend—about […]



Fort Des Moines Museum Club Station Taking Shape

Feb 26th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

In 2019, Dennis KAØDOS, Bob WØSMS and Tom WØFN created a HF, VHF and UHF station at the Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center. Our goal this year is to make significant improvements and make the station available to all DMRAA members.   The Museum is in Des Moines at 75 East Army Post […]



March 24th Meeting Cancelled

Feb 26th, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

“In keeping with the announcement from governor Reynolds, as well as the request from Des Moines Mayor Cownie, we will be cancelling the March DMRAA Club Meeting. Our presenter for the evening’s program will be rescheduled at a later date.   Scott – NØOOD”  



Hamboree 2020, CANCELLED

Feb 25th, 2020 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The 2020 3900 club Hamboree has been cancelled.  They are considering a late summer / early fall date.  



HF2078 is a Threat to Iowa Amateurs

Feb 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

HF2078 is an Iowa House bill that would amend the 2013 law that prohibits texting while driving.  The addition proposed is to ban the use of any electronic device while driving.  Hands free operation of a cell phone would be allowed if that system is built into the vehicle. While the bill does not specifically […]



NWS Spotter Training, February 25th, 2020

Jan 28th, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

The February 25th presentation will be from the National Weather Service for Skywarn Spotter training.  Radio amateurs and the public are welcome. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Congregational Church (map) in the 3rd floor Recital Hall (NOT the normal meeting location). DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association, […]



Cabin Fever Fever Reliever  January 25th, 2020

Jan 18th, 2020 | By | Category: Archive

  The second annual Cabin Fever Reliever will be held at the Saylorville Event Center 3081 NW Prairie Lane between Saylorville and Johnston just North of 66th Avenue, Doors open at 7AM Door Prize drawing is at 9AM.  The event ends at 10AM. Admission is free will.  The 9am main door prize will be a […]



Iowa Legislature Working to Allow Black Plates for Ham Radio

Jan 16th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

More news;  The bill has been moved to the Ways and Means Committee. The Ways and Means Committee considers things where money is involved. With this committee involved, the bill was renumbered as HF2234. Yesterday, February 12, a subcommittee of Ways and Means recommended that the bill be passed. Yesterday, January 30, the Iowa House of […]