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Field Day is Still a Go, Maybe?

May 21st, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

Plans are still being made for  the 2020 DMRAA Field Day.  The planning illustrates the optimism that in Iowa Governor Reynolds will allow gatherings of more than 10 people in time for Field Day.  Board members Dennis O’Brien KAØDOS, Bob Johnson,WØSMS and Tom Weaver, WØFN along with Dean Madsen, NØXR are planning the 2020 event […]



VE Testing is Adapting to COVID-19 Concerns

May 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

The VE team believes strongly in personal freedom, but freedom must be tempered with responsibility. We must think of the risks to our volunteers and guests and measure whether the risk of infection can be reasonably managed. There are some positive signs that progress with testing and treatments are being made. Taking all things into […]



COVID-19 Affecting DMRAA Activities

Apr 22nd, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

The Corona Virus pandemic is certainly changing how groups conduct themselves in these trying time.  We would suggest that DMRAA club members consider checking in to the Des Moines ares weekly nets.  As restrictions begin to ease, club information will be discussed on these nets.  You patience is appreciated.



Market to Market Relay Race CANCELLED

Apr 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Area Events

The Market to Market Relay Race for 2020 has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Organizers are confident that this unique relay race will return in 2021



A word about DMRAA Meetings

Apr 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The normally scheduled DRMAA club meeting of April 28 is cancelled due to limiting gatherings of more than 10 people.  Since this is normally the meeting that nominations are accepted for the following month elections, the board wishes to conduct the nominations via the static sheet.   There is currently one member of the club […]



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 […]



May 26th 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 May DMRAA Club Meeting. Our presenter for the evening’s program will be rescheduled at a later date.