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Winthrop Mager Nominations Due at ChiliFeed / Auction

Nov 11th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

A reminder that nominations for the Club’s highest award are due by November 26th.  They may be turned in at the DMRAA ChiliFeed.  Please look to nominate that special club member that always seems to be helping. The purpose of the Winthrop Mager Award is to perpetuate the memory of the Reverend Winthrop M. Mager […]



DMRAA Christmas Party December 10th

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Request from members have encouraged the Board of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association to consider changes to the annual Christmas gathering. A fully catered meal is in he works.  Details will be coming shortly.  Same location, just no cooking for the spouses.



The DMRAA Needs Your Stuff! November 26th

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

The headline is correct, we need your stuff.  The DMRAA’s annual ChiliFeed and Auction is just around the corner.  No we have the chili taken care of.  Yes, there will be quite a selection of Chili in various flavors and heat.  The only thing missing is all that stuff in your shack that you have […]



NØNUC Retirement Party Announced

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

We’ve received word that Roger Pokorny NØNUC is having a retirement party, Saturday November 9th Noon until 2PM.  The festivities will be held at the Crestwood Baptist Church, 3717 Forest Avenue in Des Moines.  Roger’s health problems have necessitated his retirement.  Roger will relocate to southern Missouri in the very near future to be closer […]



Living History Farms Fun Race, November 23rd

Oct 21st, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

Polk County ARES will again provide communications support for the Living History Farms Cross Country Race. The race is approximately 7 miles long, giving the participants ample opportunity to see most of the farms property.  We need close to 30 operators to provide the support needed.  This is one of the most interesting events on […]



DMRAA ChiliFeed / Auction, November 26th

Oct 20th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter

The 2019 edition of our annual ChiliFeed / Auction is a little more than a month away. November 26th, 2019 to be exact. Have you scoured the shack to find those great little treasures that are not being used like they once were? Have you put them in the box? Is the box full yet? […]



IMT Des Moines Marathon October 20th, 2019

Oct 6th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events

This event is Polk County ARES’ largest event of the year.  It requires approximately 40 operators.  If you would like to assist with radio operations, please go to http://dmraa.com/ares  



October Meeting is all About 3-D Printing

Oct 5th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Please join us Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 for an interesting presentation and demonstration on 3-D printing.  This 3-D overview and demo is by Richard Wagner NØPBO a senior instructor of electronics at the Des Moines Area Community College. 7:00PM Waveland Room, 2nd floor Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd & Ingersoll  Des Moines, IA       […]



DMRAA to Host Jamboree on the Air October 19th

Oct 5th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

  The DMRAA will host this years JOTA event at the Fort Des Moines Museum, Army Post Road and Chaffee Road.  Saturday October 19th. The station will be active from 9Am to 2PM.  Please invite any Scouts that you know (Boy or Girl) to visit.  They will be talking to other Scouts many miles away.  […]



Iowa Repeater Council Clearing Backlog of Applications

Aug 30th, 2019 | By | Category: Archive

Since appointing a new repeater coordinator the Iowa Repeater Council has nearly cleared all of the pending applications.  Paul, WØYR is the new coordinator and has spent over 50 hours getting things in shape.  Under new leadership the council is setting a goal of 90 days for new applications to be ready for the applicant.  […]