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Iowa Repeater Council Clearing Backlog of Applications

Aug 30th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

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.  […]

The Fun With CW is topic for September 24th Meeting

Aug 27th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Join us for a presentation and discussion about the fun you can have with CW.  Tom, NØTLW will share his new found love of sending and receiving code.  Tom has improved his CW speed considerably and will let us in on the secret to his success. September 24th, 2019  7:00 PM Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd […]

Large Group Enjoys Building Antennas

Aug 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

Make that a large Enthusiastic group enjoyed building a simple ground plane antenna.  The August meeting was a lot of fun and learning.  As members were completing their antennas, others were eager to test them.  No surprise, they worked great with low SWR.  The meeting was planed and presented by Rick, NØCFL and Bob, WØSMS.  […]

Technician Class Scheduled for October 12th

Aug 25th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The Des Moines Amateur Radio Association is please to announce the upcoming 1-day Technician Class.  The class will be held at the Fort Des Moines Museum,  75 East Army Post Road,  Des Moines, IA   Details below. What:       Amateur Radio Technician Class When:    Saturday, October 12th, 2019  8:00 AM  to about 7:00 PM Where:  75 East […]

Sooland Amateur Radio Association Hamfest September 21st

Aug 17th, 2019 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

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Volunteers needed for the Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) September 8

Aug 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) will be held Sunday, September 8, at Ada Hayden Heritage Park in Ames.  The race consists of three activities – canoeing in the lake, biking north of Ames, and running around the park.  See for more information including course maps. We have once again been requested to provide […]

Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta  September 28th, 2019

Aug 12th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events

The Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta,  September 28th, 2019.  This event takes place on the Des Moines River.  Visiting college teams paddle upstream and race against the clock.  This event requires approximately 18 operators.  To sign up go to

Antenna Building Project Scheduled for Next DMRAA Meeting

Aug 11th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Please join us for our regular DMRAA monthly meeting August 27th.  Rick NØCFL and Bob, WØSMS will help us build our own Go-Box antenna. A fun activity, Rick and I will show all of us how to build an antenna that will work on both VHF and UHF that you can put in your GO […]

Polk County Public Health needs help with Vaccine Clinic Exercise Saturday August 17th

Aug 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Polk County Health Department is looking for volunteers for a Bio-Terrorism Full-Scale Exercise. This exercise is to fully demonstrate the capacity for Polk County Health Department and Emergency Management to Prophylaxis (give vaccine) to the community (via You the Volunteer) during the Bio-Terrorism Event. Polk County Health Department has to demonstrate every 5 years how […]

Southeast Iowa Hamfest, October 6th, 2019

Aug 6th, 2019 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

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