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2017 DMRAA Hamfest is a Great Success

Apr 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

All of the major ingredients for a successful were present this year at the DMRAA Hamfest.  Great Weather, great selection, many vendors, awesome presentations and a good turnout all contributed to a very successful event.  The DMR presentation and display highlighted this expanding technology.  Our thanks to those that organized the 2017 DMRAA Hamfest and […]



DMRAA Field Day, June 25th – 26th, 2016

Apr 24th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Field Day is June 25th, 2016. Yellow Banks County Park is the location for the 2017 edition of the annual ARRL Field Day.  The location this year remains the same. Yellow Bank County Park, shelter #1. The event starts at 1:00 PM on Saturday June 25th and continues until 1:00 PM on the 26th.  Set-up […]



DMR Coming to Des Moines

Apr 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

  Digital Mobile Radio is coming to Des Moines.  DMR as it is commonly called is a digital protocol that allows multiple users to connect locally, across the state, nation and worldwide. I am pleased to announce that we are in the process of acquiring a Motorola Mototrbo XTR8300 repeater for the Des Moines area.  The […]



Drake 1/2 Marathon, April 29th, 2017

Apr 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The 49th DRAKE ROAD RACES during the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017, with a start next to Drake Stadium and finish near the Fine Arts Center on Drake’s campus. For the course map, CLICK HERE. The two races include a half marathon starting at 7:30AM and a 5K beginning at […]



Ames Fox Hunt 23rd April, 2017

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter

The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, April 23rd in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register with the hunt leader and receive the rules briefing. Hunters may be individuals or teams and […]



DMRAA Hamfest April 22nd, 2017

Mar 31st, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

  The 2017 version of the DMRAA Hamfest will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Elwell Family Center located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  There will be a lot to do at this year’s Hamfest.  First, several vendors are on tap to help you get your radio […]



SWIARA Swap Meet, June 10th, 2017

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

SWIARA Swap Meet HAMFEST/CONVENTION 06/10/2017Start Date: 06/10/2017 End Date: 06/10/2017 Location: Creston Early Childhood Development Gym 901 North Elm Street Creston, IA 50801 Website: http://www.swiara.com/ Sponsor: South West Iowa Amateur Radio Association Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: 146.79Ø -offset (PL 136.5) Public Contact: Doug Welsch , KAØMHJ 517 SW 2nd Street Greenfield, IA 50849 Phone: 641-745-5501 […]



Fight for Air Climb Needs Operators

Mar 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The 2017 edition of the American Lung Associations Fight for Air Climb is in need of additional operators.  Typically this event requiers approximately 35 operators.  The event which takes place in four downtown Des Moines high rise buildings lasts about six hours.  This is a great way to sharpen your radio skills. When: April 9th […]



2m “Tape Measure” Yagi Building Workshop April 1

Mar 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

If you have been interested in participating in a fox hunt but you don’t have a directional antenna, we have the perfect opportunity for you!   Clint Miller KCØJUO and Paul Cowley KB7VML with the Story County Amateur Radio Club are hosting a 2-meter “Tape Measure” Yagi Building Workshop April 1st in Ames. We will […]



Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network Presentation April 25th

Mar 12th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Join us April 25th for a presentation of the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network Presented by Matt Chenoweth, KEØIAT the AREDN is timely given the various needs presented by some of our served agencies. Waveland Room, 7:00PM April 25, 2017 Plymouth Congregational Church, 42nd and Ingersoll. What is an AREDN™ Network? An Amateur Radio Emergency Data […]