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Fight for Air Climb, Sunday April 8th, 2018

Nov 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Never too early to start thinking about the first ARES event of the year.  The Fight for Air Climb is all indoors and fun.  Feel free to sign up at

Amateur Radio General License Class, Starts February 1st, 2018

Nov 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

Amateur Radio General License Class Offered by the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association This class will prepare you to take the FCC General License Exam. The Thursday evening classes will conclude with ARRL, VE examiners administering the General Exam.   What:   Amateur Radio General License Class When: Thursday evenings February 1, through March 22, […]

Emcom 1 Now Ready for First Event

Nov 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

  Polk County ARES is pleased to announce that its newest emergency communications trailer will be used in the upcoming Living History Farms Fun Race.  The trailer was provided by Polk County Emergency Management.  This trailer has twice the interior room as compared to our older Emcom 2 trailer.  The trailer is a tandem axle […]

Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Always a great time.  We have all the operators needed for the race this year.  Thanks to those that signed up.

19th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day December 2nd

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

19th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day 00Z-24Z December 2, 2017 The 19th Annual ARRL and NWS SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) returns again this year on the evening of December 1, 2017. The Event, as conceived by the ARRL and NWS, is a way of saying “Thank You” to the numerous amateur radio operators across the country […]

DMRAA Christmas Party, December 12th

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Please join us for food and festivities at the Annual DMRAA Christmas Party.  This is the time that the Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association presents the Winthrop Mager Award, it’s highest award to the amateur radio operator who has most help the DMRAA and Amateur Radio in the past year. The  recipient is chosen from […]

Winthrop Mager Award Nominations due at ChiliFeed

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The purpose of the Winthrop Mager Award is to perpetuate the memory of the Reverend Winthrop M. Mager WØMJH, and to stimulate the activity in all fields of Amateur Radio in the Central Iowa Area. It is awarded by the Des Moines Radio Amateur Association, Des Moines, Iowa. Any radio operator with any class license […]

Warren County ARES could use your help with the Hillbilly Hike on November 4, 2017

Oct 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Warren County ARES has again been asked to support the Hillbilly Hike on November 4, 2017. This public service event is a relatively easy one for those new to ARES. We can use some more volunteers for this day. The main responsibility is standing at a checkpoint and making sure that runners safely pass your […]

DMRAA October 24th Meeting TBD

Sep 28th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Please check back for meeting updates.  

DMRAA Meeting Proves that DMR is still growing!

Sep 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

September’s DMRAA meeting was all about Digital Mobile Radio.  The presentation was directed to the enthusiasm of DMR in Des Moines and the across the State of Iowa.  At our meeting in March there were 10 hams registered to use DMR, at the September meeting the number had grown to 83.  Wow!  The meeting was […]