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May DMRAA Meeting Highlights New Hamvention Venue

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

Mike, AEØMW gave a nice overview of the 2017 Hamvention.  The location was new this year as the Hamvention moved to Xenia Ohio, just south of Dayton at the County Fairgrounds.  Blessed with an amazing amount of rain the visitors managed to slog through the less than perfect grassy/mud lanes.  The message that Mike gave […]



VE Testing Session May 30th in Marshalltown

May 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Just as a final reminder — We will be having an additional VE Session in Marshalltown this month. This is coming fast next — Tuesday evening. HAM Radio Testing Session May 30 2017 We will be conducting this session at the Iowa Veteran’s Home.  It is an open session, so if you missed the session […]



Operators Needed for Tour de Cure June 10th

May 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Dallas County ARES is looking for a few good people to help provide communications for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure bicycle ride June 10th.  The event offers riders the opportunity to ride from Urbandale to Jamaica and back.  The ride takes about 10 operators.  Please contact Don, KCØMTF  at donprice555@msn.com (515) 306-6352 if you can help. […]



New DMR Repeater now on Permanent Frequency

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The new DMR repeater located in Grimes and serving the greater Des Monies area is now on it’s permanent frequency 444.725.  DMR owners should have updated their codeplugs to include the new frequency.  We want to thank the D-Star group for the use of it’s tower space for the last month. If you need assistance […]



American Diabetes Tour de Cure Bike Ride, June 10th

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Don Price is looking for a few good people to help provide communications for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure bicycle ride June 10th.  The event offers riders the opportunity to ride from Urbandale to Jamaica and back.  The ride takes about 10 operators.  Please contact Don, KCØMTF  at donprice555@msn.com (515) 306-6352 if you can help. if […]



Dam to Dam Half Marathon June 3rd

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The annual Dam to Dam Half Marathon Race takes place on June 3rd.  This race that starts at Saylorville Dan and finishes in Downtown Des Moines sees approximately 8000 plus runners and a large number of spectators.  This event takes 3o operators and starts at 7:00am and finishes by 11:00.  Please go to  http://dmraa.com/ares to […]



Market 2 Market Relay Race May 13th 2017

May 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The annual Market to Market Race is this coming weekend.  All operators have been assigned.  More information will be sent out Tuesday evening.  If you missed this event please sign-up for the Dam to Dam Half Marathon, June 3rd, 2017 Go to http://dmraa.com/ares to sign-up.



May 23rd Meeting: Dayton Recap & DMRAA Election

May 7th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

We all wanted to go and see the new location for the Dayton Hamvention but for many of us it isn’t to be.  The next best thing is to come to the May DMRAA meeting where Mike, AEØMW will show us what many missed.  Yhe annual DMRAA election of Officers and board will also be […]



DMR Digital is Popular in Des Moines

May 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The new DMR repeater has only been functional for two weeks and is getting quite a workout.  Temporarily the repeater has been operating on 443.175+ the UHF D-Star frequency.  In a few days the frequency will change to 444.725+ and the UHF D-Star will be back in service.  Given the huge interest (over 60 registrations […]



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 […]