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CVARC Hamfest August 3rd & 4th

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

Cedar Valley ARC Hamfest August 3rd & 4th Linn County Fairgrounds – 201 Central City Road Central City, Iowa  



Dallas County to Offer ICS-300 Class September 16-17

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

If you are looking to expand your understanding of the Incident Command System, check out this class offered by our friends and neighbors with Dallas County EMA.  Please consider attending as the ARRL is recommending this class for some leadership positions.  There is no charge for this 2-day class.  Class will be held  at the […]



Technician Class Scheduled for October 12th

Jun 26th, 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 […]



General Study Class Cancelled

Jun 26th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

The General class scheduled to start Thursday July 11 2019,has been canceled due to low sign.-up.No word yet on the rescheduled date. Contact Bob, WØSMS for more information



State Fair Parade August 7th

Jun 26th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events

The Annual Iowa State Fair Parade is the start of the State Fair.  Please consider signing up to help on the great event.  Iowa’s largest parade kicks off Iowa’s largest summer celebration, the Iowa State Fair.  The parade starts at 6 PM and is over by 9 PM.  This event requires approximately 20 operators.  To […]



July 23rd Meeting will feature Field Day Recap

Jun 26th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Field Day Recap We will have an open discussion about Field Day. We will focus on our successes while acknowledging areas that can be improved upon. July 23rd, 2019 7:00PM 2nd Floor Waveland Room Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd & Ingersoll Des Moines, IA



Record Rainfall could not Dampen Spirits at Field Day

Jun 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

The many operators at the ARRL / DMRAA Field Day had a ball making contacts during the 1-day event.  The thunderstorm forced the crew to shut down during the nighttime.  The storm set a record of rain in Des Moines for June 22nd, a whopping 2.41 inches.  That said this year’s Field Day welcomed more […]



Ron Hobbs, NØXWI SK

Jun 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

We have just learned that long time DMRAA member and past officer Ron Hobbs NØXWI became a silent key early this morning Sunday June 9th, 2019.  A Winthrop Mager award holder and a recent recipient of the Bob Evans award Ron exemplified what cheerful service means in Amateur Radio.  Details of his funeral arrangements will […]



General Study Class Starts July 11th

May 31st, 2019 | By | Category: Archive

The General class is Thursday July 11 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, through August  29 ,2019. Testing will be on August 29. The class will be held at the  Edge water retirement community. 9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines, IA



New President for the DMRAA

May 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA is pleased to announce the results of the recent Officer and Board elections.  Scott Kirstein NØOOD has been elected as DMRAA President for the upcoming year.  Scott replaces long serving president Bruce Brumm, KCØZMT.  Bruce assures us that he will continue to serve the club is his many support functions.  Also elected was […]