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Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th, 2018

Nov 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

The annual Living History Farms Fun Race is set for November 18th, 2018.  The off road cross county race is sanctioned by the US Committee for cross country races.  It is the largest cross county event in the US,  Please visit the to sign up.

DMRAA Christmas Party December 11th, 2018

Nov 5th, 2018 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Mark your calendars! This year’s Christmas party will be Tuesday, December 11th.  The   format will be similar to last year’s event.  It’s a potluck at Plymouth Church, 42nd and Ingersoll, in the Waveland Hall rooms 1 and 2. The    adjacent kitchen is available for those needing an oven and/or refrigerator. Please bring a hot dish […]

November Meeting is the Annual ChiliFeed / Auction November 20th, 2018

Nov 5th, 2018 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

November’s DMRAA meeting is the Annual ChiliFeed / Auction. Bring gear, buy gear.  It is that easy.  Of course the ain’t bad either! Come and enjoy the evening!  

DMRAA ChiliFeed / Auction November 20th, 2018

Nov 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

We know that many of you have been getting ready for the annual auction.  This is the time to clean out the shack find new homes for all those “orphan” radios and gear your haven’t used recently.  We have seen several new Hams at these meetings and they will be looking for some  quality radio […]

Winthrop Mager Award Nominations due at ChiliFeed

Oct 29th, 2018 | 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 […]

Mid-American Energy Employees look to start an Amateur Radio Club.

Oct 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

  Recently several employees with Mid-American energy met to discuss the possibility of starting a radio club.  The interest in this endeavor follows the installation of a radio room at the Mid-American Control Center in Urbandale.  The radio room which includes UHF, VHF and multiple analog and digital radios also has HF capacities and commercial […]

NUØQ to Discuss FT8 Digital Mode at October 23rd Meeting

Oct 14th, 2018 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Join us to a presentation by Bill Claypool, NUØQ of FT8 Digital mode. FT8 Digital Mode  by Bill – NUØQ   October 23rd, 2018 7:00 PM Waveland Room, 2nd floor Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd & Ingersoll  Des Moines, IA

IMT Des Moines Marathon October 21st, 2018

Sep 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Our largest and next ARES event is the annual IMT Des Moines Marathon October 21st, 2018.  This event requires 40 radio operators.  Please consider signing up for the Marathon. Please go to to sign up.

Radio City to Close

Sep 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

Long time friends of the Des Moines Amateur community have announced that they will soon close Radio City.  The notice of their closing follows below.  Long time vendors at the DMRAA Hamfest they will surely be missed.  We thank Dan and Maline for their many years of friendship.   *Sept. 11th , 2018*   *It’s […]

September 25th Meeting to Feature ARES Presentation

Sep 7th, 2018 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Scott Kirstein NØOOD  will present at the September meeting regarding ARES. Join us September 25th, 2018  7:00PM Waveland Room Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd & Ingersoll, Des Moines