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Polk County ARES on Standby for Emergency Snow Comunucations

Jan 17th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

Polk County Amateur Radio Emergency Service has been asked to standby in case the Interstate highways are closed with the snow storm this Friday and Saturday.  In the event we are needed, we will be asked to convey to truckers where they will be able to park their rigs to ride out the storm.  Those […]

Southwest Iowa ARC Hamfest March 2nd, 2019

Jan 13th, 2019 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

Southwest Iowa ARC Hamfest HAMFEST/CONVENTION 03/02/2019Location: McClelland Town Hall 202 Main Street McClelland, IA Website: Sponsor: Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Club Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: 146.82- or 442.225+ (PL 136.5) Public Contact: Greg Ross , NØGR 22106 320th Street Minden, IA 51553 Phone: 712-566-2698 Email:

Cabin Fever Reliever moved to Des Moines January 26th

Jan 13th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The Cabin Fever Reliever is now planned for Des Moines.  Allen WØKWM and Rich, WAØJFS will host the event in Des Moines, Saturday January 26th at the Sayloville Event Center 3081 NW Prairie Lane, Des Moines, IA  The event center is located along NW 66th Avenue in Saylor Township.  The format will be similar to the […]

DMRAA 1-day Technician Class, May 4th, 2019

Jan 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

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, May 4th, 2019  8:00 AM  to about 7:00 PM Where:  75 East […]

Fight for Air Climb April 7th, 2019

Dec 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

The American Lung Association will host it’s annual Fight for Air Climb on Sunday April 7th 2019.  This event uses 4 high rise building in downtown Des Moines.  Participants climb the stairs in all 4 buildings. (that’s a lot of stairs)!  This event requires approximately  25 operators. Please visit the to sign up.   Fight for […]

Friday Lunch Bunch Moves to Bonanza Steakhouse

Dec 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The Friday lunch bunch has decided to move the lunch to the Bonanza Steakhouse 5029 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA.  It is located on the NE corner of E 14th Street and I80/35.  You can order from the menu or have a complete meal from their vast salad bar. Hams begin to gather at 11:30 […]

DMRAA Annual SKYWARN Spotter Training, February 26th, 2019

Dec 27th, 2018 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

The National Weather Service will present their annual Skywarn spotter training February 26th.  This yearly training is an opportunity to refresh your weather observation and reporting skills.  Please join us. 7:00PM Recital Hall, 3rd Floor Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd & Ingersoll Des Moines, IA  

Hamfest Planning has started for the DMRAA Board

Dec 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The annual DMRAA Hamfest is just a few months away.  April 27th, 2019.   The DMRAA board has begun contacting vendors and securing door prizes.  The Elwell building has been reserved and the ARRL is being contacted for there approval as a sanctioned Hamfest. If you’d like to be a part of the crew that helps […]

DMRAA Hamfest April 27th, 2019

Dec 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The 2019 DMRAA Hamfest will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Elwell Family Center located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. VE Testing will be held at the Elwell Center, with registration starting at 9:00 am and testing beginning at 9:30 am. More information is available under […]

HARC Winter RF Fest Saturday, February 23, 2019

Dec 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

Hiawatha Amateur Radio Club Winter RF Fest Saturday, February 23rd 2019 8:00 AM to Noon. Admission is $7 and tables are $10. Location Perry National Guard Armory 2930 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220