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IMT Des Moines Marathon Latest ARES Event to be Cancelled

Aug 3rd, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

Another ARES event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Marathon, a staple in Des Moines for 20 years has been the largest event for Polk County ARES.  Over the years we have seen this event develop into a premier Iowa running attraction.  Hopefully we’ll see a normal schedule in 2021.



August 25th Meeting to be Determined

Jul 29th, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

The DMRAA board has yet to announce the topic for the August 25th meeting.  As soon as the information becomes available, we’ll post it here.



July Virtual Meeting Deemed Sucsessful

Jul 29th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The July meeting presented by John, KCØRAM was quite successful.  The topic was use of the Radio Spectrum for UHF and VHF. Most uses of this portion of the bands were discussed.  This included FRS and GMRS as well as CB and Amateur Radio uses.  12 members joined in the discussion.  The result was a […]



DMRAA General Class October 8th, 2020

Jul 5th, 2020 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

DMRAA General class will begin Thursday October 8th, 2020 6pm til 8pm weekly until November 19th, 2020 Location:   Fort Des Moines Museum, 75 East Army Post Road,  Des Moines, IA Parking entrance is off Chaffee Road Cost: $35 Includes Snacks, drinks Fee also includes one FCC General Class Test To sign up for this General class  […]



DMRAA Technician Class October 3rd, 2020

Jul 5th, 2020 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

DMRAA 1-Day Technician class will be given October 3rd, 2020 8:00 am to 6 pm Location:   Fort Des Moines Museum, 75 East Army Post Road,  Des Moines, IA Parking entrance is off Chaffee Road Cost: $100 Includes text book, pre-course material, lunch with drink. HT Radio With successful completion of the examination each participant will receive a year’s  […]



July Virtual Meeting will Feature Presentation on Frequency Allocations

Jul 5th, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Join us at 7:00 PM July 28th for a virtual presentation from John Halbrook KCØRAM on Frequency allocations.  John will explain band plans both with-in the amateur bands as well as other use allocations.  The meeting will be done using the Zoom virtual meeting software.  More information will be posted closer to the 28th. Zoom […]



DMRAA Announces Fall Tech and General Classes

Jul 5th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA Education Committee is pleased to schedule two fall classes.  Saturday October 3rd,2020 will be the 1-Day Technician class.  Class begins at 8am and finish at 6pm.  The General class will be Thursdays beginning October 8th, 2020 and ending November 19th, 2020 More information, including online sign-up (mew this year) can be found on […]



2020 Field Day Succeeds during Pandemic!

Jul 5th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

Thanks to the hard work of several DMRAA Board members and others there was an ARRL Field Day in Des Moines.  The Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center was the location.  The statistics are not in yet but a good time was enjoyed by all.  Certainly the overall numbers (attendees and contacts) were down […]



June Meeting all about Field Day

Jun 4th, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Field Day Training For the first meeting after the COVID-19 lockdown come and listen to Des Madsen NØXR talk about the upcoming Field Day activities.  The program will include things like logging and Field Day adapted rules covering safety and the virus.   Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center Army Post Road and Chaffee […]



Field Day is Alive and Well, June 27 thru June 28

Jun 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

Good news, the 2020 edition of Field Day is  ready to go.  The DMRAA board has decided to proceed with this highly anticipated event.  The dates are June 27th 1:00PM until 1:00PM June 28th.  Set up will be Saturday at 9:00AM.  If you have never seen Field Day, here is your opportunity to get involved. […]