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DMRAA Christmas Party December 10th

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

You are cordially invited to join fellow DMRAA members, their spouses/partners and invited guests, for a special holiday dinner gathering. This year, the dinner is a catered meal prepared by Gateway Market (see menu below). Reservations are required. The cost is $15 per person payable by cash, check, or credit card. Reservations were due by […]

The DMRAA Needs Your Stuff! November 26th

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

The headline is correct, we need your stuff.  The DMRAA’s annual ChiliFeed and Auction is just around the corner.  No we have the chili taken care of.  Yes, there will be quite a selection of Chili in various flavors and heat.  The only thing missing is all that stuff in your shack that you have […]

NØNUC Retirement Party Announced

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

We’ve received word that Roger Pokorny NØNUC is having a retirement party, Saturday November 9th Noon until 2PM.  The festivities will be held at the Crestwood Baptist Church, 3717 Forest Avenue in Des Moines.  Roger’s health problems have necessitated his retirement.  Roger will relocate to southern Missouri in the very near future to be closer […]

Living History Farms Fun Race, November 23rd

Oct 21st, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

Polk County ARES will again provide communications support for the Living History Farms Cross Country Race. The race is approximately 7 miles long, giving the participants ample opportunity to see most of the farms property.  We need close to 30 operators to provide the support needed.  This is one of the most interesting events on […]

DMRAA ChiliFeed / Auction, November 26th

Oct 20th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter

The 2019 edition of our annual ChiliFeed / Auction is a little more than a month away. November 26th, 2019 to be exact. Have you scoured the shack to find those great little treasures that are not being used like they once were? Have you put them in the box? Is the box full yet? […]

IMT Des Moines Marathon October 20th, 2019

Oct 6th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events

This event is Polk County ARES’ largest event of the year.  It requires approximately 40 operators.  If you would like to assist with radio operations, please go to  

October Meeting is all About 3-D Printing

Oct 5th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Please join us Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 for an interesting presentation and demonstration on 3-D printing.  This 3-D overview and demo is by Richard Wagner NØPBO a senior instructor of electronics at the Des Moines Area Community College. 7:00PM Waveland Room, 2nd floor Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd & Ingersoll  Des Moines, IA       […]

DMRAA to Host Jamboree on the Air October 19th

Oct 5th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

  The DMRAA will host this years JOTA event at the Fort Des Moines Museum, Army Post Road and Chaffee Road.  Saturday October 19th. The station will be active from 9Am to 2PM.  Please invite any Scouts that you know (Boy or Girl) to visit.  They will be talking to other Scouts many miles away.  […]

Iowa Repeater Council Clearing Backlog of Applications

Aug 30th, 2019 | By | Category: Archive

Since appointing a new repeater coordinator the Iowa Repeater Council has nearly cleared all of the pending applications.  Paul, WØYR is the new coordinator and has spent over 50 hours getting things in shape.  Under new leadership the council is setting a goal of 90 days for new applications to be ready for the applicant.  […]

The Fun With CW is topic for September 24th Meeting

Aug 27th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Join us for a presentation and discussion about the fun you can have with CW.  Tom, NØTLW will share his new found love of sending and receiving code.  Tom has improved his CW speed considerably and will let us in on the secret to his success. September 24th, 2019  7:00 PM Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd […]