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2019 DMRAA Hamfest April 27th. Time to sell some stuff!

Feb 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

The DMRAA is pleased to announce that we will have a new major vendor this year.  Associated Radio from Kansas City has agreed to replace Radio City at this year’s Hamfest.  We expect them to provide many of the same products that Radio City handled in the past.  Associated will join D and L Antenna […]



Time to Sign UP for 2019 ARES Events

Feb 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

With this much snow on the ground its hard to believe that we would be thinking about kinder weather and upcoming ARES Events.  Under the premise that it is never too early to prepare, we are asking ARES volunteers to consider going to the dmraa.com/ares page and doing just that.  Your commitment early on ensures […]



DMRAA April 23rd Meeting, Magnetic Loop Antennas

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

Join us April 23rd, 2019 for a presentation on Magnetic Loop Antennas.  Rick Allen, NØCFL will explain the design and function of there antennas.  He will also explain the uses best suited for these antennas. January 22nd, 2019 7:00 PM Waveland Room, 2nd floor Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd & Ingersoll Des Moines, IA



SWIARA Hamfest, June 8th 2019

Feb 25th, 2019 | By | Category: Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

When:  June 8th, 2019 Where: Union County Emergency Management 705 East Taylor Street Creston, Iowa  50801 Time:  8am to 12PM D & L Antenna Door Prizes Cost:  FREE Click here for Flyer



Interesting history of a Des Moines Ham

Feb 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Wendell Hansen Snyder 1896-1957 The DMRAA received an inquiry from Wendell’s grandson Grey Synder.  He had heard that his grandfather was very much into our hobby but was looking for more information.  Unfortunately were were not much help.  Undeterred he forged on and was able to retrieve some newspaper clipping and such.  He complied his […]



FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making

Feb 14th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

  The FCC has invited public comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11826) from an Ohio radio amateur seeking to amend the Part 97 station identification rules to better accommodate and simplify station identification during an emergency net, drill, or activation. ARRL member Robert A. Dukish, KK8DX, filed the petition in December, and the […]



March 26th DMRAA Meeting to Feature Rock Climbing Presentation

Jan 28th, 2019 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Rock Climbing to Stay in Shape Tom Weaver, NØTLW an instructor at Climb Iowa will fill us in on all the fun that we are missing. March 26th, 2019 7:00PM 2nd Floor Waveland Room Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd & Ingersoll  Des Moines, IA  



DMRAA Annual SKYWARN Spotter Training, February 26th, 2019

Jan 28th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

Meteorologists from the Des Moines office of the National Weather Service will conduct the annual Weather Spotter Training.  It is advised to take this training every year so as to stay trained for severe weather.  This yearly training is an opportunity to refresh your weather observation and reporting skills.  Please join us. 7:00PM Recital Hall, […]



Polk County ARES Told to Stand Down for Emergency Snow Communications

Jan 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

We have received word from Polk County Emergency Management to stand down.  The severe weather that prompted the request to standby has diminished.  Our thanks to all ARES members for being willing to serve if needed.



DMRAA Meeting Canceled due to Weather

Jan 22nd, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

We are sorry to announce that this evening’s meeting has been cancelled due to safety concerns.  The Magnetic loop presentation will be rescheduled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The next DMRAA meeting will be February 26th.  This will be our annual SKYWARN Spotter Training presented by the National Weather Service. 7:00 PM Recital Hall (3rd […]