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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 (new 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. […]



Field Day is Still a Go, Maybe?

May 21st, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

Plans are still being made for  the 2020 DMRAA Field Day.  The planning illustrates the optimism that in Iowa Governor Reynolds will allow gatherings of more than 10 people in time for Field Day.  Board members Dennis O’Brien KAØDOS, Bob Johnson,WØSMS and Tom Weaver, WØFN along with Dean Madsen, NØXR are planning the 2020 event […]



VE Testing is Adapting to COVID-19 Concerns

May 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

The VE team believes strongly in personal freedom, but freedom must be tempered with responsibility. We must think of the risks to our volunteers and guests and measure whether the risk of infection can be reasonably managed. There are some positive signs that progress with testing and treatments are being made. Taking all things into […]



COVID-19 Affecting DMRAA Activities

Apr 22nd, 2020 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

The Corona Virus pandemic is certainly changing how groups conduct themselves in these trying time.  We would suggest that DMRAA club members consider checking in to the Des Moines ares weekly nets.  As restrictions begin to ease, club information will be discussed on these nets.  You patience is appreciated.