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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 DMRAA.com/ARES 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 Meetings

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 […]



Walt Chivers WDØFYJ Silent Key

Dec 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

Walter Chivers Jr, WDØFYJ of Des Moines, IA, passed away on January 1, 2019. Services will be held on Saturday, January 5, at 3:00pm at Merle Hay Funeral Home with visitation immediately prior, beginning at 1:00pm. Interment will follow services at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery. Our condolences to his family.  More information below.   Services for […]



Bill Claypool NUØQ 2018 Winthrop Mager Recipient

Dec 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

Some 22 years ago Bill, NUQC received the Wintrop Mage Award for his outstanding service to the DMRAA.  As treasurer he was recognized for keeping the financial affairs of the club in order.  Since 1996 he has continued to do the same.  Always cheerful in his duties and patient for those of us who attempt […]



Skywarn Appreciation Day Friday 6PM to 10PM

Nov 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

Once again, the National Weather Service is holding their annual event, Skywarn Recognition Day. This year’s event will be Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. The 24-hour event begins at 6pm local on Friday evening. All amateur radio operators are invited to the Johnston NWS Office to stop in and say “hi” (and maybe […]



January Meeting to Feature Magnetic Loop Antennas

Nov 26th, 2018 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Join us January 22nd, 2019 for a presentation by Rick Allen, NØCFL on magnetic loop antennas.  Discussion will include design and application. 7:00PM January 22nd, 2019 Wayveland Room, 2nd Floor Plymouth Congregational Church 42nd and Ingersoll, Des Moines



Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th, 2018

Nov 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

The annual Living History Farms Fun Race is set for November 18th, 2018.  The off road cross county race is sanctioned by the US Committee for cross country races.  It is the largest cross county event in the US,  Please visit the DMRAA.com/ARES to sign up.