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Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Always a great time.  We have all the operators needed for the race this year.  Thanks to those that signed up.



19th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day December 2nd

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

19th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day 00Z-24Z December 2, 2017 The 19th Annual ARRL and NWS SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) returns again this year on the evening of December 1, 2017. The Event, as conceived by the ARRL and NWS, is a way of saying “Thank You” to the numerous amateur radio operators across the country […]



DMRAA Christmas Party, December 12th

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Please join us for food and festivities at the Annual DMRAA Christmas Party.  This is the time that the Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association presents the Winthrop Mager Award, it’s highest award to the amateur radio operator who has most help the DMRAA and Amateur Radio in the past year. The  recipient is chosen from […]



Winthrop Mager Award Nominations due at ChiliFeed

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The purpose of the Winthrop Mager Award is to perpetuate the memory of the Reverend Winthrop M. Mager WØMJH, and to stimulate the activity in all fields of Amateur Radio in the Central Iowa Area. It is awarded by the Des Moines Radio Amateur Association, Des Moines, Iowa. Any radio operator with any class license […]



Warren County ARES could use your help with the Hillbilly Hike on November 4, 2017

Oct 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Warren County ARES has again been asked to support the Hillbilly Hike on November 4, 2017. This public service event is a relatively easy one for those new to ARES. We can use some more volunteers for this day. The main responsibility is standing at a checkpoint and making sure that runners safely pass your […]



DMRAA October 24th Meeting TBD

Sep 28th, 2017 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

Please check back for meeting updates.  



DMRAA Meeting Proves that DMR is still growing!

Sep 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

September’s DMRAA meeting was all about Digital Mobile Radio.  The presentation was directed to the enthusiasm of DMR in Des Moines and the across the State of Iowa.  At our meeting in March there were 10 hams registered to use DMR, at the September meeting the number had grown to 83.  Wow!  The meeting was […]



Technician Class Brings 9 New Hams into the Fold!

Sep 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA Education team completed the latest Technician license class September 23rd.  There were 8 students with the youngest being 13 years old. All the students passed the test and received their license.  The father of the 13 year old sat in the back of the room waiting for his son, decided to take the […]



Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) October 21st

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

WØSCI, the Radio Scouting club of Central Iowa, is pleased to announce the sixtieth Jamboree On The Air will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 AM until 4 PM at the Maytag Scout Center, 6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, Iowa. Jamboree On The Air is an annual scouting event and the largest […]



National Weather Service Open House Well Attended

Sep 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Nice crowd enjoys the NWS Open House today.  Polk County ARES was an active participant, demonstrating Amateur Radio and answering may spotter related questions.  A steady stream of visitors visited the event which ran from 10am to 3pm,  Tours of the facility were popular and well as many in depth discussions with the many meteorologists […]