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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DMRAA Christmas Party December 11th, 2018

Nov 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts, DMRAA Events

Mark your calendars! This year’s Christmas party will be Tuesday, December 11th.  The   format will be similar to last year’s event.  It’s a potluck at Plymouth Church, 42nd and Ingersoll, in the Waveland Hall rooms 1 and 2. The    adjacent kitchen is available for those needing an oven and/or refrigerator. Please bring a hot dish […]

DMRAA ChiliFeed / Auction November 20th, 2018

Nov 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

We know that many of you have been getting ready for the annual auction.  This is the time to clean out the shack find new homes for all those “orphan” radios and gear your haven’t used recently.  We have seen several new Hams at these meetings and they will be looking for some  quality radio […]

Radio City to Close

Sep 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

Long time friends of the Des Moines Amateur community have announced that they will soon close Radio City.  The notice of their closing follows below.  Long time vendors at the DMRAA Hamfest they will surely be missed.  We thank Dan and Maline for their many years of friendship.   *Sept. 11th , 2018*   *It’s […]

Field Day 2018 is a Wrap

Jun 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

Ok the weather was great Saturday for set up.  Yellow Banks Park Shelter #1 is a great spot.  Not to hot and not to cold.  It was a little cloudy but that was ok.  Wow the folks that were setting up the site really knew what they were doing!  I did very little but they […]

Are YOU Getting Ready for Field Day 2018

May 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

It’s time! Time that is, for the 2018 edition of the ARRL sponsored Field Day. June 23rd—24th — always the 4th full weekend in June! The DMRAA board has decided to be a 3-Apha station. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. We will again use both of the Polk County ARES trailers for operating Come early […]