DMRAA Chili Feed & Auction November 22, 2022 6:00pm

Aug 10th, 2022 | By | Category: Alerts, DMRAA Events

The 2022 Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association Chili Feed and Auction will be Tuesday November 22, 2022 6:00pm at the St Paul Presbyterian Church 6426 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131.  Admission is $10.  This includes both the meal and the auction. Bring the extra gear you haven’t used for a while and put it […]

Field Day 2022 – 06/24/22 thru 06/26/22

Apr 28th, 2022 | By | Category: Alerts, DMRAA Events

The 2022 Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association WØAK Field Day will be held at THE FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER,  officially beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and ending at 1 p.m. the next day, Sunday, June 26. WØAK will be operating as a 3A station — all stations will be […]

2022 DMRAA Hamfest!

Feb 23rd, 2022 | By | Category: Alerts, DMRAA Events, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

We are pleased to announce the return of the DMRAA Hamfest at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The 2022 DMRAA Hamfest will be returning to the Elwell Family Food Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on April 23rd, 2022. For details please see our flyer or check out We hope to see you all there! […]

Iowa Amateur Radio Callsigns Available on Blackout Plates

Feb 3rd, 2021 | By | Category: Alerts

Iowa amateur radio operators may now obtain Blackout plates with call letters correctly displayed.  The change was effective on February 3, 2021 and allows the zero to be shown as a zero with a diagonal line through it.  Finally, it is possible for a zero region call-sign to be properly displayed on a Blackout plate.   Iowa […]

A COVID-19 Swap Meet Can Still Work

Oct 6th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

A nice crowd was attracted to a DMRAA Swap Meet Saturday the 5th of October.  A little light rain couldn’t dampen the gathering.  Approximately 25 amateur radio operators attended. Several folks had items to sell and a good time was had by all.  Hopefully the success of this small event will encourage the DMRAA board […]

IASPOTA Iowa State Parks on the Air

Sep 1st, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

As you may know, to date there have been 1021 contacts made and 41 Iowa State Parks activated. I want to thank all of you who have made this possible. It is been a tremendous effort. And it is an outstanding accomplishment for the amateur radio community of Iowa.   Someone asked which Parks still […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Fort Des Moines Museum Club Station Taking Shape

Feb 26th, 2020 | By | Category: Alerts

In 2019, Dennis KAØDOS, Bob WØSMS and Tom WØFN created a HF, VHF and UHF station at the Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center. Our goal this year is to make significant improvements and make the station available to all DMRAA members.   The Museum is in Des Moines at 75 East Army Post […]