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 […]

Ron Hobbs NØXWI Receives 2018 Bob Evans Award

Apr 21st, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

Ron Hobbs NØXWI was awarded the 2018 Bob Evans award at the recent DMRAA Hamfest.  The Bob Evans award is given to an Amateur Radio operator who has given great service to the Ham community.  The recipient need not be a DMRAA member.  Several members of the DMRAA board commented on Ron’s unselfish efforts to […]

DMRRA Hamfest is Rapidly Approaching

Mar 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

The 2018 DMRAA Hamfest will be held on Saturday, April 21nd, 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 the […]

NWS Spotter Training Well Received

Feb 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

Over 60 people atteneded the 2018 version of the National Weather Service’s annual Spotter Training.  Brad Small, Senior Meteoroligist with the Des Moines office of the National Weather Service spent 90 minutes briefing the group on appropriate reporting methods and also reviewed cloud and severe weather interpretation.  While the majority of the group were Amateur […]

It is Not Too Early to Sign up for ARES Events

Feb 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

It is snowing and being optimistic we must look forward to warmer days.  Better weather lends itself to more outdoor activities and service to others.  Polk County Amateur Radio Emergency Service very often provides radio communication to many outdoor events and this year will be no exception. A list of these follows.  Notably this year […]

General Class Fast Approaching, Febuary 1st

Jan 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Alerts

Amateur Radio General License Class Offered by the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association This class will prepare you to take the FCC General License Exam. The Thursday evening classes will conclude with ARRL, VE examiners administering the General Exam.   What:   Amateur Radio General License Class When: Thursday evenings February 1, through March 22, […]

DMRAA Christmas Party Good Eats!

Dec 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

The tradition of great food and much fellowship continued at the annual DMRAA Christmas party.  Thanks to Dennis, KAØDOS and his wife Sandy the room was festive and the ham was tasty. President Bruce Brumm, KCØZMT spoke about the accomplishments of the club and recognized the DMRAA board and others that have made the club […]

Emcom 1 Now Ready for First Event

Nov 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

  Polk County ARES is pleased to announce that its newest emergency communications trailer will be used in the upcoming Living History Farms Fun Race.  The trailer was provided by Polk County Emergency Management.  This trailer has twice the interior room as compared to our older Emcom 2 trailer.  The trailer is a tandem axle […]