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 […]

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 […]