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 […]

Operation Stable Mercury Provides Opportunity to test many forms of Emergency Communications.

Sep 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

Operation Stable Mercury was held September 7th and 8th at Camp Dodge in Johnston Iowa.  This event has been offered on a yearly basis for several years.  With a goal of bringing communication assets from across the community and state, it offers an opportunity for various entities to test and stress their radio equipment and […]

2017 DMRAA Field Day in Pictures

Jun 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

The recent DMRAA Field Day at Yellow Banks County park was perfect.  Fantastic weather, plenty of contacts and much fun.  Have a look at the activities from the camera lens.  A fun time was had by all.  Unofficial numbers suggest that there were over 1500 contacts made. Click here to see more pictures.

May DMRAA Meeting Highlights New Hamvention Venue

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

Mike, AEØMW gave a nice overview of the 2017 Hamvention.  The location was new this year as the Hamvention moved to Xenia Ohio, just south of Dayton at the County Fairgrounds.  Blessed with an amazing amount of rain the visitors managed to slog through the less than perfect grassy/mud lanes.  The message that Mike gave […]

2017 DMRAA Hamfest is a Great Success

Apr 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

All of the major ingredients for a successful were present this year at the DMRAA Hamfest.  Great Weather, great selection, many vendors, awesome presentations and a good turnout all contributed to a very successful event.  The DMR presentation and display highlighted this expanding technology.  Our thanks to those that organized the 2017 DMRAA Hamfest and […]

2017 DMRAA Hamfest April 22nd

Mar 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

EXTRA EXTRA Bruce KCØZMT announces that we have sold out all tables.  This means that there will be a great selection of new and used gear.  This will be a great year to stock up on all your shack needs. There will also be presentations by the ARRL, DMR Group and the Iowa Repeater Council. […]

Great Attendance at Annual Spotter Talk

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Alerts

The DMRAA annual NWS Spotter talk was very well attended.  Most were local Hams but we also saw several non-hams attending as well.  Our thanks to Roger Vachalek KCØWFU, Senior Forecaster with the Des Moines Nation Weather Service for a great training.