The DMRAA Needs Your Stuff! November 26th

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

The headline is correct, we need your stuff.  The DMRAA’s annual ChiliFeed and Auction is just around the corner.  No we have the chili taken care of.  Yes, there will be quite a selection of Chili in various flavors and heat.  The only thing missing is all that stuff in your shack that you have […]

Large Group Enjoys Building Antennas

Aug 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

Make that a large Enthusiastic group enjoyed building a simple ground plane antenna.  The August meeting was a lot of fun and learning.  As members were completing their antennas, others were eager to test them.  No surprise, they worked great with low SWR.  The meeting was planed and presented by Rick, NØCFL and Bob, WØSMS.  […]

Record Rainfall could not Dampen Spirits at Field Day

Jun 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

The many operators at the ARRL / DMRAA Field Day had a ball making contacts during the 1-day event.  The thunderstorm forced the crew to shut down during the nighttime.  The storm set a record of rain in Des Moines for June 22nd, a whopping 2.41 inches.  That said this year’s Field Day welcomed more […]

DMRAA Field Day Just Around the Corner, June 21-22

May 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

Field Day, the annual gathering of Amateur Radio operators will occur this June 22nd and 23rd at  THE FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 75 East Army Post Road. This is a great opportunity for operators who want to see what happens when one moves outside of their comfort zone and makes this happen […]

Wow, What a great Hamfest

Apr 28th, 2019 | By | Category: Alerts

A little bit of chill, wind and rain could not dampen the spirits at the 2019 DMRAA Hamfest.  They was plenty of decent quality used gear as well as a large selection provided by Associated Radio.  Of course the Radio Adapter Guy and D and L Antenna Supply saw a lot of traffic too.  Thanks […]

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 […]