DMRAA Board Election Coming Up in May

Apr 17th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA board elections will be held in May.  If any licensed amateur in good standing with the club is interested in serving in any capacity on the board that person should reach out to Dean, N0XR, by email (  This is an opportunity to participate and get involved in the direction of the club.

Storm Spotter Training, Monday April 19th

Apr 17th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The National Weather Service is hosting a final session on Advanced Storm Spotter Training on Monday, April 19th at 7:00 pm.  This was moved to online due to COVID concerns.  It is a 60-75 minute presentation that will cover information about identifying/reporting severe weather, spotter safety, severe weather climatology in Iowa, thunderstorm structure and more. […]

Roger Porkorny NØNUC Silent Key

Apr 17th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

Roger Porkorny NØNUC passed away Monday.  Roger a long time amateur radio operator and member of the Des Moines Radio Amateur’s Association will be missed by his many friends.  Funeral will be May 20th 10:30  AM at the Crestwood Baptist Church, 3717 Forest Avenue, Des Moines.  A light lunch will be served after the service.  […]

Story County Fox Hunt April 25th

Apr 9th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

It’s time to release the fox! The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a socially distant Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, April 25th in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble (at least 6’ apart!) in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register […]

DMRAA to Host Tailgate Event April 24th, 2021

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA board has  decided that in place of the Hamfest on Saturday, April 24th, it will be hosting a tailgate-type event at the Fort Des Moines facility. Details are still being worked out, and more information will be forthcoming

FCC Plans for Increasing Fees – NO Updates Yet

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

FCC yet to announce  their plans to proceed  with raising the fees for new and existing hams as well as Vanity Calls. To get a better handle on the upcoming fee changes to amateur radio, I contacted the ARRL and W5YI today.I was informed that there is no further update from the FCC on the […]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warns against illegal usage

Jan 18th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned against using radio services to “facilitate criminal acts,” ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration this Wednesday. The warning, issued from FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, followed reports that some people were using radio services as an alternative to social media sites in order to communicate and coordinate activities. “The Bureau recognizes […]

Future DMRAA Meetings will be with Zoom

Aug 24th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association is inviting you to the monthly club (Zoom) meetings: Contact Patrick, KD9BBA to get an invite with sign-in information.  Thanks!!  

DMRAA Announces Fall Tech and General Classes

Jul 5th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA Education Committee is pleased to schedule two fall classes.  Saturday October 3rd,2020 will be the 1-Day Technician class.  Class begins at 8am and finish at 6pm.  The General class will be Thursdays beginning October 8th, 2020 and ending November 19th, 2020 More information, including online sign-up (new this year) can be found on […]

Field Day is Still a Go, Maybe?

May 21st, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

Plans are still being made for  the 2020 DMRAA Field Day.  The planning illustrates the optimism that in Iowa Governor Reynolds will allow gatherings of more than 10 people in time for Field Day.  Board members Dennis O’Brien KAØDOS, Bob Johnson,WØSMS and Tom Weaver, WØFN along with Dean Madsen, NØXR are planning the 2020 event […]