Chatter

DMRAA Christmas Party a Festive Evening

Dec 10th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The 2019 DMRAA Christmas Party is in the books.  By all accounts it was a good time with delicious food.  New this year was the catered supper.  Prepared by Gateway Market there was plenty of holiday fare.  The best part, somebody else did the cooking.  Highlight of the evening was the presentation of the prestigious […]



News Flash! You can Pay Your DMRAA Dues Online

Nov 14th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA has just made it easier to pay your club dues.  Just go to http://dmraa.com/extras and you will see at the the Pay Now icon.  Click on the Pay Now and you will be taken to a PayPal page.  Tell them you are a guest and how many years you are paying.  Click continue and […]



Winthrop Mager Nominations Due at ChiliFeed / Auction

Nov 11th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

A reminder that nominations for the Club’s highest award are due by November 26th.  They may be turned in at the DMRAA ChiliFeed.  Please look to nominate that special club member that always seems to be helping. The purpose of the Winthrop Mager Award is to perpetuate the memory of the Reverend Winthrop M. Mager […]



NØNUC Retirement Party Announced

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

We’ve received word that Roger Pokorny NØNUC is having a retirement party, Saturday November 9th Noon until 2PM.  The festivities will be held at the Crestwood Baptist Church, 3717 Forest Avenue in Des Moines.  Roger’s health problems have necessitated his retirement.  Roger will relocate to southern Missouri in the very near future to be closer […]



Living History Farms Fun Race, November 23rd

Oct 21st, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

Polk County ARES will again provide communications support for the Living History Farms Cross Country Race. The race is approximately 7 miles long, giving the participants ample opportunity to see most of the farms property.  We need close to 30 operators to provide the support needed.  This is one of the most interesting events on […]



DMRAA ChiliFeed / Auction, November 26th

Oct 20th, 2019 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter

The 2019 edition of our annual ChiliFeed / Auction is a little more than a month away. November 26th, 2019 to be exact. Have you scoured the shack to find those great little treasures that are not being used like they once were? Have you put them in the box? Is the box full yet? […]



DMRAA to Host Jamboree on the Air October 19th

Oct 5th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

  The DMRAA will host this years JOTA event at the Fort Des Moines Museum, Army Post Road and Chaffee Road.  Saturday October 19th. The station will be active from 9Am to 2PM.  Please invite any Scouts that you know (Boy or Girl) to visit.  They will be talking to other Scouts many miles away.  […]



Technician Class Scheduled for October 12th

Aug 25th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The Des Moines Amateur Radio Association is please to announce the upcoming 1-day Technician Class.  The class will be held at the Fort Des Moines Museum,  75 East Army Post Road,  Des Moines, IA   Details below. What:       Amateur Radio Technician Class When:    Saturday, October 12th, 2019  8:00 AM  to about 7:00 PM Where:  75 East […]



Volunteers needed for the Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) September 8

Aug 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) will be held Sunday, September 8, at Ada Hayden Heritage Park in Ames.  The race consists of three activities – canoeing in the lake, biking north of Ames, and running around the park.  See http://www.greatamesadventurerace.org/ for more information including course maps. We have once again been requested to provide […]



Polk County Public Health needs help with Vaccine Clinic Exercise Saturday August 17th

Aug 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Polk County Health Department is looking for volunteers for a Bio-Terrorism Full-Scale Exercise. This exercise is to fully demonstrate the capacity for Polk County Health Department and Emergency Management to Prophylaxis (give vaccine) to the community (via You the Volunteer) during the Bio-Terrorism Event. Polk County Health Department has to demonstrate every 5 years how […]