Mid-American Energy Employees look to start an Amateur Radio Club.

Oct 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

  Recently several employees with Mid-American energy met to discuss the possibility of starting a radio club.  The interest in this endeavor follows the installation of a radio room at the Mid-American Control Center in Urbandale.  The radio room which includes UHF, VHF and multiple analog and digital radios also has HF capacities and commercial […]

JOTA, Jamboree on the Air Saturday, October 20th

Oct 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. DATE: Saturday, October 20 LOCATION: Maytag Scout Center SET-UP/TEAR DOWN: set-up starting at 7AM, […]

Friday Lunch Bunch Loaction Change

Aug 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The Lunch Bunch is moving to the Pizza Ranch effective September 7th, 2018.  After many years of Friday lunches at Buffet City it was decided to go for a change of venue.  The attendance has been sluggish and folks still coming decided to move the Friday get together to a new location.  The Lunch Bunch […]

DMRAA to Host a Special Event Station

Aug 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter, DMRAA Events

  WHEN:       November 03, 2018   WHERE:    FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER, 75 EAST ARMY POST ROAD As a prelude to VETERANS DAY, 2018, the Museum is sponsoring an event called Massing of Colors ( ) at approximately 10:00 AM on the grounds of the Museum. To help bring attention to this […]

DMRAA 1-Day Technician Class, October 27th, 2018

Aug 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

We have scheduled the new one day tech class on October 27th, 2018.  One day class ,$100.00 They get all books, lunch, snacks and a custom programmed radio. we pay testing fee for that evening. Must be registered by October 13th, 2018 October 2018 Tech Flyer Fort Des Moines   What:       Amateur Radio Technician […]

Paul and Clint to organize a group camp near the ARRL Midwest Division Convention, August 4th & 5th

Jul 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

Hey everyone, Paul WØYR and I decided to organize a group camp near the ARRL Midwest Division Convention, August 4th & 5th, at the Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City, Iowa. I reserved a group camp site at Pinicon Ridge County Park just a mile up the road from the fairgrounds. Our group campsite is in a semi-modern to primitive area at the […]

Help Needed for the Iowa State Fair Parade, August 8th

Jul 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The annual Iowa State Fair Parade is our next Polk County ARES event.  The event uses 20 operators to provide communications to the event organizers.  The construction of the Grand Avenue bridge is now complete and the route is back to Grand Avenue.  Please go to to sign up.

June Static Sheet Now Posted

Jun 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The June edition of the Des Moines Radio Amateur Association is now posted.  The June edition has information about Field Day.  You can finf it listed in the Static Sheets page.  Or you can click here June 2018.  Enjoy!

DMRAA 1 Day Technician Class June 16th, 2018

May 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Archive, Chatter

The Des Moines Radio Amateur Association will host a 1 Day Technician Class on June 16th, 2018 June 2018 Tech Flyer   What:       Amateur Radio Technician Class When:    Saturday, June 16th, 2018  8:00 AM  to about 7:00 PM Where:  Edgewater Retirement Community,  9225 Cascade Ave. West Des                          Moines, IA      “Wellness Room”  – this […]

Story County Amateur Radio Club Fox Hunt June 3rd

May 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, June 3rd in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register with the hunt leader and receive the rules briefing. Hunters may be individuals or teams and the […]