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Story County Amateur Radio Club Fox Hunt August 13th

Jul 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

In addition to the SCARC potluck picnic that evening, the Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, August 13th in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way at 2 pm to register with the hunt leader and […]



Operation Stable Mercury September 7th & 8th at Camp Dodge

Jul 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Join us for the Quarterly Polk County ARES meeting.  Monday, 7:00 PM July 17 at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center.  1907 Carpenter, Des Moines.  Speaker will be Colonel Robert Hedgepeth (ret), KEØGSN.  The topic will be the upcoming communications exercise Operation Stable Mercury at Camp Dodge September 7th & 8th.  This exercise will include […]



Have You Tried the New Repeaters at Broadlawns Yet?

Jun 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Recently the Des Moines Radio Amateur’s Association and Polk County ARES placed two repeaters at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines.  The DMRAA placed a Yaesu Fusion repeater on 145.130- tone 114.8.  Polk County ARES added a Motorola MTR-2000 with a frequency of 444.050+ and a tone of 151.4.  Both repeaters are local area repeaters, share […]



DMRAA to Offer 1-Day Technician Class September 23rd, 2017

Jun 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The Des Moines Radio Amateur Association will provide a 1-Day Amateur Radio entry level class.   When;  Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:00 AM  to about 7:00 PM   Where: Edgewater Retirement Community 9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines Wellness Room (ground level, west of the main entrance on the south side of the facility)   […]



Fox Hunt in Ames June 11th

Jun 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, June 11th 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 […]



Operators Needed for Tour de Cure June 10th

May 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Dallas County ARES is looking for a few good people to help provide communications for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure bicycle ride June 10th.  The event offers riders the opportunity to ride from Urbandale to Jamaica and back.  The ride takes about 10 operators.  Please contact Don, KCØMTF  at donprice555@msn.com (515) 306-6352 if you can help. […]



New DMR Repeater now on Permanent Frequency

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The new DMR repeater located in Grimes and serving the greater Des Monies area is now on it’s permanent frequency 444.725.  DMR owners should have updated their codeplugs to include the new frequency.  We want to thank the D-Star group for the use of it’s tower space for the last month. If you need assistance […]



DMR Digital is Popular in Des Moines

May 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The new DMR repeater has only been functional for two weeks and is getting quite a workout.  Temporarily the repeater has been operating on 443.175+ the UHF D-Star frequency.  In a few days the frequency will change to 444.725+ and the UHF D-Star will be back in service.  Given the huge interest (over 60 registrations […]



DMR Coming to Des Moines

Apr 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

  Digital Mobile Radio is coming to Des Moines.  DMR as it is commonly called is a digital protocol that allows multiple users to connect locally, across the state, nation and worldwide. I am pleased to announce that we are in the process of acquiring a Motorola Mototrbo XTR8300 repeater for the Des Moines area.  The […]



Drake 1/2 Marathon, April 29th, 2017

Apr 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The 49th DRAKE ROAD RACES during the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017, with a start next to Drake Stadium and finish near the Fine Arts Center on Drake’s campus. For the course map, CLICK HERE. The two races include a half marathon starting at 7:30AM and a 5K beginning at […]