Chatter

Technician Class Scheduled for October 12th

Jun 26th, 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 […]



Ron Hobbs, NØXWI SK

Jun 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

We have just learned that long time DMRAA member and past officer Ron Hobbs NØXWI became a silent key early this morning Sunday June 9th, 2019.  A Winthrop Mager award holder and a recent recipient of the Bob Evans award Ron exemplified what cheerful service means in Amateur Radio.  Details of his funeral arrangements will […]



New President for the DMRAA

May 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA is pleased to announce the results of the recent Officer and Board elections.  Scott Kirstein NØOOD has been elected as DMRAA President for the upcoming year.  Scott replaces long serving president Bruce Brumm, KCØZMT.  Bruce assures us that he will continue to serve the club is his many support functions.  Also elected was […]



Are you checking the Xtras Buy/Sell Page?

May 26th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

It would seem that one of the DMRAA’s best kept secrets is the Xtras Buy/Sell page at DMRAA.com.  As a service to club members the Xtras Buy/Sell page is a place to sell some of your extra items.  There is no charge for this service.  Checking the page often may allow you to be the […]



2019 Field Day Schedule Announced

May 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Field Day Chairman, Dennis O’Brien, KAØDOS has just listed the DMRAA 2019 ARRL Field Day schedule.  All Amateur’s are welcomed and encouraged to assist with this year’s event.  Field Day in Des Moines has been moved to THE FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 75 East Army Post Road, Des Moines. Schedule is Friday […]



KAØFTO’s Take on the 2019 DMRAA Hamfest

Apr 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Hamfest 2019! By Larry KAØFTO Ok did you miss it?  Why should you have attended? Reason 1   To sell/buy treasures. Reason 2   Purchase a table and let everyone walk by so you can see/meet folks that you barely see once a year. Reason #2 was just as important as Reason #1 this year.  I missed […]



CHANGE IN 2019 FIELD DAY SITE

Apr 14th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

In an effort to encourage participation in Field Day, the site will be moved to THE FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 75 East Army Post Road. It is hoped that this location will be more convenient for hams, family members and the public to participate in Field Day activities. More details will be […]



Access to Plymouth Church Limited Due to Construction

Mar 24th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Plymouth Church is repairing it’s tower.  The drive on the south side of the church will be closed for approximately 6 weeks.  During this time folks are asked to enter the church parking lot from either Ingersoll or from 41st street to the east.  You may also enter the parking ramp off of Grand Avenue. […]



Time to Sign UP for 2019 ARES Events

Feb 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

With this much snow on the ground its hard to believe that we would be thinking about kinder weather and upcoming ARES Events.  Under the premise that it is never too early to prepare, we are asking ARES volunteers to consider going to the dmraa.com/ares page and doing just that.  Your commitment early on ensures […]



Interesting history of a Des Moines Ham

Feb 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Wendell Hansen Snyder 1896-1957 The DMRAA received an inquiry from Wendell’s grandson Grey Synder.  He had heard that his grandfather was very much into our hobby but was looking for more information.  Unfortunately were were not much help.  Undeterred he forged on and was able to retrieve some newspaper clipping and such.  He complied his […]