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HARC 14th Annual Winter RF Fest 02/25/23 8am Perry, IA

Jan 29th, 2023 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

Come to the 14th Annual Winter RF Fest in Perry, IA (An ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest) It’s a swap meet and a chance to meet up with your old ham buddies or make new ones. Bring your new or used equipment, your goodies, or anything that you want to sell or trade on February 25, 2023 […]



Cabin Fever Reliever 01/28/23 7:00am

Jan 2nd, 2023 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The annual Cabin Fever Reliever flea market and social will be held Saturday January 28, 2022 7:00am to 10am at the St Paul Presbyterian Church 6426 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted.  



One Day Technician License Class 02/18/2023 – Preregistration Required

Dec 31st, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The Technician License Class will be February 18, 2023 at the Fort Des Moines Museum (75 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA) assembly room. Starting at 8:00 AM and ending around 7:30 to 8:00 PM depending on how long the testing takes. Everyone will be required to have their FRN number and a photo […]



DMRAA Board Meeting 12/06/2022 Cancelled

Dec 6th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter

The meeting of the board of the directors of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association originally scheduled for 12/06 has been cancelled.  The next board meeting will be 01/03/2023.   Future meetings: 12/27/22 No meeting 01/03/23 DMRAA Board Meeting @ Fort Des Moines Museum 7pm 01/21/23 Activation of the club station for the NAQP HF […]



DMRAA Fall 2022 Survey Results

Sep 7th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, Club Business, DMRAA Meetings

Please find an abbreviated version of our recently conducted fall survey attached to this post. The board will be reviewing these items during upcoming meetings and making changes as necessary. The first change will be an increase in email notifications of meetings and events. A notification will be sent several days in advance of a […]



Amateur Radio General License Classes Start 9/28/22

Aug 18th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter

The Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association sponsors classes geared towards earning the entry level amateur radio technician license and classes for upgrading from technician level to the general license level.  The instructors are members of the DMRAA that have volunteered their time. Amateur Radio General License Classes What: Amateur Radio General License Classes When: Wednesday […]



Last Scheduled ARES Event of 2022: Operators needed!

Jul 11th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The last scheduled ARES event for the year is approaching on Sunday October 16th, 2022 with the IMT Des Moines Marathon. If you are interested in helping with this event, please sign up below. Sign-up for ARES Events



First ARES Events of 2022 Approaching! 05/07/22 & 05/14/22

Apr 28th, 2022 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The first ARES events of 2022 are almost  here.  The American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb is May 7th at Principal Park.  The following weekend on May 14th is the Market to Market Relay If you are interested in helping with either event, please sign up below. Sign-up for ARES Events



DMRAA Board Election Scheduled for May

Apr 5th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, Club Business

The DMRAA board elections will be held at the May membership meeting.  If any licensed amateur in good standing with the club that has been a member for at least a year is interested in serving in any capacity on the board, that person should reach out to Ray, W0RAY, by email (w0ray@outlook.com).  This is […]



DMRAA Meeting Tuesday, 2/22/22, 7:00PM, Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

Feb 16th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, DMRAA Meetings

The next scheduled meeting of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will be on the regular 4th Tuesday of the month, February 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM.  The program will be constructing a HotSpot for DMR, DStarr, Fusion and other modes using a Raspberry Pi and a MMDVM daughter board.  Please join us and see […]