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19th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day December 2nd

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

19th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day 00Z-24Z December 2, 2017 The 19th Annual ARRL and NWS SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) returns again this year on the evening of December 1, 2017. The Event, as conceived by the ARRL and NWS, is a way of saying “Thank You” to the numerous amateur radio operators across the country […]



Winthrop Mager Award Nominations due at ChiliFeed

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The purpose of the Winthrop Mager Award is to perpetuate the memory of the Reverend Winthrop M. Mager WØMJH, and to stimulate the activity in all fields of Amateur Radio in the Central Iowa Area. It is awarded by the Des Moines Radio Amateur Association, Des Moines, Iowa. Any radio operator with any class license […]



Warren County ARES could use your help with the Hillbilly Hike on November 4, 2017

Oct 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Warren County ARES has again been asked to support the Hillbilly Hike on November 4, 2017. This public service event is a relatively easy one for those new to ARES. We can use some more volunteers for this day. The main responsibility is standing at a checkpoint and making sure that runners safely pass your […]



DMRAA Meeting Proves that DMR is still growing!

Sep 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

September’s DMRAA meeting was all about Digital Mobile Radio.  The presentation was directed to the enthusiasm of DMR in Des Moines and the across the State of Iowa.  At our meeting in March there were 10 hams registered to use DMR, at the September meeting the number had grown to 83.  Wow!  The meeting was […]



Technician Class Brings 9 New Hams into the Fold!

Sep 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA Education team completed the latest Technician license class September 23rd.  There were 8 students with the youngest being 13 years old. All the students passed the test and received their license.  The father of the 13 year old sat in the back of the room waiting for his son, decided to take the […]



Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) October 21st

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

WØSCI, the Radio Scouting club of Central Iowa, is pleased to announce the sixtieth Jamboree On The Air will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 AM until 4 PM at the Maytag Scout Center, 6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, Iowa. Jamboree On The Air is an annual scouting event and the largest […]



National Weather Service Open House Well Attended

Sep 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

Nice crowd enjoys the NWS Open House today.  Polk County ARES was an active participant, demonstrating Amateur Radio and answering may spotter related questions.  A steady stream of visitors visited the event which ran from 10am to 3pm,  Tours of the facility were popular and well as many in depth discussions with the many meteorologists […]



Listen to the Hurricane Irma Net on 146.985

Sep 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA will link the 146.985- repeater at Veteran’s Hospital to the Hurricane Irma net.  This will only be a receive net.  We would love to hear your comments good or bad about this temporary link.  Many thanks to Scott, K1SLR for the link support.  



National Weather Service Open House Saturday September 16th

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

If you are a weather fanatic or just interested in finding out more about National Weather Service operations…please come join us. The open house will include a look inside the office to check out the operations area. Stations to ask questions and see demonstrations by our Meteorologists. Many weather related displays will be available, as […]



Rover in Des Moines for 9-10 September VHF Contest

Aug 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

My team and I will be operating “rover” in the 9-10 September VHF Contest.  We are starting at the SW corner of Des Moines – just off highway 35 – and heading to the 4 grid corner about 45 minutes to your southwest.  We will be in your area from 1 PM to 1:30 PM […]