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DMRAA 1 Day Technician Class June 16th, 2018

May 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

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 […]



March meeting well attended and informative

Mar 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The March DMRAA meeting featured a presentation by Brad Scandrett, KCØMKG from PowerFilms solar in Ames.  The presentation described the proprietary manufacturing process to make their signature flexible solar products.  He also pointed out they are the largest US solar manufacturing company.  A great discussion about batteries and correct charging procedures was given.  Our many […]



Story County ARES Announces One-Day “Ham Cram” Class April 28th

Mar 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

Story County ARES Announces One-Day “Ham Cram” Class Story County ARES will be presenting a 1-day Technician license class Saturday April 28th, 2018. Class begins at 8:00am and will be immediately followed by FCC license testing at 6:00pm. The class will be held on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. For more details and […]



The Iowa Digital Net is changing the Frequency

Feb 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The Iowa Digital net has moved frequency due to the increase of the JT-8 activity.  We are going to be at 3.5885 MHz USB (Dial) with 1500 Hz set on the WF.  We use Olivia 8-500.  Please get this out to as many folks as you can.— Joe Hoepfner, AE5EI722 W Superior StClarksville, IA 50619IA Section, ARRL Affiliated Club […]



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 […]