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Story County Fox Hunt April 25th

Apr 9th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

It’s time to release the fox! The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a socially distant Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, April 25th in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble (at least 6’ apart!) in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register […]



DMRAA to Host Tailgate Event April 24th, 2021

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA board has  decided that in place of the Hamfest on Saturday, April 24th, it will be hosting a tailgate-type event at the Fort Des Moines facility. Details are still being worked out, and more information will be forthcoming



FCC Plans for Increasing Fees – NO Updates Yet

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

FCC yet to announce  their plans to proceed  with raising the fees for new and existing hams as well as Vanity Calls. To get a better handle on the upcoming fee changes to amateur radio, I contacted the ARRL and W5YI today.I was informed that there is no further update from the FCC on the […]



The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warns against illegal usage

Jan 18th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned against using radio services to “facilitate criminal acts,” ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration this Wednesday. The warning, issued from FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, followed reports that some people were using radio services as an alternative to social media sites in order to communicate and coordinate activities. “The Bureau recognizes […]



Future DMRAA Meetings will be with Zoom

Aug 24th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association is inviting you to the monthly club (Zoom) meetings: Contact Patrick, KD9BBA patrmci@gmail.com to get an invite with sign-in information.  Thanks!!  



DMRAA Announces Fall Tech and General Classes

Jul 5th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA Education Committee is pleased to schedule two fall classes.  Saturday October 3rd,2020 will be the 1-Day Technician class.  Class begins at 8am and finish at 6pm.  The General class will be Thursdays beginning October 8th, 2020 and ending November 19th, 2020 More information, including online sign-up (new this year) can be found on […]



Field Day is Still a Go, Maybe?

May 21st, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

Plans are still being made for  the 2020 DMRAA Field Day.  The planning illustrates the optimism that in Iowa Governor Reynolds will allow gatherings of more than 10 people in time for Field Day.  Board members Dennis O’Brien KAØDOS, Bob Johnson,WØSMS and Tom Weaver, WØFN along with Dean Madsen, NØXR are planning the 2020 event […]



A word about DMRAA Meetings

Apr 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The normally scheduled DRMAA club meeting of April 28 is cancelled due to limiting gatherings of more than 10 people.  Since this is normally the meeting that nominations are accepted for the following month elections, the board wishes to conduct the nominations via the static sheet.   There is currently one member of the club […]



Dayton Hamvention Cancelled

Mar 15th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health Departments.  It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to cancel Hamvention for this year.  This decision is extremely difficult for us but with around two months until the […]



Iowa State Parks On The Air, Now on Facebook

Mar 12th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

·        IASPOTA-2020 is now on Facebook. Thanks to the efforts of Joe KD9HAE, IASPOTO-2020 now has a site at https://www.facebook.com/IASPOTA  ·        Al Fry, KB0VGG is organizing a major IASPOTA-2020 push in May—trying to get as many Iowa amateur radio clubs and individuals from across the state to activate as many of state parks as possible on the same weekend—about […]