Skywarn Appreciation Day Friday 6PM to 10PM

Nov 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

Once again, the National Weather Service is holding their annual event, Skywarn Recognition Day. This year’s event will be Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. The 24-hour event begins at 6pm local on Friday evening. All amateur radio operators are invited to the Johnston NWS Office to stop in and say “hi” (and maybe […]

Winthrop Mager Award Nominations due at ChiliFeed

Oct 29th, 2018 | 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 […]

Mid-American Energy Employees look to start an Amateur Radio Club.

Oct 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

  Recently several employees with Mid-American energy met to discuss the possibility of starting a radio club.  The interest in this endeavor follows the installation of a radio room at the Mid-American Control Center in Urbandale.  The radio room which includes UHF, VHF and multiple analog and digital radios also has HF capacities and commercial […]

Friday Lunch Bunch Loaction Change

Aug 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The Lunch Bunch is moving to the Pizza Ranch effective September 7th, 2018.  After many years of Friday lunches at Buffet City it was decided to go for a change of venue.  The attendance has been sluggish and folks still coming decided to move the Friday get together to a new location.  The Lunch Bunch […]

DMRAA to Host a Special Event Station

Aug 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter, DMRAA Events

  WHEN:       November 03, 2018   WHERE:    FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER, 75 EAST ARMY POST ROAD As a prelude to VETERANS DAY, 2018, the Museum is sponsoring an event called Massing of Colors ( ) at approximately 10:00 AM on the grounds of the Museum. To help bring attention to this […]

Paul and Clint to organize a group camp near the ARRL Midwest Division Convention, August 4th & 5th

Jul 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

Hey everyone, Paul WØYR and I decided to organize a group camp near the ARRL Midwest Division Convention, August 4th & 5th, at the Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City, Iowa. I reserved a group camp site at Pinicon Ridge County Park just a mile up the road from the fairgrounds. Our group campsite is in a semi-modern to primitive area at the […]

Help Needed for the Iowa State Fair Parade, August 8th

Jul 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The annual Iowa State Fair Parade is our next Polk County ARES event.  The event uses 20 operators to provide communications to the event organizers.  The construction of the Grand Avenue bridge is now complete and the route is back to Grand Avenue.  Please go to to sign up.

June Static Sheet Now Posted

Jun 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The June edition of the Des Moines Radio Amateur Association is now posted.  The June edition has information about Field Day.  You can finf it listed in the Static Sheets page.  Or you can click here June 2018.  Enjoy!

DMRAA 1 Day Technician Class June 16th, 2018

May 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Archive, Chatter

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 […]