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  ·        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 […]

Iowa Legislature Working to Allow Black Plates for Ham Radio

Jan 16th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

More news;  The bill has been moved to the Ways and Means Committee. The Ways and Means Committee considers things where money is involved. With this committee involved, the bill was renumbered as HF2234. Yesterday, February 12, a subcommittee of Ways and Means recommended that the bill be passed. Yesterday, January 30, the Iowa House of […]

The Number of Amateur Radio Licenses increased 2.6% in 2019.

Jan 8th, 2020 | By | Category: Chatter

At the end of 2019, the U. S. had 775,037 licensed amateur radio licensees.  That was an increase of 2.6% from the previous year.  Iowa had 6,582 licensees, and an increase of 254 from the previous year. Details of the number of amateur radio operators by license type, state, and expiration date may be found at   This […]

CW Operators’ Club 10th Anniversary Celebration

Dec 30th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

January 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the CW Operators’ Club (CWops). In our ten years of promoting the use of CW in amateur radio communications, we’ve grown to more than 2,400 members worldwide. To honor our members’ devotion to CW and the efforts of many volunteers toward promoting its use and educating new devotees, we’re […]

News Flash! You can Pay Your DMRAA Dues Online

Dec 10th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA has just made it easier to pay your club dues.  Just go to and you will see at the the Pay Now icon.  Click on the Pay Now and you will be taken to a PayPal page.  Tell them you are a guest and how many years you are paying.  Click continue and […]

DMRAA Christmas Party a Festive Evening

Dec 1st, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The 2019 DMRAA Christmas Party is in the books.  By all accounts it was a good time with delicious food.  New this year was the catered supper.  Prepared by Gateway Market there was plenty of holiday fare.  The best part, somebody else did the cooking.  Highlight of the evening was the presentation of the prestigious […]

Winthrop Mager Nominations Due at ChiliFeed / Auction

Nov 11th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

A reminder that nominations for the Club’s highest award are due by November 26th.  They may be turned in at the DMRAA ChiliFeed.  Please look to nominate that special club member that always seems to be helping. The purpose of the Winthrop Mager Award is to perpetuate the memory of the Reverend Winthrop M. Mager […]

NØNUC Retirement Party Announced

Nov 7th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

We’ve received word that Roger Pokorny NØNUC is having a retirement party, Saturday November 9th Noon until 2PM.  The festivities will be held at the Crestwood Baptist Church, 3717 Forest Avenue in Des Moines.  Roger’s health problems have necessitated his retirement.  Roger will relocate to southern Missouri in the very near future to be closer […]