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 […]

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 […]