DMRAA to Host Jamboree on the Air October 19th

Oct 5th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

  The DMRAA will host this years JOTA event at the Fort Des Moines Museum, Army Post Road and Chaffee Road.  Saturday October 19th. The station will be active from 9Am to 2PM.  Please invite any Scouts that you know (Boy or Girl) to visit.  They will be talking to other Scouts many miles away.  […]

Technician Class Scheduled for October 12th

Aug 25th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The Des Moines Amateur Radio Association is please to announce the upcoming 1-day Technician Class.  The class will be held at the Fort Des Moines Museum,  75 East Army Post Road,  Des Moines, IA   Details below. What:       Amateur Radio Technician Class When:    Saturday, October 12th, 2019  8:00 AM  to about 7:00 PM Where:  75 East […]

Volunteers needed for the Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) September 8

Aug 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) will be held Sunday, September 8, at Ada Hayden Heritage Park in Ames.  The race consists of three activities – canoeing in the lake, biking north of Ames, and running around the park.  See for more information including course maps. We have once again been requested to provide […]

Polk County Public Health needs help with Vaccine Clinic Exercise Saturday August 17th

Aug 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Polk County Health Department is looking for volunteers for a Bio-Terrorism Full-Scale Exercise. This exercise is to fully demonstrate the capacity for Polk County Health Department and Emergency Management to Prophylaxis (give vaccine) to the community (via You the Volunteer) during the Bio-Terrorism Event. Polk County Health Department has to demonstrate every 5 years how […]

Dallas County to Offer ICS-300 Class September 16-17

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

If you are looking to expand your understanding of the Incident Command System, check out this class offered by our friends and neighbors with Dallas County EMA.  Please consider attending as the ARRL is recommending this class for some leadership positions.  There is no charge for this 2-day class.  Class will be held  at the […]

Ron Hobbs, NØXWI SK

Jun 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

We have just learned that long time DMRAA member and past officer Ron Hobbs NØXWI became a silent key early this morning Sunday June 9th, 2019.  A Winthrop Mager award holder and a recent recipient of the Bob Evans award Ron exemplified what cheerful service means in Amateur Radio.  Details of his funeral arrangements will […]

New President for the DMRAA

May 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA is pleased to announce the results of the recent Officer and Board elections.  Scott Kirstein NØOOD has been elected as DMRAA President for the upcoming year.  Scott replaces long serving president Bruce Brumm, KCØZMT.  Bruce assures us that he will continue to serve the club is his many support functions.  Also elected was […]

Are you checking the Xtras Buy/Sell Page?

May 26th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

It would seem that one of the DMRAA’s best kept secrets is the Xtras Buy/Sell page at  As a service to club members the Xtras Buy/Sell page is a place to sell some of your extra items.  There is no charge for this service.  Checking the page often may allow you to be the […]

2019 Field Day Schedule Announced

May 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Field Day Chairman, Dennis O’Brien, KAØDOS has just listed the DMRAA 2019 ARRL Field Day schedule.  All Amateur’s are welcomed and encouraged to assist with this year’s event.  Field Day in Des Moines has been moved to THE FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 75 East Army Post Road, Des Moines. Schedule is Friday […]

KAØFTO’s Take on the 2019 DMRAA Hamfest

Apr 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Hamfest 2019! By Larry KAØFTO Ok did you miss it?  Why should you have attended? Reason 1   To sell/buy treasures. Reason 2   Purchase a table and let everyone walk by so you can see/meet folks that you barely see once a year. Reason #2 was just as important as Reason #1 this year.  I missed […]