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 […]


Apr 14th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

In an effort to encourage participation in Field Day, the site will be moved to THE FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 75 East Army Post Road. It is hoped that this location will be more convenient for hams, family members and the public to participate in Field Day activities. More details will be […]

Access to Plymouth Church Limited Due to Construction

Mar 24th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Plymouth Church is repairing it’s tower.  The drive on the south side of the church will be closed for approximately 6 weeks.  During this time folks are asked to enter the church parking lot from either Ingersoll or from 41st street to the east.  You may also enter the parking ramp off of Grand Avenue. […]

Time to Sign UP for 2019 ARES Events

Feb 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

With this much snow on the ground its hard to believe that we would be thinking about kinder weather and upcoming ARES Events.  Under the premise that it is never too early to prepare, we are asking ARES volunteers to consider going to the page and doing just that.  Your commitment early on ensures […]