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 […]

Interesting history of a Des Moines Ham

Feb 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

Wendell Hansen Snyder 1896-1957 The DMRAA received an inquiry from Wendell’s grandson Grey Synder.  He had heard that his grandfather was very much into our hobby but was looking for more information.  Unfortunately were were not much help.  Undeterred he forged on and was able to retrieve some newspaper clipping and such.  He complied his […]

FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making

Feb 14th, 2019 | By | Category: Chatter

  The FCC has invited public comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11826) from an Ohio radio amateur seeking to amend the Part 97 station identification rules to better accommodate and simplify station identification during an emergency net, drill, or activation. ARRL member Robert A. Dukish, KK8DX, filed the petition in December, and the […]

Friday Lunch Bunch Moves to Bonanza Steakhouse

Dec 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Chatter

The Friday lunch bunch has decided to move the lunch to the Bonanza Steakhouse 5029 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA.  It is located on the NE corner of E 14th Street and I80/35.  You can order from the menu or have a complete meal from their vast salad bar. Hams begin to gather at 11:30 […]