DMRAA Events

2016 ARRL Field Day June 25-26

Apr 17th, 2016 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

The DMRAA is busy making plans for the 2016 edition of the annual ARRL Field Day.  The location this year has been changed.  Due to construction of new shelters at Fort Des Moines County Park the Location has been changed to Yellow Bank County Park, shelter #1.  This beautiful Polk County Park just south of […]

DMRAA Hamfest coming April 16th, 2016

Mar 11th, 2016 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

It is time to start thinking about the DMRAA’s annual Hamfest.  The 2016 version of the DMRAA Hamfest will be held on Saturday, April 16th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Elwell Family Center located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  Click here to go to the 2016 Hamfest page.   Click here for […]

Learn how to use your New Radio

Feb 29th, 2016 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

So you’ve passed the technician test and now you want to learn how to use your new radio.  This evening class is for you.  It will teach you how to use and understand programming your new Baofeng.  Time will also be spent discussing proper net procedure.  We want you to be comfortable using your new […]

DMRAA to Offer 1 Day Technician Class, February 27, 2016

Nov 29th, 2015 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

The Des Moines Radio Amateur Association is pleased to announce our 2nd One Day Technician Class.  Amateur Radio is an exciting hobby with many opportunities and this 1 day class is fast paced and intended to prepare each student to pass the Amateur Radio entry level exam.  The FCC test will be administered at the […]

!00% Passing Grade for DMRAA’s first 1-Day Class

Nov 16th, 2015 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Congratulations to the 1 – Day Technician Class and to their teachers.  Please be listening for these new hams testing their new Baofeng HTs.  Rumor has it that there will be another class in January.    

Iowa State Fair Parade

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

The 2015 Iowa State Fair is coming up soon.  It all starts with the State Fair Parade the 12th of August.  Amateur Radio has supported the parade for many years.  20 operators will be needed from about 5:30pm till about 8:30pm.  If you can help contact Don Price, KCØMTF at (515) 306-6352.  or by email […]

2015 ARRL Field Day June 27-28

May 8th, 2015 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Field Day is just around the corner.  The board of the DMRAA is busy making plans for another great event.  Field Day will again be held at Fort Des Moines County Park.  The 4-Alpha station will offer all interested hams operating time.  Stay tuned for more information.  

RF Connectors Explained

Mar 25th, 2015 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

  Jack KØJQA demonstrates proper soldering techniques for coax connectors at the March DMRAA meeting.  Jack also explained the differences between many of the popular connectors used by hams.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Presentation

Jan 28th, 2015 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Commander Brandon Butters of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 33, Flotilla 4 gave a great presentation of the mission and activities of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Iowa.  He described their mission in Iowa and along side the US Coast Guard.  They serve in various emergency situations, tactical support for water events and  aid in […]

Club T Shirts to be delivered at January Meeting

Jan 6th, 2015 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

New club T shirts will be delivered at the January 27th meeting.  Thanks to the members that paid their dues on time.  If you didn’t get your dues paid by 6th you will be able to purchase a shirt at the meeting.  You may also purchase additional shirts (subject to stock on hand).  Please make […]