DMRAA Events

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 […]



Free T shirt with dues payment!

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Free T shirt if you pay your dues before the end of the year.  Mail your check for $20 and your shirt size to DMRAA P.O. Box 88 Des Moines, IA  50301 Must be received prior to January 4th 2015 This applies to new renewals. (If your 2015 dues are already paid, your payment will […]



DMRAA ChiliFeed was Tasty

Nov 26th, 2014 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

The 2014 edition of the annual ChiliFeed / Auction was a ball.  The church hall was packed with sellers and buyers.  A very nice selection of used gear and a tasty selection chili highlighted the evening.   A large amount of chili (3 roasters) was devoured.  Thanks to Ron, KDØTTO, Scott, NØOOD, Mark, WØGZR and […]



Kit Building was a BLAST

Oct 29th, 2014 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

With a crowd of close to 40 hams many of whom wielded soldering irons and built simple sound card interfaces and such.  Talk about fun.  Young and old participated.  We’ll bet this program shows up again!  



Fox Hunting 101

Sep 24th, 2014 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Featured speaker for the September meeting was Clint Miller, KCØJUO.  Clint has considerable experience with “Fox Hunting” in and around the Ames area.  He spoke about the history of the sport and showed us various antennas and foxes. The evening was interesting with several stories from both the presenter and the audience.  Our thanks to […]



DMRAA to present Technician Class in Ankeny

Jun 30th, 2014 | By | Category: DMRAA Events

Ankeny Community Education will host the next DMRAA Technician class.  Information and enrollment information is available online. Click here for the Ankeny Community Education Fall Course Catalog 2014 look on page 8.  Class begins September 11th, 2014.  Cost is $10 plus $25 for the ARRL Study Guide.