Area Events

Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th, 2018

Nov 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

The annual Living History Farms Fun Race is set for November 18th, 2018.  The off road cross county race is sanctioned by the US Committee for cross country races.  It is the largest cross county event in the US,  Please visit the DMRAA.com/ARES to sign up.



IMT Des Moines Marathon October 21st, 2018

Sep 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Our largest and next ARES event is the annual IMT Des Moines Marathon October 21st, 2018.  This event requires 40 radio operators.  Please consider signing up for the Marathon. Please go to http://dmraa.com/ares to sign up.



Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 29th, 2018

Jun 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 29th, 2018.   The event uses 20 operators to provide communications to the event organizers.  Please go to http://dmraa.com/ares to sign up.



ARRL Field Day, June 23rd and 24th

Jun 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Field Day. June 23rd—24th — always the 4th full weekend in June! The DMRAA board has decided to operate a 3-Alpha station. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. We will again use both of the Polk County ARES trailers for operating Come early and enjoy the set-up . For some, set-up is more fun that operating! […]



Market to Market Relay Race, Saturday May 12th, 2018

Apr 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Please join us for the annual Market to Market Relay Race Saturday May 12th, 2018.  This race involves 7 member teams that run the trails from Jefferson to downtown Des Moines.  These teams changer runners about every 5 miles.  There are 18 exchange points along the trail.  Operators are on station about 5 hours. Please […]



Fight for Air Climb, Sunday April 8th, 2018

Nov 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Never too early to start thinking about the first ARES event of the year.  The Fight for Air Climb is all indoors and fun.  Feel free to sign up at http://dmraa.com/ares



Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Always a great time.  We have all the operators needed for the race this year.  Thanks to those that signed up.



Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 30th

Jun 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

The next Polk County ARES will be the annual Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 30th, 2017 Bruce KCØZMT will be leading this event.   Please go to the ARES page to sign up.  http://dmraa.com/ares  



American Diabetes Tour de Cure Bike Ride, June 10th

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Don Price is looking for a few good people to help provide communications for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure bicycle ride June 10th.  The event offers riders the opportunity to ride from Urbandale to Jamaica and back.  The ride takes about 10 operators.  Please contact Don, KCØMTF  at donprice555@msn.com (515) 306-6352 if you can help. if […]



Ames Fox Hunt 23rd April, 2017

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter

The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, April 23rd in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register with the hunt leader and receive the rules briefing. Hunters may be individuals or teams and […]