Polk County ARES Events

Living History Farms Fun Race, November 21st

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

Twenty operators will be needed for the Living History Farms Cross Country Race, November 21st.  This event too difficult to explain and too much fun to miss.  Sign up now to enjoy the fun. Please contact Scott, NØOOD n0ood@arrl.net 



IMT Des Moines Marathon, October 18th, 2015

Sep 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The next Polk County ARES event will be October 18th.  Des Moines Marathon will require approximately  45 operators.  It is a great way to spend a Sunday.  Contact Rick Allen, NØCFL to sign-up.  More information will be available at the next Polk County ARES meeting, October 12th, 7:pm at the Polk County EOC building, 1907 […]



Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 26th, 2015

Aug 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta is September 26th, 2015.  This event requires approximately 15 operators and is an all day event.  The regatta is a series of races staged along the Des Moines River from the Botanical Center north to Prospect Park.  Several colleges participate with various size crews.  Always a fun day […]



Full Scale Airport Exercise, August 8th, 2015

Jul 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

Polk County ARES will provide communications for the evaluators at the upcoming Des Moines International Airport, Full Scale Exercise August 8th.  Approximately 30 operators will be needed.  Please contact Scott NØOOD at n0ood@arrl.com to sign up or for additional details. Note: This will be a major topic at the Polk County ARES Quarterly Meeting, Monday, July 20 […]



2015 ARES Events announced

Jan 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

2015 ARES Events Fight for Air Climb, Sunday March 22, 2015 Market to Market, Saturday May 9th, 2015 Dam to Dam, Saturday May 30th, 2015 ARRL Field Day, June 27th -28th, 2015 Full Scale Airport Exercise, August 8th, 2015 Iowa State Fair Parade, August 12th, 2015 Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 26th, 2015 Des Moines Marathon, October 18th, 2015 […]



Fight for Air Climb March 22nd

Nov 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The 2015 edition of Fight for Air Climb will be on March 22nd.  New this year will be the edition of a 4th building to climb.  This will mean that extra operators will be need to insure that the events remains safe for all participants.  Please contact Scott Kirstein, NØOOD n0ood@arrl.net if you can help. The […]



Living History Farms Cross Country Race

Oct 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

Twenty operators will be needed for the Living History Farms Cross Country Race.  This event too difficult to explain and too much fun to miss.  Sign up now to enjoy the fun. Contact Scott, NØOOD n0ood@arrl.net 



Polk County ARES Quarterly Meeting October 13th

Oct 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events, Uncategorized

Join us for the quarterly Polk County ARES meeting October 13th 7:00 PM at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center, 1907 Carpenter.  Meeting will include discussion about the upcoming Des Moines Marathon.  Urbandale Fire Assistant Chief EMS Rob Light will discuss the procedures for the Living History Farms Cross Country Race. We will also have for […]



2014 IMT Des Moines Marathon October 19th, 2014

Sep 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

It is not too early to sign up for the 26.2 mile wonder.  Approximately 45 operators will be needed to provide safe and effective communications to the IMT Des Moines Marathon this year. Please contact Rick Allen, NØCFL or Bruce Brumm, KCØZMT



Many Thanks to NDMS Operators

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

Polk County ARES provided communication operators for the recent NDMS (National Defense Medical System) full scale exercise.   This time the radios were provided by the hospitals and utilized their own 800 Mhz system.  Net control struggled a bit to get the information out using a 800 Mhz HT.  That said we all adapted and […]