Club Station Antenna Project – Help Needed

May 27th, 2024 | By | Category: Alerts, DMRAA Events

A new Mosley Pro-57-B-40 antenna covering 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m and 40m has been donated to the club station.  Over the next couple weekends the existing antenna will need to be moved and the new antenna assembled and put on the tower.   Beams for 2m, 70cm and 1.2GHz are also available to put above the HF beam.

Saturday 06/01/24 9:00am – Remove the current antenna from the tower and place it on the tower trailer on the south side of the building where it will be used for Field Day.  5-6 people needed.  Rain date Sunday 06/02/24 1:00PM.

Saturday 06/08/24 9:00am – Final assembly and testing of the new antenna.  2-3 people needed.

Sunday 06/09/24 1:00pm – Mount antennas on the tower.  5-8 people needed.

Contact Dean Madsen, N0XR, [email protected], 515-770-7437 with any questions.

Date/TimeEventLocationProgram/Information
05/07/24
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
05/18/24 10am-2pmW0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
05/28/24
7:00PM
DMRAA Meeting & ElectionsFort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

Field Day
Dean Madsen, N0XR

06/01/24
9:00AM
DMRAA Club Station Antenna WorkFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMove the existing antenna.
06/02/24
1:00PM (Rain Date)
DMRAA Club Station Antenna Work – Rain DateFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterRain Date – If rained out 06/01
06/04/24
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
06/08/24
9:00AM
DMRAA Club Station Antenna WorkFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterFinal Assemble and testing of antennas
06/09/24
1:00PM
DMRAA Club Station Antenna WorkFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMounting antennas on the tower
06/15/24 10am-2pmW0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome.  International Museums on the air.
06/21/24
1:00PM
Field Day setup beginsFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
06/22/24
9:00AM
Field Day setup resumesFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
06/22/24
1:00PM
Field Day On Air Operating startsFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
06/22/24
8:30PM
Field Day operation suspends for the evening and the site is securedFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
06/23/24
8:00AM
Field Day operation resumesFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
06/23/24
1:00PM
Field Day Ends. Tear down begins.Fort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
06/25/24No MeetingReplaced by Field Day 
07/02/24
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
07/20/24 10am-2pmW0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
07/20/24
10am
Tour of Iowa Public Television6450 Corporate Dr.
Johnston, IA 50131
Gather as a group at 10am and Jason, KE0IAV will lead a tour of the facilities
07/23/24
7:00PM
No MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterReplaced by the tour of IPTV on 7/20.
08/06/24
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
08/17/24 10am-2pmW0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
08/27/24
7:00PM
DMRAA MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education Center The Joy of Homebrew
Jack Coleman, K0JQA
09/03/24
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
09/21/24 10am-2pmW0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
09/24/24
7:00PM
DMRAA MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education Center Bring your “Go Pack” for show and tell. Will there be prizes?
10/01/24
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
10/19/24 10am-2pmW0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
10/22/24
7:00PM
DMRAA MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterCW
11/05/24
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
11/16/24 10am-2pmW0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
11/26/24
6:00PM
DMRAA Chili Feed and AuctionTBAAll are welcome.
$10 admission, $1 buy backs, 10% auction commission
12/03/24
6:00PM
DMRAA Christmas PartyChicago SpeakeasyEveryone is responsible for their own meal/gratuity
12/24/24No MeetingReplaced by Christmas Party
01/07/25
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
01/18/25
10am-2pm
W0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
01/28/25
7:00PM
DMRAA MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMeeting Topic TBD
02/04/25
7:00PM
DMRAA Board MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterMembers are welcome
02/15/25
10am-2pm
W0AK Club Station OpenFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterAll are welcome
02/26/25
7:00PM
DMRAA MeetingFort Des Moines Museum & Education CenterStorm Spotter Training by National Weather Service Staff
04/25/24
1:00PM
Hamfest Setup BeginsElwell Family Food Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds
04/26/24
8:00AM-12:00PM
2025 Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association HamfestElwell Family Food Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds