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Field Day 2023 – 06/23/23 thru 06/25/23

Jun 5th, 2023 | By | Category: Alerts, DMRAA Events, DMRAA Meetings

The 2023 Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association WØAK Field Day will be held at THE FORT DES MOINES MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER,  officially beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 and ending at 1 p.m. the next day, Sunday, June 25. WØAK will be operating as a 4E station — all stations will be […]



Polk County ARES Meeting Tuesday 07/11/2023

Jun 4th, 2023 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The next meeting of Polk County ARES will be Tuesday, July 11th, 2023 at 7:00PM at the Polk County EOC 1907 Carpenter Ave. Des Moines, IA. The last scheduled event of the year is the Des Moines Marathon on Sunday, October 15th, 2023.  Sign up to volunteer on the form below.  



DMRAA Meeting Tuesday 05/23/23, 7:00PM, Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

May 5th, 2023 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

The May meeting of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will be held 7:00pm Tuesday May 23th, 2023 at the Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center 75 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA. First order of business will be the election of officers and board members.  All members in good standing that have […]



2023 DMRAA Hamfest a Success, No Membership Meeting 04/25/2023

Apr 23rd, 2023 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The 2023 DMRAA Hamfest was a success!  Thank you to all the attendees, vendors and volunteers that made it happen!   A reminder that with the hamfest that there is no regular membership meeting this month that would have normally been held Tuesday 04/25.



Fight for Air Climb Sunday, March 26th, 2023 Operators needed!

Mar 18th, 2023 | By | Category: Polk County ARES Events

The first ARES event of 2023 is almost  here.  The American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb is March 26th in the buildings of downtown Des Moines. If you are interested in helping with the event, please sign up below. Sign-up for ARES Events  



DMRAA Meeting Tuesday 03/28/23, 7:00PM, Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

Mar 13th, 2023 | By | Category: DMRAA Meetings

The March meeting of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will be held 7:00pm Tuesday March 28th, 2023 at the Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center 75 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA. Clint Miller K0GR will present Radio Direction Finding and Foxhunting activities. Check out K0GR and W0YR “Tape Measure” Yagi Antenna […]



Allen Johnson W0KWM Silent Key

Mar 10th, 2023 | By | Category: Chatter

Allen Johnson, W0KWM became a silent key Thursday evening March 9, 2023.  Allen, a long time amateur radio operator and member of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will be missed by his many friends. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2023, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. […]



Amateur Radio General License Classes start 3/30/2023

Mar 1st, 2023 | By | Category: Chatter

The Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will be holding General Class Amateur Radio classes for eight weeks starting on March 30th,  2023.  The classes will be held Thursdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center (75 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA) assembly room. The class will use the […]



2023 Warren Radio Society Hamfest, Indianola, IA 03/18/2023

Feb 26th, 2023 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Warren Radio Society has announced a hamfest for Saturday March 18th, 2023 from 8am until noon at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 210 S Wesley St, Indianola, IA 50125 (Hwy 92 West).  Indoor tables are available and outdoor trunk sales are allowed.  Admission is $5.00. There will be a drawing at 11:30am for […]



2023 Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association Hamfest – Des Moines, IA – 04/22/23

Feb 8th, 2023 | By | Category: Alerts, Area Events, DMRAA Events

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association Hamfest will be held in the Elwell Family Food Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023. For details or to reserve your table, please check out http://dmraa.com/hamfest We hope to see you all there!