DMRAA Meeting Tuesday, 2/22/22, 7:00PM, Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

Feb 16th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, DMRAA Meetings

The next scheduled meeting of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will be on the regular 4th Tuesday of the month, February 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM.  The program will be constructing a HotSpot for DMR, DStarr, Fusion and other modes using a Raspberry Pi and a MMDVM daughter board.  Please join us and see […]

DMRAA Meeting 01/25/2022, 7:00pm, Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

Jan 23rd, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, DMRAA Meetings

The next scheduled meeting of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will be on our regular fourth Tuesday of the month, January 25, 2022 at 7:00pm. The program will describe a construction project for a station accessory. Those interest in constructing one for themself may inform the presenter(s) and can return on Saturday morning to […]

Cabin Fever Reliever 2022

Dec 7th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

Rich, WA0JFS and Allen, W0KWM, are again jointly sponsoring the Cabin Fever Reliever swap meet in January. The event will be held on January 22nd 2022 at the Saylorville Events Center at 2081 NW Prairie Ln. Doors open at 7am and everything wraps up at 10:00. There will be a door prize, a Yaesu FT-5DR […]

DMRAA Board Election Coming Up in May

Apr 17th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA board elections will be held in May.  If any licensed amateur in good standing with the club is interested in serving in any capacity on the board that person should reach out to Dean, N0XR, by email ([email protected]).  This is an opportunity to participate and get involved in the direction of the club.

Storm Spotter Training, Monday April 19th

Apr 17th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The National Weather Service is hosting a final session on Advanced Storm Spotter Training on Monday, April 19th at 7:00 pm.  This was moved to online due to COVID concerns.  It is a 60-75 minute presentation that will cover information about identifying/reporting severe weather, spotter safety, severe weather climatology in Iowa, thunderstorm structure and more. […]

Roger Porkorny NØNUC Silent Key

Apr 17th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

Roger Porkorny NØNUC passed away Monday.  Roger a long time amateur radio operator and member of the Des Moines Radio Amateur’s Association will be missed by his many friends.  Funeral will be May 20th 10:30  AM at the Crestwood Baptist Church, 3717 Forest Avenue, Des Moines.  A light lunch will be served after the service.  […]

Story County Fox Hunt April 25th

Apr 9th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

It’s time to release the fox! The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a socially distant Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, April 25th in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble (at least 6’ apart!) in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register […]

DMRAA to Host Tailgate Event April 24th, 2021

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The DMRAA board has  decided that in place of the Hamfest on Saturday, April 24th, it will be hosting a tailgate-type event at the Fort Des Moines facility. Details are still being worked out, and more information will be forthcoming

FCC Plans for Increasing Fees – NO Updates Yet

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

FCC yet to announce  their plans to proceed  with raising the fees for new and existing hams as well as Vanity Calls. To get a better handle on the upcoming fee changes to amateur radio, I contacted the ARRL and W5YI today.I was informed that there is no further update from the FCC on the […]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warns against illegal usage

Jan 18th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned against using radio services to “facilitate criminal acts,” ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration this Wednesday. The warning, issued from FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, followed reports that some people were using radio services as an alternative to social media sites in order to communicate and coordinate activities. “The Bureau recognizes […]