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CVARC Hamfest Saturday, August 5th, 2023 – Central City, IA

Jul 16th, 2023 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes, VE Testing

The CVARC Hamfest Saturday August 5, 2023 Hosted by the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM at the Linn County Fairground, Central City IA In Cooperation with the Iowa Antique Radio Club The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Collins Amateur Radio Club, Collins Collectors Association, […]



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.  



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 […]



One Day Technician License Class 02/18/2023 – Preregistration Required

Dec 31st, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, Hamfests, Swap Meets & Classes

The Technician License Class will be February 18, 2023 at the Fort Des Moines Museum (75 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA) assembly room. Starting at 8:00 AM and ending around 7:30 to 8:00 PM depending on how long the testing takes. Everyone will be required to have their FRN number and a photo […]



DMRAA Board Meeting 12/06/2022 Cancelled

Dec 6th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter

The meeting of the board of the directors of the Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association originally scheduled for 12/06 has been cancelled.  The next board meeting will be 01/03/2023.   Future meetings: 12/27/22 No meeting 01/03/23 DMRAA Board Meeting @ Fort Des Moines Museum 7pm 01/21/23 Activation of the club station for the NAQP HF […]



DMRAA Fall 2022 Survey Results

Sep 7th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, Club Business, DMRAA Meetings

Please find an abbreviated version of our recently conducted fall survey attached to this post. The board will be reviewing these items during upcoming meetings and making changes as necessary. The first change will be an increase in email notifications of meetings and events. A notification will be sent several days in advance of a […]



Amateur Radio General License Classes Start 9/28/22

Aug 18th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter

The Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association sponsors classes geared towards earning the entry level amateur radio technician license and classes for upgrading from technician level to the general license level.  The instructors are members of the DMRAA that have volunteered their time. Amateur Radio General License Classes What: Amateur Radio General License Classes When: Wednesday […]



Last Scheduled ARES Event of 2022: Operators needed!

Jul 11th, 2022 | By | Category: Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The last scheduled ARES event for the year is approaching on Sunday October 16th, 2022 with the IMT Des Moines Marathon. If you are interested in helping with this event, please sign up below. Sign-up for ARES Events



First ARES Events of 2022 Approaching! 05/07/22 & 05/14/22

Apr 28th, 2022 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter, Polk County ARES Events

The first ARES events of 2022 are almost  here.  The American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb is May 7th at Principal Park.  The following weekend on May 14th is the Market to Market Relay If you are interested in helping with either event, please sign up below. Sign-up for ARES Events