Area Events

Market to Market Relay Race, Saturday May 12th, 2018

Apr 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Area Events

Please join us for the annual Market to Market Relay Race Saturday May 12th, 2018.  This race involves 7 member teams that run the trails from Jefferson to downtown Des Moines.  These teams changer runners about every 5 miles.  There are 18 exchange points along the trail.  Operators are on station about 5 hours. Please […]

Fight for Air Climb, Sunday April 8th, 2018

Nov 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Never too early to start thinking about the first ARES event of the year.  The Fight for Air Climb is all indoors and fun.  Feel free to sign up at

Living History Farms Fun Race November 18th

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Always a great time.  We have all the operators needed for the race this year.  Thanks to those that signed up.

Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 30th

Jun 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

The next Polk County ARES will be the annual Head of the Des Moines Rowing Regatta, September 30th, 2017 Bruce KCØZMT will be leading this event.   Please go to the ARES page to sign up.  

American Diabetes Tour de Cure Bike Ride, June 10th

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events

Don Price is looking for a few good people to help provide communications for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure bicycle ride June 10th.  The event offers riders the opportunity to ride from Urbandale to Jamaica and back.  The ride takes about 10 operators.  Please contact Don, KCØMTF  at [email protected] (515) 306-6352 if you can help. if […]

Ames Fox Hunt 23rd April, 2017

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Area Events, Chatter

The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, April 23rd in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register with the hunt leader and receive the rules briefing. Hunters may be individuals or teams and […]

Polk County ARES Quarterly Meeting, Monday, April 10th, 2017

Nov 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Area Events

The next quarterly Polk County ARES meeting will be Monday, April 10th, 2017 7:00PM Polk County Emergency Management 1907 Carpenter Des Moines, Iowa

2016 Dam to Dam Half Marathon

May 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Area Events

June 4th, 2016 The race is the same the route is the same and it is time to put the Dam to Dam in your ARES event To Do calendar.  Many of you seasoned ARES operators already know how much fun it can be working this annual event.  If you’ve never had the pleasure, now […]

Polk County Quarterly ARES Meeting

Mar 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Area Events

  ARES MEETING DATES 2016 Monday, April 11  7:00 pm Monday, July 18  7:00 pm Monday, October 10  7:00 pm   Polk County EOC at 1907 Carpenter Avenue Des Moines, IA

DMRAA Hamfest, April 18th, 2015

Mar 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Alerts, Area Events

Sign of the times at the Iowa State Fairgrounds! Support the DMRAA and your Amateur Radio passion.  Attend the DMRAA Hamfest. The 2015 version of the DMRAA Hamfest will be held on Saturday, April 18th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Elwell Family Center located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. VE Testing will […]