leadimage HF2078 is a Threat to Iowa Amateurs

    HF2078 is an Iowa House bill that would amend the 2013 law that prohibits texting while driving.  The addition proposed is to ban the use of any electronic device while driving.  Hands free operation of a cell phone would be allowed if that system is built into the vehicle. While the bill does not specifically […]

    Why not join us?

    The general meeting of the DMRAA is held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Waveland Hall (2nd Floor) of the Plymouth Congregational Church on the corner of 42nd Street and Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. and last for approximately an hour. The meetings are free and you do not have to be a licensed ham to attend the meetings.

    Meetings of the board and officers are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Euclid Avenue Hy-Vee meeting room on the second floor, starting at 7 p.m.

    Use the contact page to contact the DMRAA for more information on the club's meetings and events.


DMRAA Meetings

featuredimage NWS Spotter Training, February 25th, 2020

The February 25th presentation will be from the National Weather Service for Skywarn Spotter training.  Radio amateurs and the public ...

DMRAA Events

featuredimage Pay Your DMRAA Dues Online

The DMRAA has just made it easier to pay your club dues.  Just go to http://dmraa.com/extras and you will see ...

VE Testing

featuredimage 2020 Area Testing Sessions for Des Moines, Boone, Ames & Marshalltown

Des Moines         1:00 pm 2020 Dates January 19th, 2020 March 15th, 2020 May 17th, 2020 July 19th, 2020 September 20th, 2020 ...

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Iowa Legislature Working to Allow Black Plates for Ham Radio

More news;  The bill has been moved to the Ways and Means Committee. The Ways and Means Committee considers things where money is involved. With this committee involved, the bill was renumbered as HF2234. Yesterday, February 12, a subcommittee of Ways and Means recommended that the bill be passed. Yesterday, January 30, the Iowa House of […]

The Number of Amateur Radio Licenses increased 2.6% in 2019.

At the end of 2019, the U. S. had 775,037 licensed amateur radio licensees.  That was an increase of 2.6% from the previous year.  Iowa had 6,582 licensees, and an increase of 254 from the previous year. Details of the number of amateur radio operators by license type, state, and expiration date may be found at https://sites.google.com/site/amateurradiodata/   This […]

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