Resources for Central Iowa Hams

Area Organizations and Clubs

Cyclone Amateur Radio Club at Iowa State University in Ames
Des Moines Radio Amateur Association
BARK - Boone Area Radio Klub
TCARC - Tall Corn Amateur Radio Club in Boone
Warren Amateur Radio Society in Indianola
Story County ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Polk County ARES
Iowa Section ARES

Weather Spotter Training

Spotter Training Dates and Locations click on the "Spotter Training" tab.
Now you may download the Story County Storm Spotters Guide.
Visit SKYWARN at the National Weather Service office in Des Moines. You can also find out about spotter training there.


Space Weather - Sunspots and much more.
Azimuthal Projection Maps - Make the globe revolve around you.
QSL Cards and Electronic QSLs - KN0R presentation notes 7 FEB 2019 (PDF file, 79.2 KB).


NEETS - US Navy Electronics Manuals
K0CQ Soldering, Antenna, and other radio topics at


Google Maps QTH Locator
Repeater Mapping Via Google Maps of Central Iowa Repeaters.


Lightning Protection - forming a plan to deal with the biggest threat to your life and station.
RF Exposure - see if you're operating within required limits.