Central Iowa Amateur Radio Events

Upcoming SCARC Events Calendar



Story County ARC Meeting Schedule for 2023/2024

All meetings will begin at 7:00 PM. Information about joining each month's meeting will be posted on the home page.

02 May 2024
06 June 2024
11 July 2024 (NOTE: Second Thursday due to Independence Day holiday)
August 2024 (No Meeting)
05 September 2024


Other Area Events

Besides the events listed below, you can check the DMRAA web site for additional central Iowa events.

Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Association Hamfest

Saturday, June 8, 2024
Hours: ??? (probably 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon)
Location: Union County Emergency Management
Address: 705 East Taylor Street, Creston, IA 50801
Sponsor: Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Association
ARRL: https://www.arrl.org/hamfests/southwest-iowa-amateur-radio-association-…
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327085807349791
Talk-in: 146.790(-) tone 136.5

Central States VHF Society Conference 2024

Thursday, July 25 to Saturday, July 27, 2024
Location: Radisson Hotel
Address: 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Conference Website: https://2024.csvhfs.org
Conference Registration: https://www.csvhfs.org/index.php/annual-conference/2024-annual-conferen…
Hotel Reservations: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/G9668829
A special room rate is available when you use the Hotel Reservation link.

Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest

Saturday, August 3, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City, IA
Sponsor: Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club
Website: https://w0gq.org/hamfest/
Talk-In: 146.745(-) tone 192.8, also talk-in on 146.52 simplex

Davenport Radio Amateur Club Hamfest

Saturday, August 10, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Iowa Army National Guard Building
Address: 5300 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52806
Sponsor: Davenport Radio Amateur Club
Website: https://drac.club/regional-hamfests/drac/
Talk-in: 146.880(-) tone 77.0


Past Events (for reference)

Boone Junk in the Trunk Swap Meet

September 16, 2023
Hours: 8:00 AM - ???
Location: South end of McHose Park, Boone, IA (just west of Story Street, north of Hwy. 30)
Sponsor: Boone Area Radio Klub
Website: https://www.qsl.net/kb0tlm/

SARA (Sooland Amateur Radio Association) Hamfest

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Hours: ??? possibly 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Morningside Lutheran Church
Address: 700 South Martha, Sioux City, IA 51101
Sponsor: Sooland Amateur Radio Association
Talk-In: 146.910(-) tone 110.9

Southeast Iowa Hamfest

Sunday, October 1, 2023
Hours: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Louisa County Fairgrounds in Columbus Junction, IA
Sponsors: Muscatine ARC
Website: https://www.muscatinearc.org/se-ia-hamfest
Talk-In: 146.985(-) tone 192.8

3900 Club Hamboree 2023

Saturday, October 7, 2023
Hours: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Boone County Fair Grounds, Community Building
Address: 1601 Industrial Park Road
Sponsor: 3900 Club
Website: http://www.3900club.com/hamboree.php

DMRAA Chili Feed and Auction

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Location: St. Paul Presbyterian Church
Address: 6426 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
Sponsor: DMRAA
Website: https://dmraa.com/uncategorized/dmraa-chili-feed-and-auction-tuesday-no…

Des Moines Cabin Fever Reliever/Swap Meet

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: St. Paul Presbyterian Church
Address: 6426 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
Info: https://dmraa.com/chatter/cabin-fever-reliever-01-27-24-8am

Winter RF Fest (Perry Hamfest)

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Location: Perry National Guard Armory
Address: 2930 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220
Sponsor: Hiawatha Amateur Radio Club
Website: https://qsl.net/kd0neb/index_files/Page383.htm

Southwest Iowa ARC Hamfest

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Location: McClelland Town Hall
Address: 117 Main Street, McClelland, IA 51548
Sponsor: Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Club
Website: https://swiradio.org/2024/01/21/swiarc-hamfest-march-2nd-2024/

Warren Amateur Radio Society Hamfest

Saturday, March 16, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Location: Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Address: 210 South Wesley Street, Indianola, IA 50125
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/warren-radio-society/hamfest-2024

DMRAA Hamfest

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Elwell Family Food Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
Sponsor: Des Moines Radio Amateurs' Association
Website: http://dmraa.com/hamfest