Resources for Central Iowa Hams

Area Organizations and Clubs

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

Weather Spotter Training

2018 Spotter Training Dates

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. The March SCARC meeting is usually NWS Storm Spotter Training.


Space Weather - Sunspots and much more.
Azimuthal Projection Maps - Make the globe revolve around you.


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.