Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Fall Radio School license class registration Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 7 to 9pm

Radio school iconRadio school License classes

Tuesday nights, 7 to 9pm, September 11, 2018 to Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Technician (first license)
General (second license)
Extra (highest license)

Each class cost $20 plus the ARRL textbook that costs $30. At registration the book will be ordered for you and delivered the first night of class

Thursday, September 13, 2018 to Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7 to 9pm

Morse Code Seminar, no extra charge for license class students, $20 if taken separately

You can click the registration form here: RARC Radio School Registration form Fall 2018-1. The optional receipt is here: RARC School Registration Receipt – Fall 2018-1

You can (1) download the registration form and use the forms feature of your PDF reader to type the information or (2) print it and fill out the paper. There will be blank forms at registration.

Bring it with you to registration or mail it with a check (address on the form)

Minimums for classes is 4 students. If fewer than 4 sign up, we will not hold that class.

2018 ARRL Field Day is June 23-24

Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society
10301 Hungary Spring Road Glen Allen, VA 23060
Richmond, VA
GOTA: no
Talk-in: 146.88 (74.4 tone) ,442.55 (74.4),VA Local DMR
Contact: Jason Pye

Saturday 2pm until about 10am Sunday

RARC remote radio station W4FJ back in operation

W4BXI radio shack

After diagnosis, a visit to the ICOM hospital (no illness found), rewiring the power leads, and using a higher amperage power supply (gift of K4ZUV) the ICOM-7100 and RCForb software are up and working. Regular user W4BXI is giving it a real workout. His new “shack” is shown here. For those in retirement facilities, this is the future.

Saturday Seminars still available

Registration for the license preparation classes has ended. Those Saturday Seminars not yet given are open.

  • D-Star Setup & Operations Apr 7 $10
  • Remote-control station intro Apr 14 $10
  • DMR Details Apr 28 $10
    All seminars $20

To attend, fill out a registration form (RARC Radio School Registration form Spring 2018-3), send a note to so the instructor knows to expect you, and show up at 9am at the classroom with your $10 in cash or a check.

Saturday morning seminars

Registration for these seminars is Tuesday February 27, 7 to 8pm.

The seminars are 9am to noon

  • NEC Antenna Modeling Mar 3 $10
  • D-Star Setup & Operations Apr 7 $10
  • Remote-control station intro Apr 14 $10
  • DMR Details Apr 28 $10
  • All seminars $20
    Note: one seminar is included at no extra charge with the Tuesday license prep classes