Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Class Schedules

Spring 2017 Classes


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7pm to 8pm.

Registration has ended for the Spring classes. We plan to have the next classes start in early September.

License Prep Classes

Technician, General and Extra license preparation – 10 Tuesdays

Exams: see below.

Enrichment Classes

Morse Code – Thursdays

Electronics for Hams – Thursdays

The classes below usually require less then the full 10 weeks.

NEC Antenna Modeling – done on a Saturday morning at a library, date negotiated after registration

D-Star Setup & Operations one Saturday

HF and DX Setup & Operations – Thursdays and in various ham shacks

Class sizes: there must be at least 3 students for the license classes in order to hold a class.  Generally 15 students is the maximum that the rooms can handle.

Electronics for Hams requires at least 6 students.


The Club charges each participant $15 for the entire 10-week course. We do not charge extra if you want to take both Tuesday night and Thursday night classes. The fee is still $15.

The Technician, General and Extra ARRL license manuals cost $30 each. Manuals may be purchased registration night and will be available for the first night of class.

Please bring the exact amounts to cover the fee and book or plan to pay by check.

Official Exams

The Club provides a Volunteer Examiners (VE) testing session near the end of each course. There is a $15 examination fee. Click VE Testing Schedules  for the current schedule.

School Location

Registration, classes, and exams are held at the Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235. Please enter the church from the West Bon View Drive side of the building. Signs inside direct you to the correct rooms.

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Other Information

If inclement weather causes the closing of the school, additional nights are usually negotiated to allow adequate time to cover necessary material.

If there is insufficient demand for a course, the course will not be offered.  Most instructors want at least three (3) students before they will hold the class.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the head of the school   Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU at or  804-353-4269.

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