Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Class Schedules

Fall 2017 Classes



Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7pm to 8pm. If you cannot make registration in person send an e-mail note to to discuss options.

You can fill out the Registration form in advance by clicking RARC Radio School Registration Form Fall 2017. It is a “fillable” PDF that you can fill out with Adobe(c) Reader or equivalent and then print and bring to registration. It saves time at registration. If you want a receipt for your payment fill out RARC Radio School Registration receipt 2017-3-web

License classes

Tuesday nights 7 to 9pm 09/12/2017 to 11/14/2017

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

Optional classes

Thursday nights 7 to 9pm 09/14/2017 to 11/16/2017

  • Morse Code

One-day seminars

  • Remote-control station intro 9am 9/23/2017 at the church
  • D-Star Setup & Operations 9am 9/30/2017 at the church
  • NEC Antenna Modeling, the instructor will contact all the signed-up students to figure out the Saturday or evening when the most students can attend.


The Club charges each participant $15 for a semester of classes whether a  10-week course or one-day seminar. We do not charge extra if you want to take a  Tuesday night and a Thursday night class and a one-day seminar. 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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