Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Class Schedules

Spring Classes 2019


Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7 to 8pm, second floor classrooms

Exam preparation classes

Ten (10) Tuesday nights, 7 to 9pm, March 5 to Tuesday, May 7, 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

Seminars – Saturday morning, 9am to noon

  • RARC Remote Station user setup and operation, 3/16/2019, Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU
  • DStar Seminar, 04/06/2019, Win Grant, W4WIN
  • DMR setup, 04/20/2018, Mike Baker, N4LSP

Seminars – Thursday evening, 7pm to 9pm

  • NEC Antenna Modeling, 3/28/2019, Robert Orndoff, W4BNO


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.

RARC Radio School Registration form Spring 2019-2

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.


  • $20 for one ten-week (eg, license prep) class plus a choice of one seminar
  • $30 each for the ARRL license class textbooks
  • $10 for one Saturday morning seminar
  • $20 for all the seminars

Please bring the exact amounts to cover the fee and book or plan to pay by check. We do not have credit or debit card access.

The fees cover instructors supplies, support the club, and help cover the RARC donation to the church for using its rooms

Official FCC Exams

The Club provides a Volunteer Examiners (VE) testing session near the end of each course. There is a $15 examination fee or sometimes it is free. 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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