Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Class Schedules

Fall 2017 Class Registration is closed


Fall 2017 Classes are formed and teaching has begun.

In December we’ll ask the instructors – volunteers all – who can teach for the winter-spring semester. With that we’ll post those classes here. Usually classes start in early March.

License classes

Tuesday nights

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

Optional classes

Thursday nights

  • Morse Code
  • Electronics for Hams

One-day seminars

  • Remote-control station intro
  • D-Star Setup & Operations
  • NEC Antenna Modeling


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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