Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Class Schedules

Fall 2018 Class Registration

Fall registration is usually the day after Labor Day. Check this page in August for the official date.

Closed: Spring 2018 Class Registration

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7 to 8 pm

You can click the registration form here: RARC Radio School Registration form Spring 2018-3.  The optional receipt is here: RARC Radio School Registration receipt 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)

License classes

Tuesday nights, 7 to 9pm, March 6 to May 8, 2018

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

Enrichment classes

Thursday nights

Morse Code and Electronics for Hams will not be offered in the spring of 2018. the instructors are not available.

Saturday morning seminars

  • NEC Antenna Modeling – Saturday March 3
  • D-Star Setup & Operations – Saturday April 7
  • Remote-control station intro -Saturday April 14
  • DMR Details -Saturday April 28


  • $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 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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