Class Schedules

Fall Exam Prep & Skills Seminars

All classes – exam prep and skills – will use Zoom for distance teaching and learning.

There is a minimum of 5 students for a class to be established since there are inevitable drop-outs.

The tuition fees cover instructors’ supplies, support the club, help cover the Zoom software license, and other RARC costs of providing these classes. The RARC is charged fees for your use of credit and debit cards, so a discount of offered for cash and check payment.

Exam preparation classes

The 10 classes will run from the week of September 13 to the week of November 15. For exams see

  • Technician (first license) taught on Wednesday nights, 7pm to 9pm – instructors: George Starke,  WB4VWR & John DeMajo, K5HTZ
  • General (second license) meets Thursday nights, 7pm to 9pm – instructors: Ken Zutavern, K4ZUT & Maylon Pearman, N4EG
  • Extra (highest license) class is Tuesday nights, 7pm to 9pm – instructors: Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU & Ken Liedner, WV0L

Since all classes are taught on-line, you must buy your text book directly. The on-line registration pages give the ordering information.


Online at or

Radio School registration assistance Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 862 0490 3951
Time: Sep 7, 2021 07 to 8 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Skills Seminars

    • D-Star Setup & Operations – classroom, Zoom if requested, Saturday, November 20, 9am to noon – instructor: Win Grant, W4WIN
    • NEC Antenna Modeling – classroom, Zoom if requested, Saturday October 9, 9am to noon – instructor: Robert Orndorff, W4BNO
    • Remote Station Remote Setup & Operations – Zoom only, two (2) evenings, October 4, follow-up October 18, 7 to 8pm, instructor: Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU


Online at or in person at the church classroom 205
Deadline to register is 8pm, September 7, 2021

Official FCC Exams

The Club provides a Volunteer Examiners (VE) testing session near the end of each course. This is a free examination because the Laurel VEC covers all the costs. 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 you have questions or concerns, please contact the head of the school  Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU at or 804-353-4269 or fill out the form below.

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