Class Schedules

Spring 2023 Exam preparation classes

The courses are described at https://rarclub.net/license/

Technician (first license)

General (second license)

    • Thursday nights, 7pm to 9pm

    • 5 weeks, 04/06/23 to 05/04/23

    • Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church

    • Textbook: “2019-2023 General Class Study Manual,” from Amazon

    • Exams scheduled for 05/06/23 and 05/13/23, see https://rarclub.net/ve-testing-choices/ for details.

    • Instructors: Ken Zutavern, K4ZUT, Maylon Pearman, N4EG, & Lauren Ware, WD4FMG

Extra (highest license)

    • Tuesday nights, 7pm to 9pm

    • 6 weeks, 03/28/23 to 05/02/23

    • Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church

    • Textbook: “2020-2024 Extra Class Study Manual,” from Amazon

    • Exams scheduled for 05/06/23 and 05/13/23, see https://rarclub.net/ve-testing-choices/ for details.

    • Instructors: Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU & Ken Liedner, WV0L

Registration

Registration and payment is online at https://rarclub.net/fcc-license-class-registration/. On Tuesday 02/28/23, the last day of registration, in-person registration will be available at Bon Air United Methodist Church from 7pm to 8pm

Spring Skills Seminars

  • Remote Station setup and operation, 2 nights via Zoom, 03/08/23 and 3/15/23, instructor Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU. You must be a member of the club to use the RARC remote station.

  • DStar setup and operation, no schedule yet

  • Antenna Modeling with EZNEC, no schedule yet

 



Official FCC Exams

The Club provides a Volunteer Examiners (VE) testing session near the end of each course. The RARC team offers a free examination because the Laurel VEC covers all the costs. Click VE Testing Schedules  for the current schedule.


School Location

Registration and classes are held at the Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235.

See “New entrance for RARC meetings and classes” at  https://rarclub.net/3645-2/

Other Information

If inclement weather causes the closing of the Chesterfield county schools, the church and the RARC classes will be closed. 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 school@rarc.net or call 804-353-4269.