Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Class Schedules

Fall Classes 2020

Classes for the fall are well underway and will end November 19. Registration is closed.

Spring Classes 2021

The instructors assume that the novel coronavirus will still be contagious and in-person meetings will not be safe. They assume that the classes will be by Zoom, Skype, or the then-popular tele-meeting system.

The instructors will meet in early January 2021 to decide how to proceed.

Exam preparation classes

Typically spring classes run from early March to mid-May.

  • Technician (first license) taught on Tuesday nights, 7pm to 9pm via Zoom.
  • General (second license) meets Thursday nights, 7pm to 9pm via Zoom.
  • Extra (highest license) class is Wednesday nights, 7pm to 9pm via Zoom.

Class size limitations: we need 4 or more students for a class to be formed.

Registration

To be announced in mid-January

The tuition fees cover instructors’ supplies, support the club, help cover the Zoom software license, and other RARC costs of providing these virtual classes.



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 – after pandemic restrictions lifted

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 w4bru@arrl.net or 804-353-4269 or fill out the form below.

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