Class Schedules

Spring 2024

Exam preparation classes

The courses are described at

ClassWhyWhenDurationLocationTextbookinstructor(s)MinMaxIn ClassRegister byExam date
Technician1st licenseTuesday nights, 7pm to 9pm 10 weeks, March 5 to May 7 Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church Ham Radio School Technician License Course, at, $19.95 , also available from Amazon George Starke, WB4VWR 4150February 23, 20245/11/2024
General2nd licenseThursday nights, 7pm to 9pm5 weeks, April 11 to May 9 Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church Not yet selected but typical cost is $30 to $35 Dave Stevens, WB4DES & Maylon Pearman, N4EG & Lauren Ware, WD4FMG4150March 29, 20245/11/2024
ExtraTop licenseTuesday nights, 7pm to 9pm6 weeks, April 2 to May 7Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church W5YI “2020-2024 Extra Class Paperback,” Amazon cost $32.95 Ken Liedner, WV0L & Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU4100March 22, 20245/11/2024

Skills Seminars

ClassWhyWhenDurationLocationPrerequisites instructor(s)MinMaxIn ClassRegister byExam date
Antenna ModelingUse of EZNECThursday night, 7pm to 9pm1 meeting March 21Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church By email after registrationRobert Orndorff, W4BNO4150March 8, 2024none
DstarSetup & operationSaturday, 9 to 11am1 meeting April 27Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church NoneWin Grant, W4WIN4150April 19, 2024none
Radiosport & Contesting 101Using contesting toolsSaturday, 9;30am to 1pm1 meeting April 20Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church NoneRonnie Bolton, WU4G, & Lauren Ware, WD4FMG4150April 12, 2024none
Remote StationSetup & operationWednesday nights, 7 to 9pm2 meetings March 6 & 13ZoomMust be RARC member to use stationBruce MacAlister, W4BRU280February 23, 2024none
Station setup 101 Setup your stationSaturday, 9am to noon1 meeting May 25Classroom at Bon Air United Methodist Church NoneGroup ofRARC members led by Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU10200May 10, 2024


  • Minimums allow students to drop out when life gets in the way and still have enough students for a class.
  • Maximums are the limits of the classroom size.
  • Tuition covers supplies for the instructors and donations to the church that does not charge for club use.