Class Schedules

Spring 2022 Exam Prep & Skills Seminars

All classes – exam prep and skills – subject to the pandemic worsening, the plan is to teach hybrid, a classroom-studio with students present and Zoom connection for distant students.

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

Class dates are the week of March 7 to May 13, 2022. Each License level’s class (Technician, General, Extra) is on a different day of the week, but the same day of the week for all 10 weeks.

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.

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Exam preparation classes

The 10 classes will run from March to May. Exact dates will be posted by early December. For exams see https://rarclub.net/license/ve-testing/.

  • 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

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*The class night may change before classes start in March. The single classroom-studio must be shared by all three classes.

Skills Seminars

    • To announced in late February

Registration:

Online at https://rarclub.net/seminar-registration-form/



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

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