Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Class Schedules

Spring Classes 2020


02/25/2020 Registration

second floor classrooms

Exam preparation classes

03/03/2020 First class
05/05/2020 Last class

Technician (first license)
General (second license)
Extra (highest license)

Each class costs $20 plus the ARRL textbook, $30 for Tech, $33 for General and Extra cash or check. At registration the book will be ordered for you and delivered the first night of class

Saturday Seminars

DStar Setup & Operation, Saturday March 21, 9am to noon, Win Grant, W4WIN, instructor

Remote-controlled Station Setup & Operations, Saturday, 8 to 11:30am, 04/02/2020, Jim Bates, K8OI, instructor

Antenna Modeling, Saturday, 4/25/2020, 9am to noon, Robert Orndorff, W4BNO, instructor

You can (1) download the registration form and use the forms feature of your PDF reader to type the information or (2) print it and fill out the paper. There will be blank forms at registration.

RARC Radio School Registration form Spring 2020-3

Bring it with you to registration or mail it with a check (address on the form)

Minimums for exam classes is 4 students, for Seminars is 5 students. If fewer sign up, we will not hold that class and refund the charges.


  • $20 cash or check for one ten-week (eg, license prep) class
  • $30 cash or check each for the ARRL Technician license class textbooks
  • $33 cash or check each for the ARRL General and Extra license class textbooks
  • $10 cash or check each for Saturday morning seminar

Please bring the exact amounts to cover the fee and book or plan to pay by check. We do not have credit or debit card access.

The fees cover instructors’ supplies, support the club, and help cover the RARC donation to the church for using its rooms

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

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.

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