Ham Radio Classes
Our friends at the Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) will be holding classes this fall, from September through November. They are planning lessons for all license classes - preparation for the entry-level Technician exam, the mid-level General exam, and the top-level Extra exam. All sessions will be held online for everyone's safety. Please see the RARC website for all of the details!
Nightly Health & Wellness Nets Ending July 3
The nightly RATS Health & Wellness net will conclude with the Friday, July 3 session. Thank you to all of the stations who participated and the net controls who volunteered their time to call this net almost every night since mid-March. The regularly scheduled weekly nets will continue on Thursday nights.
New DMRVA Talkgroup List Available
Jay at DMRVA has posted an updated talkgroup list for the DMRVA repeater network. This updated list includes the two newer repeaters on the network (South Hill and Charlottesville-Carter Mountain) as well as some new TAC channels and regional talkgroups. These new repeaters and talkgroups are immediately available for use.
The Central Virginia ARES team invites all hams to become active in supporting local EMCOMM operations. Anyone interested in participating and learning more can visit their new online tool, ARES Connect. There is link for them as well on the Local Links page, under the Activities option at the top of this page.
Club meeting information
Our club meetings are usually the third Friday of each month at 7:30 PM. We meet at the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad building at 1802 Chantilly Street. This is near the Wendy's at the corner of West Broad and Staples Mill. Park in the lot behind the Wendy's and knock on the rear door of the squad building for entry (this is the building directly behind the gas station). You do not need to be a club member or a licensed ham to attend a meeting.
UPDATE - - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, RATS has been holding our membership meetings online. We look forward to seeing everyone face-to-face as soon as we can! Please see our Meetings page on the left-hand menu to see our planning each month, and for any updates to links and procedures as circumstances evolve. All are still welcome to attend our meetings, even online!