Club logo.  A red circle containing a green map of the state of Virginia, the ARRL logo, and the text "Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Richmond, Virginia U.S.A."

Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society
W4RAT ยท Richmond, Virginia

An ARRL Affiliated Club Serving Central Virginia Since 1972



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General Interest Clubs

Special Interest Clubs

Ham Radio Networks and Repeater Associations

Non-Clubs, Public Service Teams

Other Cool Stuff Tangentially of Interest to Hams

  • Build, RVA - "Build, RVA is a makerspace community providing low-cost access to tools, resources and knowledge."
  • hack.RVA - "HackRVA is a space filled with tools, computers, and people who like to build, invent, tinker, expand their minds, and learn and share new skills. You’ll find a diverse group of individuals who are into electronics, woodworking, embedded software, metalworking, coding (programming), music, art, video, photography, 3D printing, sewing, textiles, and virtual reality—and that’s for starters. HackRVA members have access to the makerspace, tools, community and learning opportunities through member-led workshops, events, and projects."
  • Mid-Atlantic Severe Weather Conference - Takes place annually at the Science Museum of Virginia, offering presentations of interest to meteorologists, storm chasers, and severe weather enthusiasts.
  • Richmond Area Bot Instigated Destruction (RABID) - "Empowering Minds, Building Bots: Richmond's Non-Profit Advancing Education and Engineering through Combat Robotics...  By providing accessible resources, mentorship, and collaborative platforms, we aim to cultivate a diverse and inclusive space where people of all ages can learn, create, and engage in the thrilling journey of building and battling robots. Together, we strive to unleash the potential within each participant, fostering a lifelong love for learning and a passion for pushing the boundaries of technological exploration."
  • Workbench RVA Public Woodworking Shop - "Build, RVA is a makerspace community providing low-cost access to tools, resources and knowledge. For existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, creators, makers, & inventors seeking tools and knowledge to advance their passions; Build provides access to a community of science-based innovators & artists, and an ecosystem of tools within which ideas become reality."
  • RATS highly recommends Meghan and her team at Extra Space Storage, 1671 Mall Drive for all of your self-storage needs.  Thank you, Meghan, for always being awesome.

Clubs Elsewhere in our Region


Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Inc. (RATS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. PO Box 70613, Henrico VA, 23255
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