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Richmond Amateur
Telecommunications Society

W4RAT ยท Richmond, Virginia
Serving Central Virginia Since 1972

Meeting Information

During the COVID-19 pandemic, RATS moved all board and membership meetings online.  Anyone wishing to join our meetings can do so using the link below, or join by phone with the meeting ID and password.

Board Meetings:  First Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM
Membership Meetings:  Third Friday of each month, 7:30 PM

Zoom Meeting Links

Please note that the Zoom meeting access information was updated on October 9, 2023.

Meeting ID
Board Meetings
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Membership Meetings
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Members-only anytime access
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To join online, use the link provided above.  To join by phone, have the meeting ID and password handy and dial 301-715-8592.

We do not currently have a regular physical meeting location.

A majority of the club's operational needs and routine business decisions are handled at the Board meetings, while the Membership meetings have a business element but are more focused on fun stuff.  Not a member?  Apply for membership here.  Membership meetings are currently open to the public.  You do not need to be a member of the club or even a licensed amateur to attend.

Want to present at a meeting?

Our Program Committee is always seeking presenters willing to speak to our club on nearly any topic of interest to amateur radio operators.  If you're interested in presenting, contact the Program Committee.

The After-Meeting Hangout

Just as many RATS members used to hang out in the parking lot for hours after our in-person meetings ended, we're doing the same on Zoom.  Grab a cup of caffeine and hang out with the late night crew to talk ham radio until o'dark:30.  Reconnect any time using the regular Zoom meeting information above.

Monthly Club Activities

The club usually tries to plan an in-person activity on the last weekend of each month, typically on Saturday.  We may meet for breakfast and then move to a nearby park for some POTA activities, we might have an antenna-building workshop and a foxhunt, or any number of other fun ways to pass the time with some friends.  The monthly activity is planned during our membership meeting and will be announced on our web site when possible.

Meeting Video & Minutes

You can find at least the last 3 months' worth of meeting video and minutes (including unapproved drafts) on the Meeting Minutes page.  This page requires active RATS membership to view.

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