Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society

UPDATE - - Due to the ongoing health crisis, all RATS Membership Meetings have been moved online. We still meet each month on the third Friday at 7:30PM local time, and meetings are still open to all. But instead of joining us at the Rescue Squad building, please meet us instead in a Zoom conference. The meeting ID, links, and related info will be posted here on the RATS website ahead of each meeting. 

The Zoom meeting will be opened early each month to allow everyone to check their audio and video settings. These details will also be posted here on the RATS website prior to each meeting.

The General Membership meetings are held on the 3rd Friday night of each month, at the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad building, 1802 Chantilly Street, Richmond, VA.  RVRS is located behind the East Coast gas station/car wash and Wendy’s on West Broad, one block east of Staples Mill Road. Parking is available in the rear of the Wendy’s lot, adjacent to the alley. DO NOT block the front of the station!  Please enter through the rear of the building.  We meet in the training room in the back of the station.

Meetings begin at 7:30PM and usually last about an hour and a half. Programs are of general interest to the membership – easy on the club business, and heavy on the amateur radio fun! Presentations range from kit building, to antenna theory, to DX-pedition slideshows, to just about anything else that might make for good radio-themed entertainment.

You do not need to be a licensed ham to attend, nor do you need to be a member of the club – all are welcome! If there is an amateur radio subject for which you would like to see a program, or if you have an interest in a particular aspect of ham radio and you would be willing to make a presentation, contact us!


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NOTE: Though we do meet at their building, please DO NOT call the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad for information about RATS meetings, as they do not have any info. Instead, please contact us directly – we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.


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

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