Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society

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Repeater Service Alert Active

The weather radio receiver is not currently functional on the W4RAT VHF and UHF analog repeaters.  The issue is believed to be a cabling problem and will be resolved as soon as possible.  NOAA Weather Radio alerts are available directly from NOAA Weather Radio WXK65 on 162.475 MHz.  For additional information, refer to our Repeater Status page.

Next Club Meetings

Upcoming club meeting dates:

  • Friday, September 20 - 7:30p
  • Friday, October 18 - 7:30p
  • Friday, November 15 - 7:30p

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.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting is:

  • Wednesday, October 2 - 6:30pm

The board typically meets the first Wednesday of each month at Amigos Mexican restaurant near the intersection of Staples Mill and Broad.  Club members are invited to attend.

Frostfest Committee Kickoff Meeting September 14

Frostfest Committee will have its kickoff meeting on September 14th, 2019 starting 10 AM at the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad.  We are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning for next year's show, as well as a volunteer coordinator.  All club members are welcome.

Membership Dues Increase effective May 1st, 2019

Individual Member dues will increase to $25/year and Family Member dues (covering all licensed amateurs in one household) will increase to $40/year.

Repeater and Digipeater Status Information

We have created status pages for the repeaters and APRS digipeaters which will be updated to reflect any known issues.


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

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