RARC Membership Dues

Annual dues for Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) membership help pay for general club operating expenses. Membership is valid for one year from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Two of three classes of membership require payment of dues:

REGULAR: Requires a Canadian Amateur radio qualification certificate and call sign. Only 'regular' members have voting privileges and can serve on the board of directors.

STUDENT: Intends to obtain an Amateur radio qualification certificate with call sign in the near future and supports Amateur radio. (In the process of preparing for the Basic qualification exam.)

ASSOCIATE: New radio Amateurs who have successfully completed RARC radio course and received a one-year trial membership. 'Associates' are entitled to all club benefits except voting privileges.

Base fee is $45, of which $12 is forwarded to Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) for member insurance. If you are also a member of RAC, then the insurance charge is included with your RAC fee and so your RARC club membership fee is reduced. Membership dues can be paid by cash or cheque at club meetings, or online via PayPal below.

New Membership or Renewal

$45 - Single member fee if you do not have a RAC membership.

$35 - Reduced fee if you are a RAC member. (Because insurance is paid with RAC membership.)

Single Member

$65 - For two family members holding call signs.

$55 - If only one member has RAC membership.

$45 - If both members have RAC membership.

Family Member
$10 - For students preparing for Basic qualification exam.
Student Member


The Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) invites all those who are interested in Amateur radio to become a part of the local Amateur radio community through our organization. To become a member of RARC:

1. E-mail the required membership info:
- Full name as registered on your certificate
- Call sign
- Complete mailing address
- Contact e-mail address
- Contact phone number

2. Determine class of membership
3. Select appropriate payment amount
4. Determine how to make payemnt

E-mail Address: info@richmondarc.ca

Info and payment can also be postal mailed to:
Richmond Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 88061, Richmond, BC, V6X 3T6
Where Your Fees Go
Membership fees make up less than half the club's total revenues. Other income are from radio course(s), swap meet event, sale of donated equipment and other donations.

Membership fees are used for club admin and general operations. Special programs such as maintennce of club station VE7GOG, volunteer appreciation and emergency communications are funded by extra-budget (or extraordinary) funds from club events, donations and grants.

The following is a breakdown of how and where your membership fee is spent as a percentage of the (2015-2016) budget.

19.0% - Admin. (stationery, website, ICBC, etc).
19.5% - Meeting room and PO box rentals
23.5% - RAC insurance
17.3% - Field Day
20.7% - Radio course (budgeted)
Club Benefits
- Use of club station VE7GOG
- Participation in special events with Salmon Festival and GOG Societies
- Subsidized program courses and training
- 50% off GOG Cannery Society membership
- Club-funded pricing for club equipment
- Members group purchase discounts
Club Assets
- VE7GOG station: VHF/UHF, HF 10-20-40-80m
- Comm. trailer: VHF/UHF, repeater
- Repeater frequency: VE7RMD VHF/UHF
- Grab & Go Kit: VHF/UHF, digital/packet
- Members with of experience and know-how

Updated June 13, 2020