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Introducing the Radio Club of America
Founded in 1909, the Radio Club of America is the oldest, most prestigious group of wireless communications professionals in the world, with members across the globe. Its members are dedicated to the wireless art and science for the betterment of society. The Radio Club of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all contributions made to RCA are tax exempt.
Learn more about RCA’s three exciting major initiatives: Creating the Future, Ensuring the Present, Honoring the Past
RCA’s 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker Announced!
We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker on Saturday November 23rd will be John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism. Commissioner Miller has also held positions as FBI Assistant Director of Public Affairs, as an ABC News reporter, and a as a senior news correspondent for CBS News. He has been on CBS This Morning and 60 Minutes, and is often remembered as the ABC reporter who interviewed Osama bin Laden in 1998.
More information can be on our keynote speaker can be found HERE.
RCA’s 2019 Technical Symposium on Saturday November 23rd
Our all day Technical Symposium will be held in the Westin Hotel on Broadway in New York City again this year.
This year one of the major themes is space and transportation communications! We have presentations on RF for Connected and Automated Vehicles, a commemorative on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 TV broadcast, AMSAT’s use of the amateur radio CubeSat satellite, and organizing a communications system during the 2017 solar eclipse. An electrical engineering professor will be speaking on massive MIMO. Other surprise topics are still in the planning!
Every year we get a chance to view some of the future wireless workers when we feature a presentation from school-aged youth on a wireless topic. In the past they have presented on fractal antennas, pole climbing robots, a solar powered digipeater, space balloons, and many other topics. This year will be a bit different: we have a Ph.D. student who will be presenting!
As in years past the event will be video recorded and live streamed using Facebook Live.
Plan now to attend!
RCA’s 2019 Annual Awards Banquet is again in the Westin Hotel Times Square
Event & Hotel Registration and Sponsorship information is HERE
RCA’s 2018 Technical Symposium and Awards Banquet Was a Great Success!
For those that were able to make the Technical Symposium and the Awards Banquet, both were great events! At the Technical Symposium 74 attendees watched 9 presentations. The slide decks will be up on this Website in a few days. Dr. Rappaport’s keynote was both excellent and moving on his life and career in wireless.
Pictures from the Technical Symposium:
The 2018 Awards Banquet’s Keynote Speaker was Dr. Ted Rappaport. Dr. Rappaport has over 100 U.S. or international patents issued or pending and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited over 200 papers and 20 books in the wireless field. He is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering He is a pioneer in RF propagation, wireless systems simulation, and 5G networks. His research has influenced international standards bodies for three decades.
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RCA will return to Pittsburgh in 2020 to help celebrate KDKA’s 100th anniversary
KDKA will be celebrating their being the first commercial broadcast station in the U.S. They broadcast the presidential election results of the Harding-Cox election on Nov. 2, 1920,
Another tour of the KDKA facilities, which was so successful in 2017, is being planned, as well as several other historic activities. Don’t miss this event!
In the meantime, you may be interested in several historical links about KDKA:
RCA’s 2019 Banquet and Technical Symposium Saturday Nov. 23rd, the Westin Hotel Times Square NYC – Register Now!
This year we are again at the Westin Hotel in NYC in the heart of Times Square. Join us for another great event, and enjoy a play on Broadway or see the stores decorated for the holiday season while in New York.
Event & Hotel Registration and Sponsorship information is HERE
Nominations for Officers and Directors Due Sept. 4th
Each year prior to early September it’s time for the RCA membership to consider whom they wish to represent their interests in the Club. Half of the directors and several of the officers are up for re-election or replacement. Please submit your nominations prior to Sept. 4th, 2019.
The nominations form can be found HERE.
The job description of responsibilities for RCA Directors can be found HERE.
Calling all RCA Amateur Radio Operators: RCA QSO Party Announced September 22nd
For more information click HERE
RCA Networking Event at APCO 2019
The RCA Networking event at APCO 2019 at the LUNA DEL SEA, was a great success! We had over 60 members attend!
Thanks to our APCO Networking Sponsors:
RCA at the Dayton Hamvention
RCA was at the Dayton Hamvention (May 17-19), and Director Carole Perry held her 32nd annual Youth Form.
SOME PHOTOS FROM DAYTON:
THANKS TO OUR DAYTON YOUTH FORUM SPONSORS:
ARRL, AMSAT, Delaware Amateur Radio Club, DX Engineering, Heil Sound, ICOM, JVCKenwood, Kirmussaudio, L’Ause Creuse Amateur Radio Club, MFJ, Portage County Amateur Radio Service, QCWA, Radio Amateur Call Sign Historian, and RCA.
RCA Membership Renewals
NEW! In honor of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, for those that renew for 3 years, or new members who chose a 3 year membership, or those that opt for a Life membership, we have a unique free offer. (The renewal form with the Apollo 11 rates will be found on the lower part of this link).
Congratulations to RCA’s New Officers and Directors for 2019-2020
To find the 2018 Technical Symposium slide decks and videos click HERE
To find 2018 Awards Banquet Photos on Shutterfly (63 photos total) click HERE
To find 2018 Technical Symposium Photos on Shutterfly (37 photos total) click HERE
Please Support Our 2018 Annual Banquet and Technical Symposium Sponsors!
NEW!! MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
We are adding a new feature to the RCA Website: a short feature on a current member, what they are doing, and what their wireless interests are. The member that is featured will be changed regularly.
If you are interested in being spotlighted, please send a brief summary of your wireless interests, a brief bio, your contact information, and a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot guarantee that every member will be spotlighted, but we will attempt to spotlight as many as we can.
Introducing RCA Member Louis Manno
Louis Manno was educated in classical music, acoustics, and recording engineering. He has worked on sound installations at Carnegie Hall, was a senior engineer at Broadway’s third largest theater, was a quality control manager for the second best record pressing plant in the world, and has arranged the live sound equipment for heads of state and corporation presidents, including Bill Clinton, the Chinese Premier, Henry Kissinger, Rudy Giuliani, Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf, and many others. Louis established the Audio History Library and Museum in New York City in order to preserve the history of the sound industry. Files on 2,000+ audio manufacturers from 37 countries spanning 160 years comprise one section of “The Audio Industry’s Archive”®. His goal is a Internet Digital Library, Museum, and Center bringing together under one roof all organizations involved with sound recording, storage, broadcast, and reproduction. He is a 30+ year member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, a life member of the Antique Wireless Association, a Fellow and former Director of the Radio Club of America, and the Society for the History of Technology’s Mercurians.
1: How long have I been in the wireless industry?
Sorry to disappoint, but I’m a recording engineer and accidental historian who
appreciates the contributions to our craft that have been made by all our
electronic progenitors, and want to let the world know as much.
2: Specific interests / wireless areas of expertise?
I use the best wireless microphones made worldwide.
3: How many years have I been an RCA member? 16 years.
4: Cause of me joining RCA? One of my Board of Directors was Jerry Minter,
a pillar, stalwart, and gentleman of the Radio Club.
5: Where do you live and work? New York City
6: Specific benefit from “Spotlight”?
We are always looking for support or tax-deductible donations for the Audio History Museum, for those who have an interest in audio as well. Someone offered a Marantz SLT-12 but I lost who that is. Another promised an REL Precedent.