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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
Donate to the Tom Sorley Memorial Fund
Tom Sorley was an RCA member, well known in public safety circles, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. You can donate to the Tom Sorley Memorial Fund which goes to assist RCA in its many activities in the wireless industry. The donation form is here. (Note: your contribution may be tax deductible because RCA is a 501c3 organization.)
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RCA’s 2018 Technical Symposium and Awards Banquet
New York City, Saturday November 17th (note day change!)
Start planning now to attend our 2018 Technical Symposium and Annual Awards Banquet in New York City!
The Awards Banquet’s Keynote Speaker is 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, including the classic Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice (translated into seven languages), Principles of Communication Systems Simulation with Wireless Applications, and Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications: IS-95 and Third Generation CDMA Applications. Dr. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and is a professor of computer science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is a pioneer in RF propagation, wireless systems simulation, and 5G networks. His research has influenced international standards bodies for three decades.
We are excited to announce that the 2018 RCA Technology Symposium and Awards Banquet will be at the Westin New York Times Square. This beautiful, 4 star property right in the heart of Times Square, is offering RCA a fantastic room rate and beautiful facilities for the Technical Symposium as well as the Banquet.
Westin Hotel Incentives Available for RCA Members:
Did you know that by filling our room block, we receive discounted room rates, discounted catering for the banquet, and will have the banquet and meeting room rental waived? Your hotel stay at the Westin equates to approximately $30,000 in savings, but only if we fulfill our contractual obligation for the room block. Thank you in advance for staying at the Westin! As you can see, it is very beneficial for all. Use the link below to book your room at the Westin before the block fills up or closes on October 25, whichever occurs first.
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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:
Join Our APCO 2018 Networking in Las Vegas
It will be held Sunday August 5th, 5:30-7:30 PM.
SAVE $5 AND REGISTER NOW INSTEAD OF AT THE DOOR!
Thank you to our APCO 2018 Networking Event Sponsors!
(If you would like to become an RCA sponsor at the APCO 2018 event in Las Vegas, contact us. )
RCA at the Dayton Hamvention Youth Forum
Carole Perry’s annual Youth Forum is one of the most well attended events at the Dayton amateur radio festival. Carole features a number of school-aged youth who have become interested in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) through their experiences with amateur radio. This was the 31st Youth Forum hosted by Carole Perry and RCA!
The pictures below show some of the fun that took place at Dayton and the Youth Forum.
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 Richard T. Jones
Richard T. (Tim) Jones
Richard T. Jones is the CEO of the Great American Enterprise Inc. Operating companies are Metropolitan Communications and MPW Paging. Tim is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of Southern Technical Institute. Tim holds a General Class Amateur Radio License K4MSP, a First Class Radio Telephone License, and a Low Voltage Contractors License from the State of Georgia. Tim was appointed a authorized Motorola Service Station in 1973. Tim and his employees serve two-way customers through out the central West Georgia area. MPW Paging is a wide area Private Carrier Paging company serving North Georgia and East Alabama. MPW Paging is a member of Southern Net and AAPC.
Tim has served as Chairman of the PMRSS section of NABER, a member of the board of directors of ITA’s Council of Independent Service Suppliers. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home at Camp Pineland and is a Honorary Life Member of the Georgia Sheriffs Association. He was a Founder and the First President of Southern Net Association of Paging. He is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America, a Trustee for the West Georgia Amateur Radio Society, and a member of the Carrollton Rotary Club. Tim has been named Boss of The Year by the Carrollton Jaycees, a Will Watts Fellow and a Paul Harris Fellow by the Carrollton Rotary Club. Tim was named Citizen of the year by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Association for 1999. Tim resides in Carrollton Georgia with his wife Sally.
- How long have you been in the wireless industry?I received my amateur radio license in 1959. K4MSP. I worked part time in a two way radio shop while I was in college. I was appointed a Motorola Service Station in 1972. I have been providing Commercial Mobile Radio Services in Carrollton Georgia for 47 years.
- What are your specific interests or wireless areas of expertise? Two way radio and mobile communications have been my life. Antennas have always been of great importance in my field.
- When did you join RCA? I was invited to join RCA in 1984. (34 years)
- What caused you to join RCA? Iwanted to be a member of a professional organization in which I could swap information with my peers.
- Where do you live and work? I live and work in Carrollton Georgia, which is about 40 miles due West of Atlanta Georgia.
- Is there a specific benefit you hope to attain with RCA membership? I would like to encourage all persons engaged in the two way radio field to join the Radio Club of America. I would encourage everyone to do something to encourage ourYouth to learn about radio and how it works.