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The Ralph Batcher Memorial Award

Ralph Batcher was an author and chief engineer of The Radio Electronics Television Manufacturers’ Association (RETMA), now the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). He was responsible for overseeing more than 100 technical committees dealing with system and product standardization. Established in 1976, this award is presented to an RCA member for their significant work in preserving the history of radio and electronic communications.

Recipients:

1976 – Morgan E. McMahon
1977 – John F. Rider
1978 – Bruce L. Kelley
1979 – Robert W. Merriman
1980 – Edward G. Raser
1981 – Ernest A. DeCoste
1982 – Louise Ramsey Moreau
1983 – Joseph R. Pavek
1984 – William A. Breniman
1985 – Donald G. Fink
1986 – Donald K. deNeuf
1987 – John D. Ryder, Ph.D
1989 – James E. Brittain, Ph.D
1990 – Brother J. Patrick Dowd, F.S.C.
1991 – Ralph O. Williams
1992 – Thomas S. W. Lewis, Ph.D
1993 – Hugh G.J. Aitken, Ph.D
1995 – Max C. de Henseler, Ph.D
1999 – Maurice H. Zouary
2000 – Raymond Minichiello
2006 – Ronald E. Frisbie
2008 – Jerry B. Minter
2009 – Bart Whitehouse
2012 – Michael H. Adams
2013 – Bruce D. Roloson, W2BDR
2015 – David P. Bart, KB9YPD
2016 – Marc F. Ellis, N9EWJ
2017 – Thomas F. Peterson, Jr.
2018 – June Poppele

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