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Committees

RCA invites its members to join a committee to assist in continuing the Club’s fine work. With shared effort and cooperation, committee members bring the selfless vitality that keeps the Club running smoothly, while performing the benefits and services that are vitally important. The Board of Directors would like to thank all committee chairs and members, who understand and appreciate the Club’s mission, and who wish to continue the fine work of the Radio Club for another 100 years.

To learn more about getting involved with a committee, please contact the chair.

Awards


CHAIR: Bruce McIntyre
President Emeritus
Member: 1994
Fellow: 1998

 

 

VICE-CHAIR: tbd

 

The Awards Committee researches and selects members and nonmembers for receipt of awards to be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet.

Committee members: V.G. Duvall, Tom Thornton, Charles Kirmuss

Banquet


CHAIR: Margaret Lyons
Secretary
Member: 1998
Fellow: 2003

 

 

 

CO-CHAIR: Paul Scutieri
Director
Member: 2010
Fellow: 2020

 

 

The purpose of the Banquet Committee is to plan for the successful execution of the Annual Awards Banquet each year.

Committee members: Amy Beckham (Executive Secretary)

Constitution & By-Laws


CHAIR: Barney Scholl, Esq.
Vice President/Counsel
Member: 2016

 

VICE-CHAIR: tbd

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee keeps track of changes in those documents, ensures that the most current version is on the RCA Website, and provides expert opinion on proposed changes to those documents.

Bequests & Legacy Giving Committee

CHAIR: Elaine Walsh
Director
Member: 1983
Fellow: 1990

 

 

The purpose of this committee is to create and manage the structures and processes for RCA to accept bequests and other forms of giving to RCA from members.

Committee members: 

Fellows


CHAIR: Bruce McIntyre
President Emeritus
Member: 1994
Fellow: 1998

 

 

The Fellows Committee researches members that are recommended to elevation to Fellow.

Committee Members: 

Fund Raising Committee

 

CHAIR: Jane Winter
Director
Member: 2014

 

 

The purpose of the Fund Raising Committee is to develop and coordinate fund raising activities of the Club.

Education Committee

 

CHAIR: Julio Urbina, Ph.D.
Director
Member:  2018

 

 

 

VICE-CHAIR: Dr. James Breakall
Director
Member:  2016

 

 

 

The Education Committee’s purpose is to provide training opportunities in radio, wireless, and related educational activities to support the mission of RCA.

Committee members: Geoffrey Mendenhall

Finance and Investment Management

 

CHAIR: Phil Casciano
President Emeritus
Member: 1988
Fellow: 1998

 

 

 

VICE CHAIR: Ron Jakubowski
Treasurer
Member: 1987
Fellow: 1993

 

 

The purpose of the Finance Committee is the management of the Club’s investments and make recommendations to the Board in financial matters.

Committee members: Margaret Lyons

 Historical and Museums & Archives

 

CHAIR: Carroll Hollingsworth
President Emeritus
Member: 1989
Fellow: 1999

 

 

The purpose of the Historical, Museums, and Archives Committee is coordinating all activities related to preserving the historical records and materials of the Radio Club of America (RCA) and to make them accessible to members of the RCA as well as other Wireless Communications professionals. The Committee organizes and maintains all archival records of the RCA and produces presentations or reports relevant to its history, including periodic supplements to the published history of the RCA. The Committee may also sponsor occasional exhibits of memorabilia.

Interview/Networking Series Committee

 

CHAIR: Tim Duffy
President Emeritus
Member: 1999
Fellow: 2010

 

VICE-CHAIR: Elaine Walsh
Director
Member: 1983
Fellow: 1990

 

 

 

This committee’s focus is on doing the RCA Interview Series with various people in the wireless industry, and with the RCA Networking Series, which promotes networking among RCA members.

Committee members: Dr. Chip Cohen, Dave Bart

Marketing

CHAIR: Elaine Walsh
Director
Member: 1983
Fellow: 1990

 

The Marketing Committee develops and executes policies and procedures to attract new members, donations, sponsors, speakers, and volunteers, and to build positive awareness of the RCA and its mission.

Committee Members: JonPaul Beauchamp, Fred Hamer

Membership

 

CHAIR:  Ray Novak
Director
Member:  2010
Fellow:  2015

 

 

VICE CHAIR:  tbd

 

 

The purpose of the Membership Committee is dedicated to maintaining the current members, collection of membership dues, and the recruitment of new members to the Radio Club of America.

Committee Members: Ernie Blair, Margaret Lyons, Stephanie McCall, Alan Leffler, Don Vaugh

Nominations & Elections


CHAIR: Robert Balais
Director
Member: 2008
Fellow: 2014

 

 

 

VICE-CHAIR: Stan Reubenstein
President Emeritus
Member: 1980
Fellow: 1989

 

 

 

The purpose of the Nominations & Elections Committee is each year to encourage the nominations of RCA directors and officers from the membership, vet the nominations to ensure the candidates are members in good standing, hold the elections, ensure the process is fair, count the ballots, and report the results to the RCA Board of Directors.

Committee members: 

Publications, Proceedings, Papers


CHAIR: David Bart
Vice President
Member: 2009
Fellow: 2017

 

 

Technical Editor: Jack Belrose
Proceedings Editor: TBD

Scientific Advisor: Dr. Chip Cohen
Aerogram Editor:
Elaine Walsh

Production and Advertising: Amy Beckham

The purposed of the Publications Committee is to oversee the drafting and compilation of content, editing, layout, and production of RCA Proceedings, RCA Aerogram, and other publications issued by RCA. It is also responsible for coordinating with the Website Committee and other committees regarding development of consistent content and join publication of material where deemed appropriate.

Regional Conferences


CHAIR: Ernie Blair
Director
Member: 1999
Fellow: 2011

 

 

VICE-CHAIR: Stan Reubenstein
President Emeritus
Member: 1980
Fellow: 1989

 

 

The purpose of the Regional Meetings Committee is to plan, coordinate, and execute exhibits at physical and/or virtual trade shows, hamfests, etc.

Committee Members: Charles Kirmuss, Jane Winter

Scholarship

 

 

CHAIR: Alan Spindel
Club Member
Member:   2013
Fellow:     2019

 

 

 

VICE-CHAIR: Barney Scholl
Vice-President/Counsel
Member:   2016

 

The purpose of the scholarship committee is to provide scholarship funds for needy and worthy students for the study of radio communications as mandated by Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph (a) of The Club’s Constitution.

Committee Members: Dr. James Breakall, Dr. Julio Urbina, Timothy Hence

Sponsor Committee


CHAIR: Jane Winter
Director
Member: 2014

 

 

CO-CHAIR: Jon Paul Beauchamp
Member
Member: 2016

The Sponsor Committee coordinates the process of gaining sponsors for RCA within the wireless industry.

Committee Members: Elaine Walsh, Amy Beckham

Technical Symposium

 

CHAIR: James K. Breakall, Ph.D.
Director
Member:  2016

 

 

 

VICE-CHAIR: Dr. Julio Urbina
Director
Member:
2018

 

 

The committee’s purpose is to coordinate the Technical Symposium for 2021.

Committee Members: Dr. Chip Cohen

Website

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CO-CHAIR: John Facella, P.E.
President
Member: 1987
Fellow: 2009

 

 

CO-CHAIR: Amy Beckham
Member: 2018
RCA Executive Secretary

 

 

The Website Committee is committed to keeping the website updated with the Club’s current and future events of interest to its members and collecting and posting historical information related to the Club in an on going effort to honor the past.

Youth Activities

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CHAIR: Carole Perry
Director
Member: 1991
Fellow: 1995

 

 

VICE CHAIR: Stan Reubenstein
President Emeritus
Member: 1980
Fellow: 1989

 

 

The purpose of the Youth Activities Committee is to recruit, inspire, showcase, and support technically creative young people.

Committee members: Richard Somers, Charles Kirmuss, Ernie Blair, Gordon West

1921 Transatlantic Test Centennial Committee

CHAIR: Tim Duffy
President Emeritus
Member: 1999
Fellow: 2010

 

Vice CHAIR:  TBD

In 1921, on December 9, 10, 11, radio amateurs who were members of both RCA and the ARRL successfully spanned the Atlantic Ocean to Androssan Scotland with Morse code signals.    Not only were the signals heard in Scotland, but also in England, Germany, Amsterdam Holland (3800 miles), Puerto Rico, Vancouver British Columbia in Canada, Catalina island California, and the State of Washington.  On the U.S. side station 1BCG was located in a 10 ft. x 14 ft. wooden hut in a farmer’s field in Greenwich Connecticut.  The transmitter had an input power of 990 watts, a T cage antenna 100 feet long and 70 feet high with a radial counterpoise, and the wavelength used was 230 meters (1.3 MHz).  This project conceived of by radio amateurs proved that even with modest equipment the Atlantic ocean could be spanned, opening up a huge world of experimentation and increased communications among nations.

RCA is planning to work with several other organizations, including the ARRL to commemorate this feat during its 100th anniversary in December 2021.  This committee is charged with creating and coordinating the events that will take place for members of RCA, radio amateurs all over the world, and the wireless industry.

Committee members: David Bart (representing also AWA), Ray Novak, Stan Reubenstein, Michael Kalter, Frank Donovan

RCA Radio Amateur Club License Committee

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CHAIR: Nathan “Chip” Cohen, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Member: 2010
Fellow: 2017

 

 

The purpose of this committee is to control and maintain RCA’s FCC Amateur Radio License W2RCA.  This committee will also manage and coordinate the twice yearly RCA amateur radio QSO parties, including the dates, rules, and other details.

Upcoming Events
Apr
27
Tue
all-day IEEE Women in Engineering
IEEE Women in Engineering
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
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May
8
Sat
all-day RCA QSO Party for all Radio Amat...
RCA QSO Party for all Radio Amat...
May 8 – May 9 all-day
W2RCA and the Radio Club of America invite all members and fellow radio amateurs to join in our Spring QSO party. An SSB-only event, the objective is for members to meet and QSO fellow members, and for[...]
May
11
Tue
all-day DAS & Small Cells Congress
DAS & Small Cells Congress
May 11 – May 12 all-day
https://www.smallcells.world
Jun
8
Tue
all-day 6G Summit
6G Summit
Jun 8 – Jun 11 all-day
https://www.comsoc.org/conferences-events/6g-wireless-summit-2020