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Nominations for Awards and Fellows Due June 30th

Each year RCA solicits its membership to submit names of people deserving of an Award, or for nominations to the rank of Fellow.  This is a very important process, so that the industry can celebrate the achievements of those that have helped to advance the wireless art.

Please note that some Awards are for RCA members only; others are for anyone in the wireless industry.  This is made clear if you look at About/Awards on the Website.  If you click on a specific award, it will tell you the criteria and past recipients of that award.

The forms and instructions can be found below, or on the Awards tab.

Thank you

RCA 2018 Fellow Nomination Form

2018 RCA Awards Nomination Form

New – RCA Brochure

A new brochure describing some of what RCA represents has been created.  You can find it on the link below, or by going to the Membership tab.


RCA Brochure

Call for Abstracts for RCA’s 2018 Technical Symposium

RCA’s 2018 Technical Symposium will be held Saturday 17 November at the Westin Hotel in NYC.

Individuals or companies interested in presenting on a technical wireless related topic are encouraged to submit a abstract outlining what you would like to present. We especially encourage ‘early work’ that is not yet ready for publishing in academic circles.

Please include the following items in your submission:

  1. Abstract (1-2 paragraph) in Word format
  2. Proposed title of the presentation
  3. Presenter (s) bios in Word format
  4. Medium resolution headshot of the presenter (s)

Call for Abstracts Additional Information

The presentations typically last 45 minutes, including 10 minutes for audience Q&A.  The presentations cannot be product sales pitches.  The presentations are typically in Powerpoint, but don’t have to be  Product demonstrations are always welcomed but must stay within the 45 minutes.

Many prior presentations on the RCA Website, as well as video archives on the RCA Channel on YouTube.

Prior Technical Symposium Presentations

Final selections will be made in the summer, and those that were selected will be notified.  Note that RCA cannot pay travel expenses for presenters.

Welcome IWCE’s Young Professionals as New RCA Members!

RCA and IWCE jointly presented the Young Professionals Awards at the RCA breakfast at IWCE in Orlando on Thursday March 8th, 8-9:30 AM.  These young people represent many vertical markets in wireless, and many different job functions.

Thanks to the IWCE staff for awarding a 1 year membership in RCA to these young wireless professionals!

The Radio Club of America welcomes all of these new members who have joined the world’s oldest wireless professional society!

RCA Press Release on Young Professionals Awards

IWCE Press Release on Young Professionals Awardees


List of 2018 IWCE Young Professionals Awardees

Tamin AkimiLTE EngineerBooz Allen Hamilton
Rodrigo Batista de MouraDeputy Planning Coordinator for Critical CommunicationsState Secretariat of Public Safety for Rio de Janeiro
Steven ChangRegional Product Manager for North AmericaComba Telecom
Brandon EdelmanProduct Manager for Value Added ServicesMotorola Solutions
Reinhard EkiVP of Product and Public SafetyRapidSOS, inc.
Colton EngelDirectorSaline County Emergency Management
Carrie JohnsonLead Manager & Tribal Affairs Specialist, FirstNet ProgramAT&T
Alex LorelloChief EngineerSecuLore Solutions
Stephen McConnellService TechnicianTurris Communications, Ltd.
Thomas Edward T. MenoInformation Technology SpecialistFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Benjamin MorganDeveloper: Professional ServicesAvtec
Jared VandenHeuvelProject Coordinator, Public Safety Broadband Program Texas Dept. of Public Safety
Ross VanhuizenSoftware Strategy & Operations ConsultantMotorola Solutions
William WongDAS Engineering ManagerAdvanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF)
Minghua XuControllerHytera America, Inc.




Tom Sorley Memorial Scholarship is Being Administered by RCA

The Radio Club of America is administering the scholarship fund that has been established for Tom Sorley.  Tom was for decades deeply involved with public safety communications in many capacities, and was most recently the chair of the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), and an RCA member.

Those wishing to donate to his memorial scholarship can use the form below, and be sure to check “Tom Sorley Memorial Scholarship”.

Thank you

Link to Funding Form

Urgent Communications Announcement of Tom Sorley’s Death


Because new or prospective RCA members sometimes have questions about RCA, we have compiled a list of questions and answers which we hope will answer many of your questions.  The link is found under Membership/About RCA.

Go to FAQs

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