Howard and Micheline Rosen have generously initiated a new RCA Endowment Fund. For details see below.
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.
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’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:
- Abstract (1-2 paragraph) in Word format
- Proposed title of the presentation
- Presenter (s) bios in Word format
- Medium resolution headshot of the presenter (s)
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.
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.
A partial list of RCA members, both contemporary and historical, who are wireless pioneers:
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!
List of 2018 IWCE Young Professionals Awardees
|Tamin Akimi||LTE Engineer||Booz Allen Hamilton|
|Rodrigo Batista de Moura||Deputy Planning Coordinator for Critical Communications||State Secretariat of Public Safety for Rio de Janeiro|
|Steven Chang||Regional Product Manager for North America||Comba Telecom|
|Brandon Edelman||Product Manager for Value Added Services||Motorola Solutions|
|Reinhard Eki||VP of Product and Public Safety||RapidSOS, inc.|
|Colton Engel||Director||Saline County Emergency Management|
|Carrie Johnson||Lead Manager & Tribal Affairs Specialist, FirstNet Program||AT&T|
|Alex Lorello||Chief Engineer||SecuLore Solutions|
|Stephen McConnell||Service Technician||Turris Communications, Ltd.|
|Thomas Edward T. Meno||Information Technology Specialist||Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
|Benjamin Morgan||Developer: Professional Services||Avtec|
|Jared VandenHeuvel||Project Coordinator, Public Safety Broadband Program||Texas Dept. of Public Safety|
|Ross Vanhuizen||Software Strategy & Operations Consultant||Motorola Solutions|
|William Wong||DAS Engineering Manager||Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF)|
|Minghua Xu||Controller||Hytera America, Inc.|
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”.
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.
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