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RCA Breakfast at IWCE 2019

The IWCE Breakfast will be held on Thursday, March 7th 8:00-9:30 a.m.

at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255

Cost:  $20 in advance, $25 at the door


Click HERE for the attendee registration form

Click HERE to be an RCA Breakfast sponsor


And thanks to our sponsors!




RCA QSO Party for all Radio Amateurs – Sunday February 3, 2019

W2RCA and the Radio Club of America invite all members and fellow radio amateurs to join in our Winter QSO party.

An SSB-only event, the objective is for members to meet and QSO fellow members, and for budding members to meet  the RCA on-the-air.

We will do two ‘sprints’, one on 20M, the other on 40M. A certificate will be issued to the RCA member with the greatest number of combined 20M/40M QSO’s ,and  to a non-member for working the greatest number of RCA members. A special bonus is given for working W2RCA, of 10 equivalent QSO’s. W2RCA will be on the air and looking for you!    

We encourage everyone to go a bit beyond the usual contest exchange, and have fun rag chewing a bit.

W2RCA will issue special QSL’s to all who participate and we are looking forward to working you.

The specifics:

TIME: ( Feb 3 2019)  1500- 1800 UTC  20M SSB; suggest 14.280-14.300

2100-2359 UTC  40M phone; suggest 7.240-7.260

EXCHANGE: Signal report and member year (first in RCA); signal report and QSO number for non-members

LOGS: An email to W1YW@aol.com summarizing results; potential certificate winners will be asked to send a log copy. Submit summary by 15 February 2019.


More info? Contact Chip W1YW  at W1YW@aol.com

RCA Fellows & Awards Nominations Due May 24th 2019

A New Year means it is time once again to consider nominations for Fellows and for RCA Awards for 2019.

The 2019 Fellows Nomination Form, along with instructions, is found HERE.

There are many awards for both RCA members and non-members that are available to be given.   You can find a complete listing of all these awards HERE.  The 2019 RCA Awards Nomination Form is found HERE.

RCA Announces 2018 Award Winners and Fellows

The Radio Club of America has announced the winners of the awards for 2018, and this year’s group of Fellows.  The presentations will be made at our 109th Awards Banquet in New York City on November 17th.

The press release can be found here.

Tom Sorley Memorial Fund Established

Tom Sorley was an RCA member (since 2011) and was the recipient of NPSTC’s Richard DeMello award in 2015.  Tom was Chair of the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), and was also Deputy CIO and Deputy Director of IT for the city of Houston TX.   As a result of these positions and other work that he did over his career, Tom was well known in public safety communications circles.

Sadly Tom passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 3, 2018.

His widow has very generously requested that a memorial fund be set up in his name, with the proceeds going to the Radio Club of America.

The donation form can be found here, and you can check off the form near the bottom right under “Tom Sorley Memorial Fund to RCA”.

Tom’s Silent Key listing on the RCA Website can be found here, and included is a link to his obituary.

(Note:  Donations to RCA may be tax-deductible in the U.S. because RCA is classified as a 501c3 organization by the IRS.  However each individual must determine the deduct-ability based on their own tax situation.)





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