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Updated RCA Membership List

The RCA Membership List has been updated and is available to members by signing in to the “Members Only” section.   We have included places of work, emails, city and state, and amateur radio call signs to facilitate virtual networking among members.

If you discover any errors or omissions please notify our Executive Secretary amy@radioclubofamerica.org.


Dayton 2020 Hamvention Cancelled

The Dayton 2020 Hamvention has been cancelled.  RCA attends this event with a booth, and Director Carole Perry has her Youth Forum, and in addition we were planning a lunch meeting on Saturday of RCA members.  All these events are now cancelled until next year.

For more information from the Dayton Hamvention Committee, click HERE.

NATE (RCA Partner) Helicopter Lifting Video

Many of the TV stations across the U.S. are undergoing a major change in the “repacking” of their TV channel frequencies.  This is necessitating changing the broadcast antennas because the new frequencies are different enough that the old antennas will not radiate efficiently.  You can find more information about repacking HERE.

RCA’s partner NATE (the National Assoc. of Tower Erectors) has just issued a video showing how much time and effort can be saved by using helicopters to do this work.  You can view the video HERE.

Call for Abstracts for 2020 Technical Symposium

Call for Abstracts, RCA’s 2020 Technical Symposium in Pittsburgh


The Radio Club of America is soliciting abstracts for presentations for its 2020 Technical Symposium.

We welcome abstracts on all wireless subjects including antennas, broadband, broadcasting, cellular communications, land mobile radio, manufacturing, military communications, satellites, and other wireless-related topics.

However, because this year RCA will help Pittsburgh station KDKA celebrate their 100th anniversary of commercial broadcasting in the U.S., we are especially interested in presentations about broadcast technology.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit the following to amy@radioclubofamerica.org, prior to May 28th:

  • A title for the presentation
  • 1 or 2 paragraph abstract summarizing what you intend to present on
  • A short biography of the presenter(s)
  • A medium resolution headshot of the presenter(s)

In June the abstracts will be reviewed and you will be notified if you are chosen to present.

Presentation slide decks are hosted on the RCA Website for several years, and the presentations are videoed and archived for the public to view for several years as well.   Past presenters have referred prospective business clients and others to their archived presentations.

Prospective presenters should understand that as a non-profit, RCA cannot pay for any travel expenses.  Presenters will receive free entrance to the Technical Symposium and as a presenter will be entitled to a breakfast and lunch at no cost.

IEEE Communications Society and RCA Announce Partnership

The IEEE Communications Society and the Radio Club of America have formed a new partnership.

This partnership is designed to help members of both organizations advance their careers through expanded wireless industry training and publication opportunities. The agreement also provides special incentives to members of each organization to join the other organization.

The IEEE Communications Society was founded in 1952 and has 27,000 members in 140 countries.

The press release is HERE,

For more details on the advantages to RCA members and to IEEE ComSoc members of this partnership, click HERE.

Registration for RCA Breakfast April 2nd at IWCE 2020 Now Open

One of the great benefits of RCA membership is meeting periodically with movers and shakers in the wireless industry!
Join your friends and fellow RCA members for breakfast on Thursday, April 2 from 8 – 10 a.m. in room S227 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during IWCE. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Click HERE to register.

RCA Awards and Fellows Nominations for 2020 Now Open Until May 22nd

Nominations are now being accepted for RCA Awards, and for those RCA members who meet the qualifications to be elevated to Fellows status.
AWARDS: The Radio Club of America has a proud heritage of recognizing excellence in the wireless arts in all of its forms. Our Awards page has complete information on all of the categories and the 2020 Nominations Form. Nominations Deadline is May 22, 2020.
FELLOWS: Elevation to the status of Fellow is by nomination for people who have been an RCA member in good standing for the previous five years and whose contributions to the art and science of radio communications, Broadcast, or the Radio Club of America are deemed outstanding by the Club. Nominations for Fellow must be submitted in writing by Club members in good standing to the Committee and must be supported in writing by at least two members in good standing. The 2020 Fellows Nomination form is linked HERE. Fellows Nominations Deadline is May 22, 2020.

RCA Announces 2019 Awards and Fellows

The Radio Club of America is proud to announce the recipients of its Awards and Fellows for 2019.


Click HERE for the press release.

Click HERE for details on the Fellows.

Click HERE for details on the RCA Awards for 2019.

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