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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.
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
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.
The press release with details is HERE.
The Press Release is HERE.
Congratulations to our new officers and directors!
See the press release HERE.
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 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.)
RCA Directors Chip Cohen and Carole Perry were recently recognized by the amateur radio community for their efforts.