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Howard and Micheline Rosen have generously initiated a new RCA Endowment Fund. For details see below.
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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.|
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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RCA has 3 new directors elected last year whose terms will be in 2018 and 2019: Michael Clarson, Ray Novak, and Elaine Walsh. The RCA Officers and Board look forward to working with all of you this year!
And a heartfelt thanks goes to outgoing directors Mark Allen, Craig Jorgensen, and Charles Kirmuss! The RCA Officers and Board thank you for your service and dedication to the Radio Club during your tenure as directors.
Thanks once again to Icom America, the RCA Technical Symposium held in Pittsburgh in late November was videoed. The videos were live streamed for those that could not attend. But now, as in previous years, we offer the videos available for viewing in an archive via You Tube on the RCA Channel.
Unfortunately we did encounter a few unexpected technical problems, and as a result the first presenter did not get videoed, and the second presentation only had audio toward the end of the presentation. The remaining videos are fine. A total of 7 presentations were video recorded. You can find links to all of the slide decks in the Technical Symposium tab. We apologize to the first two presenters for the technical difficulties we experienced.