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New – RCA Brochure

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 Brochure

Call for Abstracts for RCA’s 2018 Technical Symposium

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:

  1. Abstract (1-2 paragraph) in Word format
  2. Proposed title of the presentation
  3. Presenter (s) bios in Word format
  4. Medium resolution headshot of the presenter (s)

Call for Abstracts Additional Information

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.

Prior Technical Symposium Presentations

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.

Welcome IWCE’s Young Professionals as New RCA Members!

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!

RCA Press Release on Young Professionals Awards

IWCE Press Release on Young Professionals Awardees

 

List of 2018 IWCE Young Professionals Awardees

AwardeeTitleCompany
Tamin AkimiLTE EngineerBooz Allen Hamilton
Rodrigo Batista de MouraDeputy Planning Coordinator for Critical CommunicationsState Secretariat of Public Safety for Rio de Janeiro
Steven ChangRegional Product Manager for North AmericaComba Telecom
Brandon EdelmanProduct Manager for Value Added ServicesMotorola Solutions
Reinhard EkiVP of Product and Public SafetyRapidSOS, inc.
Colton EngelDirectorSaline County Emergency Management
Carrie JohnsonLead Manager & Tribal Affairs Specialist, FirstNet ProgramAT&T
Alex LorelloChief EngineerSecuLore Solutions
Stephen McConnellService TechnicianTurris Communications, Ltd.
Thomas Edward T. MenoInformation Technology SpecialistFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Benjamin MorganDeveloper: Professional ServicesAvtec
Jared VandenHeuvelProject Coordinator, Public Safety Broadband Program Texas Dept. of Public Safety
Ross VanhuizenSoftware Strategy & Operations ConsultantMotorola Solutions
William WongDAS Engineering ManagerAdvanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF)
Minghua XuControllerHytera America, Inc.

 

 

 

New! RCA FAQs

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.

Go to FAQs

Welcome 3 New RCA Directors for 2018-2019!

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.

RCA 2017 Technical Symposium Videos Available on YouTube

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.

Go to RCA 2017 Technical Symposium Videos

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.