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Welcome Motorola Solutions as a New 3 Year Corporate Sustaining Sponsor

Motorola Solutions has just begun a three year Corporate Sustaining Sponsorship of RCA!

These three year sponsorships allow RCA to continue its efforts in the wireless industry to attract youth, young people, and women to wireless careers, continue our efforts in wireless education, and promote the many other RCA programs.

Motorola Solutions is a world leader in public safety and public service wireless communications.

WWV Centennial Celebration

The 100th anniversary of time broadcast station WWV will be held between 28 September and 2 October 2019.  Amateur radio operators can contact a special events station set up to commemorate the event.  Educators can use the event as a teachable opportunity to present the science and physics of the station, and to participate via school amateur radio stations contacting the Ft. Collins amateur radio station.  Further information can be found at the Website www.wwv100.com.

RCA members may wish to partner with local middle or high schools, or scout groups, to help their local youth participate in the event.

Young Professionals Awards at IWCE

For the second year in a row, IWCE and RCA have jointly chosen a group of 15 young wireless professionals (under the age of 35).  They were chosen for “executing some of our industry’s most innovative ideas, showing creativity and initiative.”  Their names were announced at the IWCE tradeshow in March.  All of the young professionals receive a one year membership in RCA, thanks to the IWCE show management.

The press release with all the names is HERE.

 

Hamcation Starts New Award in Honor of RCA Director Carole Perry

RCA Director Carole Perry has been leading RCA’s Youth Initiative for over 30 years.   Carole’s mission is to get middle and high school aged youth interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using the vehicle of amateur radio.

Each year Carole attends numerous youth and amateur radio events all over the U.S., and even overseas.  One of the events she has been attending is the “Hamcation” event in Orlando Florida, and this year they decided to start a new legacy award in honor of Carole.  Carole was the first recipient of it:  The Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award!  Each year going forward an educator will be chosen to receive this new award, based on their promoting the use of amateur radio among youth.

Congratulations to Carole for her pioneering work in introducing youth to STEM subjects in school!!

Here is the RCA Press Release on Carole’s award

Here is a link to the ARRL Facebook’s mention of this event

 

 

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.)