The Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. and The Radio Club of America Sign Partnership Agreement

MINNEAPOLIS (November 15, 2016)  The Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. (QCWA) and the Radio Club of America (RCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly work on a number of mutually beneficial endeavors in the future, including promoting career interest in the wireless industry with young people.

QCWA President Ken Oelke said, “The QCWA believes this MOU will open many opportunities for mutual collaboration between our organizations. One endeavor will be to increase youth interest in careers in the wireless industry, using amateur radio as an entry point. We are excited to partner with RCA”.

RCA President Tim Duffy said, “We credit RCA Directors John Facella and Carole Perry (who is also a QCWA Board member), for seeing the potential in this partnership. Both organizations have an interest in getting youth involved in wireless, and both organizations have a deep respect for the history of the wireless industry.”

About QCWA: The Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. was formed in 1947 as a result of a roundtable discussion on the 10 meter amateur band amongst a group of local New York City based amateurs who had seen the evolution of wireless from the early days of spark transmitters. The organization has evolved into a world-wide association of radio amateurs, with thousands of members.  Its purpose is to promote friendship and cooperation among Amateur Radio (Wireless) operators who were licensed as such at least a quarter of a century ago. The QCWA also promotes interest in Amateur Radio Communications and the advancement of the electronic art, making use of the reservoir of knowledge and experience represented within the membership of QCWA. The organization provides a scholarship fund for worthy students who are radio amateurs. The QCWA operates exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit chartered in the State of New York. Their Website is

About RCA: Founded in 1909, the Radio Club of America is the oldest, most prestigious group of wireless communications professionals in the world, with members across the globe. Its members are dedicated to the wireless art and science for the betterment of society. The Radio Club of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all contributions made to RCA are tax-exempt. For more information, visit