Archive for March, 2007

RCA schedules breakfast meeting for August 8

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Harlin R. McEwen to be guest speaker at RCA breakfast meeting. (more…)

RCA sets QSO party for May 5, 2007

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

RCA May 2007 QSO party.

The Radio Club of America has invited members and non-members to participate in its spring QSO party on May 5, 2007. Log sheets can be downloaded in Excel and Word versions. Completed logs should be submitted to Mike Raide, W2ZE, at or to Bob Raide, W2ZM, at Email Bob for more information. If you’re an RCA member, identify your station with “RCA member.” Listen for the Club station, W2RCA, which may be active during the party.

William A. Wickline Sr., P.E., WA8WBO, 1926-2007

Friday, March 9th, 2007

William A. Wickine Sr., P.E., WA8WBO Bill Wickline

Bill Wickline, sometimes known as “Wick,” died on Feb. 23, 2007. He was 80. Bill joined RCA in 1976 and became a Fellow in 1985. He let his membership expire a few years ago, so I don’t know whether RCA will record his passing, but I want to. Not that RCA wouldn’t want to, but I’m not sure the Club has a consistent way to offer such information about former members. (more…)

RCA’s Spring Gathering draws 60 to banquet aboard RMS Queen Mary

Friday, March 9th, 2007

RCA 2007 Spring Gathering in the Verandah Grill on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.
Marty Cooper (upper right), RCA’s vice president, addressed the Club’s 2007 Spring Gathering with the Verandah Grill’s hand-painted mural as a backdrop.

Sixty members and guests attended RCA’s Spring Gathering aboard the RMS Queen Mary, a passenger ship permanently moored in Long Beach, California. The banquet was held in cooperation with the 2007 APCO Western Regional Conference & Exposition, sponsored by the 13 chapters of the APCO Western States Region. The conference was hosted by APCO’s Southern California Chapter, the California Public-Safety Radio Association. (more…)

RCA names interim management contractor, executive secretary

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Gerri Hopkins and Karen Clark.

RCA replaced its management contractor, Meredith & Hopkins (M&H), Eatontown, N.J., with Marketing Connection, Littleton, Colo., on March 1, 2007. The job of RCA executive secretary has passed from the owner of M&H, Gerri Hopkins, to Marketing Connections¬ís owner, Karen Clark. (more…)