Archive for June, 2007

Howard Lester, W2ODC, 1923-2007

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Long-time General Electric engineer

Howard Lester, W2ODC

Howard Lester, W2ODC, died on April 16, 2007, in Alplaus, New York. He was 83. Howard was a resident of Alplaus for more than 50 years.

Howard joined the Radio Club of America in 1978 and became a Fellow in 1989.

Nominations for RCA election due August 1st

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

New deadline imposed June 8 reduced remaining time from 101 days to 53 days

RCA petition button

At its June 8, 2007, board of directors meeting, RCA changed its by-laws to make the deadline earlier for filing petitions to nominate candidates in its annual elections. Under the previous by-law provision that had been in effect for about 35 years, and until the change was made, this year’s deadline was Sept. 17.

A new deadline of August 1 was set for this year only; in subsequent years, the deadline will be July 1.


RCA sets banquet for Nov. 16, 2007

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Returns to New York Athletic Club venue

RCA 2007 banquet.

Updated on August 19.

An estimated 250 members and guests are anticipated to attend the 2007 RCA awards banquet, which has been conducted annually at the New York Athletic Club for the past 25 years or more. RCA conducted its first banquet in 1919.

Andy Rooney from the CBS News program “60 Minutes” is set to deliver the keynote speech. His colleague, Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD; and John S. Belrose, Ph.D., VE2CV, both will be presented with RCA’s Armstrong Medal. Details regarding ticket availability and other award recipients are pending.

The banquet, which begins at 7 p.m., is preceded by a reception at 5 p.m., and by a technical symposium earlier in the afternoon. Tickets are required for the reception and banquet. RCA offers the technical symposium without charge, although reservations are requested.

The 2006 banquet featured a keynote speech by Karim Khoja, CEO of Roshan, one of the cellular carriers in Afghanistan, and a special address by Sean Maloney, executive vice president of Intel.

Radio Club of America exhibits at Dayton Hamvention 2007

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Members speak at several convention forums

Steve Meer, K0SCC; and Stan Reubenstein, WA6RNU, at the Radio Club of America booth at the Dayton Hamvention in May 2007..

RCA’s exhibit at the Dayton Hamvention sported a classy white-on-black table cover — or sepulchral, maybe, with the gothic lettering and black skirt. It looks classy to me. And easily adaptable for Halloween with a splash of orange. Thanks go to Stan Reubenstein, WA6RNU. He had the new cover made, and he donated it to the Club. Stan, RCA’s executive vice president, said he ordered the new cover for RCA at the same time he was having one made for his manufacturers representative firm, Aurora Marketing Company. (more…)