Mark your calendar for November 16 for the Radio Club of America’s banquet. The affair returns to the New York Athletic Club where the banquet has been hosted for the past 25 years or so. Andy Rooney, known for his essays on the CBS News program “60 Minutes,” will deliver the keynote speech. Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD; and John S. “Jack” Belrose, Ph.D., VE2CV, will receive the Armstrong Medal. Walter is best known as the anchor of the “CBS Evening News” from 1962 to 1981. Jack is an emeritus researcher at Communications Research Centre Canada. (more…)
Archive for August, 2007
RCA member heads Public Safety Spectrum Trust
Harlin McEwen (right) speaks at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore as Stan Reubenstein, WA6RNU, looks on.
About 125 members and guests attended an RCA breakfast meeting at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore on Aug. 8, 2007. The meeting was scheduled during the four-day national conference of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials. Harlin R. McEwen, a Fellow of the Radio Club, delivered a speech about the efforts made by the public safety community to shape the use of 24 MHz of spectrum allocated for public safety use in the 700 MHz band. He explained how the community responded to somewhat unexpected requirements the FCC proposed for that spectrum.
President Bush lauds Purdue University professor emeritus
Leslie A. Geddes, Ph.D., D.Sc., received the National Medal of Technology from President George W. Bush in a ceremony at the White House on July 27, 2007. A member of RCA since 1993, Geddes is a professor emeritus at Purdue University. Geddes was selected for the nation’s highest award for technological innovations “for his contributions to electrode design and tissue restoration, research that has led to new diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Burn victims heal with fewer scars. Miniature cuffs can be slipped over the pinky-size limbs of premature infants to monitor their health. Heart patients can exercise with pacemakers that automatically increase a person’s heart rate,” a story at IndyStar.com reads.