Email series

Correspondence - Don Bishop's RCA-related email series.

In 2004, I obtained a digital camera. Life changed. OK, maybe that’s overstating it. Life changed a lot. That’s better. On July 5, 2004, I began sending email messages to some friends and relatives about events and festivals I visited, and I included some photos and gosh-darn clever remarks. Uh-huh.

In August 2005, I took a combination business-and-vacation trip to Colorado where I attended an RCA breakfast meeting. The idea occurred to me to prepare an email about that meeting tailored for, and addressed to, some friends who also are RCA members. My records show that I kept it in queue and instead first sent a message about travel to a Florida meeting where I heard RCA member Morgan O’Brien give a speech in September. That message issued on Sept. 28, 2005, which counts as the starting date for my RCA-related email series. The series ended on Sept. 28, 2008, three years to the day after it began.

I sent RCA-related emails with my photography in them to some RCA members. I included nonmembers who inexplicably were interested in RCA. Some asked me, “Why doesn’t RCA use your email messages as its official email newsletter?” Here’s why.

I haven’t sent many travel-related emails since discontinuing the RCA series.

Here is a list of RCA-related emails:

2005 09 28 Morgan O’Brien Speech at PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Conference and Exposition

2005 10 23 RCA APCO Breakfast – Michael Wilhelm Speech – RCA APCO Booth – Weenie Roast

2005 10 30 Twas Halloween night …

2005 11 13 ‘Burst into flames and ascend to Heaven!’

2005 12 03 RCA Roundtable & Exhibition at New York Athletic Club

2005 12 11 RCA Award Presentations

2005 12 20 RCA Banquet – random photos

2006 02 03 RCA tour of the New York Athletic Club

2006 02 08 RCA Committee on Consistency – not a real committee

2006 03 02 Bob Leo, W7LR – member of ‘the first commercial DXpedition’

2006 03 21 RCA member Max C. de Henseler, Ph.D. (part one)

2006 04 01 RCA member Max C. de Henseler, Ph.D. (part two)

2006 04 18 RCA Third Annual Spring Gathering – Ontario, California – May 3, 2006

2006 04 26 Bob Raide, W2ZM – May 6, 2006 RCA Spring QSO Party

2006 05 09 RCA Breakfast Meeting – May 18, 2006 – Las Vegas, Nevada

2006 05 15 RCA Spring Gathering – Tamara Casey’s speech

2006 06 01 RCA Exhibit at May 2006 IWCE

2006 06 07 Radio Club of America leaflet (e-mail version)

2006 06 19 RCA Breakfast Meeting at the Renaissance Hotel – Las Vegas

2006 06 26 Banquet Speaker – Web site – PR – Travel and good fellowship

2006 07 05 Meet five new RCA members – August breakfast meeting

2006 07 13 Possible future home of Radio Club of America

2006 07 22 More new RCA members – First Quarter 2006 Aerogram

2006 07 29 RCA’s Consulting Engineer, Reginald A. Fessenden – Results from RCA’s Spring QSO Party

2006 08 05 RCA’s Honorary President – E. Lillian Todd

2006 08 12 Another five new RCA members from First Quarter 2006 Aerogram – Mystery Award

2006 08 20 RCA members Michael F. Wright and Leo Meyerson – and the Big D retires

2006 08 26 RCA member Jim Biggerstaff – Missouri State Highway Patrol – lowband VHF

2006 09 09 RCA’s breakfast meeting at APCO 2006 – Glen Nash’s speech

2006 09 16 RCA Technical Symposium – Chriss Scherer – RCA dinner meeting

2006 09 25 New RCA members – Pat Buller, W7RQT, silent key

2006 10 01 RCA dinner meeting in Nashville – speeches

2006 10 06 RCA election – recommended board of directors candidates

2006 10 14 Lad Nagurney – Fritz Raab – Gordon Fuller – RCA election

2006 10 21 Information about RCA’s banquet and technical symposium – and RCA members

2006 10 28 RCA Fellow Walt Maxwell, W2DU – and an email anniversary

2006 11 11 More new RCA members and, sadly, two silent keys

2006 11 30 RCA election results – and Gary Eisenberg, WB2EQX, silent key

2006 12 09 RCA 2006 awards presentations – Part One

2006 12 20 RCA awards presentations – Part Two – Sir Angust Tait receives Fred M. Link Award

2006 12 31 RCA awards presentations – Part Three

2007 01 10 RCA Fellows – Spring Gathering – 3 remembrances

2006 01 17 RCA banquet keynote speech by Karim Khoja

2006 01 31 RCA 2007 Spring Gathering – Remembering Harry Moore, W2JQS

2007 02 11 RCA scholarship program – Part one

2007 02 21 RCA scholarship program – Part two / and more about E. Lillian Todd

2007 03 09 RCA Spring Gathering – interim executive secretary

2007 03 18 RCA 2006 Technical Symposium, Part one – Hugo Gaggioni

2007 03 25 RCA 2006 Technical Symposium, Part two – Leonard R. Kahn, P.E., WB2SSP

2007 04 10 RCA 2006 banquet and November 2006 board meeting

2007 04 18 RCA newsmakers – feedback on volunteerism

2007 05 16 RCA Texas Dinner – and newsmakers

2007 05 25 Roger Deforest, relative of Lee de Forest, Ph.D.

2007 06 06 RCA at the Dayton Hamvention 2007

2007 06 13 RCA newsmakers – Wireless Hall of Fame

2007 06 20 Howard Lester, W2ODC, 1923-2007

2007 07 11 Historic Resource Room — 500 kHz Project

2007 07 20 Dan Friedrichs, K0IPG, RCA scholarship winner … and newsmakers

2007 07 27 Stephen M. Sciarini, KC8IDJ, RCA scholarship winner … and newsmakers

2007 08 03 Two RCA members go bust

2007 08 12 Breakfast meeting at APCO national conference

2007 08 19 Leslie A. Geddes, Ph.D., wins National Medal of Technology

2007 08 26 Andy Rooney to keynote RCA banquet – Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD; and Jack Belrose, VE2CV: Armstrong Medalists

2007 09 04 New members: Phil Snyder and Bo G. Lindfors, N9UH

2007 09 11 Honorary member Walter Cronkite and new members Tim Walker and Walter O’Brien

2007 09 17 Sarnoff Citation – Dennis Bodson, W4PWF

2007 09 25 First six new RCA Fellows – Class of 2007

2007 09 30 Seven more new RCA Fellows – Class of 2007

2007 10 10 RCA election begins – how many ballots?

2007 10 14 Grebe Award winner Lou Meyer, P.E. – RCA election progress

2007 10 23 Technical Symposium speakers Dana Dulabone, N7UFT; and Allan Marguilies

2007 10 23 RCA conventioneering – new member Barry A. Janov, DDS – Bob Raide, W2ZM, on low frequency

2007 11 08 ‘Brother Pat’s Vacuum Tubes’

2007 11 26 RCA election results

2007 12 03 RCA banquet – Andy Rooney keynote speech

2007 12 15 RCA banquet – award presentations

2007 12 29 RCA scholarships

2008 01 06 World War II Radio Heroes

2008 01 14 Head ‘Em Off At the Impasse; or, Standoff at Radio Club of America

2008 01 29 Be careful what you wish for

2008 02 07 Don Pfohl, W7LPA, receives Oregon State Police award — plus info about two new members

2008 02 23 New members Nichols, Fischer and Mirgon; remembering Floyd Duell W0BND and Tod Prowell W3URG

2008 03 01 Marty Cooper’s RCA breakfast speech – spark gap transmitter demonstration

2008 03 16 New members Blaha and Mitchell – remembering Milt Friedberg

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