Dulabone, Margulies to speak at RCA Technical Symposium

October 21st, 2007

RCA hosts session at New York Athletic Club on November 16

RCA Technical Symposium
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RCA has scheduled its annual Technical Symposium for Nov. 16, 2007, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019. The symposium’s coordinator and moderator, Richard J. “Rich” Reichler, said that this year’s symposium will include presentations about advanced wireless technologies by Dana Dulabone and about software defined radio by Allan Margulies. There is no admission charge for the symposium, but the Club asks those who plan to attend to contact HQ to make a reservation. You can indicate your intention to attend the symposium on your banquet registration form, send an email to HQ, or telephone HQ at 303-948-4921. The Club’s banquet follows the symposium, and paid registration is required to attend the banquet. The New York Athletic Club, a private facility, has a dress code that is enforced at the door.
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RCA names Louis J. Meyer, P.E., for Alfred H. Grebe Memorial Award

October 10th, 2007

Andrew executive receives manufacturing excellence award

Alfred H. Grebe Memorial Award

Louis J. Meyer, P.E. Louis J. Meyer, P.E.

The recipient of RCA’s Alfred H. Grebe Memorial Award is Louis J. Meyer, P.E., of Shady Shores, Texas. The award is given for achievements in outstanding quality in the design and manufacture of electronic components and equipment. Born in Sterling, Illinois, Lou is a graduate of Marquette University with a BSEE. He worked for several companies in the Midwest and Northeast before settling in Texas for a long career with Decibel Products and its successor company, Andrew Corporation. Lou joined RCA in 1992 and became a Fellow in 1994.
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RCA names 13 Club members as new Fellows in ‘class of 2007’

September 26th, 2007

The first six in alphabetical order

Bill Baker, W1BKR; Fred Baumgartner; KG0KI; Sandra Black; and Russell Fox, esq.
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At the Nov. 16, 2007 banquet, the Radio Club of America will elevate the status of 13 individuals to the membership status of Fellow. Here are some details about six of them. Congratulations to the new Fellows, class of 2007.

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RCA names 13 members as new Fellows in ‘class of 2007’

September 26th, 2007

The remaining seven in alphabetical order

James W. Hart, P.E., W0NFD; George W. Hoeltje, P.E., K9GWH; Morgan E. O'Brien; Donald W. Pfohl, W7LPA; William F. Roselle Jr., W7SFE; Elizabeth R. Sachs, esq.; and Joseph J. Schroeder Jr., W9JUV.
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At the Nov. 16, 2007 banquet, the Radio Club of America will elevate the status of 13 individuals to the membership status of Fellow. Here are some details about seven of them. Congratulations to the new Fellows, class of 2007.
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Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, to receive RCA’s Sarnoff Citation

September 23rd, 2007

Former NCS chief is active ARRL, IEEE volunteer

RCA Sarnoff Citation for 2007 goes to Dennis Bodson, Ph.D., P.E., W4PWF

Dennis Bodson, W4PWF Dennis Bodson, W4PWF

The Radio Club of America has named Dennis Bodson, Ph.D., P.E., W4PWF, of Arlington, Virginia, as the recipient of the Sarnoff Citation. The award is given to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of electronic communications. “I was shocked when I heard that I would receive the Sarnoff Citation,” Dennis told me, adding, “I find it difficult to believe that I’ll be on the dais with Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD.”

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Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD, named honorary member of Radio Club

September 8th, 2007

CBS newsman becomes RCA’s 26th honorary member

Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD, in a 2003 ARRL video,

The Radio Club of America has conferred honorary membership upon Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD. Cronkite is best known as the anchor of the “CBS Evening News” program from 1962 to 1981 and as America’s eyewitness to history.

In its 98-year history, RCA has given only 26 honorary memberships. The other living honorary member is June Poppele. Her father, Jack R. Poppele, was one of two engineers who, in 1922, started what now is New York’s WOR AM radio station. Read the rest of this entry »

Radio Club of America hosts 2007 awards banquet

August 26th, 2007

Andy Rooney to keynote

Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD; Jack Belrose, VE2CV, to receive Armstrong Medals


The Radio Club of America's 98th Anniversary Awards Banquet is set for Nov. 16, 2007 at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York. Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD; and Jack Belrose, Ph.D., VE2CV, will receive the Armstrong Medal

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Harlin R. McEwen speaks at RCA breakfast meeting in Baltimore

August 13th, 2007

RCA member heads Public Safety Spectrum Trust

RCA breakfast meeting at APCO 2007.

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.
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Leslie A. Geddes, Ph.D., receives National Medal of Technology

August 13th, 2007

President Bush lauds Purdue University professor emeritus

Leslie A. Geddes, Ph.D., receives National Medal of Technology.

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.
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Dan Friedrichs, K0IPG, receives RCA scholarship

July 21st, 2007

Senior at South Dakota State University studies electrical engineering

Dan Friedrichs, K0IPG
Dan Friedrichs, K0IPG

This is the third year in a row that Daniel A. Friedrichs, K0IPG, of Le Mars, Iowa, and Brookings, South Dakota, has been selected by the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) to receive scholarship money. FAR named him to receive $1,000 from RCA for the 2007-2008 academic year.

“I am very grateful to be receiving this scholarship. Being associated with the long history and great legacy of the Radio Club of America is quite the honor,” Dan told me when I got in touch with him.
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