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Published On 5/20/2024
Dr Robert Johnk is an experienced Electronic Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Dr Johnk is skilled in LTE, Statistical Data Analysis, Antennas, Radio Frequency (RF), and Network Analyzer. He is a strong engineering professional with a Ph.D. focused in Electrical Engineering (Electromagnetics) from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dr. Johnk is much admired by colleagues for his ability to plan and perform complex measurements, from careful experimental design to deployment of precision calibrated measurement systems. Nick DeMinco, a senior propagation modeling expert in the ITS Telecommunications Theory Division, cites half a dozen measurement campaigns led by Dr. Johnk that provided invaluable data for model validation. Measurement methods designed by teams Dr. Johnk has led have been widely disseminated as best practices in the field and the resulting “truth data” has been used to validate a wide range of propagation models.
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Published On 3/20/2024
Radio Club of America Scholarship Committee announces The Dr. Ted Rappaport Academic Scholarship Program. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying Electrical Engineering or an equivalent major who wish to make a lasting contribution in the field of next generation wireless technology. Application forms will be available on the RCA website beginning in the 2025 academic year. Applicants must demonstrate that they intend to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Rappaport and are planning to make a contribution researching advanced next-generation wireless technologies for the benefit of industry or medical science.
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Published On 3/8/2024
Bob Heil, inventor and ham radio enthusiast, passed away Tuesday March 5 in Belleville IL.
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Published On 2/6/2024
Arno A. Penzias, who fled Nazi Germany in childhood, settled in the United States and in 1978 shared the Nobel Prize in physics for helping find vital early evidence supporting the big-bang theory of the creation of the universe, died Jan. 22 at an assisted-living center in San Francisco. He was 90.
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Published On 1/9/2024
RCA congratulates Dr. James Breakall on his recent elevation to IEEE Life Fellow!
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Published On 9/13/2023
The Radio Club of America (RCA) proudly announces its 2023 annual award recipients and its incoming class of 2023 Fellows. Since 1935, RCA has recognized through its awards program major contributors to wireless communications. This year, thirteen awards are being bestowed, and eight RCA members are being elevated to Fellow status.

The 2023 Awards and Fellows ceremonies will be held at the RCA Awards Banquet in Denver, Colorado at the Hyatt Regency on November 18, 2023. For details, please see RCA’s website.
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Published On 6/5/2023
RCA Launches New Media Kit.
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Published On 4/2/2023
RCA releases video interview with Dr. Martin Cooper, marking the 50th Anniversary of the first handheld cell phone call.
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Published On 3/9/2023
The Technical Achievement Award recipient is Dr. James Breakall, WA3FET, whose work has been instrumental in amateur radio antenna technology for decades. He has teamed with many experts in the field to develop state-of-the-art advancements with a wide range of applications, including the Numerical Electromagnetics Code (NEC).

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Published On 2/22/2023
RCA has a new look and feel! Take a look at our booth at NATE, and come visit us at IWCE March 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center!
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Published On 12/20/2022
The Radio Club of America (RCA) Announces New
Free Training Module “Introduction to Wireless”
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Published On 12/14/2022
RCA (the Radio Club of America, the world’s most prestigious society of wireless professionals), announced at its annual Awards Banquet in Atlanta a major new award: The Carole Perry RCA Young Professional Award.
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Published On 12/8/2022
Dec. 7, 2022, McLean, Va. – The Monitoring Association’s (TMA) President Morgan Hertel announced the establishment of the Louis T. Fiore Electronic Communications Scholarship on Mon., Oct. 31st during the TMA General Business Meeting at the 2022 Annual Meeting on Marco Island, FL. The scholarship honors Mr. Fiore’s enduring contribution to the alarm industry and the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) and is intended to promote careers in electronic communications.
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Published On 11/29/2022
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) and the Radio Club of America (RCA) today announced a new partnership designed to further the goals of both organizations through RCA’s participation in WIA’s annual Connect (X) trade show and utilization of WIA’s dynamic online learning program, the Telecommunications Education Center (TEC).
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Published On 8/26/2022
Radio Club of America Announces 2022 Awards and Fellows Recipients
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Published On 8/25/2022
Dr. Jim Breakall, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University, has published the final agenda for this year's RCA Technical Symposium being held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta GA.
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Published On 8/19/2022
New this year! Sponsor a table of 8 at the Awards Banquet!
Your $2,500 sponsorship provides the following sponsor benefits:
8 seats at the table
1 extra drink ticket per person
Branded table signage
Recognition in event program and online
Choice of table from selection provided
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Published On 7/1/2022
The Radio Club of America is committed to the wireless industry, and is fortunate to have many members with exceptional knowledge and experience in many aspects of wireless. RCA takes pride in the long view, and has formed a Mentorship Program with an eye towards professional growth and providing opportunities to those industry up-and-comers to meet with more experienced members to learn and grow their careers.
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Published On 3/24/2022
RCA and IWCE Announce 2022 Young Professional Award Recipients
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Published On 3/24/2022
The Radio Club of America, the world’s oldest society of professionals working in the wireless industry, in conjunction with IWCE, today announced that Frances “Frankie” Bonte is the recipient of the 2022 Young Achievers Award and Scholarship.
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Published On 3/7/2022
Join Ellen O'Hara, RCA member and 2021 Vivian Carr Award recipient, as she facilitates these sessions for women in the wireless industry.
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Published On 2/1/2022
Nominations are now open for the 2022 Young Professionals Awards. Deadline to nominate is February 28, 2022.
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Published On 1/31/2022
Hamcation is excited to announce Dick Fijlstra, PA0DFN as the 2022 recipient of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award. This award is bestowed upon an individual who has made an outstanding contribution educating and advancing youth in Amateur Radio. It was first awarded in 2018 to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, in honor of her work as an educator teaching student about ham radio.
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Published On 12/8/2021
Join the Radio Club of America as they celebrate the Centennial of the first Transatlantic Test with a full historical re-enactment.
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Published On 12/2/2021
The Radio Club of America is pleased to announce their 2021 Award recipients and 2021 Fellows.
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Published On 10/4/2021
This dinner has been postponed until after the first of the year (2022). Stay tuned for further information.
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Published On 9/15/2021
The Radio Club of America in conjunction with the IWCE are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Young Professionals Award.
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Published On 6/24/2021
At their Spring board meeting, the Board of Directors of the Radio Club of America voted in favor of two new Student/Family memberships.
Effective immediately, the member level of Student + 1 Parent was added, for students under the age of 18. A Family Membership was also added, for those families interested, this is ideal when there are 2 or more students interested in the wireless arts. Join at one of these levels today!
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Published On 5/20/2021
(May 19, 2021) The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) and the Radio Club of America (RCA) announce a new partnership designed to further the goals of both organizations. Wireless technology, among others, is a vital component of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) networks that ensure that utility services are reliable and secure.
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The 2020 Young Professionals, selected in a program jointly managed by IWCE and the Radio club of America, were welcomed as members of the oldest organization of wireless professionals in the world, the Radio Club of America, during IWCE 2020...
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The RCA Scholarship Committee enters 2021 with a modernization plan that increases the efficiency of the committee’s processes, creates an exciting new scholarship fund, and revitalizes a legacy program...
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Carole Perry WB2MGP and RCA Young Achiever Audrey McElroy KM4BUN will be presenting a forum titled “Youth Recruitment and Retention in Ham Radio Ideas” on Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET...
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RCA will again be participating in the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, coming to your laptop or tablet March 13-14, 2021...
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