RCA Announces 2021 Award Recipients, Fellows
Monday, November 29, 2021 | Comments

The Radio Club of America (RCA) announced the 2021 recipients of its awards, as well as this year’s class of fellows at its 2021 Awards Meeting on November 20.

RCA determined that each practitioner had dedicated their time and talents toward the progression or preservation of the wireless skills that run the world today.

The Ralph Batcher Memorial Award went to Robert Hobday for significant work in preserving the history of radio and electronic communications. The Jay Kitchen Leadership Award went to Dale Hatfield, executive fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship in recognition of achievement of a high level of success leading a wireless association.

The Vivian Carr Award went to Ellen O’Hara in recognition of an outstanding woman’s achievement in the wireless industry. The Jerry B. Mintner Award went to Don Hume to recognize his work in instrumentation, avionics and electronics.

James Goldstein received the DeMello Award, which was presented by the National Public Safety Telecommunications Coalition (NPSTC). Matt Zullo received the McGinnis Award, which recognizes service and dedication to the advancement and preservation of U.S. Naval Cryptology, as nominated by the U.S. Naval Cryptological Veterans Association (NCVA).

The Young Achiever Award went to Audrey McElroy, which is presented to students in high school or younger who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications. The Honorary Membership Award went to Dr. martin Cooper and Arlene Harris.

The 2021 RCA Fellows were Jeffrey Knight, Jorge Saad, Denis Martin, Donald Whitney, Margie Moulin and Jane Winter.

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