Radio Club of America Announces 2012 Award Winners (11/1/12)
Thursday, November 01, 2012 | Comments

The Radio Club of America (RCA) announced award winners who will be formally honored at the group’s 103rd annual banquet Nov. 16 in New York.

Michael H. Adams won the Ralph Batcher Memorial award for his contribution to the preservation of the history of radio and electronic communications. Adams is a researcher and writer of broadcast and early technology history. Andrew Conte won the Jack Poppele broadcast award for his contributions to the art of radio broadcasting.

Charles J. Soulliard was awarded the Alfred H. Grebe award for his achievement in engineering and manufacturing radio communications equipment. Soulliard created the first MTS decoder module for handheld two-way radios and the first voice inversion scrambler small enough to fit inside a portable radio.

For his service in expanding public interest in amateur radio, William A. Tynan won the Barry Goldwater award. He is a founding member of Radio Amateur Satellite Corp. (AMSAT).

Gordon West was awarded the Special Service award for his continuing support of RCA goals. West has provided demonstrations at youth events and donated training materials to the education committee. Carole J. Perry won the President’s award for her dedication and support of the goals of RCA. Perry contributes tirelessly to the education of children in amateur radio. Sandra L. Black won the Special Recognition award for her dedication and service to RCA.

David Buchanan won the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) Richard DeMello award for his contribution and devotion to the public-safety community.

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