The Armstrong Medal

In 1935, the Radio Club of America established a tradition of publicly recognizing outstanding achievements in the arts and sciences of radio and wireless communications. RCA’s first award was presented to Major Edward H. Armstrong for his invention of circuits that make AM and FM radio possible, and for Major Armstrong’s lifetime of championing work that established the foundation for modern radio technology. The award, now known as the Armstrong Medal, is only awarded when an individual has demonstrated excellence and made lasting contributions to radio arts and sciences.

Testimonial Scroll Establishing The Armstrong Medal

Medalists:

1937 – Louis Alan Hazeltine
1938 – Harold H. Beverage, D. Sc
1940 – Greenleaf Whittier Pickard
1941 – Harry W. Houck
1945 – Carman Randolph Runyon, Jr.
1946 – Charles Stuart Ballatine
1947 – John V.L. Hogan
1950 – Ernest V. Amy
1950 – Maj. Edwin H. Armstrong
1950 – George E. Burghard
1950 – Minton Cronkhite
1950 – Paul F. Godley
1950 – John F. Grinan
1950 – Walker P. Inman
1952 – Capt. Henry J. Round
1953 – Raymond A. Heising
1956 – Melville Eastham
1959 – John H. Bose
1962 – Paul Ware
1964 – Harold A. Wheeler
1965 – Ernest V. Amy
1967 – John Bertrand Johnson
1968 – Jerry B. Minter
1969 – Francis H. Shepard, Jr.
1970 – Frank A. Gunther
1972 – Renville H. McMann, Jr.
1974 – Lewis M. Hull
1975 – Henri G. Busignies, D. Sc., Ph.D., D. Eng
1976 – Capt. William G. H. Finch
1977 – Arthur A. Collins
1978 – Murray G. Crosby
1980 – Leonard R. Kahn
1981 – Arthur V. Loughren
1983 – Edwin P. Felch
1986 – George H. Brown, Ph.D
1987 – William W. Eitel
1988 – Luther G. Schumpf
1991 – E. King Stodola
1992 – Paul M. Gruber
2003 – Morris Tischler
2007 – John S. Belrose, Ph.D
2007 – Walter Cronkite
2010 – Donald C. Cox, Ph.D.
2011 – Jerry Stover
2014 – J. R. Cruz, Ph.D
2016 – Morgan E. O’Brien
2017 – Dr. Eli Brookner

 

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2017 RCA Technical Symposium @ Omni William Penn Hotel
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2017 RCA Awards Banquet @ Duquesne Club
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