The Frank A. Gunther Award

Frank A. Gunther is credited with building the first two-way mobile police radio system and installed the first two-way radio system on an airplane. He built the first FM mobile transmitter for the U.S. military, and he designed and manufactured LORAN transmitters used by the Allies in WWII. Established in 1996, this award recognizes an individual for their dedication to the field of military communications.


1996 – Frank A. Gunther
1998 – Seymour Krevsky, P.E.
1999 – Thomas H. Traynor, P.E.
2001 – Paul M. Gruber
2002 – Kenneth A. Hoagland
2011 – Nicolas Mora Parra
2011 – Felix Vega
2016 – Robert A. Rude, K0RAR

Upcoming Events
7:30 am 2017 RCA Technical Symposium @ Omni William Penn Hotel
2017 RCA Technical Symposium @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Nov 17 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
At this year’s Technical Symposium in Pittsburgh we have an exciting lineup of presenters.  In keeping with our Saturday tour of KDKA, the first broadcast radio station in the nation, a number of presentations will[...]
5:30 pm 2017 RCA Awards Banquet @ Duquesne Club
2017 RCA Awards Banquet @ Duquesne Club
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
For more information, and to register, please click here. Cocktail Reception: 5:30 – 7:00 pm Banquet: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dress is black tie optional. Men can choose to wear a tuxedo or a[...]
9:00 am KDKA Tour
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
RCA is planning an extensive tour of radio station KDKA, the first commercial radio station in the U.S.!  The tour will commence on Saturday November 18th at 9:00 AM and end at 1:00 PM. Everyone attending[...]