The Ralph Batcher Memorial Award

Ralph Batcher was an author and chief engineer of The Radio Electronics Television Manufacturers’ Association (RETMA), now the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). He was responsible for overseeing more than 100 technical committees dealing with system and product standardization. Established in 1976, this award is presented to an RCA member for their significant work in preserving the history of radio and electronic communications.

Recipients:

1976 – Morgan E. McMahon
1977 – John F. Rider
1978 – Bruce L. Kelley
1979 – Robert W. Merriman
1980 – Edward G. Raser
1981 – Ernest A. DeCoste
1982 – Louise Ramsey Moreau
1983 – Joseph R. Pavek
1984 – William A. Breniman
1985 – Donald G. Fink
1986 – Donald K. deNeuf
1987 – John D. Ryder, Ph.D
1989 – James E. Brittain, Ph.D
1990 – Brother J. Patrick Dowd, F.S.C.
1991 – Ralph O. Williams
1992 – Thomas S. W. Lewis, Ph.D
1993 – Hugh G.J. Aitken, Ph.D
1995 – Max C. de Henseler, Ph.D
1999 – Maurice H. Zouary
2000 – Raymond Minichiello
2006 – Ronald E. Frisbie
2008 – Jerry B. Minter
2009 – Bart Whitehouse
2012 – Michael H. Adams
2013 – Bruce D. Roloson
2015 – David P. Bart
2016 – Marc F. Ellis, N9EWJ
2017 – Thomas F. Peterson, Jr.

Upcoming Events
Nov
17
Fri
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[...]
Nov
18
Sat
9:00 am KDKA Tour
KDKA Tour
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
KDKA Tour
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[...]