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⦿ Catching Transmitted Images from Satellites

Approximately 800 kilometers above the ground is a sun-synchronous polar-orbiting satellite circumnavigating the Earth that passes over the exact ground location twice daily. It is called the Polar Operational environmental Satellites or POES. SCAN Communicator Jun Aves, 4F9INC, his son (Lance), and daughter (Lorraine) have communicated with the three satellites, NOAA 15, NOAA 18, and […]

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⦿ CQ SSB WPX Contest 2024

As an amateur radio group, SCAN International actively participates in activities and contests initiated by different radio groups worldwide. It continuously encourages its members to join them, such as the CQ WPX Contest and others. During the contest, the goal is to establish as many contacts as possible within a specified period. This endeavor helps […]

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⦿ SCAN ON ECHOLINK CONNECTIVITY

Amateur Radio or Ham Radio is a distinguishing name for using a limited radio spectrum from commercial broadcasting and professional and other two-way radio services. Frequency ranges from 144-148 MHz have become very popular in the Philippines, especially before the dawn of cellular phones and the adoption of high-bandwidth internet access. Regular hams call this […]

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⦿ SCAN International and the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR)

In the early 1990s, cellular phone use was still increasing in the Philippines, while amateur radio was at the height of its trend. Amateur radio during this period was not only for emergency cases but became a hobby for many. As time went by, with the exponential growth of mobile phone development, amateur radio use […]

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⦿ SCAN International in the VoIP Era

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is a reasonably current technology. VoIP, from the name itself, is simply a voice transmission over the Internet. VoIP was made more popular by the advent of high-bandwidth Internet connections and through the growth of affordable broadband Internet access. VocalTec Communications, an Israeli telecom equipment provider, released VoIP in […]

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⦿ ECHOLINK AND THE SCAN INTERNATIONAL

One of the outstanding developments in the field of Amateur Radio is the founding of echolink software some two decades ago by Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD. Based on its website, EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet using streaming audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections between stations […]

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⦿ Connecting Hams Worldwide

Once again, SCAN International enthusiasts of various modes prove their skills by joining amateur radio contests. An amateur radio contest is an event where amateur radio operators compete to make the most contacts, often within a specified time frame. Amateur radio contest is in various formats. These formats include single-operator, multi-operator, and team-based competitions. Some […]

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⦿ ADVANCING HAM RADIO OPERATIONS

Brother Gabby Malonzo, KF6UKB, delivers a lecture about the importance of progressive training about amateur radio principles amidst the proliferation and popularity of internet-based communications. He also highlighted the importance of maintaining an updated amateur radio license. Held at Capas, Tarlac, the conference is part of the SCAN International regular activity that aims to keep […]

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Introduction to Proper Two-way Radio Communication Protocol | QSO

Conversation on the air with amateur radio is called a ham radio contact of other stations. It is also called ham radio communication, exchanging relevant and beneficial information via amateur radio airwaves. In the amateur world, it is coded using the Q-Code QSO. During QSO, amateur radio operators always ponder the proper protocol or etiquette […]

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⦿ SCAN MANITOBA CHAPTER LAW SEMINAR

The Officers and members of the SCAN International from Manitoba, Canada Chapter conducted a "Basic Law Seminar." The seminar dealt with the applicable land laws in Canada. It aims to provide full awareness to the SCAN Members to fulfill their duties without violating laws enforced within the country. SCAN Manitoba Chapter Vice President Daniel Palomeno […]

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