Brief History

The Society of Communicators And Networkers (SCAN) International is an amateur radio communication group founded in the Philippines by Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, DU1UJ.

SCAN started with a handful of members. It was registered to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 12, 1988, as DX1-EVM SCAN International. EVM stands for Enthusiasts of Various Modes, and SCAN stands for Society of Communicators And Networkers. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) officially accredited it as an amateur radio organization on February 6, 1989, and this date serves as the official foundation day of the club. The Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) affiliation was on August 12, 1989.

In its founding years, SCAN International has maintained a Bulletin Board System (BBS) using an amateur radio packet modem. The SCAN BBS is one of the networks during the dawn of internet gateways in the Philippines. Moreover, SCAN BBS is a pioneering node using wireless connectivity through packet radio. Hence, the organization has contributed significantly to the advent of the internet age in the Philippines.

To centralize its operation and management, the group adopted SCAN International. It serves as an umbrella organization converging different chapters worldwide.

SCAN International has supported socio-civic events and amateur radio activities, thus serving society.



Maintain a solid amateur radio and socio-civic communication network across the globe in service to humanity.


Provide communications, relevant information, disaster preparedness, and emergency response services to society.


Objectives

The SCAN International has the following objectives:

  • Conduct lectures, seminars, and education for amateur radio users on the proper use of airwaves;
  • Promote active participation in civic, social, and educational projects;
  • Encourage everyone interested in all aspects of amateur radio communication in its pursuit of reaching peoples' lives;
  • Maintain an international association dedicated to realizing the scientific development of wireless communications.


Theme Song


Management Committee

Florante M. Arcena
DU1EOV
President
Reynante S. Villaverde
DV3RYV
VP for Administraton
Mario R. Vallejos
DU1EMJ
VP for Communications
Edwin T. Nasol
DU1ED
VP for DPER
Atty. Ferdinand Q. San Joaquin
DW1RIR
Gen. Secretary and
Legal Consultant
Gennie M. Collantes
DV1SEC
Head Secretary
Aurora P. Vallejos
DW1SEV
Auditor

REGIONAL OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DX2EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU2) - Ilocos Region Region and Cordillera Administrative Region

Hector E. Rivera
DW2HER
President
Lito A. Aguimayo
4F2AJ
Vice President 1
Artemio A. Tasani Jr.
DW2WVB
Vice President 2
Judison M. Aquino
DW2FIH
Secretary
Ronald V. Agsalud
DV2RHA
Asst. Secretary
Felixberto M. Ariola
DV2UFC
Treasurer
Louie P. Calubaquib
DV2BQB
Asst. Treasurer
Carlo G. Ibañez
4F2CXI
HERO Coordinator

DX3EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU3) - Central Luzon

Ruel B. Espejo
DU3RBQ
President
Gino C. Labarete
DU3GSM
Secretary/Trustee
Simon S. Fojas
DU3SMF
Treasurer
Mariano M. Solano
DV3MOM
Asst. Treasurer
Diego C. Valderama
DU3DYG
HERO Coordinator
Resty T. Cayanan
DV3RXC
HERO Coordinator

DX4EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU4) - Bicol Region

Benjamin R. Reapor
DW4BNJ
Secretary
Carlito V. Monte
DV4ZAR
HERO Coordinator

DX5EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU5) - Eastern Visayas Region

Romulo O. Gacusana
DV5ROG
President
Agustin O. Ballo
DW5TMP
Vice President 1
Ronnel O. Bautista
DW5ROB
Secretary
Dante S. Anasco
DU5CIG
Treasurer
Florida G. Chavez
DW5FGC
HERO Coordinator

DX6EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU6) - Western Visayas Region

Hernando B. Pacino Jr.
4F6VAZ
President
Rodelio C. Va-ay
DW6CRV
Vice President 1
Alquin A. Castillo
DY6AAC
Vice President 2
Erlinda U. Suizo
DV6IHZ
Secretary - Panay Is
Rodel O. Bitsuso DW6XIR
Secretary - Negros Is
Reynaldo F. Aldeguer
DV6VAU
Treasurer
Josef G. Siriban
DU6KRS
HERO Coordinator

DX7EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU7) - Central Visayas Region

Arnold G. Ignacio
DU7ELE
President
Rogelio V. Bongbong Jr.
DU7ETE
Vice President 1
Florante S. Catalan
4F7FLO
Secretary
Annalyn V. Catalan
DU7ETR
Asst. Secretary
Edgar S. Alinsoot
DU7PGZ
Treasurer
Steve Lord T. Allanic
DV7ETX
Asst. Treasurer
Omar G. Dumaguing
DU7OK
HERO Coordinator

DX8EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU8) - Central and Western Mindanao

Ernie A. Tolete
4F8BRO
President
Eddie E. Untalan
DV8VDU
Vice President 1
Wally C. Villanueva
4F8HFW
Secretary
Rowena U. Tolete
4F8SIS
Asst. Secretary
Connie A. Untalan
DV8VEC
Treasurer
Erdy T. Nasol
DW8CDR
Asst. Treasurer
Rolly P. Untalan
DV8VEC
HERO Coordinator

DX9EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU9) - Northern and Southern Mindanao

Ireneo B. Ledesma
DU9XL
President
Ernesto O. Teves Jr.
DU9CA
Vice President 1
Roldan O. Landiao
DU9XM
Vice President 2
Glen J. Pido
DU9HRG
Secretary
Virginia P. Ledesma
DV9ARA
Asst. Secretary
Rachel M. Landiao
DV9BPI
Treasurer
Marcos A. Gilla
DU9HUZ
HERO Coordinator
Romualdo A. Regatona Jr.
DW9IEW
HERO Coordinator

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION


In the early years of the Society of Communicators and Networkers, International (SCAN), the American Exporting Services, California, USA, acknowledged the organization's humanitarian efforts and charitable commitment in rendering services to the needy families in the Philippines.

The said exporting services then provided SCAN free communication equipment for its endeavors in providing immediate communication to the less fortunate. SCAN has been participating in different societal service-oriented activities worldwide.


Latest Awards and Certificates

ARISS was created and is managed by an international working group, including several countries in Europe as well as Japan, Russia, Canada, and the USA. The organization is run by volunteers from the national amateur radio organizations and the international AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) organizations from each country (https://www.ariss.org/about-ariss.html).

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