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.
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.
REGIONAL OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DX2EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU2) - Ilocos Region Region and Cordillera Administrative Region
DX3EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU3) - Central Luzon
DX4EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU4) - Bicol Region
DX5EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU5) - Eastern Visayas Region
DX6EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU6) - Western Visayas Region
DX7EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU7) - Central Visayas Region
DX8EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU8) - Central and Western Mindanao
DX9EVM REGIONAL OFFICERS (DU9) - Northern and Southern Mindanao
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.