Philippine Amateur Radio Association

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Philippine Amateur Radio Association
PARA logo.png
Abbreviation PARA
Formation 1932[1]
Type non-profit organization
Purpose None
Headquarters 4/F National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Bldg., Agham Road, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
Location
Region served
Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
Membership
As of December 2014 - 1,551 (Regular), 114 (Lifetime Members), 90 (Lifetime International Associate Members), 30 (International Associate Member)
Official language
English
Chief Operating Officer
Thelma C. Pascua, DU1IVT
Affiliations International Amateur Radio Union
Staff
2
Website www.para.org.ph

The Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in the Philippines. Key membership benefits of PARA include the sponsorship of amateur radio operating awards and radio contests, and a QSL bureau for those members who regularly communicate with amateur radio operators in other countries. PARA represents the interests of Filipino Amateur Radio Operators/Enthusiasts before the national and international telecommunications regulatory authorities.[1] PARA is the national member society representing the Philippines in the International Amateur Radio Union.[2]

PARA is the recognized national umbrella association for the amateur radio service in the Philippines. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) - the country's telecommunications regulatory authority - issued Memorandum Circular No. 05-06-85 which says:

"In compliance to Ministry Circular No. 82-077, dated 20 October 1982, the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) as governed by the new PARA By Laws registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, dated 08 May 1985, is hereby recognized by the National Telecommunications Commission as the national amateur radio organization. As such, PARA shall represent the Philippines Amateurs in all conferences, either local or international and with the end in view of fostering cordial relationship and efficient coordination between radio amateurs and the government.

To hasten the normal operation of the organization and the accreditation of other amateur radio clubs as required under NTC Memorandum Circular No. 01-01-84, dated 12 January 1984, every district and local clubs shall affiliate with PARA without unnecessary delay".[3]

The recognition of PARA as the national association for the amateur radio service in the Philippines is emphasized anew NTC Memorandum Circular No. 03-08-2012, particularly Section VIII (2) which states that "The Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) is the only recognized national society of amateurs."

Organizational Structure

PARA elects a five-member Executive Board every three (3) years. The Board elect from among themselves the Chief Operating Officer, Vice Chief Operating Officer, Chief Finance Officer, and Secretary General. The fifth member of the Board sits as an ordinary Board member.

The PARA Executive Board for the term 2013 to 2016 are:

  1. THELMA C. PASCUA, DU1IVT - Chief Operating Officer
  2. ROLANDO B. PACANA JR., DU1RP - Vice Chief Operating Officer
  3. ROBERTO C. VICENCIO, DU1VHY - Secretary General
  4. HENRY M. LEGASPI, JR., DU1DOC - Chief Finance Officer
  5. EDUARDO VICTOR J. VALDEZ, DU1EV - Board Member

PARA also elects its District Managers to supervise affiliate clubs in the different call areas. The election is done simultaneous with the Executive Board. For 2013 to 2016 the following are the PARA District Managers:

  1. District 1 - ROMEO ISIDRO, DU1SMQ
  2. District 2 - JAIME A. KHO, DU2JAK
  3. District 3 - ALEX LAGUISMA, DU3AL
  4. District 4 - Fr. GERARD LEOVAL C. GUADALUPE, DU4MX
  5. District 5 - JOSE M. JOCANO Jr., DW5JMJ
  6. District 6 - NED G. CADENA, DU6NE
  7. District 7 - SALVADOR J. LAMOSTE, DU7AL
  8. District 8 - LOPE O. CONGCARDAS, DW8CBU
  9. District 9 - KAYE F. CHAVEZ, DU9XO

Alex, DU3AL is the OIC PARA District 3 Manager because of the resignation of the duly elected District 3 Manager.

MEMBERSHIP

As the national association for amateur radio, PARA has for its members the different amateur clubs in the Philippines. Under existing NTC regulations, an amateur club can be accredited by the NTC if such club is an affiliate club of PARA.

The following are the current affiliate clubs of PARA.

DISTRICT 1

CALLSIGN ACRONYM CLUB NAME
DX1HB 480 HB 480 HOMEBREWERS AMATEUR GROUP, Inc.
DX1ER ACER INC AMATEUR COMMUNICATORS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE, Inc.
DX1ARM ARMI AMATEUR RADIO MOVEMENT, Inc.
DX1BSP BSP Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Inc.
DX1ACE CAVITE ACE CAVITE AMATEUR COMMUNICATIONS ENTHUSIASTS, Inc.
DX1CI COMPASS CONCENTRIC MOUNTAINEERS OF THE PHILIPPINE AMATEUR RADIO & SCOUTING SOCIETY, Inc.
DX1DAC DAC DIRECT AMATEUR COMMUNICATION, Inc.
DX1DBT DON BOSCO ARC DON BOSCO AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
DX1S FILDX FILIPINAS DX SOCIETY
DX1FLR FLARE FILIPINO LEAGUE OF AMATEUR RADIO ENTHUSIASTS, Inc.
DX1J FTI FTI HAM CLUB, Inc.
DX1GSP GSP SHARES GSP HAM RADIO ENTHUSIASTS FOR SERVICE, Inc.
DX1HAM HRECG HAM RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, Inc.
DX1M MAGELLAN MAGELLAN AMATEUR RADIO REPEATER NETWORK, PHIL., Inc.
DX1MK MARS MAKILING AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY, Inc.
DX1L PARL INC PHILIPPINE AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE, Inc.
DX1PRS PRS INC PYRAMID RADIO SOCIETY, Inc.
DX1PUP PUP HAM-RCG Polytechnic University of the Philippines HAM RADIO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
DX1RN RAIN RADIO AMATEUR INFORMATION NETWORK, Inc.
DX1RTU RTU ARC Rizal Technological University AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, Inc.
DX1RPI RPI RADIO AMATEUR DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION ORGANIZATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, Inc.
DX1EVM SCAN INTL SOCIETY OF COMMUNICATORS AND NETWORKERS INTERNATIONAL
DX1UST UST ARC University of Santo Tomas AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

District 2

  • ASSOCIATION OF ACTIVE AMATEURS, Inc. (DX2AAA)
  • ASSOCIATION OF LA UNION AMATEUR RADIO MEN, Inc.
  • BARCADA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, Inc. (DX2BBB)
  • BENGUET AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR NETWORK SOCIETY, Inc.
  • CAGAYAN VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO REPEATER NETWORK, Inc. (DX2ACV)
  • SCAN INTERNATIONAL (DX2EVM)
  • LUZON AMATEUR RADIO GROUP ENTHUSIASTS, Inc. (DX2LRG)
  • NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION, Inc. (DX2N)
  • TRI-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

District 3

  • SCAN INTERNATIONAL (DX3EVM)
  • TAMARAW AMATEUR GROUP OF COMMUNICATORS, Inc. (DX3NE)
  • CENTRAL LUZON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, Inc. (DX3F)
  • ULO NG APO RADIO CLUB, Inc. (DX3UNA)

District 4

  • CIVIC ACTION OF RADIO ENTHUSIASTS, Inc. (DX4CAR)
  • AMATEUR RADIO CLUB OF CATANDUANES (DX4ARC)
  • CAMARINES NORTE AMATEUR, Inc. (DX4CN)

District 5

  • ALTERNATIVE CHANNEL COORDINATING EMERGENCY SUPPORT, Inc. (DX5LYM)
  • DISTRICT 5 RADIO AMATEUR NETWORK, Inc. (DX5RAN)

District 6

  • CAPIZ RADIO LEAGUE, Inc. (DX6CRL)
  • PANAY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, ILOILO (DX6PAR)

District 7

  • CEBU AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE, Inc. (DX7CA)
  • CHOCOLATE HILLS AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE, Inc. (DX7BC)
  • SCAN INTERNATIONAL (DX7EVM)
  • NEGROS ORIENTAL RADIO AMATEUR OF DISTRICT 7, Inc. (DX7NRD)
  • RECON MACE 7, Inc.

District 8

  • SCAN INTERNATIONAL (DX8EVM)
  • FREQUENCY FOR AMATEUR RADIO ENTHUSIASTS 8, Inc.
  • SPARC 8 SOUTHERN PHILS., AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, Inc. (DX8ZC)
  • ZAMBOANGA WEST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

District 9

  • AMATEUR LAND EMERGENCY AND RESPONSE TEAM, Inc. (ALERT 10)
  • CARAGA SHARE, Inc.
  • CALAGAHAN ASSOCIATION OF RADIO SPECIALISTS, Inc. (CARS)
  • CARAGA HAM VOLUNTEERS AMATEUR, Inc. (CHAMVA)
  • SCAN INTL SCAN INTERNATIONAL (DX9EVM)
  • RADIO OPERATION YOUTH AMATEUR LEAGUE, Inc. (DX9M)

Life time members[edit]

ID # NAME CALLSIGN CLUB
LM-001 Jaime A. Kho DU2JAK TRIAC INC.
LM-002 Gil Brian O. Santos DU1MS PARL INC
LM-003 Robert Del Rosario DU3BBY PARL INC
LM-004 Eduardo Victor J. Valdez DU1EV PARL INC
LM-005 Tin Bun "Francis" See DU3HF PARL INC
LM-006 Reynaldo T. Anoos DU1MUS MARS INC
LM-007 Serafin A. Nepumoceno DU1SAN PARL INC
LM-008 Francisco T. Uy DU1UY PARL INC
LM-009 Tachio Yonemura DU1ZV PARL INC
LM-010 Gilbert D. Lappay 4F2KWT PARL INC
LM-011 Basilio M. Rodriguez DU1BR MAGELLAN
LM-012 Histohi Fujiwara DU1IST PARL INC
LM-013 Lorenzo O. Dyquiangco 4F2AD ALARM
LM-014 Ricardo B. De Jesus DU1DT 480 HB
LM-015 Paul Warren S. Uy DU1EIB FILDX
LM-016 Peter Schumann DU1DL 480 HB
LM-017 Dominador San Andres DW1MTS ARMI
LM-018 Bienvenido Jose N. Panganiban DU1BP MAGELLAN
LM-019 Jose Sonny C. Chong DU9SS PARL INC
LM-020 Wilfredo P. Santos DU3WS WCC
LM-021 Filipino B. Tuvera DU2US AAA
LM-022 Gerard leoval C. Guadalupe DU4MX ACES
LM-023 Rufino C. Ulit DU2FCU TRIAC INC.
LM-024 Neil V. Martinez DU1QEG PARL INC
LM-025 Arthur Bell 4F1AB PARL INC
Lm-026 Klaus Schilder DU1/DL6NCL 480 HB
LM-027 Jun Morano DU1JM MAGELLAN
LM-028 Jun Moreto DU1BA PARL
LM-029 Joel Inocencio Pastor DU1JP MAGELLAN
LM-030 John Fraser 4F3EW WCC
LM-031 Alex Laguisma DU3AL SPARC 3
LM-032 Leonardo L. Cuevas DU1LC ACER INC
LM-033 Jose Netu M. Tamayo DU2LX AAA
LM-034 Noel A. Idris DU8RAM SPARC 8
LM-035 Arnold C. Liong DU1LFY PARL INC
LM-036 Jose Allan Maglasang DW1LDT PARL INC
LM-037 Sergio L. Padua 4F2KH AAA
LM-038 Alberto Villanueva DU1AV HRECG INC
LM-039 Alfonso C. Villacorta DU1RF ARMI
LM-040 Gernot Stadler DV3NCA PARL INC
LM-041 Robin U. Go DU9RG FILDX
LM-042 Greg Ella DU1GE PARL INC
LM-043 Edward Chiu DU2FA ALARM
LM-044 J.M. Ten Napel 4F1TN PARL
LM-045 Joseph Boquecosa DU2BOQ AAA
LM-046 Ruben Martinez DV2BAF TARCI
LM-047 George Szymanski DU1GM PARL
LM-048 Mayettte Alvarez DV1JAZ PARL
LM-049 Roberto Jose C. Vicencio DU1VHY PARL INC
LM-050 Joel Limcongco DU1KID PRS
LM-051 Salvador J. Lamoste DU7AL CHARL
LM-052 Frisco C. Uy DV7AAZ CHARL
LM-053 Hans J. Slawik AB5OO MARS
LM-054 Eduardo P. Ilagan DU1DPE FLARE
LM-055 Joselito C. Fernandez DU1LKY FLARE
LM-056 Eduardo P. Sia DU1DGR FLARE
LM-057 Roger G. Pasamonte DV1HDG FLARE
LM-058 Ryan Y. Valencia DV1UK FLARE
LM-059 Jose Billy P. Del Rosario DU1OHR FLARE
LM-060 Eleanor S, Sia DW1DGQ FLARE
LM-061 Arnulfo Canto DW1PBO FLARE
LM-062 Armando Canto DW1PPU FLARE
LM-063 Jimel Padura DU1RYZ FLARE INC
LM-064 Alvin Joy A. Joaquin DU1AJ COMPASS
LM-065 Alberto C. Francisco DU1VGC COMPASS
LM-066 Victoriano B. Dacanay, Jr. DU1JD COMPASS
LM-067 Jose Lisandro L. Belen DU1JQ PARL INC
LM-068 Renault C. Herrera DU7RH FARE 8 INC
LM-069 Arvin S. Siasico DU8AS FARE 8, INC
LM-070 Gerald R. Marmito DU7AU CHARL
LM-071 Erico A. Udtohan DW7BJK CHARL
LM-072 Gerald Caparas DU1AZ COMPASS
LM-073 Miguel Cano III DW6DKY PARL INC
LM-074 Michael S. Magalong DU2MIC AAA
LM-075 Roland James G. Bayang 4F3AAA AAA
LM-076 Robert Henderson DU1SVA PARL INC
LM-077 Manuel B. Battung Jr. DV9HZM ROYAL INC
LM-078 James G. Uy DU7JGU CARL INC
LM-079 Lester Price DV5PO ACCESS 5, INC
LM-080 Joseph Joel R. Castillo DU1JC ARMI
LM-081 Florante S. Catalan 4F7FLO DX7EVM SCAN INT'L
LM-082 Rey Dandy P. Lachica DV1IMA PARL INC
LM-083 MEL MARUYAMA DU1YV MARS
LM-084 James D. Miller Jr. DU2UXJ BARCADA
LM-085 CHARLES ROBINSON
LM-086 Robert Wright DU7ET NORAD 7
LM-087 Cyril-Nathan SM. Eamiguel DU5AOK RADNET
LM-088 Aubrey Ruth S. Joaquin DV7DSU COMPASS
LM-089 Felino SM. Angeles Jr. DU1FA 480 HB
LM-090 Daniel Ray DW7EUO
LM-091 Elzfe V. Fernandez DU1TEF PARL INC
LM-092 Gerald V. Schuler DU1GS MAGELLAN
LM-093 GerisseMarie U. Marmito DW7GMM CHARL
LM-094 Matt Yrseth U. Marmito DW7MTT CHARL
LM-095 Miguel Araquel DV1ZZ PARL INC
LM-096 Darwin Gavino DU1DG HRECG INC.
LM-097 Omar Dumaguing DU7OK DX7EVM SCAN I
LM-098 Alfred W. Ziegler DU9AOZ DX9EVM SCAN INT'L
LM-099 Mary Ann Frances M. Panganiban DV1MP MAGELLAN
LM-100 Elmer Gappi 4F1VS PARL INC
LM-101 Jay Adonis G. Uy DV7JAY CARL INC
LM-102 Francisco R. Zuniga 9V1FZ FARE 8, INC
LM-103 Ryan T. Los Ba–os DW8BEE SPARC 8, INC
LM-104 Daniel Wong DV7EIU CARL INC
LM-105 Ferdinand O. Manguit DU1NJJ DX1EVM SCAN I
LM-106 Annalyn V. Catalan DV7ETR DX7EVM SCAN I
LM-107 Oscar Yu II DW7OYU
LM-108 Mario Maipid KB4SAD PARL INC
LM-109 Fortunato T. Hordista Jr. DW5IE RADNET
LM-110 Dindo G. Garcia DU1UD MARS INC
LM-111 Alexander L. Go DW1IAJ PARL INC
LM-112 John T. Hays DV5HT RADNET
LM-113 Teresito S Uy DV1TSU PARL INC
LM-114 Ramon Purugganan DU1CHN PARL INC
LM-115 Ignacio Trias DU1IGY ACER INC
LM-116 Arnel T. Regaspi DV2NEX DX2EVM SCAN INT'L
LM-117 James Harper DU3JH PARL INC
LM-118 Reineer Y. Baculinao DU1RB CAVITE ACE
LM-119 Ferdinand Ferly G. Hamac DU8HC FARE 8, INC
LM-120 Ronilo Baricaua DU1NLO ARMI
LM-121 Kenan F. Tamayo DV2KXT AAA
LM-122 Remegio D. Murillo DV9ATR DX9EVM SCAN INT'L
LM-123 Chester D. Dingal DV9ATM DX9EVM SCAN INT'L
LM-124 David Ray Kitchings DU1XO PARL INC
LM-125 Mark Anthony D. Ramirez 4F1MTU PARL INC
LM-126 Louie L. Delos Santos DU1TDS HRECG INN
LM-127 Jandee R. Bonifacio 4F1KIK PARL INC
LM-128 Michael Cheung DU1WJC HRECG INN
LM-129 Aser S. Mallari 4F1ASR DX1EVM SCAN INT'L
LM-130 Josefino Alvero 4F1ANX CW PHILS
LM-131 Francisco S. Lim 4F4IX ACES INC
LM-132
LM-133 Albert Galang DU1SFU PARL INC

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Philippine Amateur Radio Association. Retrieved Aug. 17, 2008.
  2. ^ International Amateur Radio Union "Member Societies". Retrieved Sep. 09, 2015.
  3. ^ NTC Memorandum Circular No. Archived November 19, 2015 at the Wayback Machine

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