PARA will soon be firing up its own repeater on 1.2 GHz, thanks to our generous donor Mr. Tatsuhiko Chamoto JA3OLX who donated an Icom repeater for this exciting portion of the amateur bands. Photo shows Eddie Valdez DU1EV turning over the repeater to Jojo Vicencio DU1VHY at the PARA office.
There is a new Facebook page for aspiring hams in the Philippines. Elmers (older hams who can teach ham radio) are available to answer questions and guide new hams of all ages. Please type Wanna be a Ham? – PARA Elmers in the Facebook search bar.
QRP Day is an international event promoted by the IARU. PARA is one of the member societies in IARU Region 3 and are fostering and supporting QRP activities by PARA members. For more information and to download the rules etc, please click on this link QRP Day Rules ver 03-20150522
The 2015 Kids Day Contest will take place on 18th July from 0000 UTC to 1200 UTC (8am to 8pm local time). Objective 1.1 Introduce young children to the Ham Radio hobby 1.2 Ham Radio Operators to Elmer new comers to the hobby 1.3 Provide venue for ham radio family event (Parents, Uncles, Aunties, Cousins operating…
The contest took place 16 May 2015, 0500 UTC – 17 May 2015 , 0459 UTC. Rules can still be downloaded at http://para.org.ph/contests/