|Description||DX1ARM Amateur Radio Movement, Inc., Philippines, a.k.a. "TalkGroup SISIG"|
TG51518 is the official BrandMeister DMR TalkGroup of the DX1ARM Amateur Radio Movement, Inc. TG51518 is also informally known as TalkGroup "SISIG", named after the famed Filipino comfort food. This signifies that the community goes beyond DX1ARM itself, as it welcomes Filipino amateurs across the globe and also hams from other nations who are always welcome to find their home within the Pinoy ham community.
The Amateur Radio Movement, Inc. (ARMI), with club station callsign DX1ARM, is an organization registered with the Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), affiliated with the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA), and licensed by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
ARMI Started out as a fun group consisting of stations mostly located in the central Metro Manila area, operating at 144.660 Mhz during the mid-1980s. As some gained some exposure in the amateur community, they realized that they need to have licenses in order to operate their radio stations legally. And so they did. Thankfully, some of them passed and got their licenses. Eventually, with enough licensed friends around, they decided to join an amateur club. Back then, the most popular club was DX1CW. However, they were not open to new members and instead offered to help these newly licensed stations from their own club. Thus, the name Amateur Radio Movement, Inc. came about and got its SEC registration in December 1987. ARMI eventually applied for its NTC registration and has been awarded the callsign DX1ARM, having Ernie Chua DU1EBC as its first Club Trustee and Joe Dehitta as its first Club President.
A resurgence of interest in ham radio in the mid to late 2010s likewise saw a growth in terms of activities and membership, as well as new frontiers to explore--digital modes like DMR and C4FM included.
ARMI currently operates on 144.880 MHz and 431.600 MHz, with the latter running a System Fusion repeater on hybrid mode, connected to the YSF network and linked to TG51518 in digital mode.
QSOs on TG51518 also pass through the DX1ARM UHF repeater in C4FM mode, and vice-versa.
ARMI actively participates in amateur radio activities, including HERO, INFEX, JOTA/JOTI, CQ Worldwide Contest, VHF/UHF Round up Contest, Tour of the Fireflies (as communications service), and more. The club holds its General Monthly Meeting (GMM) on the last Sunday of each month in Quezon City.
DX1ARM is also available on Zello at DX1ARM UHF ROIP channel, which is linked to the analog repeater at 431.600 MHz. Please advise admins/moderators your callsign so you can get "trusted" to transmit.
This page is managed by Angelo, 4I1RAC. Please email email@example.com, or QSO at TG51518, for any updates or inquiries.