DX5RAN-DISTRICT 5 RADIO AMATEUR NETWORK INC.
What is DX5RAN?
The corporate logo of the organization depicts the true spirit and intention that the club was created. It was originally designed by Jobs Lagutan, DW5GHQ and enhanced by Ed Lozada, 4F5AX. The logo was presented to the founding members on May 18, 2010. and formally adopted through a Board Resolution No. 04 dated May 30, 2010.
The circuit on the background is a crystal receiver – the oldest type of radio receiver – this is an acknowledgement of the club’s respect for traditions and the traditional.
The Morse code key embedded on the extended hand on the left represents the hobby which was enjoyed by many using the technology available at that time. Similarly, the integrated circuit embedded on the hand on the right represents that ham radio is not a stagnant and obsolete hobby - rather it is a dynamic one and goes on with time adopting the latest technology there is to further enhance the hobby.
The hand clasp represents the marriage of both the old and new technology wherein the combination of both strengthens the hobby. Both technologies compliment each other. To understand and enjoy the new frontier, ham radio operators use the new technology. In times when new technologies fail, utilization of the old one will come into play. The hand clasp likewise represents the time-honored principle of the organization which is friendship.
The coded (Morse code) number is for the year 2010 - the year when the club was formally conferred with a legal personality by the Securities and Exchange Commission. (The actual date is May 20, 2010). Morse code is a type ofcharacter encoding that transmits telegraphic information using rhythm. Morse code uses a standardized sequence of short and long elements to represent the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters. The short and long elements can be formed by sounds, marks, or pulses, in on-off keying and are commonly known as "dits" and "dahs" in ham radio. International Morse Code today is still popular among amateur radio operators, where it is used as the pattern to key a transmitter on and off in the radio communications mode commonly referred to as "continuous wave" or "CW". All ham radio operators are expected to have a working knowledge of the code, hence, the use of it in the logo.
The people around with joined hands are the founding members of the Club. Each one represents the individuals who rose up to maintain and uphold the principles they commonly believed in. They are the guardians of the Club – the protectors. They have exerted their time, effort and resources just to put up a Club that would nurture the principles they believed in.
The white field symbolizes the purity of intentions by its incorporators and founding members in the spirit of camaraderie and love of service for the common good.
The name “DX5RAN-DISTRICT 5 RADIO AMATEUR NETWORK” is the corporate name of the Club. This was initially suggested by Ed Lozada, 4F5AX and was adopted by the founding members through an election. This was reserved with the SEC and later approved by the same office as its corporate name.
The color green of the circle represents the fertile and wide area where the members of the Club can do some experimentation of their hobby. It also represents the members’ concern for the environment.
The stars signify hope, the shining armor of the club.
MASCOT OF RADNET5
The club mascot was designed by Stephen Viel C. Gerona (DW5PEN). This symbolizes Old Man Elmer - a wise old man who mentors prospective or new members of the amateur radio. An “Elmer” (teach) is a person who helps another become a ham. He carries his things in a bag pack and a radio. It also depicts the literal meaning of a running man.