Alfonso Faustino: I’m too selfish to have children!

I was having lunch with an acquaintance of mine the other day.  He is married and have two children.  He is proud of his children; and, his children are wonderful — I believe good children and good dogs, cats, and other pets are the result of good parenting and responsible ownership respectively. I enjoy seeing my acquaintances’ and…

Alfonso Faustino: I’m hooked on DMR! (K6ASF)

Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) was created by a telecommunications entity in Europe for professional and commercial communications and has become the international digital platform for digital communications throughout the world.  Because of its vast coverage, it’s used by many Fortune 500 companies, military, government agencies, law enforcement departments, fire departments, aviation industry, medical industry, transportation, utility companies, and so…

Alfonso Faustino: Baofeng GT3TP (K6ASF)

(UPDATE: 31-May-2016, @ 2330 Hours PDT: On a simplex frequency, my acting classmate, Matthew, call-sign: Crazy Canook, used my girlfriend’s Baofeng GT3TP hand-held transceiver, and he spoke to me from Linden Street in Oakland, California, while I was at Eagle’s Nest — that’s over 9 miles away on a simplex frequency — no repeaters at…

Alfonso Faustino: Bugging out to Los Angeles (K6ASF)

I have to hit Los Angeles for a production meeting; so, I have my Maxpedtion Mongo Versipack all packed and ready to go for my short hop to Los Angeles. I’m bringing my PCC to set up at the studio to see if I can make some contact with the Los Angeles HAM folks. Normally, I…