Alfonso Faustino: NERT Training with San Francisco Fire Department

Yesterday, 18-November-2017, 0830-1530 Horus PST, I had San Francisco Fire Department’s NERT training, and I was part of a team in charge of communications with San Francisco Fire Department’s Battalion 6. It was a great learning experience for me; because, I had to learn a new way of communicating with field operators and the San…

Alfonso Faustino: Apple iPhone X

  Several years ago, an Apple representative from their Cupertino California HQ called me on my iPhone.  They told me about their new Apple iPhone Upgrade Program, and based upon my standing of always buying a brand new iPhone and my excellent credit scores, they invited me to participate in this new pilot program along…

Alfonso Faustino: Apple iPhone Upgrade Program

The following BLOG was written some time last year, ~September 2016, from another BLOG site.  The BLOG still is applicable to the current Apple iPhone Upgrade Program with their current products: iPhone X and iPhone 8. Check 6! /s/ Alfonso Faustino Apple iPhone 7 Plus encased in the Tech 21 Evo Mesh (3 meter (9.9…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XPR 7550 VHF Transceiver (K6ASF)

My collection of Motorola hand-held transceivers is complete with the Motorola  XPR 7550 VHF hand-held transceiver, shown below. The Motorola XPR 7550 VHF transceiver will take the place of my Motorola Radius CP200, as shown in the picture, below.  I will either sell or use it as a back-up for VHF communications. Since I already…

Alfonso Faustino: My code-plug of repeaters (K6ASF)

Since I transitioned to using Motorola transceivers, XPR 7550e (UHF), CP200 (VHF), and XPR 7580 (33-Centimeter), I have to do my best to ensure that each of these transceivers can provide me with the necessary coverage I need in the event of a catastrophe that knocks out the mobile phone services. By far, my XPR…

Alfonso Faustino: 2017 San Francisco Fleet Week: Blue Angels: My Crib!

I am pro-military — especially, pro US Navy — my father served 25 years of his life contributing to making America Great.  The US Military, especially, the US Navy, can do NO wrong in my eyes.  I always vote for increasing the military budget; and, I always vote against cutting back our military spending. Anyway,…

Alfonso Faustino: Eagle’s Nest: Top Of Nob Hill (K6ASF)

Day or night, I go up to the penthouse, and I look to the East and take in the beautiful view of San Francisco’s skyline. This is my favorite landmark in the entire city. You can have the Golden Gate Bridge and the sun setting at Ocean Beach — those are nice views; but, this…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XPR 7580 Transceiver: 806-941 MHz (K6ASF)

An acquaintance gave me a Motorola XPR 7580, and his gift forced me to expand my knowledge and understanding of RX and TX operations in the 800 and 900 MHz frequencies with a hand-held transceiver.  As I mentioned in my previous BLOGs, I’m really a believer in the Motorola transceivers for emergency preparations and social…

Alfonso Faustino: Head-shot Photographer: Zanfer Ali

I always like giving new businesses a try.  Starting a new business is always difficult; so, when a new business comes my way, introducing its services to me, I will evaluate it; and, if it falls into the stuff I need to get done, and it provides good quality and customer support, why not? I’m…

Alfonso Faustino: Credit Score: Get it up and keep it up!

My parents engaged my sister in business, specifically, real estate, since we were about eight years old.  I remember sitting in real estate meetings with my parents, real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, and bankers each time they purchased a house. At that age, of course, I didn’t know all the stuff my parents and the…