Alfonso Faustino: Ashtron VS-50m Power Supply

Within the past two weeks, I purchased several items: GMRS repeater, HAM repeater, Motorola XPR 5550 (VHF), and Motorola XPR 5550e (UHF). All these items use 13.8 volt power source; and, I use all these items as a home-base units or as mobile units out in the field. Using them for my mobile excursions isn’t…

Alfonso Faustino: Antenna Project

Okay, so as I mentioned in my earlier BLOG, I passed my USCG AUX TCO examination — very happy with this accomplishment. I’m gonna get a USCG Call-sign to be authorized to talk with USCG, Mariner’s Stations, rescue USCG aircraft, and water vessels when activated. Very happy with this! I got approved by USCG AUX…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XPR 5550 VHF: US Coast Guard AUX Comms

BLUF: So why did I purchase the VHF Motorola XPR 5550? I need it for my USCG AUX TCO position, which is mission-critical based. If you’re looking for a mobile transceiver, which can also be a home-base transceiver for your volunteer mission-critical training and deployment, check out the Motorola XPR 5550-series, which comes in three…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XPR 5550e UHF R-1

I always wanted a Motorola XPR 5550e for my HAM operations. So, The Trinity blessed me with a brand new, straight from the Motorola Factory, fresh out of the box, Motorola XPR 5550e. My brand new Motorola XPR 5550e comes from my new friend, J. I’m so grateful to have met him through my other…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola M1225 50-watt GMRS Portable/Home-base Repeater

24-January-2021, I purchased two portable/home-base repeaters: GMRS and HAM UHF R-1. Both repeaters are 50 watts, and I am anxiously waiting for their arrival. I purchased each of these repeaters from two separate vendors. Once I take possession and custody of the two repeaters, I will update this BLOG. I have a GMRS license; and,…

Alfonso Faustino: Thank You For Your Visits & Purchases

Thank you for viewing my BLOGS and QRZ page; and, most importantly, thank you for all your kind emails and purchases. I’m happy to read and hear that I’m a useful resource to you. I get a monthly report from assistance, Janelle, and I was really surprised by all your visits. The high numbers encourage…

Alfonso Faustino: Blessings in 2020

The Trinity has given me a blessed life — 2020 is a perfect example of His presence in my life. CoVid-19 demanded changes in the way my family and I had to do to successfully make it through 2020. Notwithstanding these changes, we all had the blessing of health. Fortunately, no one in our family…

Alfonso Faustino: Royal Motors: Sergey Chulikanov

For Christmas 2020, my mum decided she wanted to buy a new family vehicle to add to the paddock — really, it was a new vehicle for my sister; my mum don’t drive anymore; my sister is the real driver in the family; and, I enjoy being a passenger in the back seat playing with…

Alfonso Faustino: Recall London Breed “Mayor” of San Francisco

To recall London Breed, please sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/people-of-san-francisco-recall-mayor-london-breed?source_location=topic_page DICTA “It’s not a crime to be homeless,” San Francisco Police Chief, Scott, told the New Yorker. I agree; but, homeless people don’t have the right to do crime and malfeasant behaviors while being homeless nor do they have the right to create a legally-defined nuisance…

Alfonso Faustino: TGIF Spot: Dual Band: 3.5-inch Nextion (Touch-screen) Hot-spot

If you’re looking for a digital-mode hot-spot (e.g., P25, DMR, Fusion, D-STAR, and NXDN), check out Robert Bretzman’s (K4WZV) TGIF Spot. What do I like about Robert Bretzman’s TGIF Spot? 3.5-inch Nextion Color Touch-screen, FPP: Front Panel Programming, Wi-Fi Scan, Adjustable BER Settings, Looks cool via the C4 Labs Clear Casing, Pre-programmed and ready to…