I am writing this BLOG; because, I received tons of text messages asking, “why aren’t you on the airwaves anymore?”
I am on the airwaves; BUT…I’m no longer using HAM analog or digital networks anymore. Occasionally, I will drop by CARLA.
I fully migrated to a commercial/professional-grade and military-grade networks.
I no longer use amateur HAM analog nor digital networks.
I brought a handful of selected HAM operators, friends, family, a handful of my tennis community, and handful of my acting community, and two of my neighbors to join my network.
We all have our different private and encrypted talk-groups, but we all have one common talk-group that is accessible to all of us for social and emergency communications, called, CENTRAL.
Of course, I provided each of them with brand new, straight from the Motorola Factory in Illinois, Motorola XPR 7550e transceivers for FREE — no charge to them.
In this video clip, below, our radio tech testing out a Motorola XPR 7550e, which he calls Radio Number 3.
Because commercial/professional-grade networks sound so much better and can fully unlock the operating potential of all of my Motorola transceivers, I no longer have the interest in HAM digital communications networks.
Here is a video clip of pure and true DMR done right by using 100% Motorola equipment on the repeater side and on the operator’s side — no MMDVM nor other junk that can fuck things up throughout the true DMR and P25 digital networks.
In the video clip, supra, the operators are in an aircraft and on a boat and on land. The aircraft is in the air patrolling in the Monterey, CA area, and he is talking to an operator on a boat in the San Francisco, CA Bay, and I am monitoring and communicating on land in San Francisco, CA.
Also, notice the high-quality sound of the operators’ voices.
My handful of selected people, some licensed HAM others not licensed HAM, all enjoy the sound quality, expanded coverages, reliability, and features that are not available in the HAM amateur world.
With all the activities going on in my real world, I have no time nor interest to socialize in the amateur HAM world.
/s/ Alfonso Faustino