My Journey with Ferrari

When I was in my late 20s, I got my first house; thereafter, I purchased my first Ferrari.  The 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS.  It was my dream car; and, one of the major accomplishments in my life; of course, buying my first house was a big deal, but I thought of that as more as…

Alfonso Faustino: LandSeaAirComms.com

Hi, all. Thanks for all the wonderful emails you sent to me; and, I’m glad I was able to help you with the stuff you were interested in purchasing. Because of all the popularity of my past BLOGs, regarding my emergency auxillary communications activities, I decided to take the momentum of those BLOGs to create…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola APX NEXT

On 14-March-2022, I will be taking possession and custody of my brand new Motorola APX NEXT. I get the latest and greatest Motorola equipment for free — I’m not use to changing out transceivers so frequently — after all, I’ve only had my brand new Motorla APX 8000HXE coming up on three years — it’s…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola APX 8000HXE: Two Years Of Ownership

I took possession and custody of a brand new Motorla APX 8000HXE about two years or so ago during the CoVid-19 pandemic. I remember it well…California locked us down, and I made the purchase while sitting around in my crib watching South Park — my favorite television series. I affectionately call my Motorola APX 8000HXE,…

Alfonso Faustino: For me, it’s all about the RX and TX

For me, I need my transceiver to always TX when I push the PTT, and I need it RX when I don’t push the PTT…and, that’s the reason I would take an old model Motorola with no features, like my 4-channel Motorola Radius CP200 (VHF) or my 16-Channel Motorola Radius CP200 (UHF) over the newest…

Alfonso Faustino: Garmin inReach EXPLORER+

I do a lot of activities in areas that do not have mobile signals for my iPhone 11 Pro; hence, when I’m out in these areas, I carry and rely upon two significant tools: Motorola APX 8000HXE and Garmin inReach EXPLORER+. I’ve already written a BLOG on my Motorola APX 8000HXE; hence, this BLOG is…

Alfonso Faustino: CARLA System

Whether you realize it or not or want to face it or not, the cellular network, most likely, won’t work in the event of a catastrophe, such as, an earthquake, severe storm like Katrina, or the California Firestorms; hence, CARLA System is my go-to primary analog repeater network. The CARLA network consists of a healthy…

Alfonso Faustino: PAPA System: The Best HAM Community

The only Amateur Radio Club you need to join is PAPA System. If you are a new HAM Licensed Operator or if you’re a Veteran HAM Licensed Operator, PAPA System is the only HAM Club you need to join. Here’s a list of my reasons: ☑️Nightly Nets: Monday through Sunday, you can participate PAPA Nets…