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: 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: Programming Transceivers (K6ASF)

Well, today, Thursday, 6-April-2017, @ 1150 Hours PDT, is gloomy and wet; so, my Diamond X-50 antenna coax is all coiled up and inactive until the rain passes. A rain storm is expected to hit San Francisco this evening, which means I will be doing my HAM operations indoors rather than being outside of my…

Alfonso Faustino: FCC HAM License: (K6ASF)

I’m truly happy to be part a new HAM operator in the HAM community; and, yesterday, 23-March-2017, I met several awesome experienced HAM operators: Tom (N6MVT), George (W6SUV), and Jim (N6MED).  These three HAM operators are pivotal players behind the CARLA communications network, which provides emergency assistance and other types of communications resources throughout Northern…