Alfonso Faustino: CARLA: Antenna Replacement Project (K6ASF)

Boss invited me to go with him to one of the CARLA sites to replace an antenna on one of CARLA’s towers. I always enjoy helping Boss at his CARLA’s sites; because, I get to see all the technology that makes CARLA so great. In addition to CARLA’s technology, CARLA resides in some of the…

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: CARLA Repeater Network — a must! (K6ASF)

I strongly believe, as an auxiliary emergency-trained communications personnel using the HAM transceivers as one of my many tools, it is important to be part of a working, functional, reliable communications network; hence, CARLA System is my go-to primary analog repeater network. Why? Because, the CARLA network consists of a healthy amount of repeaters providing…

Alfonso Faustino: FCC Grants New Call-sign: K6ASF

I want to be a volunteer for first-responder agencies. That’s the only reason I got my HAM license. Now, that I got my license, it’s time to learn and practice getting on the air — learn about my transceiver and practice using my transceiver on the air. After I learn this stuff, then I will…