Alfonso Faustino: FCC Grants New Call-sign: K6ASF

Many thanks to Wayne (K6WSA).  He and other HAM operators have been very supportive of me and provided me with lots of great information and guidance. Wayne came up with my new call-sign, K6ASF; and, today, 23-May-2017, @ 2401 hours PDT, the FCC granted K6ASF to me. This will be my final call-sign.

Alfonso Faustino: “Why so many transceivers?” (K6ASF)

I once asked Wayne (K6WSA), “Why would you have 10 transceivers?”  I could not comprehend, at the time, the reason that so many HAM operators have more than two transceivers.  Now, the reason for two is usually because a HAM operator would have one handheld and one base station. As it turns out, most HAM…

Alfonso Faustino: NERT & San Francisco Fire Department (K6ASF)

After six weeks of studying and training, it was really nice to have graduated to being a NERT — not a Nerd — a NERT.  NERT stands for Neighborhood Emergency Response Team, which is an auxiliary of the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD). As mentioned in my previous BLOGs, I completed an 18-month combat, tactical,…

Alfonso Faustino: Kevin D. Wong’s Film: The Pilgrimage

After my successful run of acting in Yellow Face, I hit a slump in my acting career.  I was getting auditions; but, I wasn’t booking; and, even those parts weren’t really anything that interested me — same old casting roles: business man, lawyer, doctor, or politician.  So, I prayed to the Trinity.  I asked Him to…

Alfonso Faustino: CARLA HAM Comm Network (K6ASF)

I really enjoy using the CARLA HAM Comm Network.  It is primarily a platform for public events, like the Bay-to-Breakers, and an emergency and civil catastrophe communications channel. Here is the way I use CARLA: I program all of the repeaters’ (AKA: Systems) frequencies, PL Link, and Local PL into my transceivers; CARLA labels its repeaters…

Alfonso Faustino: Bioenno Power (K6ASF)

If you’re interested in running a portable field HAM comm case or pack, contact Kevin at Bioenno Power: 1-888-336-7864: Sale at BioennoPower dot com.  Just tell Kevin you portable power needs, your gear, and he will provide you with the best set-up based on your gear and power needs. When I’m at Eagle’s Nest, I…

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: Eagle’s Nest: Top Of Nob Hill (K6ASF)

I always wonder about the locations of the HAM operators with whom I meet on various frequencies; hence, I created this BLOG to show you the location from which I transmit and receive. I affectionately call my station location: Eagle’s Nest, which is located in an area in San Francisco, which I personally call, Top…

Alfonso Faustino: HAM Comm Gear For A Commitment-phobe (K6ASF)

I’m a commitment-phobe; hence, I seldom like anything that’s permanent nor anything that restricts my movement.  I like to be able to switch in and out of stuff and come and go as I please.  So, I look for HAM equipment that can move with me — to borrow the phrase from my favorite US Navy…

Alfonso Faustino: Up On The Roof (K6ASF)

When I was a kid, one of the things I remember was families hanging out in front of their houses talking with neighbors and playing out on the street until an hour before bed-time. It was usually during warm days and nights in San Francisco, which took place, sporadically, throughout the year. Anyway, today, 28-March-2017,…