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 home, I use…

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: 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: HAM Transceiver Antennas (K6ASF)

Surprisingly, in general, if you have a good HAM transceiver antenna, and you locate it to a good location, then, regardless of your transceiver’s watts, you have a pretty good shot of getting your transmission signal out to great distances. I’ve experienced hitting a repeater in Oakland and Daly City with my hand-held transceiver, Yaesu…

Alfonso Faustino: Pelican 1520: Portable Communications Case (KM6JLI) (K6ASF)

I’m a huge fan of Pelican cases — excellent product supported by 5-star customer support.  I informed Pelican they mis-typed my name-tag.  The next day, my new corrected name-tag was shipped to me, over-night, via UPS; and, Pelican gave me a key-chain flash-light for the inconvenience — excellent product and 5-star customer service — thanks,…

Alfonso Faustino: The Broken Pitcher

I went to the Legion Of Honor to view the Monet exhibit several weeks ago.  Monet — eh — never been a big fan — never cared for his flowers, lilies, and lakes. I was intrigued by The Broken Pitcher, by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. I sat on the bench in front of this portrait for about an…

Alfonso Faustino: Why Wouldn’t I believe In God?

I always enjoy conversations with people that ask me, “Why do you believe in God?”  Well, in my experiences on earth, I retort with a question, “Why wouldn’t I believe in God?”  I also say, “and, yes, Jesus Christ is the Son Of God, He is God, and I believe in Him, too — not…

Alfonso Faustino: iPhone 6S Plus: Aerial Views Of San Francisco

She had never been in a helicopter (AKA: helo (as the Navy guys call it)); so, I scheduled a helo flight for 20-October-2015, at 1500 Hours PDT, to show her aerial views of San Francisco, Marin County, and Oakland.  She had a blast; and, she got great shots from the air. It was a gorgeous…

Alfonso Faustino: 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; sure, buying my first house was a big deal, but I thought of that as more as something…