Alfonso Faustino: Thank You For Your Visits & Purchases

Thank you for viewing my BLOGS and QRZ page; and, most importantly, thank you for all your kind emails and purchases. I’m happy to read and hear that I’m a useful resource to you. I get a monthly report from assistance, Janelle, and I was really surprised by all your visits. The high numbers encourage…

Alfonso Faustino: Blessings in 2020

The Trinity has given me a blessed life — 2020 is a perfect example of His presence in my life. CoVid-19 demanded changes in the way my family and I had to do to successfully make it through 2020. Notwithstanding these changes, we all had the blessing of health. Fortunately, no one in our family…

Alfonso Faustino: Royal Motors: Sergey Chulikanov

For Christmas 2020, my mum decided she wanted to buy a new family vehicle to add to the paddock — really, it was a new vehicle for my sister; my mum don’t drive anymore; my sister is the real driver in the family; and, I enjoy being a passenger in the back seat playing with…

Alfonso Faustino: Recall London Breed “Mayor” of San Francisco

To recall London Breed, please sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/people-of-san-francisco-recall-mayor-london-breed?source_location=topic_page DICTA “It’s not a crime to be homeless,” San Francisco Police Chief, Scott, told the New Yorker. I agree; but, homeless people don’t have the right to do crime and malfeasant behaviors while being homeless nor do they have the right to create a legally-defined nuisance…

Alfonso Faustino: TGIF Spot: Dual Band: 3.5-inch Nextion (Touch-screen) Hot-spot

If you’re looking for a digital-mode hot-spot (e.g., P25, DMR, Fusion, D-STAR, and NXDN), check out Robert Bretzman’s (K4WZV) TGIF Spot. What do I like about Robert Bretzman’s TGIF Spot? 3.5-inch Nextion Color Touch-screen, FPP: Front Panel Programming, Wi-Fi Scan, Adjustable BER Settings, Looks cool via the C4 Labs Clear Casing, Pre-programmed and ready to…

Alfonso Faustino: Gerry Filby (W6WNG): AllStar ClearNode

UPDATE: 5-January-2021, at 1453: Gerry Filby made a major software update: DMR functions. Yes — ClearNode can access DMR and talk-groups associated to Brandmeister and TGIF. I am hoping Gerry Filby will give an update for P25 functions. Now, I can finally use my Motorola XTS 5000R to access DMR talk-groups…and, I can finally use…

Alfonso Faustino: HAM Nets: Digital & Analog

I received emails from some new HAM operators regarding nets that I attend. By way of background, I’m am a member of two different two-way radio (transceiver) clubs: PAPA System Cathay Radio Club PAPA System is a full service one-stop radio club. Members can RX and TX on DMR, DSTAR, P25, and analog repeaters. Analog…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XTS 5000 Programming Cable: Mark V. Dunkle

I’m a big fan of the Motorola XTS 5000 series. Although discontinued by Motorola in December 2019, the Motorola XTS 5000 is still relevant and in use by many first responder agencies and government agencies. For HAM operators, the Motorola XTS 5000 is an excellent choice for HAM operators wanting to get into P25 Phase…

Alfonso Faustino: PAPA System: New P25 Network

4-October-2020, @ 0248 Hours PDT, I received information from Cecil that he and his team completed the installation and testing of the new P25 repeaters in the PAPA System network in Southern California. This is truly an amazing accomplishment by Cecil and his team. Members of the PAPA System now has access to all HAM…

Alfonso Faustino: HAM Satellite Repeaters

Before I begin, I’d like to thank Wade for introducing me to HAM Satellite Repeaters (hereinafter, in this BLOG, HSR). I was on P25 North America 10200; and, I connected with Wade; and, through our conversation, he told me about his recent adventure: HAM Satellite Repeaters. Several satellites in space have HAM analog duplex repeaters…