Alfonso Faustino: Shark RF openSpot and DVMega Bluestack (K6ASf)

I was on my way to San Francisco International Airport while involved with Charlie’s (N6JOA) net control on DMR Talk Group: 31068.  I was in San Francisco South West part of San Francisco, and I was trying to stay connected with CARLA’s K6LNK DMR repeater, but was not having a good shot at it —…

Alfonso Faustino: Shark RF openSPOT (K6ASF)

Yesterday, 8-December-2017, at 1430 Hours PST, I was on DMR Talk Group 3100 chatting it up with Ben (KC2RXV) in Tel Aviv: Israel. Ben was telling me about his satisfaction with the Shark RF openSPOT; hence, I became interested in it; because, I wanted a device that would give me strong signal strength inside my…

Alfonso Faustino: CARLA: Antenna Replacement Project (K6ASF)

Boss, N6MVT, 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…

Alfonso Faustino: NERT Training with San Francisco Fire Department

Yesterday, 18-November-2017, 0830-1530 Horus PST, I had San Francisco Fire Department’s NERT training, and I was part of a team in charge of communications with San Francisco Fire Department’s Battalion 6. It was a great learning experience for me; because, I had to learn a new way of communicating with field operators and the San…

Alfonso Faustino: Apple iPhone X

Several years ago, an Apple representative from their Cupertino California HQ called me on my iPhone.  They told me about their new Apple iPhone Upgrade Program, and based upon my standing of always buying a brand new iPhone and my excellent credit scores, they invited me to participate in this new pilot program along with…

Alfonso Faustino: Apple iPhone Upgrade Program

The following BLOG was written some time last year, ~September 2016, from another BLOG site.  The BLOG still is applicable to the current Apple iPhone Upgrade Program with their current products: iPhone X and iPhone 8. Check 6! /s/ Alfonso Faustino Apple iPhone 7 Plus encased in the Tech 21 Evo Mesh (3 meter (9.9…

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: 2017 San Francisco Fleet Week: Blue Angels: My Crib!

I am pro-military — especially, pro US Navy — my father served 25 years of his life contributing to making America Great.  The US Military, especially, the US Navy, can do NO wrong in my eyes.  I always vote for increasing the military budget; and, I always vote against cutting back our military spending. Anyway,…

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

Day or night, I go up to the penthouse, and I look to the East and take in the beautiful view of San Francisco’s skyline. This is my favorite landmark in the entire city. You can have the Golden Gate Bridge and the sun setting at Ocean Beach — those are nice views; but, this…