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…

Alfonso Faustino: HAM P25

BLUF: The following are P25 repeaters and P25 talk-groups/reflectors. This list will keep you entertained with your P25 activities. Enjoy! P25 Talk-groups — at times, talk-groups are also called reflectors: PAPA P25 Chat: 31077 PAPA P25xDMR: 31078 (This is a P25 bridge that connects to PAPA’s DMR system; and, the DMR system is linked to…

Alfonso Faustino: Garmin inReach EXPLORER+

I do a lot of activities in areas that do not have mobile signals for my iPhone 11 Pro; hence, when I’m out in these areas, I carry and rely upon two significant tools: Motorola APX 8000HXE and Garmin inReach EXPLORER+. I’ve already written a BLOG on my Motorola APX 8000HXE; hence, this BLOG is…

Alfonso Faustino: Volunteer Emergency Auxiliary Comms Credentials

I became a HAM operator to meet one goal…volunteer my skills, talent, and experiences as an emergency auxiliary communications specialist to first-responder agencies. If you’re interested in volunteering your skills, talents, and experiences to a first-responder’s agency, here are the three of which I’m involved: USCG Auxiliary San Francisco Fire Department: NERT (I am considering…

Alfonso Faustino: BridgeCom’s AnyTone D868UV and D878UV Plus: Pass!

Recently, I received many emails about AnyTone transceivers — these new HAM operators and existing HAM operators are in the market for a new transceiver, asked me, “what about AnyTone [transceivers]?” Normally, I don’t talk about AnyTone transceivers; because, I have nothing good to say about AnyTone; however, since AnyTone advertises their transceivers for LEOs, fire-fighters, first-responders, and…

Alfonso Faustino: Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack

I’m a bag-freak. I have many bags in my storage area; and, they are all in excellent condition, regardless of age and deployment activities. At this point in time, my most used back-pack is my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack. Don’t get me wrong, my deployment activities ain’t like the US Navy SEALs; but,…

Alfonso Faustino: Flex Tax and Consulting Group

My father told me, “son, when you start accumulating your wealth, you need four types of resources in your life: – doctor, – lawyer, – CPA, and an – automobile technician.” I have all four of these resources; and, in this review, I want to write about CPA firm that my family and I use: Flex…