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: Motorola XPR 5550 VHF: US Coast Guard AUX Comms

If you’re looking for a mobile transceiver, which can also be a home-base transceiver for your volunteer mission-critical training and deployment, check out the Motorola XPR 5550-series, which comes in three varieties: “e” = enhanced, VHF, and UHF. So, today, I took possession and custody of another brand new, straight from the Motorola Factory, Motorola…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XPR 5550e UHF R-1

Tonight, 16-February-2021, I will install Anderson Pole Connectors to my Motorola XPR 5550e’s power cable; and, I will create a code-plug for the my brand new Motorola XPR 5550e. So, what is it that allures me to this DMR/Analog mobile transceiver? I like the simplicity of field use — you just turn it on, and…

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 in the picture, 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….

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XPR 7580 Transceiver: 806-941 MHz (K6ASF)

An acquaintance gave me a Motorola XPR 7580, and his gift forced me to expand my knowledge and understanding of RX and TX operations in the 800 and 900 MHz frequencies with a hand-held transceiver. As I mentioned in my previous BLOGs, I’m really a believer in the Motorola transceivers for emergency preparations and social…

Alfonso Faustino: Kenwood TH-D74A — Awesome! (K6ASF)

BLUF: The Kenwood TH-D74A is a D-STAR-based super heterodyne tri-band transceiver that has an effective front-end filter to eliminate desensitization and cross-modulation from other frequencies when in close proximity of other HAM operators.  It is a functional transceiver for social HAM operations as well as mission-critical ICS-based emergency communications (comms).  It is durable and reliable,…

Alfonso Faustino: Yaesu VX-6R

My Yaesu Submersible VX-6R was my very first amateur HAM transceiver; and, it has been one of the best purchases I ever made with respect to Yaesu products. I bought this unit, brand new, 2017, and to this day, it works like brand new. For a HAM operator, this tri-band analog-only (no digital platform) Super…

Alfonso Faustino: Aviation Transceiver: Yaesu FTA-450L

7-Sept-2017, 2217 Hours PDT In this BLOG, I will detail my experiences with the Yaesu FTA-450L, which I really really dig. This transceiver satisfies my aviation ground ops; and, my PIC found this transceiver to excel in air:air ops with ATCs and the FBO or commercial airlines ground crew. Legend: transceivers = hand-held aviation transceivers…

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…