Alfonso Faustino: Motorola APX NEXT

On 14-March-2022, I will be taking possession and custody of my brand new Motorola APX NEXT. I get the latest and greatest Motorola equipment for free — I’m not use to changing out transceivers so frequently — after all, I’ve only had my brand new Motorla APX 8000HXE coming up on three years — it’s…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola APX 8000HXE: Two Years Of Ownership

I took possession and custody of a brand new Motorla APX 8000HXE about two years or so ago during the CoVid-19 pandemic. I remember it well…California locked us down, and I made the purchase while sitting around in my crib watching South Park — my favorite television series. I affectionately call my Motorola APX 8000HXE,…

Alfonso Faustino: For me, it’s all about the RX and TX

For me, I need my transceiver to always TX when I push the PTT, and I need it RX when I don’t push the PTT…and, that’s the reason I would take an old model Motorola with no features, like my 4-channel Motorola Radius CP200 (VHF) or my 16-Channel Motorola Radius CP200 (UHF) over the newest…

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: 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: 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…