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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Motorola APX 8000HXE

My goal, ever since I moved from amateur transceivers to Motorola, was to get a brand new APX 8000; and, on May 2020, I made the purchase. Hold on…I ended up NOT getting the Motorola APX 8000 after all…instead, I ended up getting two models up above the Motorola APX 8000; I ended up getting…