My Shack...older pictures

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N1BHH (Silent Key)
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My Shack...older pictures

#1 Post by N1BHH (Silent Key) » 17 Mar 2015 18:50

Left photo shows the right side of the desk, from left to right: Alinco power supply with FT-2900R above, 24 inch Samsung monitor for main desktop, 15 inch monitor for secondary desktop, drink and a fan to keep cool on those hot summer days and nights. Log books and note books under the big monitor and the two Pro-197 scanners below that. I've switched to the FT-8800R instead of the FT-2900R, no longer running an Echolink RF node. You can see some feed line cables coming down from above, coax for the OCFD at 45 feet and the FT-8800R and one of the scanners.

Right photo show the left side, the Pro-106, next to it the Astron 35 amp power supply the Icom IC-735 and the MFJ-949E tuner. Next to that the Icom IC-3AT, that I no longer use on 220, I was up until I got a Wouxon 144/220 hand held. Not much has changed in the roughly 3 years I took these shots.

I've worked 152 countries since I've bought the Icom IC-735 without trying too hard, mainly on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and 10. My first DX when I first got licensed in 1970 was Luxembourg on 80 CW. About 7 years ago I lived in a downtown apartment with a simple wire antenna strung from the front to the back of the outside wall of the 2nd floor apartment ~60 feet long and 15 feet high, fed with twin lead on my old Icom IC-730.

I've since added a random wire for 160 meters, ~160 feet end fed, about 85 percent of it is at 30-35 feet. It will be replaced with a full size dipole in the spring, once all the snow is gone.
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Yaesu's FT60R, FT2900R & FT8800R, Icom IC735, Motorola MTX9250 (900 MHz.)

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#2 Post by Scott SNE Webmaster » 17 Mar 2015 20:42

Thanks for sharing Clyde. Looks great. Always nice to hear a little bit of the history as well.
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#3 Post by N1RGR » 18 Mar 2015 16:00

Nice collection of radio's you have there Clyde and quite a history of DX to boot! I was born in 69 one year before your first DX contact old man! lol. Are you still in an apartment? And if so how did you run that 106M dipole?
Monitoring Station:
Alinco DX R8, Drake SW8, Icom R75, Grundig SATELLIT 750,Yaesu FT270,Uniden BCD436HP,Uniden BCD996XT,Uniden BCT15X.
Antennas: Diamond D777 120/300 MHz air/milair band,Diamond 2M 5/8 wave,
Diamond DJ130 discone,8 element 800MHz yagi and (2) 100' long wires for SWL.

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#4 Post by N1BHH (Silent Key) » 18 Mar 2015 19:48

Yup, in an apartment. When I was looking for a place, this one had trees and a big yard, so it was a no-brainer. Just a random end fed wire for 160 right now ~160 feet between a couple choice trees. The dipole will go a bit higher and I have the trees plotted out, 45 feet up, though I might have to find a spud gun. The OCFD needs more height, and I'm going to rebuild it in the spring anyway. I'll do them both at the same time.
CLYDE - N1BHH - A KNOW-CODE AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR / WQWJ272 - GMRS
Pro94 Pro106 Pro164 Pro197 Pro2006 Pro2015 Pro2021 Pro2055
Yaesu's FT60R, FT2900R & FT8800R, Icom IC735, Motorola MTX9250 (900 MHz.)

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