The Shack – 2019
Like any ongoing project, the shack has seen a few transformations and equipment moves.
The test gear has now been moved to the other end of the shack and a second oscilloscope and also a signal generator added.
Before moving to my current QTH, the shack looked like this. All three monitors were mounted on the rear wall to give a cleaner appearance of the top shelf being only used for the PC speakers, one of the Baofeng UV-5 handhelds and a few odds and ends.
The space below was divided into three vertical sections, with each section divided vertically with a shelf. On the upper shelves (L to R) are the Yaesu FT-7800 VHF/UHF radio, Yaesu FT-847 HF radio, Welz SWR & power meter, MFJ 949E antenna tuner, SignaLink USB soundcard interface and finally a digital satellite receiver.
The lower shelf (L to R) currently some reference books, I designed the shelving to allow room for another radio to go here (don’t tell the station manager I’m already thinking of buying another radio), in the centre section I have my paddle, mouse and keyboard for the main PC. Behind the keyboard, the three extension speakers, one for each radio, can just about be seen. To the right is the Kenwood TS-850 S/AT and MC60 microphone, with my Yaesu VX-6 just out of view.
As it turned out, I didn’t add another radio, instead I used the available space to house some audio processing equipment.