Ham Shack Gallery


N9XXT

To the left is a MFJ super tuner to the right of that is a Kenwood th-f6 ht,then a Yaesu 857d ,then a hp laptop,and last is a Uniden Apco 996t .

N9XXT and KB9JFS

KC9TZJ

Here is a picture of my station. Everything is as old as I am. - Charlie
On the upper left corner is the GPR-90 Receiver speaker, it sets on the Johnson KW matchbox along with the Bird Wattmeter, Johnson Ranger II transmitter, GPR – 90 Sideband slicer, Johnson 6&2 transmitter under the National 6&2 converters along with the RCA Power Line Monitor.

Next row: B&W Transmitter, TMC GPR-90 General Coverage Receiver, National NC 303 Ham Band Receiver.

Third Row: HeathKit HO 10 Monitor, Tempo 2 Meter transceiver, Yaesu FT-7100M transceiver, HeathKit HO-13 Ham-scan, Drake TR-4.

Fourth Row: Meters for the Johnson KW Amplifier below, CW keyer, MFJ 969 Tuner for the Drake.

On the floor next to the Johnson KW Amplifier is a KDK FM-2030 transceiver on top of a AEA Pk232MBX TNC. The shelves to the right hold a Uniden BC895XLT scanner and alert receiver for .82 plus manuals.

Antennas: HiGain HiTower, trapped dipole in the attic, 2 Cushcraft AR-270 Dual-Band Ringos and a Cushcraft A270-10-S Yagi.

K9TZJ and WA9JCF

WA9CWE

The upper layer is a Motorola VHF Alert Monitor with a "Tone Alert Board" for the 146.820 alert. A Uniden BC760XLT scanner and an Astron SS-30M power supply hides a 7AH gel cell battery charged by the power supply thru a West Mountain Radio Power Gate. The center section houses the Kenwood UHF and Kenwood 800 MHz. radios for the EMA channels along with the station clock. Below is the IC-2720 VHF/UHF amateur rig and an Icom IC-706MKIIG low band rig (actually 160 thru UHF) setting on an LGD AT100PRO antenna tuner. Everything has Anderson Power Pole connectors plugged into a RigRunner. "Above all" is a model of the B26 Invader (Martin Maurader) that Jack, W9VCF, piloted in WWII and then the Korean War. - Steve

WA9CWE

WB9STBm

WB9STBb

The mobile is an HF radio on the hump is a Yaesu FT- 890 and the one mounted under the dash is a Kenwood 3 band TM 741A. They are old like me, but have served me well.
The "shack" has a Kenwood all mode TS-690S and an Ameritron AL-811H amplifier. The VHF/UHF radios are a Kenwood TM 721A and a Yaesu FT 2800M. And, of course the normal meters and assorted test equipment to monitor my signal. I have 2-Delco DC31 batteries under the desk that powers all the equipment. They are kept charged by a float power supply and the batteries can give me 24 hours normal operating if I lose the commercial power. - Dick

WA9STB

KB9SCC

KB9SCC

KC9NCR

The equipment consists of a Yaesu FT-847 Earth Station with a Yaesu FC-20 auto tuner controlled by the radio. Microphone is a Heil PR781Pro with homemade pop filter and Heil HB-1 boom. New addition is the LP-100A digital vector watt/swr meter and a “PreSonus Studio Channel” microphone preamp/compresser/parametric equalizer. Mounted in the center is a Yaesu FT-7800 2 meter mobile. HF antenna is a DX Engineering MBVE-1 with tilt base, radial plate, and UNUN. I imagine equipment will continue to grow with time. This by far the most enjoyable hobby I have been involved in. - Brian

KC9NCR

KV9WHomeShack

Picture of home shack showing Elecraft K3 and P3 Panadapter along with Yaesu FT 857 and G450 antenna rotor. The desk Mic is a Shure SM58 on an old lamp base.

KV9W

KV9W_1

Picture is my portable operating position in Ford Ranger Truck with desk holding my K3 and P3 and MacBook Pro for logging and control.

KV9W

KV9W_2

My antenna setup for portable operation. 32 foot mast with 80, 40, 20,15, 10 homemade inverted Vee. The yagi is a homemade 20m monoband beam on tripod base with manual rotation up about 12 feet.

KV9W

KV9W_3

View of my portable setup for the IN QSO party May 7, 2011. The location is a farm on the Randolph/Wayne County line, altitude about 1231 feet, only 26 feet or so lower than the highest point in Indiana.

KV9W

KV9W_4

A view of truck loaded for the IN QSO party. Power provided by the four 6 volt golf cart batteries providing about 360 A-hr, more than enough for the 12 hours of calling cq. I think I would have enough power for 2-3 days but not adequately tested yet. Normally keep them in my garage for backup power for my shack.

KV9W