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My radio station I built

Discussion in 'Station & Mobile Pics' started by Turbo T, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Turbo T

    Turbo T Active Member

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    This weekend my wife and I received some new furniture, one of them being a computer armoir. That meant I got to take the old computer desk and do something useful with it.

    So I turned it into a home for my radios.



    Right now I have a Yaesu FT2800M as my 2 meter radio and a Magnum 257 HP as my 10 meter radio. Powering the Yaesu is an Astron RS12A and the 257 HP is powered by an Astron RS20A.

    I added a small fan behind the Yaesu since it gets really warm if I get long winded. I am using a power strip a top the station to power both of the power supplies and the fan.

    Future plans include a 70 cm radio (if I can find one that's not ridiculously priced) as well as (maybe) a scanner, perhaps a 220 MHz radio...and I've even toyed with the thought of adding in a CB radio, although I'm not really into 11 m anymore....it would come in handy if someone on 11 m were calling. I'll most likely add an HF radio eventually.

    Anyways, here's a few pics for now. Enjoy.

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  2. binrat

    binrat W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Looks good if you ask me.
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  3. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    choice 1st amateur station
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  4. unit_399

    unit_399 EL CAPO

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    nice clean setup. good job. 73s

    - 399
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  5. Lefty

    Lefty W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Looks nice!
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  6. Turbo T

    Turbo T Active Member

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    Thanks. I just purchased a 440 MHz radio to add to the station, when I get it I will post some pics. I also need to come up with an antenna for the 440 radio. LOL.
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  7. pro151

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    Neat, simple, clean. (y)

    Sigh.......I remember when mine was that way. :laugh:
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  8. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    That's before you crossed GLR and lost your amateur virginity.
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  9. pro151

    pro151 Supporting Member

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    Indeed! If only I could turn back the pages of time................................
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  10. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    Don'y you mean the sheets?:blushing:
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  11. pro151

    pro151 Supporting Member

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    I will let my friend Al answer this one.

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