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My Little Shack in Progress

Discussion in 'Station & Mobile Pics' started by Shadetree Mechanic, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Any of these goodies around? Looks VERY NICE...Hope it works as good as it looks!
    Now Start studying!
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    All the Best
    Gary


     

  2. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I do plan on getting my ticket. There is also a transmitter in storage that is about 5 feet tall that belonged to my grandfather. The last time I looked at it was about 20 years ago and I had no idea what I was looking at. I plan on bringing it to the house and cleaning it up. I might have half an idea what it is now. I will be sure to put up some pictures.
     
  3. Keith Thompson

    Keith Thompson AC1EG, Guns & Radios, Icom IC-7300, Yaesu FT-60R

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    Love that cabinet.
     
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  4. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Thanks, my wife bought it years ago and payed way too much for it. I am trying to figure out what to do with the marker board. The marker has been on it so long that it won't come off. LOL
     
  5. Sonar

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    I must admit it's odd seeing that sonar anywhere else but on my desk. I never thought I'd part with it. But I must say I couldn't have picked a better new home for it if I tried. I'm looking forward to seeing everything you're currently looking for to complete your station. Then maybe seeing a clip of your first DX contact. Vector 4000,and the Sonar 2340 with the d104 is certainly an excellent beginning. That Sonar sounds great! I kid you not. 73's
     
  6. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Yes thanks for all your help, it is coming together piece by piece. Now if the weather would cooperate, I could finish the antenna install. I will definitely make a clip of my first contact once it is up and running.
     
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  7. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Just got an amp for the CB.
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    Fits real nice on the amp rack. I might move it up to the desk so I can see it. Still need to get the antenna up.

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  8. jdobbs2001

    jdobbs2001 Active Member

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    Wow thats so cool. Love those older radio, I remember when I was a kid using that D-104 mike on my dads Johnson messenger CB base. brings good memories :) I wish none of that stuff got lost during our moves.
     
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  9. Troy B.W.

    Troy B.W. New Member

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    Lock that door,inside and out!! I would get a much more cozy chair,bed,sink,shower,closet.....get the picture? Yes,a fully stocked refrigerator,bar,and a "vacuum tube deposit and send to the outside,L.O.L.", Have a GREAT time as not many of us get our way,our room,and our piece of mind!! I LOVE it. ENJOY Buddy,ENJOY!!
     
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  10. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Welcome to WWDX! After I get the antenna up I plan on getting a nice high back office chair. The room actually has a front door that goes outside. lol This could end up being a man cave very easily. Now you got me thinking. Thanks for having a look.
    Chris 73s
     
  11. Troy B.W.

    Troy B.W. New Member

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    No lie,just a really GREAT place to find some peace,peace of mind and soul!! Maybe one day? I plan on it. My fascination all started with a friend of mine,in the mid 1970's,hell even the old Man had a C.B. in the family "BOMB"! A Pinto station wagon with NO A/C!! Damn HOT!! As I was saying,this Friend's older Brother had a Base Station and one HUGE antenna out back. I think it was just under needing lighting as there is and was the Reading,Pa. Regional Airport just across the Schuylkill River. We had fun,didn't hurt that they had an inground pool...L.O.L.!! We talked to anyone and everyone. Learned our 10 codes and spoke. We were out there,depending on the time of day,(SKIP,SKIP WAVE) ,and of course time of year. WOW,the YUKON,AlASKA,ALABAMA,and FLORIDA....that's the easiest to open the door to from S.E. PA.. Just good fun and kept us out of trouble.....sort of? We were still Kids. I have always just wanted to learn and My 33 PLUS tears in Telecom. has not hurt. A family owned business My Father started after Divestiture in 1983. We sold it in 2007,I worked for that company until 2010 and OUT!!!! They now have,not much,not even employees. Timing is everything. Just want to learn as I said. Sorry so long,just have the day off and am looking around. Yes,I am guilty also. Galaxies,North Stars (SUCK) , Connex, and others. linears,too many. a fortune in wire and fusing. All connections,SOLDERED,NO crimping,heat shrink,all tools countless Wilson antennas, an array of.....a lot. Just getting back into it and,I now see Stryker has come a LOOOOONNGGGG way!! They were trash about 10-15 years ago. nough. Got to run. Enjoy that room and YES,protect it!!!! IT IS YOUR "MAN CAVE"!!!!, Sincerely,Troy.
     
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  12. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Making lots of progress on my tilt over antenna mast for my Vector 4000. Here is a picture of the top cap that I made with a pulley for the cable and a ring to anchor the long wire antenna when I get around to it. On the side is the top clamp that I also made to secure the mast in the vertical position. A knob secures the hinge plate so I can raise and lower without tools.

    Stop by and check it out.
    https://www.worldwidedx.com/threads/sirio-new-vector-4000-install.226677/

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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    It is raining today but it let up just enough to get it done. The SWR on ch1 is 1 and on ch40 is 1.4 so I have a little playing around to do.

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  14. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Checking out the SWR with a TRC-446 that I just inherited. The little Workman meter doesn't even twitch the needle. It will calibrate but the SWR appears to be nothing. This can't be right. The meter in the radio says otherwise. Time to break out the Autek meter.

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  15. OldTech03

    OldTech03 Sr. Member

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    Just burning some late night oil on an old 88 putting it through some endurance testing make sure it's fit for action before sending back to its owner to fight the good fight again! SNOOOOOOOOZZZZZZZZZZ, SNOOOOOOOOOOOZZZZZZZZZZZ!
    OH Dozzzzzeddd off there for a bit guess it's gonna hold up it's still pumping RF.

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